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July 28, 2002 - Top seed Venus Williams overcame some stubborn resistance from Anna Kournikova to forge a 6-3, 6-4 victory in their quarter-final match at the Stanford WTA Classic.

July 28, 2002 - Reuters reports even tennis guru Harold Solomon, needed to be won over by the much-maligned Anna Kournikova initially. "Harold asked me a billion times: 'I want to make sure you are committed'," Kournikova said in an interview. "I said: 'Why would I go waste your and my time doing all the things we are doing if I wasn't?'"

July 28, 2002 - Anna Kournikova ended a five-match losing streak Tuesday night with a 6-3, 6-2 upset of eighth-seeded Anna Smashnova in the first round of the Bank of the West Classic. "After losing so many matches, I think I finally got over it," Kournikova said.

July 28, 2002 - Pam Shriver said of Anna Kournikova recently, "I think she has a big question to ask, whether or not she needs to clear off a bit of her obligations and just ... be a tennis player for a while, because I think she's going to really regret not answering the question if she isn't able to sort of clear her slate a bit."

July 10, 2002 - The Sun reports bookies are giving odds of 10-1 that Enrique Iglesias will wed Anna Kournikova before the end of the year. Still, those are much better odds than Anna winning her first tennis major, as they offer 200-1 odds that she'll win the US Open tennis tournament later this year.

July 9, 2002 - The Sun reports Enrique Iglesias and girlfriend Anna Kournikova kept guests at the plush Four Seasons in London up all night while enjoying a loud session of lovemaking. A hotel insider revealed, "They were so noisy. I could hear Anna screaming and it sounded like cries of pleasure. Another guest several doors down the corridor complained twice about the noise and there were complaints by people in the next room and also from the room below. People were calling the reception until past four in the morning."

July 9, 2002 - Following Enrique Iglesias and Anna Kournikova's night of passion before Anna's Wimbledon loss of the the weekend, the pair again caused chaos at Party in the Park when the pair showed up just minutes before his scheduled perfomance. A source revealed, "Organisers were really worried Enrique was not going to show. They went to great lengths to accommodate him and his massive entourage." Iglesias also played the part of the male diva, "Despite his room being bigger and better than everyone else's, he didn't seem happy. He looked tired and unimpressed." In fact Iglesias had demanded the largest dressing room.

July 9, 2002 - News of the World reports Enrique Iglesias and girlfriend Anna Kournikova drank champagne cocktails and kissed at a late night redezvous at Mayfair Club the night before Anna second loss at the Wimbledon. One clubgoer says, "There was a lot of smooching and cuddling going on. Enrique was all over her, with his hands wandering in and out of her dress. Staff who had to serve them drinks were very embarrassed." The pair spent the night together and perhaps the lack of sleep led to her loss the next day.

July 6, 2002 - The New York Daily News reports Enrique Iglesias and Anna Kournikova shared a hotel room at central London hotel on Wednesday. Anna didn't leave the hotel until 7:30 am the next morning, enjoying a night that perhaps helped her to win her Wimbledon women’s doubles quarter-final match on Thursday.

July 3, 2002 - Anna Kournikova was #6 on the Lycos 50 for the last week following the aborted interview with the BBC after her first round loss last week. Meanwhile, leggy Slovakian star Daniela Hantuchova touted as the "next Anna" made her debut on the list at #40. Read more.

July 2, 2002 - Anna Kournikova's rumored fling with Enrique Iglesias may have cooled as the New York Daily News reports her on-off boyfriend and Detroit Red Wings star Sergei Federov was spotted celebrating her 21st birthday and comforted her in England after her first round Wimbledon loss.

July 1, 2002 - Anna Kournikova's doubles partner Chanda Rubin hit back against criticism of the Russian pin-up on Friday, saying there was no need for women's tennis to begin and end with sex appeal.

July 1, 2002 - Anna Kournikova admits she might not have the brashness to be part of the tennis elite. "Maybe I'm not cocky enough to be a top player," Kournikova said. "I don't think that has anything obviously to do with me because obviously I'm not a top player right now."

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