Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: sailing my ship
Personally, I feel that Alla pimped her daughter out and kept such a tight rein that it was inevitable that Anna would request her mother to stop traveling with her. I believe that Alla stopped travelling with Anna after 2002's Italian Open and from what I hear, Alla no longer manages Anna's career either. Personally, I think it is for the best. Anna is a grown woman, not some child and if she cannot make it on her own without her mother's assistance, then Alla has done a terrible job in raising her daughter. The point of having children is to love them and raise them and then let them go into the world on their own. Besides, how much can we blame Anna's tennis problems on mommie dearest? At some point, Anna has to take the blame for what has happened to her career.
Anyway, Happy Birthday to Alla Kournikova. I hope that she has a nice one.