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October 30, 2000 - Well Anna lost to Martina in the finals yesterday 6-3, 6-1 in a match that only lasted 46 minutes before a sold out crowd cheering her on in Moscow. Anna told reporters afterwards, "I'm glad I got to the finals and I am upset at losing the match. I played well yesterday, but today Martina played better. I struggled until the last point.'' Her and Martina later lost in the doubles final to champions Julie Halard-Decugis and Ai Sugiyama 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (5).

October 29, 2000 - Anna Kournikova has shocked everyone by defeating France's Nathalie Tauziat at the Kremlin Cup tennis tournament in Moscow 6-2, 6-1. She now faces Martina Hingis in the finals, where she hopes to get the no ATP singles victories load off her back.

October 29, 2000 - Anna Kournikova is featured in IGN.com's Babe Election 2000 campaign, which is basically a cheap publicity stunt, as Steven Horn, editorial manager of IGN.com admits, "None of the candidates meet the 35-year-old age limit. None have filled out the necessary petitions to get on the ballot. Most of them aren't even American. What does matter is that they are among the most beautiful, sexiest women in the world." Anyways, you can vote at babes.ign.com.

October 29, 2000 - Anna Kournikova is featured here in an autographed picture wearing a sexy tube top being auctioned on ebay. The picture, item #478630147, is bid at $26.99 and ends November 3rd. The other photo, item #480637046, is similar, with Anna showing off her toned legs. That auction is unbid at $19.99 and ends November 5th.

October 25, 2000 - Anna Kournikova can be placed on your Windows cursor on the fly by downloading the auto-install application here.

October 25, 2000 - Anna Kournikova is nominated in this year's Maxim Awards for 'Athlete of the Year'. You can vote at maximonline.com.

October 14, 2000 - Anna lost to Jennifer Capriati 7-6 (4), 6-4 in the semifinals of the $1.08 million Swisscom Challenge tennis tournament Friday in Zurich. Kournikova told reporters afterwards, "I played too defensively and had lots of chances in the first set that I didn't use and I was always kind of behind. I didn't play aggressive enough when I needed to. I let her play her game."

October 13, 2000 - Anna Kournikova commented in her official fanclub about her recent matches, saying "I have had a lot of tough matches the last few weeks, which is good because it gives me some good experience. I played a good match against Panova. I went into the match with a plan and I did everything I wanted to: I played aggressively, came to the net a lot and tried not to make so many mistakes."

October 12, 2000 - In an Abstracts.net poll asking if you believed that Anna was really a virgin, 74.3% of you said no, while 25.7% said they thought she was, with 1892 total votes.

October 6, 2000 - Belgium's Kim Clijsters avenged a defeat from a week earlier, beating Anna Kournikova 6-4, 6-3 Tuesday to advance to the second round of the $535,000 Porsche Grand Prix.

October 2, 2000 - Well there's a new Russian hottie athlete on the scene... Well not that new, but nearing 18 and making headlines for her stunning upset loss in the Olympics, where the heavily favoried Alina Kabaeva had to settle for bronze after dropping a ring in her rythmic gymnastic competition. Post your thoughts on Alina vs. Anna in our message boards!

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