June 26, 2002 - Neil Travis
of the New York Post reports "Anna has a serious rival for tennis' T&A
title. She is 19-year-old Daniela Hantuchova, known as 'The Legs From Slovakia.'"
There's a Yahoo! group with pictures of Daniela here.
Daniela's sponor Nike hopes to have the two matched up in the US Open.
25, 2002 - Top of the Pops reports that apparently Anna Kournikova's hairdresser
Marcel Reboh has been spilling the beans on how the sexy tennis star has
been dating Enrique Iglesias ever since her quickie divorce from Russian
hockey ace Sergei Federov. He blabbed, "I remember she said to me, 'That's
it, I got divorced, it's finished! Now it's a new lover.' She's been with
Enrique for a few months."
June 25, 2002 - Pavel Bure,
who dated Kournikova, sued an English-language Russian newspaper after
it ran an article claiming that Bure told reporters that Kournikova had
June 25, 2002 - Anna Kournikova
lost to fellow Russian Tatiana Panova 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 in the first round
of Wimbledon on Monday. Anna said afterwards, "It would be kind of interesting
if I could win that one because I didn't really expect to do too great
at this tournament this year. You know, I'm pretty surprised at how well
it went. I think I played much better than before, much better than last
week. That made me happy, yeah." Read more.
June 25, 2002 - Anna Kournikova
showed her unfriendly side in a BBC interview with Garry Richardson following
her first round Wimbledon loss on Monday, asking for the interview to restart
to no avail. Read more.
June 25, 2002 - BBC reports
Anna Kournikova saying in a press conference following her loss Monday,
"I had time to think last year when I wasn't playing and I had time to
grow up. I am still learning, only I am doing it in front of everybody.
I don't have a career off court. There's no two Annas, there's one Anna."
June 23, 2002 - Sunday People
reports Martina Navratilova is backing Anna Kournikova hopeful that
she still can win a tournament. "I know Anna is working very hard on the
practice court and I believe she can win a major tournament," she said.
"I just think after what she has been through she wants to enjoy her tennis
June 19, 2002 - Anna Kournikova
lost 7-6 (4), 3-6, 1-6 to Rita Grande of Italy in at Eastbourne, a Wimbledon
warmup tournament on Tuesday.
June 17, 2002 - Hoovers.com
has an article about Anna Kournikova's advertisement for the X-Static sports
bra. The advert carries the slogan: "Russian pilot - Nasa technology -
No lift off."
June 16, 2002 - WireImage.com
has photos of Anna Kournikova during a photo shoot for the Berlei Shock
Absorber Sports Bra ad launch in Eastbourne, England on Friday.
June 11, 2002 - Anna Kournikova
also got the FHM most sexiest nod by the U.S. version of the mag. Anna
said, "It's extremely flattering, especially because it's voted for by
readers. I'm very excited about it."
June 7, 2002 - Happy birthday
to Anna Kournikova, who turns 21 today.f
June 7, 2002 - Tennis babe
Maria Sharapova says she's not trying to be the next Anna Kournikova. "I
respect everyone and I respect her and what she's done for the game," she
said. "But I'm just trying to be myself. I'm just trying to be the first
Maria Sharapova, not the second anything."
June 7, 2002 - Anna was crushed
6-4, 6-3, by Australian wildcard Christina Wheeler in the opening round
of the French Open last week.
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