April 30, 2002 - The Express
reports Anna Kournikova is being mum on whether her and 'Escape' co-star
Enrique Iglesias are a couple. While Enrique has repeatedly denied the
reports, Anna offered, "We made a video together, which has done really
well, but that's all I want to say."
29, 2002 - The New York Post reports Jay-Z was spotted cursing at the doorman
at Crobar in Miami for making him wait for a VIP bracelet, and then stomping
off with lovebirds Enrique Iglesias and Anna Kournikova.
April 29, 2002 - Anna's spokesman,
David Schwab tells the New York Post, "Penthouse has left us no alternative
but to pursue legal action and protect our client's rights and interests.
The photos are so dissimilar to Miss Kournikova that the magazine acted
either intentionally or with reckless disregard for the truth in order
to exploit our client and make a profit."
April 28, 2002 - Hello! has
a additional photos of Anna Kournikova from the Omega celebration of the
rebirth of its jewellery collection in Paris.
April 28, 2002 - Anna's agent
denied shots in the June issue of Penthouse magazine were of Kournikova.
David Schwab said, "The magazine has committed numerous violations of Miss
Kournikova's rights, including portraying her in a false light. We will
take all appropriate actions to protect our client's name, rights and image."
The agent also denied she's withdrawn from tournaments in Hamburg and Berlin,
saying she'd never even entered them.
April 28, 2002 - Yahoo had
photos of Anna from training in Bol, island Brac, Croatia yesterday, since removed.
April 28, 2002 - A morning
radio show website has a few of the photos from the Penthouse issue reporting
to be Anna... but they don't really even look like her. mjmorningshow.com has since removed the images.
April 27, 2002 - Getty Images
has pictures (since removed) of Anna Kournikova attend an event to celebrate the new Omega
watch designs for the spokeswomen of the Omega Jewelry Collection Thursday
April 26, 2002 - Ellen K
reports on Dees Sleaze today that the photos of Anna Kournikova nude are
actually topless photos taken of the tennis star on Miami beach, and she
wasn't with Enrique Iglesias at the time. The photographer reportedly is
claiming that Anna knew she was being photographed and took off her bikini
top anyways. The photographer also gushed about Anna having a perfect body
and natural breasts.
April 22, 2002 - The New
York Daily News reports Enrique Iglesias is set to be fuming after Anna
Kournikova was snapped by a paparazzo using a long distance lense. It is
unclear at this point whether Enrique was snapped in the shots as well.
The photos will be in the June issue of Penthouse magazine.
April 21, 2002 - Anna Kournikova
was beaten by Conchita Martinez on Tuesday (7-6 (7-5), 6-1) in the Family
Circle Cup, the fourth straight tournament she lost in straight sets in
the first round. Anna said afterwards, "I can't get any more disappointed."
April 20, 2002 - The Globe
reports Enrique Iglesias has offered to help his tennis babe girlfriend
Anna Kournikova with her weight training. Anna is determined to put on
muscle like Serena Williams and Jennifer Capriati, which she hopes will
put more power in her tennis game. An insider said, "Anna decided that
she has to have more power to handle girls who are built more like guys."
Anna's motivation also is helped by her recent luck in love. "For the first
time in a very long time, she's madly in love," says a source. "Enrique
wants to see her as a winner - and she's determined to make him happy."
April 10, 2002 - Jay Leno
joked during his Tonight Show monologue on Tuesday, "Anna Kournikova is
apparently dating singer Enrique Iglesias. You hear this? Said in the paper
he had three tennis courts installed in his house so that she could practice.
And today she said, 'Practice, what's that?'"
April 10, 2002 - The New
York Post reports Enrique Iglesias was spotted canoodling with girlfriend
Anna Kournikova at Michael Capponi's birthday bash at Pierre Bennati's
posh waterfront villa in South Beach.
April 5, 2002 - Neil Travis
of the Pagesix.com reports Enrique Iglesias is installing hardcourt, clay
and grass tennis courts at his new Miami home for his new love Anna Kournikova
so she can get practice in on any surface. She'll need it, as her play
of late has been so bad, execs at Adidas have threatened to terminate their
big bucks sponsorship with Kournikova.
April 4, 2002 - Adidas' chief
exec Herbert Hainer is warning Anna Kournikova to start winning or lose
her endorsement deal. Hainer said, "'She will have to train harder and
hopefully win her first tournament... more sporting success is vital for
her to be taken seriously." Read more.
April 3, 2002 - Carson Daly
and tennis star Jim Courier spoke a bit about Anna Kournikova on last night's
show. Check out a transcript on the message
April 3, 2002 - ET has a
story on Anna's Adidas ClimaCool shoe ad where she admits, "It's always
fun to do commercials ... they're different and exciting! And, I get to
do different stuff than I normally do." ETOnline.com has since removed the article.
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