Anna Kournikova, born in Moscow, Russia, on Sunday, June 7, 1981, is a Russian former tennis player and model who was one of the most famous athletes in the world during the prime of her career.
Kournikova first rose to prominence in the late 90s and the early 2000s due to her stunning looks and skill on the tennis court.
While Anna Kournikova never won a singles title in tennis, she did win two doubles titles at the Australian Open with Martina Hingis as her partner. The pair won the Australian Open women’s doubles title in the year 1999 and 2002.
During the peak of her professional tennis career, Anna Kournikova was ranked as high as #8 in the world. Additionally, due to her popularity and model-esque features, Anna Kournikova was one of the most Googled women in the world.
However, despite her supreme talent and worldwide fame, Kournikova was unfortunately forced to retire when she was just 21-years-old due to injury. While she was only just 21-years-old, Kournikova suffered from serious back and spinal issues, which forced her early retirement.
Following her retirement from her professional tennis with the Women’s Tennis Association in 2003, Kournikova continued to play in charity matches. Additionally, Kournikova also competes in doubles matches for the St. Louis Aces in the World Team Tennis league.
Kournikova, who began dating Spanish pop star Enrique Iglesias in the year 2001, gave birth to the couple’s children — twins named Nicholas and Lucy — on Saturday, December 16, 2017, in Miami, Florida.
Frankly, ever since retiring from professional tennis, Anna Kournikova has led a relatively private life.
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