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Full Name: Anna Sergeyevna Kournikova


Nickname: Murzik – meaning “my little pet” in Russian


Height: 5’8” (1.73m)


Eye Colour: Brown


Tattoos: Sun Design on her lower back


Piercings: Ears


Date of Birth: June 7th, 1981


Current Age: 25


Star Sign: Gemini


Place of Birth: Moscow, Russia


Favourite Hobbies: Reading, dancing, listening to music, watching TV, Tennis, golf, hockey and Basketball


Passions: Animals, fashion, art, the ocean and the beach


Favourite places to visit: Rome, Paris, Tokyo, London, Melbourne and New York


Favourite Tournament: Wimbledon


Favourite Colour: Black


Favourite Food: Steak, chocolate and Sushi


Favourite Drink: Orange Juice


Favourite movie: Austin Powers


Favourite TV Shows: Jay Leno, Melrose Place and Friends


Favourite singers: Madonna, Elton John and Bush


Favourite form of exercise: Sit-ups


Favourite Tennis shot: Overhead


Lucky Number: 81


Education: Physical Culture University, Russia


Family: Father – Sergei Kournikova

             Mother – Alla Kournikova


Celebrity Relationships: Pavel Bure (Hockey Player)

                                          Sergei Fedorov (Hockey Player)

                                          Enrique Iglesias (Pop Star)


Occupation: Tennis Player


Filmography: Me, Myself & Irene (2000) playing the Motel Manager


Pets: A dog called Genie


Her Family History: Anna’s father Sergei wrestled professionally and coached tennis part-time. Sergei and Anna’s mother Alla both encouraged Anna to take part in physical activity from an early age. When Anna was 7 years old, Sergei began teaching her how to play Tennis and since then, she has barely put down the racquet. Anna was born in Moscow, but her family immigrated to the USA.


Interesting Facts about Anna:


*      Anna’s fastest serve is 111.2mph which she reached during the Paris indoors in 1998

*      Anna appeared in boyfriend Enrique Iglesias’s music video for his single “Escape”

*      Anna was voted the sexiest woman in the world in FHM’s 100 Sexiest Girls poll in 2002

*      In 2003, she sustained an injury to her lower back. By 2004 Anna retired from professional tennis because of her chronic lower back problems

*      She won 2 Australian Open doubles alongside Martina Hingis

*      In 1998, she was named one of People magazine’s 20 Most Beautiful people

*      Anna graduated from a Russian High school in 1997 before attending the Physical Culture Russian University

*      Anna is rumoured to have dated childhood sweetheart Sergei Fedorov and Pavel Bure at the same time

*      Sergei Fedorov told Hockey News that he and Anna had secretly married in July 2001 but divorced shortly after. However, Anna has never confirmed this

*      Anna was knocked out of Wimbledon in the first round in 2002

*      Anna denied having a tattoo of a sun design on her lower back claiming it was a heat patch to treat her back pain

*      She sold her Miami Beach Condo at Portofino Towers to Sergei Fedorov for $1.63 million in 2003

*      In 2001, an Anna Kournikova computer virus was released and within hours, anti-virus vendors received thousands of reports. However, there were only 55 incidents of infection causing just $166, 827worth of damage. A Dutch court gave the author of the virus an option of 150 hours community service or 75 days in jail

*      In 2004 she was ranked #9 in FHM’s sexiest women poll

*      Anna’s best ranking in tennis is #8 in the world in 2000

*      Ranked #29 in Maxim’s Hot 100 of 2005 list

*      Anna was ranked #62 in FHM’s sexiest women poll of 2005

*      In 2003, Anna worked as an on-site reporter for the U.S networks coverage of the U.S open

*      It was not until Anna received tennis racquets from her parents one Christmas that she started playing tennis. Her parents actually had to sell on of their TV’s to be able to afford the racquets for Anna

*      Anna has been a member of both Soklniki Park and the prestigious Spartak Tennis Club – coached by the husband of Russian pro Olga Morozova

*      Once Anna had landed a management deal, she trained at Nick Bolletierri's famed tennis academy

*      At 14, Anna became the youngest person ever to win a Fed Cup Match and was crowned #1 at the ITF junior Championship

*      Anna resides in Miami, Florida

*      She was a Semi-finalist at 2000 Sydney with wins over Sabine Appelmans, Jennifer Capriati and Alexandra Stevenson

*      Anna tore a ligament in her left ankle in 2002 at the German open

*      Anna first started playing tennis when she was 5 with her friends in a weekly children’s sports program

*      Anna says her favourite surface to play on is grass




Personal Quotes:


"I'm like a menu at an expensive restaurant, you can look at me, but you can't afford me"

"I'm beautiful, famous and gorgeous."