Thought you were serious for a moment. The hype on Kournikova was pure media. If anyone had ever bothered to take a serious look at her junior record, I don't think they would have pegged for Hall of the Fame material from the get-go. She didn't deserve the hype, but she made for great copy and wound up with a boatload of money in the bargain. Her results have been about what I expected -- No. 8 in the world at one point. Injuries have done a number on her, but I think that was predictable too, as most everything I ever read about her was how much she trained and played as a youngster. If she ever conquers the injuries and her own fragile psyche, I think she should reinvent herself as a serve-and-volleyer -- ala Nataliie Tauziat -- and see what comes of it.