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news headlines 12/99 - 3/00
March 30, 2000 - The FBI is saying that charges won't be filed against Anna for the American Airlines incident March 19th.

March 27, 2000 - Anna lost to Monica Seles 1-6 6-3 6-0 at the Ericsson Open. She made 45 unforced errors. Commenting afterwards, she said "Maybe sometimes I wish it was different but I can't change it, I have to be even tougher, have to have a thicker skin and go out and play."

March 27, 2000 - Anna was involved in legal troubles during a flight March 19 when she refused to put her dog in a FAA mandated carrying case. The police report contends "They said the flight crew was being obnoxious with them and treated them rudely." After losing to Seles yesterday, Anna explained "I had to give my dog a pill, that's why I took him out of the cage."

March 13, 2000 - Anna Kournikova was upset in the 3rd round at Indian Wells on Sunday to  Nathalie Dechy of France 7-5, 5-7, 7-6 (7-5). Afterwards, she commented "It was a pretty strange match, up-and-down, I didn't really feel very comfortable out there."

March 4, 2000 - Apparently Anna isn't having the same positive reaction to her sports game as Pavel is as she again got whooped by Lindsay Davenport 6-2 6-2 in the semifinals of the State Farm Women's Tennis Classic.

February 28, 2000 - Richard Johnson broke huge news today on eYada.com when he told listeners that Pavel Bure has asked Anna Kournikova to marry him, supposedly he did it at the Forge nightclub in Miami, though he didn't have a ring at the time.

February 12, 2000 - 4th seeded Anna Kournikova loses in the semifinals of the Paris Open to France's 2nd seeded Nathalie Tauziat 7-6 2-6 6-4. Tauziat went on to say of Anna "She still has a tendency to crack. But in the future, she'll learn from these kind of matches."

February 12, 2000 - Anna Kournikova has committed to play in Sydney for the Summer Olympics says the President of the Russian Tennis Federation Shamil Tarpishchev.

February 4, 2000 - Martina Hingis destroys Anna in the quarterfinals of the Pan Pacific Open 6-0 6-2. The Tokyo match lasted only 47 minutes.

January 23, 2000 - World No. 2 Lindsay Davenport beat Anna in straight sets in the fourth round of the Australian Open 6-4, 6-3, continuing Kournikova's Grand Slam drought.

January 21, 2000 - The Herald Sun of Melbourne reports that Anna Kournikova and Australian player Mark Philippoussis were seen kissing in the underground carpark of the tennis center in Melbourne for this year's Australian Open. [Editor's note: perhaps this is why Anna is playing the best tennis of her career with 17 consecutive games won in the first two rounds... maybe the jinx will finally be broken]

January 5, 2000 - Anna Kournikova loses in the 1st round of the Australian women's hardcourt tennis championships against seventh-seeded Silvija Talaja 4-6, 6-4, 6-2.

January 4, 2000 - Teen fan steals Kournikova's warmup jacket at the Australian women's hardcourt championship. Security tapes captured the incident and the jacket was later returned to Kournikova.

December 30, 1999 - Reuter's is reporting additional information on the Kournikova-Bure situation. As quoted from Kournikova's agent: ``Well, it does not necessarily mean they have a relationship,'' he said. "Anna is a very friendly person and I know that she has many friends among other athletes. And of course if two people of the same nationality happen to live next door to each other in a foreign country they are bound to see each other more often. Anna likes hockey very much and, if time permits, she goes to Panthers' home games quite frequently."

December 19, 1999 - Anna Kournikova ranked #12 in the WTA ranked singles player's list, trailing #1 ranked Martina Hingis.

December 11, 1999 - Al Strachan of the Toronto Star reports that Sergei Federov's hockey game is not up to par because of problems between him and Kournikova. Strachan says Anna has turned her back on the Russian for a fellow Russian Pavel Bure of the Florida Panthers. [editors note: apparently Anna and Bure also have condo's in the same Florida unit... so far no neighbors have reported any naked sightings of the two]