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Tennis Fool
May 1st, 2005, 08:56 PM
Anna will help to open the new Adidas store in Soho this Saturday. Also appearing with be Laila Ali, Jeremy Shockey, and Sebastian Telfair.

This will include an autograph session...

I'm not sure what time things will start but you can call the store.

Adidas
136 Wooster St. near Prince St.
212-777-2001

goldenlox
May 1st, 2005, 08:59 PM
Anna was just in NYC to host The View.
And she threw out the first ball in San Diego on Friday.
She gets around.

Wannabeknowitall
May 1st, 2005, 09:06 PM
Why? The store isn't going to last long. It's in Soho. The people who want Adidas are in Brooklyn, Queens, and Bronx. Noone is going all the way to Soho for an Adidas store. They can go to the one of 100s sneaker stores that sell Adidas in their neighborhood.

decemberlove
May 1st, 2005, 09:35 PM
Why? The store isn't going to last long. It's in Soho. The people who want Adidas are in Brooklyn, Queens, and Bronx. Noone is going all the way to Soho for an Adidas store. They can go to the one of 100s sneaker stores that sell Adidas in their neighborhood.

tourists go to soho, not queens or bronx. brooklyn is on the rise, but soho is still more attractive than brooklyn.

bad business move to set up an adidas store in the bronx or queens... it'd never make any money.

Meesh
May 1st, 2005, 10:39 PM
Here is the pic from Friday's game

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/photo?slug=cadp10104300215.diamondbacks_padres_cad p101&prov=ap (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/photo?slug=cadp10104300215.diamondbacks_padres_cad p101&prov=ap)

Cris Senior
May 2nd, 2005, 03:34 AM
Who cares.She is not a tennis player anymore.People should stop jumping into celebritism It is bad for your mind and it makes you look like an air head bimbo..Please write interesting topics.Tennis is full of them!
Cris

WhatTheDeuce
May 2nd, 2005, 03:47 AM
Who cares.She is not a tennis player anymore.People should stop jumping into celebritism It is bad for your mind and it makes you look like an air head bimbo..Please write interesting topics.Tennis is full of them!
Cris
Some people still care about what Anna is up to, and she is still involved in tennis.

If you dont care about her, then dont bother posting in threads about her. Simple as that.

:wavey:

goldenlox
May 2nd, 2005, 03:10 PM
Anna is still playing tennis, she is still on magazine covers, she is still the most searched athlete on the internet.
She's still very relevant in the tennis world.
No one in the U.S. even knows that there is a Tier I in Germany this week.

But Anna can create headlines anytime she wants -

http://www.floridapanthers.com/pressbox/news/032105losapril.shtml

icequeen
May 2nd, 2005, 03:26 PM
Anna was just in NYC to host The View.
And she threw out the first ball in San Diego on Friday.
She gets around.


She needs to do something constructive.

Spunky83
May 2nd, 2005, 03:29 PM
Hope itīs better than the Nike store there;)

goldenlox
May 2nd, 2005, 04:20 PM
She needs to do something constructive.I agree. Anna's been living a great life.
She's flying around on Enrique's Gulfstream 4. She shops where ever she wants. She was at fashion week in Paris, in the front row.
But she also does some charity. She was with former President Bush, Dr. Phil, and others, to raise money for Tsunami relief -

http://www.boblevey.com/tsunami/index.htm

apoet29
May 2nd, 2005, 05:17 PM
Anna is still playing tennis, she is still on magazine covers, she is still the most searched athlete on the internet.
She's still very relevant in the tennis world.
No one in the U.S. even knows that there is a Tier I in Germany this week.

But Anna can create headlines anytime she wants -

http://www.floridapanthers.com/pressbox/news/032105losapril.shtml

Anna is only playing tennis for charity or exhibitions. I wouldn't call that playing professionally, especially when she is more than capable of returning to the tour. Even her own boyfriend believes that she can do it. Anna hasn't been on a magazine cover since last year's SI, so if she has been on any recent ones, please let us know. She is the most searched athlete on the net simply because the net chooses to define her as an athlete. However, Anna left the game two years ago and has not returned, so you cannot really define her as an athlete anymore. Nor is she relevant to the game that has been taken over by power hitters.

I like Anna a great deal, but I also want to be realistic about her place in the tennis world. At this point, Anna is famous merely for being famous. There is nothing wrong with that, but she could do so much more and that is a shame that she has chosen this path.

goldenlox
May 2nd, 2005, 05:24 PM
She is the most searched athlete on the net simply because the net chooses to define her as an athlete. However, Anna left the game two years ago and has not returned, so you cannot really define her as an athlete anymore. Of course she's still an athlete. She played on the WTA tour in 2003.
Is Seles an athlete?

tennisIlove09
May 2nd, 2005, 05:26 PM
I miss her :sad:

apoet29
May 2nd, 2005, 05:49 PM
Of course she's still an athlete. She played on the WTA tour in 2003.
Is Seles an athlete?

She hasn't played in two years and she is not going to return. Therefore, she should not be considered an athlete anymore. And no, Seles shouldn't be considered an athlete. In fact, Seles said in a recent interview that she had started coaching, so she should be called Coach Monica.

As I said before, I like Anna, but at this time, she is a celebrity and nothing else.

goldenlox
May 2nd, 2005, 05:51 PM
We disagree about "athlete". Iroda has been injured, she's still an athlete, even if her ranking goes away.
Anna can still come back, if she wants to.
And she has been on recent magazine covers. Check her picture thread in Russian Roulette.

apoet29
May 2nd, 2005, 06:02 PM
We disagree about "athlete". Iroda has been injured, she's still an athlete, even if her ranking goes away.
Anna can still come back, if she wants to.
And she has been on recent magazine covers. Check her picture thread in Russian Roulette.

We will just have to disagree about what athlete means.

I checked out the Anna picture thread and none of the covers there are recent. For me, recent is within the last six months to a year. That Forbes cover is five years old. The Japanese cover is at least three years old. Having said that, Anna is still in the spotlight, but as for specific magazine covers, I have not seen her on any covers since last year's SI. I heard that she did a recent photo shoot for Jane magazine, but I don't know when those pics are going to appear or if she is going to be on the cover.

TrixieTrader
May 2nd, 2005, 06:05 PM
It amazes me how much money Addidas continues toi use to promote Anna. They still have a line for her and she has not played professionally in three or more years.

goldenlox
May 2nd, 2005, 06:14 PM
It seems that Anna might be involved with Adidas' Y-3 line, and designer Yohji Yamamoto -

http://www.vogue.co.uk/vogue_daily/story/story.asp?stid=24114

And Anna was on recent covers, 2005. It's in her picture thread. Or pm helena.

apoet29
May 2nd, 2005, 08:16 PM
It seems that Anna might be involved with Adidas' Y-3 line, and designer Yohji Yamamoto -

http://www.vogue.co.uk/vogue_daily/story/story.asp?stid=24114

And Anna was on recent covers, 2005. It's in her picture thread. Or pm helena.

I'll PM Helena because all of the covers you have listed are from 2003 or they are older than that. As I recall, Anna has been in a lot of magazines and has made a lot of public appearances this year, but I cannot recall her being on the cover of any magazine so far in 2005.

vogus
May 2nd, 2005, 09:12 PM
Anna is still playing tennis, she is still on magazine covers, she is still the most searched athlete on the internet.
She's still very relevant in the tennis world.
No one in the U.S. even knows that there is a Tier I in Germany this week.

But Anna can create headlines anytime she wants -

http://www.floridapanthers.com/pressbox/news/032105losapril.shtml


here you go against posting your bullshit disinformation, insulting women's tennis just so you can try to make Kournikova look better. The basic fact is: Anna Kournikova is a model and a professional celebrity. She may still be relevant in tennis, but she is NOT an athlete, because athletes make their living COMPETING in their sport, not merely by making appearances. Either way, it's a dubious claim that she is still the most searched athlete in the world on the Internet. Where's the buzz? There isn't one any more. Stories and TV specials about Kournikova are the opposite of cutting edge, they are recycled and retro. There's just a leftover hum from what was there before, throwing out the first ball, charity parties, a mention here and there in gossip columns, opening an adidas store, blah blah blah. Totally pedestrian and run-of-the-mill fare as far as celebrities go.

I think Anna is all right doing what she's doing, and she deserves to enjoy her life, but why are you always trying to make her into something she's not, at the expense of real women's tennis players?

Cris Senior
May 3rd, 2005, 12:02 AM
Some people still care about what Anna is up to, and she is still involved in tennis.

If you dont care about her, then dont bother posting in threads about her. Simple as that.

:wavey:
Oh,yeah?The question is what kind of people are these? What kind of brains do they have?
I do care about Kournikova's goings because she is a good example for players to avoid, because she is a sad case of how marketing of surface can destroy the fundamentals that make an athlete.
Nowadays, she doesn't have the slightest chance to come back to pro tennis life.I don't gthink she could handle even a 10k.
Cris Senior

Cris Senior
May 3rd, 2005, 12:23 AM
Anna is still playing tennis, she is still on magazine covers, she is still the most searched athlete on the internet.
She's still very relevant in the tennis world.
No one in the U.S. even knows that there is a Tier I in Germany this week.

But Anna can create headlines anytime she wants -

http://www.floridapanthers.com/pressbox/news/032105losapril.shtml
Goldenlox is being totally delusional.Ana is not playing tennis,pro level at least.She is not in any mags covers.She is totally irrelevant in the tennis world and she is not the most searched athlete in the internet.When she was,it was not because of being an athlete but a pinup.
And last,we don't see her creating headlines,although I am sure her little ego wouldn't mind.Goldenlox should get out of celebrity fantasy life and talk about real life tennis instead.
Cris Senior

WhatTheDeuce
May 3rd, 2005, 12:27 AM
Oh,yeah?The question is what kind of people are these? What kind of brains do they have?
I do care about Kournikova's goings because she is a good example for players to avoid, because she is a sad case of how marketing of surface can destroy the fundamentals that make an athlete.
Nowadays, she doesn't have the slightest chance to come back to pro tennis life.I don't gthink she could handle even a 10k.
Cris Senior

:retard: I'm sure a lot of people who care about Kournikova have plenty of brains. You on the other hand... :retard:

And the fact that she can't return to play pro tenis anymore is simply irrelevant. You said 'who cares' in regard to Kournikova news being posted... I said stay out of threads related to her if that's how you feel.

Yet, you're still here. :shrug: :retard:

LeRoy.
May 3rd, 2005, 12:29 AM
Ah i wish i could have gone :sad:

kosmikgroove
May 3rd, 2005, 12:33 AM
Who cares.She is not a tennis player anymore.People should stop jumping into celebritism It is bad for your mind and it makes you look like an air head bimbo..Please write interesting topics.Tennis is full of them!
Cris

Anna has put the game of tennis in the public eye long before the williams sisters elevated it to what it is now. we all owe her some level of gratitude for what she has done for the sport.

WhatTheDeuce
May 3rd, 2005, 12:36 AM
Anna has put the game of tennis in the public eye long before the williams sisters elevated it to what it is now. we all owe her some level of gratitude for what she has done for the sport.
Cris Senior is too good to follow some irrevelant celebrity like Anna.

Harju.
May 3rd, 2005, 05:14 AM
And to think I'd be in NY by My 9th :retard:.

Re-schedule :shout:

Cris Senior
May 3rd, 2005, 08:26 AM
Anna has put the game of tennis in the public eye long before the williams sisters elevated it to what it is now. we all owe her some level of gratitude for what she has done for the sport.

This istotally delusional.Never mind that way before Ana we had Zina Garrison,Althea Gibson,Vera Zvereva,Chris Evert,Steffi Graff,... should I go on?
...etc,etc...These are the players that popularized tennis.Ana didn't atract real tennis fans but T&A pervs and mindless celibrity bimbo worshippers.
Cris

Cris Senior
May 3rd, 2005, 08:30 AM
Anna has put the game of tennis in the public eye long before the williams sisters elevated it to what it is now. we all owe her some level of gratitude for what she has done for the sport.

This is totally delusional.This is insulting to the average tennis intelligence and the memory of many great players!Never mind that way before Ana we had Zina Garrison,Althea Gibson,Yvonne Gogaloong,Vera Zvereva,Chris Evert,Steffi Graff,Martina Navratilova,Monica Seles... should I go on?
...etc,etc...These are the players that popularized tennis.Ana didn't atract real tennis fans but T&A pervs and mindless celebrity bimbo worshippers that post mindless thoughts.
Cris

WhatTheDeuce
May 3rd, 2005, 03:15 PM
This is totally delusional.This is insulting to the average tennis intelligence and the memory of many great players!Never mind that way before Ana we had Zina Garrison,Althea Gibson,Yvonne Gogaloong,Vera Zvereva,Chris Evert,Steffi Graff,Martina Navratilova,Monica Seles... should I go on?
...etc,etc...These are the players that popularized tennis.Ana didn't atract real tennis fans but T&A pervs and mindless celebrity bimbo worshippers that post mindless thoughts.
Cris
Holy crap :haha: :haha: :haha: :retard: :retard: :scared: :anzela:

You're right, Anna didn't contribute at all to the growth of women's tennis!

And go Vera Zvereva!!! :retard: :haha:

goldenlox
May 3rd, 2005, 03:55 PM
Stories and TV specials about Kournikova are the opposite of cutting edge, they are recycled and retro. I don't know what "cutting edge" news that tennis players make, but when that guy was arrested near Anna's mansion, it made a lot of headlines.

goldenlox
May 3rd, 2005, 05:38 PM
This Adidas store is 6 floors, and 30,000 square feet, in Manhattan.
Anna will cut the ribbon at it's opening.

http://www.villagevoice.com/nyclife/0518,zappia2,63590,15.html

Jon Wertheim was asked about Anna's comeback in this week's mailbag. He doesn't know Anna's plans.

apoet29
May 3rd, 2005, 07:00 PM
I don't know what "cutting edge" news that tennis players make, but when that guy was arrested near Anna's mansion, it made a lot of headlines.

I think the problem that a lot of posters have with what you post about Anna is that you make her seem extraordinary. You act as though no other tennis player is famous. No other tennis player has big endorsement deals. No other tennis players has appeared in the gossip columns. Vogus is right. You make Kournikova into something she is not at the expense of other tennis players. Anna seems to really enjoy her life now without the sport, and I say good for her, but all she is is a celebrity. She is nothing more than that.

apoet29
May 3rd, 2005, 07:01 PM
Anna has put the game of tennis in the public eye long before the williams sisters elevated it to what it is now. we all owe her some level of gratitude for what she has done for the sport.

Anna deserves some credit, but you forget that she emerged in the sport at the same time as Venus Williams and Martina Hingis. All three women contributed greatly to the reemergence of tennis, so all three should get equal credit.

goldenlox
May 3rd, 2005, 07:16 PM
Anna seems to really enjoy her life now without the sport, and I say good for her, but all she is is a celebrity. She is nothing more than that.Wertheim wrote about her in this week's mailbag.
Anna hasn't announced her retirement.
And even if she did, a former player opening a huge Adidas store in Manhattan is tennis related news.

apoet29
May 3rd, 2005, 07:24 PM
Wertheim wrote about her in this week's mailbag.
Anna hasn't announced her retirement.
And even if she did, a former player opening a huge Adidas store in Manhattan is tennis related news.

Wertheim writes about all players, current and retired. I wasn't talking about him. I was talking about the mainstream media.

Anna hasn't announced her retirement. That is true. But she hasn't announced a return either. Given the fact that she has not done so pretty much says that she has left the sport.

A former player opening an Adidas store is NOT tennis news. That is celebrity news. Anna playing on the tour. Anna winning matches. Anna teaming up with a doubles partner. That is tennis-related news. Her opening a store for her sponsor is celebrity news. You need to learn the difference. What does her opening that store have to do with tennis? Nothing. This appearance doesn't promote tennis; it promotes Anna.

goldenlox
May 3rd, 2005, 07:32 PM
Anna hasn't announced her retirement. That is true. But she hasn't announced a return either. Given the fact that she has not done so pretty much says that she has left the sport.Maybe, maybe not.
It wouldn't be hard for her to play a WTA doubles event.
She said on The View that she's on the court every day.

apoet29
May 3rd, 2005, 07:56 PM
Maybe, maybe not.
It wouldn't be hard for her to play a WTA doubles event.
She said on The View that she's on the court every day.

I agree with you. In fact, I wish she would come back and just play doubles. She was a fine player, would bring a lot to that ignored part of the sport and would have no shortage of people wanting to partner with her.

From what I understand, Anna incorporates tennis as part of her workout. Tennis is great exercise and that is why Anna plays every day. It doesn't mean that she is playing to return competitively, but one can always hope. However, as time keeps going by without any hint of a return, I think it is safe to say that she isn't. The longer she waits; the much tougher it will be to make any kind of return.

Cris Senior
May 3rd, 2005, 11:33 PM
Goldenlox:you need professional help urgently.You are losing basic touch with reality as you are clearly living a deep fantasy life of vicarious celebriticism,in this case through Ana,who,I guarantee you,wouldn't give you the time of the day upon you asking her..
Fan to Ana circa 1997:"Wanna marry you".Ana:"You couldn't afford me"
Goldenlox,even if you are a female the same answer applies to you.
Get a real tennis life and snap out of fantasy.
APOet9 is also out of sorts:he/she claims that Kournikova,Hingis,etc brought "the re-emergence" of tennis! Unbelievable! Tennis had thus disappeared before they came up!Really? So what were Steffi Graff,Monica Seles,Martina Navratilova,Jana Novotna,etc,etc,doing just before?P Please do not insult the average tennis intelligence of this forum.People know better.
Cris Senior

vogus
May 4th, 2005, 03:28 AM
I agree with you. In fact, I wish she would come back and just play doubles. She was a fine player, would bring a lot to that ignored part of the sport and would have no shortage of people wanting to partner with her.

From what I understand, Anna incorporates tennis as part of her workout. Tennis is great exercise and that is why Anna plays every day. It doesn't mean that she is playing to return competitively, but one can always hope. However, as time keeps going by without any hint of a return, I think it is safe to say that she isn't. The longer she waits; the much tougher it will be to make any kind of return.


there's a good reason why Anna doesn't return to the tour to play only doubles; look at the other doubles specialists on the tour - Ruano and Suarez; Caroline Vis; Laura Montalvo; Cara Black etc etc. Doubles specialists are the opposite of glamorous, and over time this would devalue Anna's celebrity, even playing with high profile partners. I am sure that she and her management are aware of this. A singles comeback could also hurt Anna's celebrity if people began to see her as a low-ranked journeywoman. Jana Kandarr was famously hot, but never generated anywhere near the kind of interest Anna did - why, because Kandarr spent her whole career ranked in the 50-100 range.

WhatTheDeuce
May 4th, 2005, 03:34 AM
there's a good reason why Anna doesn't return to the tour to play only doubles; look at the other doubles specialists on the tour - Ruano and Suarez; Caroline Vis; Laura Montalvo; Cara Black etc etc. Doubles specialists are the opposite of glamorous, and over time this would devalue Anna's celebrity, even playing with high profile partners. I am sure that she and her management are aware of this. A singles comeback could also hurt Anna's celebrity if people began to see her as a low-ranked journeywoman. Jana Kandarr was famously hot, but never generated anywhere near the kind of interest Anna did - why, because Kandarr spent her whole career ranked in the 50-100 range.
Everybody already knows about and loves Anna though. The same can't be said about Jana.

But a good post overall.

tenn_ace
May 4th, 2005, 03:36 AM
Why? The store isn't going to last long. It's in Soho. The people who want Adidas are in Brooklyn, Queens, and Bronx. Noone is going all the way to Soho for an Adidas store. They can go to the one of 100s sneaker stores that sell Adidas in their neighborhood.


set it up as a fashion boutique not as a sports store and you'll get even locals to go there...

apoet29
May 4th, 2005, 02:05 PM
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APOet9 is also out of sorts:he/she claims that Kournikova,Hingis,etc brought "the re-emergence" of tennis! Unbelievable! Tennis had thus disappeared before they came up!Really? So what were Steffi Graff,Monica Seles,Martina Navratilova,Jana Novotna,etc,etc,doing just before?P Please do not insult the average tennis intelligence of this forum.People know better.
Cris Senior

I know that tennis didn't disappear before Venus, Anna and Martina emerged, but interest in the sport hit an all-time low after the Seles stabbing. There was even a SI cover that asked if tennis was dead. The emergence of three attractive females brought a renewed interest in the sport. That is what I meant. If you weren't so bent on insulting Kournikova, you would understand that.

Cris Senior
May 5th, 2005, 12:16 AM
apoet9 continues to be mesmerized by celebriticism.I challenge you to show concrete factual evidence that this supposed "decline" actually occured in those years.Tennis has always been a sport of limited,niche appeal.It has never been a mass appeal one.I was paying close attention to big tournaments in TV like the end of the year WTA championships,Indian Wells,Miami,Family Circle,etc and if you really look closely you'll see an amazing number of empty seats in the stadiums and I am talking 2005.Maybe we should thank Kournikova for it?
And what about the men?Or you think only women count?s
SI by the way still has articles debating the atttractiveness of tennis in the US relative to other sports,right now in 05.
I am not into insulting Kournikova at all just in presenting her as the normal human being she is.You instead are into idolizing her which is not good for you.It diminishes you,doesn't allow you to focus on you,it pulls you into a weird dimension of fantasy life.
Cris Senior

vogus
May 5th, 2005, 12:49 AM
apoet is a normal guy, he is a big Kournikova fan, nothing more and nothing less, why are you giving him a hard time. Pinups aside, Anna K was a heck of a tennis player and she had a lot of fans, if some of those fans only liked her for her looks, that's their problem not Anna's. The shame of it is that Anna the competetive tennis player has ceased to exist, because she realized she can make just as much money and have an easier lifestyle just being a plain old celebrity. And to be fair, i'm not so sure that quite a few other current tennis players, given the same choice, wouldn't also choose Anna's path.

goldenlox
May 8th, 2005, 07:20 PM
This is today's NY Post - "Hundreds of awe-struck Anna Kournikova fans stampeded the celebrity-studded opening of a new Adidas store in SoHo yesterday, hoping for a glimpse of the tennis princess.

http://nypost.com/news/regionalnews/43690.htm

WhatTheDeuce
May 8th, 2005, 08:23 PM
Wow, Anna looks really good. :hearts:

goldenlox
May 8th, 2005, 08:44 PM
Anna pics from May 7, 2005 -

http://www.lfi.co.uk/dynevent-action-nl.do?page=2&noipp=24&eventid=123992

apoet29
May 9th, 2005, 04:41 PM
apoet9 continues to be mesmerized by celebriticism.I challenge you to show concrete factual evidence that this supposed "decline" actually occured in those years.Tennis has always been a sport of limited,niche appeal.It has never been a mass appeal one.I was paying close attention to big tournaments in TV like the end of the year WTA championships,Indian Wells,Miami,Family Circle,etc and if you really look closely you'll see an amazing number of empty seats in the stadiums and I am talking 2005.Maybe we should thank Kournikova for it?
And what about the men?Or you think only women count?s
SI by the way still has articles debating the atttractiveness of tennis in the US relative to other sports,right now in 05.
I am not into insulting Kournikova at all just in presenting her as the normal human being she is.You instead are into idolizing her which is not good for you.It diminishes you,doesn't allow you to focus on you,it pulls you into a weird dimension of fantasy life.
Cris Senior

I really don't know what your issues are, but nothing you have said here makes any logical sense, nor does it relate to this particular conversation. I don't idolize Kournikova. In fact, ask anyone and they will tell you that I am one of her biggest critics. I think she has a lot of talent that she wasted because she was too in love with her own celebrity. Having said that, she did have some good accomplishments in the sport and that shouldn't be diminished. Unfortunately, at this time, she is nothing more than a celebrity. I said that in this thread and why you are twisting my words and making me out to be some sort of freak is beyond me. I think you are the one living the fantasy life, not me.