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