August 30, 2003 - Despite
the latest crop of tennis hotties, it seems, for now, there is only one
Anna Kournikova. "I think she was great for the game," said 1998 Open champion
Lindsay Davenport. "I'd never seen anyone sell out first-round matches
in tournaments but Anna. The amount of fans she alone would bring in was
huge. But we've gone through years and years of players being injured,
she's another one. I have no idea if she plans on playing again or coming
back. I think she's been battling a lot of injuries the last couple of
28, 2003 - Anna Kournikova could only watch from the sidelines as the teenager
who is fast replacing her as the new cover girl on the tennis circuit cruised
to a convincing victory in the opening match of the US Open. Afterwards
Sharapova, 16, said: "A lot of people talk about me being the new Anna
Kournikova. But I don't think it's really important to be the babe of tennis.
I don't really care about that. I'm there to play tennis and that's my
number one priority."
August 28, 2003 - In a crushing
snub to his Russian girlfriend Anna Kournikova, singer Enrique Iglesias
insisted they have never been in a serious relationship, and hinted he
gets bored with her company. "I hate saying this but I haven't found a
girlfriend I want to be with for more than a week at a time," Iglesias
admitted to Parade magazine. "I haven't had a steady girlfriend for the
last five years."
August 23, 2003 - The Sun
had a photo, since removed, of Anna Kournikova arriving for a pre-US Open knock-up in New
York, rackets in hand but waddling along in pink stilettos, a mini-skirt
August 23, 2003 - Amazon.com
CEO Jeff Bezos and Anna Kournikova opened the NASDAQ exchange on
Friday (August 22). Check out pictures from GettyImages.
August 23, 2003 - Anna Kournikova
was on hand for Tennis Magazine's Grand Slam Event on Friday (August 22)
at Grand Central Terminal in New York City, where Anna's new sports bra
was introduced in the U.S. market. Check out pictures from RexFeatures
WireImage, and GettyImages.
August 21, 2003 - The Sun
reports Anna Kournikova says she might try her hand at acting. "Someday
I'd like to act - but not as my main thing. I did a small part in the movie
'Me, Myself And Irene'. It was a lot of hard work."
August 18, 2003 - She may
never have won a professional tennis tournament but that's not stopping
Anna Kournikova's hot modeling career as she graces the cover of 'Maxim'.
Feedroom.com has since removed the video.
August 16, 2003 - Peoplenews.com
reports Anna Kournikova is now employed as a tourism ambassador for Thailand's
sex capital. The resort city of Pattaya is popular with Russians, which
may explain why the Tourism Authority of Thailand have offered the sporty
fox 10 million baht (£150,000) to say she loves the place.
August 16, 2003 - Us Weekly
reports that Anna Kournikova was spotted buying $400 worth of Steve Madden
shoes at the designer's Dallas store.
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