October 30, 2002 - Anna Kournikova
will be coming to Dublin in early December for a Ryder Cup-type event between
the cream of the female tennis world.
30, 2002 - "It was just a part of our lives,'' Sergei Fedorov told the
Detroit News of the he and Anna Kournikova celebrity relationship. "Her
approach was, no matter what she said, the press was going to do whatever
they wanted with it. For me, people mostly left me alone and I would just
say, 'Everything's fine. We're friends. Whatever.''' Fedorov said the relationship
took a toll on and off the ice. "It was not easy,'' he said. "But it was
a learning experience. And I finally feel like I'm standing on two feet
right now. I'm grounded, and I feel comfortable with who I am and what
October 28, 2002 - The Las
Vegas Review Journal reports Anna Kournikova is fueling speculation that
she is engaged to Enrique Iglesias after she was spotted showing off a
mega-size rectangular rock on her ring finger at Light (Bellagio) on Friday
in the company of Light co-owner Andrew Sasson. Hard Rock's Harry Morton,
and others. A Saudi prince offered to send over a bottle of Crystal Rose,
but Anna graciously declined.
October 16, 2002 - The Dees
Sleaze update on Monday went into detail on the lesbian sex tape involving
what Rick Dees calls look-a-likes for Britney Spears and Anna Kournikova.
Rick says there is an entire industry for actresses transforming themselves
to be look-a-likes. Ellen K also says Anna's GQ photo shoot required a
whole lot of retouching after Anna showed more than the mag could publish.
Audio at rick.com has since been removed.
October 11, 2002 - A website
is claiming to have obtained a sex tape featuring Britney Spears and Anna
Kournikova having lesbian sex. The site's ad teases, "You see, both Anna
and Britney's people suspected there might have been a video made some
time ago from their little 'get together.' But neither camp had any idea
who had it or what had become of it. So, under the highest form of secrecy,
the propaganda machine got ready to roll just in case the tape was released
to the media. Nobody really knew what happened in that hotel room (except
for Brit and Anna); their people just knew that no one else must ever find
out." Apparently the site was featured on KROQ in Los Angeles as well.
Check out more at britneydoesanna.com.
October 10, 2002 - Globe
magazine reports Anna Kournikova and Enrique Iglesias were all over each
other in a booth at Morton's restaurant during a recent visit to Toronto.
That changed though when their food arrived. Anna instantly began devouring
her massive porterhouse steak, afterwards she started eating Enrique's
T-bone steak. Anna told the Latin crooner, "Most of my ex-boyfriends each
more than me and you eat like a bird. That's why we are so good together."
October 8, 2002 - Last Call
with Carson Daly re-ran their interview with Shannon Elizabeth who talked
a bit about her video with Enrique Iglesias. Shannon denied anything went
on and insisted that Enrique was very shy, though they became friends the
day after shooting. Shannon may have won some points with Enrique fans
and Anna Kournikova haters when she later joked, "You know, I think --
I think every hot chick out there who wants to make money should just pick
up a racket and stand on the court and grunt a lot. They don't even have
to try." Read here
for the portion of the transcript focused on Enrique.
October 4, 2002 - While playing
with Meghann Shaughnessy in a doubles match against Jelena Dokic and Nadia
Petrova Wednesday at the Kremlin Cup in Russia, Anna Kournikova injured
her ankle and was forced to retire from the game.X-rays taken Thursday
(Oct. 3) revealed that Kournikova, 21, had suffered a partial tear of the
fibular ligament in her left ankle and will likely miss the rest of the
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