Anna Sergeyevna Kournikova was born in Moscow,
Russia on the 7th of June, 1981. Kournikova
was encouraged to be involved in sports from
a young age by her parents Sergei and Alla Kournikova.
Her father was a professional wrestler and tennis
coach, which influenced Anna's decision to play
Anna Kournikova studied at Nick Bolletierri's
tennis academy from around the age of 11 and
at just 14 was the youngest person to ever win
a Fed Cup match. Kournikova was regularly ranked
in the top 20 players in the world and ranked
up to 8th as a singles player. Her doubles ranking
were much better, winning 16 doubles WTA (Women's
Tennis Association) titles and being ranked
as high as number 1 in the world.
The young Russian pin-up girl created a large
following of fans with her good looks, with
photographers following her every move, both
on the tennis court and off. She has been one
of the most photographed tennis stars on the
professional circuit and one the most sponsored,
with lucrative sponsorship deals from several
large corporations looking to have their brand
associated with the beautiful young Russian
Anna Kournikova lives in Florida, USA and is
dating the pop singer Enrique Iglesias.
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