Anna Kournikova has not retired. This is a journal entry from her website posted 25th May, 2005.
Lots of Projects
Hi guys -
I know it's been a little while since I've written, but I wanted to fill you in on all the cool projects I've been doing! I had the amazing chance to co-host ABC's major talk show The View, since one of the show's hosts was out on maternity leave. I was able to interview my friend Brittany Murphy, sing with the American Idol Judges, interview Jessica Lange and even went to her Broadway play. I had an awesome time on The View and the hosts were really a lot of fun.
This month, I had my first fitness column appear in Elle magazine. You guys should check it out. It may seem from the article that I may have retired from professional tennis, but I have definitely NOT officially retired. I'm still working on getting healthy and will hopefully return to the courts sometime soon.
On Saturday, May 21st, I played a tennis Exhibition at home in South Florida. I played a singles match against former Wimbledon champion, Jana Novotna. Jana has always been difficult to play and this matched proved to be no different. We had a lot of long points and the crowd really seemed to enjoy the match. After we played, I watched Jim Courier and John McEnroe play their single's match. It was super entertaining and the guys went at it just like old times. At the end of the evening, I played mixed doubles with John against Jana and Jim. We wore microphones so the audience could hear our comments and the crowd definitely got into it! I loved joking around with John and hearing everyone in the audience laugh - that's what makes the exhibitions so much fun. It was great to play at home in front of my fans and friends and I'm looking forward to playing a lot more tennis this summer. I'm going to be playing World Team Tennis again, and I'm playing for a new team this year, the Sacramento Capitals. I'll definitely keep you guys posted!