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WhatTheDeuce
Sep 25th, 2005, 12:54 AM
A couple of pics from it:

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20050925/capt.ottj10209250018.legendary_nights_tennis_ottj1 02.jpg

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20050925/capt.ottj10109250017.legendary_nights_tennis___ott j101.jpg

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20050925/capt.ottj10309250036.legendary_nights_tennis_ottj1 03.jpg

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20050925/capt.ottj10409250047.legendary_nights_tennis_ottj1 04.jpg

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20050925/capt.ottj10709250250.legendary_nights_tennis___ott j107.jpg

If anyone finds out a result, post it here please. :)

cometz9
Sep 25th, 2005, 12:56 AM
Anna is frail but could be the lighting

novotnaquinton
Sep 25th, 2005, 01:06 AM
no pics of Jana Novotna?

WhatTheDeuce
Sep 25th, 2005, 01:18 AM
no pics of Jana Novotna?
None so far

cellophane
Sep 25th, 2005, 01:27 AM
no pics of Jana Novotna?

What did you expect? :o

FaceyFacem
Sep 25th, 2005, 01:29 AM
i'm curious about this...i wonder why anna doesn't comeback even for doubles, like her or not she brings good publicity to the tour

AjdeNate!
Sep 25th, 2005, 01:49 AM
:yeah: Anna!

sebbe
Sep 25th, 2005, 02:06 AM
She is sooo skinny, look at her legs. Wouldn't hirt to gain some weight Anna!!

yukon145
Sep 25th, 2005, 02:28 AM
anna looks really thin.

WhatTheDeuce
Sep 25th, 2005, 03:43 AM
Doubles pic added, Anna in a hockey jersey :hearts: :yeah:

vogus
Sep 25th, 2005, 04:18 AM
i'm curious about this...i wonder why anna doesn't comeback even for doubles, like her or not she brings good publicity to the tour


Anna doesn't give away her "good publicity" for free. The truth is that the WTA Tour can no longer afford her services.

Why would Kournikova come back to the WTA to make a only few thousand in doubles prize money per tournie, when she can do exhibitions that pay her 100,000$ for a couple of hours? She has outgrown the tour, economically speaking.

Going by these photos, it seems Anya has lost a lot of her body tone.

TiK-Tee
Sep 25th, 2005, 05:17 AM
anna look great in adidas outfit than other player (JHH,Petrova)

@m@nd@
Sep 25th, 2005, 06:57 AM
:eek:anna's legs look sooo skinny

THE NET
Sep 25th, 2005, 09:51 AM
ANNA K. never dies!!

I am so happy to see her even in the exhibition. She is the real diva of WTA!!

:bounce: :sad: I miss you so much ANNA!!!

cindy
Sep 25th, 2005, 10:00 AM
anna look great in adidas outfit than other player (JHH,Petrova)

I agree!!!!! no one could have wear the golden dress but her!!!!

frenchie
Sep 25th, 2005, 10:02 AM
Anna, there is still a place for you in the wta!!

Chunchun
Sep 25th, 2005, 10:04 AM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20050925/capt.ottj10309250036.legendary_nights_tennis_ottj1 03.jpg



OMG :drool:

tyk101
Sep 25th, 2005, 10:19 AM
she's so hot! come back anna

auntie janie
Sep 25th, 2005, 11:06 AM
Too bad there are no pics of the winner! Still, it's nice to learn that 36-year-old Jana can still whup Anna the way she always did --yep, Old Jana won, 6-3. :lol:

We miss you, Jana! :hearts::kiss:

Lennval
Sep 25th, 2005, 11:42 AM
anna is so thin....get weight!

jack daniels
Sep 25th, 2005, 12:17 PM
i miss perving on her :crying2:

Jackson.
Sep 25th, 2005, 12:20 PM
She's so thin! :eek: :bolt:

Harju.
Sep 25th, 2005, 03:06 PM
Kournikova :hearts: :hearts:.

Path_of_thorn
Sep 25th, 2005, 03:13 PM
Good win. Jana!!! Pls comeback for Pro Doubles.:bounce:

Meesh
Sep 25th, 2005, 03:32 PM
i miss perving on her :crying2:

:lol:


Vogus... excellent post... but I think when she played an exo in Florida that I went to I heard it was 200,000 for her hour or two of play.

goldenlox
Sep 25th, 2005, 05:56 PM
http://espn-i.starwave.com/media/apphoto/OTTJ10509250244.jpg

Wearing Ottawa Senators hockey jerseys, Anna Kournikova, of Russia, and John McEnroe joke during the Legendary Nights Tennis Classic taking place in Ottawa, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2005. (AP Photo/Jonathan Hayward)

beauty_is_pink
Sep 25th, 2005, 05:59 PM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20050925/capt.ottj10709250250.legendary_nights_tennis___ott j107.jpg

If anyone finds out a result, post it here please. :)

:mad:
SENS?!?!??! :tape: :fiery:

Try the Leafs Anna! ;) :worship:

Dinkie
Sep 25th, 2005, 08:22 PM
Anna was never fat, she always had a lean and frail body. She only lost her baby fat. She's not skinny IMO, she looks great.

vogus
Sep 25th, 2005, 09:00 PM
Anna was never fat, she always had a lean and frail body. She only lost her baby fat. She's not skinny IMO, she looks great.


Her body was "frail"? You're smoking crack. Kournikova's body was ripped when she was on the tour.

Craigy
Sep 25th, 2005, 09:39 PM
:eek: im fatter than her!

flyingmachine
Sep 25th, 2005, 10:01 PM
Where's the pics of Jana. :(

HAOCHEN-GOAT
Sep 25th, 2005, 10:27 PM
:worship: Jana Novotna :worship:

The best serve and voley of WTA Tour's history.

I wish and dream that you will come back :eek: :bounce: :sad:

:angel: :wavey:

Novotna forever :D

flyingmachine
Sep 25th, 2005, 10:31 PM
:worship: Jana Novotna :worship:

The best serve and voley of WTA Tour's history.

I wish and dream that you will come back :eek: :bounce: :sad:

:angel: :wavey:

Novotna forever :D
:bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:

hablo
Sep 25th, 2005, 11:26 PM
:mad:
SENS?!?!??! :tape: :fiery:

Try the Leafs Anna! ;) :worship:

nyet!! :fiery:

the Habs one is better :drool::angel:

tennisIlove09
Sep 25th, 2005, 11:26 PM
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Many probably came to see Anna Kournikova, but they left remembering John McEnroe.

It's been more than 20 years since McEnroe was the dominant player in tennis, but he showed he can still put on a show last night.

The 46-year-old gave the crowd at the Corel Centre what they wanted, a little racket hurling, some self-loathing screams and some flashes of his once-brilliant serve-and-volley game in his one-set match with Jim Courier which McEnroe won, 8-7 (7-5).

In a nice gesture, McEnroe auctioned off a racket he cracked during the match with the money going to hurricane relief. He got $2,300 for it (Kournikova joined the bidding) and then McEnroe matched the winning bid with his own donation.

"C'mon, is this the cheap side?" he chastised some court-side spectators. "This is the racket I used to beat (Bjorn) Borg at Wimbledon," he said during one lull in the bidding. "Okay, maybe that's stretching it a bit."

Great stuff.

Kournikova looked stunning in a red, short shirt and skirt. She warmed up wearing a lime green sweat jacket and drew several appreciative hoots from the crowd when she took it off for her match with Hall-of-Famer Jana Novotna, which Novotna won 6-3.

Kournikova hit her shots with a small grunt while her long, blonde braid swirled about her head with each stroke.

A tattoo peaked out from her lower back between her shirt and the top of her skirt.

"I've never been able to play well against (Novotna). I lost three straight times in singles," said Kournikova when interviewed after the match for the crowd.

'Too many slices'

"I don't like her game, too many slices for me," she said with a laugh.

McEnroe and Courier, the former world No. 1, followed the ladies and put on a great show.

McEnroe drew applause and cheers from the crowd when, after Courier executed a perfect drop shot to win a point in the fifth game, he flung his racket into the net.

That was apparently what the crowd wanted to see, a little of the l'enfant terrible act which McEnroe perfected as the bad boy of tennis.

When things didn't go his way, he shouted and shook his head or stalked his side of the court, picking at his shirt.

He had both the crowd and Courier laughing when he pulled his blue shorts down to mimic the long shorts favoured by a few of today's players.

When a cross-court forehand went just wide late in their match, McEnroe stared skyward and screamed: "Gaaawwdd!"

When he failed to bury an easy one at the net, he took a wicked two-handed swing into the net and had to change rackets.

"Code violation, racket abuse, McEnroe," announced the umpire, for old time's sake.

But McEnroe also showed flashes of his greatness. McEnroe and Courier later combined with Kournikova and Novotna for mixed doubles.

The night also gave a chance for Ottawa youngsters Jesse Levine, 17, and Gabriela Dabrowski, 13, to rub shoulders with greatness as they came in to help out in doubles.

They took on McEnroe and Kournikova, splitting four games.

'Champion of Canada'

"C'mon, Anna, right at the girl," said McEnroe. "She's the champion of Canada."

Levine has his own Grand Slam title, having won the junior Wimbledon doubles title with partner Michael Shabaz this summer. He also reached the quarter-finals in singles. He also reached the round of 16 at the junior French Open.

He's now looking at playing some events on the Futures circuit, the lowest rung of pro tennis.

"I'm going to work on getting a little stronger," said Levine, who now trains out of Boca Raton, Fla., but was back at the Ottawa Athletic Club this week. "To get to the next level, I have to be stronger."

Dabrowski is another rising star. She captured both the Ontario and national U14 singles and double titles this year. Last December, she finished third in the U12 division at the Junior World Orange Bowl Championships in Miami.

She currently trains at the OAC under Tony Milo.

"When I heard we were going to get a chance to play with them, I thought it was unreal, amazing," said Dabrowski, who is coming off a Tennis Canada training camp in Montreal.

After the Levine-Dabrowksi duo beat them, McEnroe asked Courier, "You want to be humiliated by a couple of young Canadians?"

brunof
Sep 26th, 2005, 02:41 AM
I forget, why isn't Anna playing anymore?

TF Chipmunk
Sep 26th, 2005, 03:15 AM
I guess losing 6-3 isn't too bad against Novotna...

but sheesh she looks :drool:

beauty_is_pink
Sep 26th, 2005, 03:22 AM
is she and Enrique married?
(jus saw a diamong ring on her ring finger..)

Harju.
Sep 26th, 2005, 05:31 AM
is she and Enrique married?
(jus saw a diamong ring on her ring finger..)
she's married to me but you know, she still dates enrique once in a while ;)

Maryamator
Sep 26th, 2005, 07:22 AM
i want anna to come back