January 24, 2003 - With Anna
Kournikova sightings on site at the Australian Open now reduced to a bare
minimum, Melbourne media gossip spies have had to redirect their efforts.
24, 2003 - Associated Press reports Anna Kournikova could have some serious
competition on the Internet. Statistics from the Australian Open's official
Web site showed that tennis fans might have found a new favorite among
women's players in Slovakia's Daniela Hantuchova.
January 24, 2003 - The Sun
reports Anna Kournikova and Enrique Iglesias have split up after a series
of fights. The tensions started at the MTV Europe awards in Barcelona,
which led to a series of jealous arguments and their eventual separation.
"They always had a volatile relationship," a source revealed.
January 17, 2003 - Craig
Kilborn joked during his Late Late Show monologue on Wednesday, "Today
in the Australian Open, Anna Kournikova double-faulted twice and had 29
unforced errors in her defeat – or, as she calls it, being in the zone."
January 17, 2003 - Anna Kournikova
was spraying her serve wildly and crashing to a 6-0, 6-1 loss to Justine
Henin-Hardenne, the No 5 seed, on Wednesday. "Was it a match?" she was
asked. "Well we were both on court. I think it was a match," said Kournikova,
but not that convincingly.
January 16, 2002 - Sky News
reports Enrique Iglesias has signed a deal with a top Hollywood studio
and they plan to remake the classic teen movie 'The Golden Disc', which
makes a star out of a music-mad teenager. Enrique has told studio bosses
that he wants Anna Kournikova to play his girlfriend in the movie, too.
The tennis babe though has little acting experience, and some wonder if
that may be a fatal request. Enrique revealed, "Together, we will be movie
dynamite." Shooting for the film is supposed to start in April.
January 15, 2003 - Anna Kournikova
has settled one of the debates at this year's Australian Open -- the fabled
tattoo on her back does not exist. "I don't think I have anything on my
body, no," she told reporters. "It is a heat patch ... I have had chronic
back pain and it is a heat patch I have worn for some years. My skirt is
a little lower this year which is why you can now see it."
January 9, 2003 - The New
York Post reports Anna Kournikova is sporting a new tattoo just above the
crack of her butt. While practicing for a doubles match in Sydney, Australia,
Anna sported tape over her tattoo, which insiders say is a sun design.
January 7, 2003 - 2002 was
filled with some shocking celebrity couples hooking up, getting married,
and of course, breaking up. WB11's Emily Frances has a look back which
features Jessica Simpson and her husband Nick Lachey of 98 Degrees, Jennifer
Lopez and Cris Judd's divorce, Anna Kournikova's romance with Enrique Iglesias,
and Britney Spears' breakup to *NSYNC star Justin Timberlake. Feedroom.com has since removed the video.
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