Originally Posted by Club_Fed
... No one ever cared that Anna K didnt win either and Little Masha is preferable because she is sweet and doesn't have the Kournikova bitchiness factor. ...
Hello ? Reality Check ?
AnnaK reached 4th Rd Us-Open 1995 in her Grand Slam debut as qualifier to lose to Steffi Graf.
AnnaK advanced to Wimbledon Semifinal in 1997 in her All England Club debut.
AnnaK beat 4 Top-10 players on four consecutive days in consecutive matches in Key Biscayne 1998 on her way to the final.
AnnaK beat No.1 at that time, Martina Hingis, in Berlin 1998.
AnnaK beat Steffi Graf on grass in Eastbourne 1998 quarterfinal.
AnnaK reached Top-10 for first time in June 1998.
AnnaK reached 4 singles finals in WTA Tour events, among them 3 Tier-I category tournaments, scored 1 GS semifinal, 1 GS quarterfinal and numerous 4th Rd results in Grand Slams, beat numerous Top-10 players in her career in singles.
AnnaK scored 16 doubles titles in her career on all surfaces with 6 different partners, including 2 Grand Slams and 2 WTA Championships.
Feel free to list Kirilenko's tennis vita - don't get me wrong: I do prefer Kirilenko's game style over the majority of nowadays players by far and Top-50 player IS an achievement.
BUT at this stage Kirilenko is not in Kournikova's leage BY FAR, she has a long road to go.