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Hingie
Dec 3rd, 2005, 11:02 PM
I mean she's playing a lot of exhibition matches also and i can't remember if she left the tour with injury - i think she did but i don't think it was as severe as Martina's.

Plus i want to see her reunite with Martina in doubles to create the unstoppable Spice Girls once again. :worship:

Surely Anna would not be happy with the way she left the tour - i mean i honestly believe she was a good player, she just needed to pull it together better in singles. It would be a tragedy if Anna never returned - get that first title girl!

Her doubles play was great, lot's of thought, she made the shots - no reason she can't transfer this to singles.

SilK
Dec 3rd, 2005, 11:04 PM
Anna left with a very severe back injury which ruďned her injury plagued carreer.

She's not coming back because she is not in top shape, like Martina is.
And she does not desire to comeback, as it seems.

She is still enjoying her life outside tennis, and she deserves to do so!

Ferosh
Dec 3rd, 2005, 11:04 PM
Enrique Iglesias

SilK
Dec 3rd, 2005, 11:05 PM
Enrique Iglesias

I doubt Enrique has anything to do with her tennis carreer... :rolleyes:

Ferosh
Dec 3rd, 2005, 11:08 PM
I doubt Enrique has anything to do with her tennis carreer... :rolleyes:

I was just kidding! I really do hope she comes back though. Can you imagine the media frenzy?

Steve-o
Dec 3rd, 2005, 11:08 PM
Anna's too busy being an 'it' girl :)

manu32
Dec 3rd, 2005, 11:08 PM
she doesn't need tennis

Hingie
Dec 3rd, 2005, 11:09 PM
Anna left with a very severe back injury which ruďned her injury plagued carreer.

She's not coming back because she is not in top shape, like Martina is.
And she does not desire to comeback, as it seems.

She is still enjoying her life outside tennis, and she deserves to do so!


It's a shame because she certainly brought a special something to the game also - not just beauty. She was very vulnerable in the way she played and i enjoyed watching her tennis (except when she went through that double fault epidemic - she could have done without that).

SilK
Dec 3rd, 2005, 11:11 PM
Anna's too busy being an 'it' girl :)

She's not being an 'it' girl at all. You do not see Anna at EVERY premiere and EVERY party in Hollywood.

Anna is living a pretty quiet life. She does the occasional exhib doubles match. She does her occasional sponsor appearance. And sometimes comes to a moviepremiere or a fashion show.

That is not the life of an 'it' girl.

SilK
Dec 3rd, 2005, 11:13 PM
It's a shame because she certainly brought a special something to the game also - not just beauty. She was very vulnerable in the way she played and i enjoyed watching her tennis (except when she went through that double fault epidemic - she could have done without that).

I didn't enjoy Anna in some matches towards the end.

I think the year where she lost to Henin at the Aussie, Wheeler at the French, Little-Russian-Player at Wimbledon and Widjaja at the USOPEN was really showing Anna not enjoying her carreer for whatever reason. She completely tanked that USOPEN match against Widjaja. It was horrible to watch.

But Anna brought something special to the game. And in her best days, she did compete with the best of the world.

Philip
Dec 3rd, 2005, 11:25 PM
I didn't enjoy Anna in some matches towards the end.

I think the year where she lost to Henin at the Aussie, Wheeler at the French, Little-Russian-Player at Wimbledon and Widjaja at the USOPEN was really showing Anna not enjoying her carreer for whatever reason. She completely tanked that USOPEN match against Widjaja. It was horrible to watch.

But Anna brought something special to the game. And in her best days, she did compete with the best of the world.
I completely agree with that.

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Dec 3rd, 2005, 11:33 PM
I wouldn't come after doing the Kournikova Slam...

new-york
Dec 3rd, 2005, 11:35 PM
Enrique Iglesias

:haha:

Bezz
Dec 4th, 2005, 12:33 AM
Confidence and pressure.

vogus
Dec 4th, 2005, 12:39 AM
Anna's too busy being an 'it' girl :)


she was a lot more of an 'it' girl when she was a tennis player, than now.

Randy H
Dec 4th, 2005, 12:43 AM
Apart from the fact that she has indeed had quite a lot of injuries (the back one being the most serious if I recall correctly) I don't think her motivation for tennis is the same as Martina's. Martina loves to compete, she has a very strong and obvious hunger for that. I don't get that same vibe from Anna - Not to say she has no competitive nature because I'm sure winning is or at least was important to her at some point, but consider where Anna came from. She had next to nothing as a child, and she had the fortune of seeing her hard work through tennis pay off in terms of endorsements and some great tennis results. Sure, maybe they weren't the results outsiders had expected from her, but her results are no crying shame to the majority of other pros out there who would be more than happy to have the accomplishments she has. Anna is set for life in terms of money, and there is no denying that money was a motivating factor. Her parents pushed her as far as she got so that they could live a comfortable life and it worked. For someone who came from such humble beginnings, I don't blame her for being more than happy with where she is at right now. I am sure Anna still enjoys the game of tennis, but I don't think that winning singles titles and grand slams and all of that is of real importance to her anymore and I honestly don't think that there's anything wrong with that.

Derek.
Dec 4th, 2005, 12:44 AM
I wouldn't come after doing the Kournikova Slam...

You make no sense whatsoever. :shrug:

Anna K rules. :rocker2: I hope she comes back. It'd be a perfect 2006 if she did. :D

RatedR Superstar
Dec 4th, 2005, 12:51 AM
....the fact that there are probably 200 players that are better than her right now

faboozadoo15
Dec 4th, 2005, 12:59 AM
the fact that she's already the best at something without having to train and travel.

Derek.
Dec 4th, 2005, 01:00 AM
....the fact that there are probably 200 players that are better than her right now

If she would train and practice she could get better than most of them again.

RatedR Superstar
Dec 4th, 2005, 01:04 AM
If she would train and practice she could get better than most of them again.

yup, she could be a top 50 player, but with her success as a pin-up model, why gamble as a mediocre player and ruin her name when she can be adored by millions of horny teenage boys and earned millions by showing some skin

Derek.
Dec 4th, 2005, 01:09 AM
yup, she could be a top 50 player, but with her success as a pin-up model, why gamble as a mediocre player and ruin her name when she can be adored by millions of horny teenage boys and earned millions by showing some skin

:o

bellascarlett
Dec 4th, 2005, 01:32 AM
she was a lot more of an 'it' girl when she was a tennis player, than now.

Exactly...actually the way I see it: without tennis, she is far from being an 'It' girl...

bellascarlett
Dec 4th, 2005, 01:36 AM
yup, she could be a top 50 player, but with her success as a pin-up model, why gamble as a mediocre player and ruin her name when she can be adored by millions of horny teenage boys and earned millions by showing some skin

I think if she doesn't do anything productive soon, her days as a pin-up model are already numbered...If this happens, she'll just have to settle for being Mrs. Enrique Inglesias and playing those exhibitions now and then...

jojoseph
Dec 4th, 2005, 01:46 AM
Apart from the fact that she has indeed had quite a lot of injuries (the back one being the most serious if I recall correctly) I don't think her motivation for tennis is the same as Martina's. Martina loves to compete, she has a very strong and obvious hunger for that. I don't get that same vibe from Anna - Not to say she has no competitive nature because I'm sure winning is or at least was important to her at some point, but consider where Anna came from. She had next to nothing as a child, and she had the fortune of seeing her hard work through tennis pay off in terms of endorsements and some great tennis results. Sure, maybe they weren't the results outsiders had expected from her, but her results are no crying shame to the majority of other pros out there who would be more than happy to have the accomplishments she has. Anna is set for life in terms of money, and there is no denying that money was a motivating factor. Her parents pushed her as far as she got so that they could live a comfortable life and it worked. For someone who came from such humble beginnings, I don't blame her for being more than happy with where she is at right now. I am sure Anna still enjoys the game of tennis, but I don't think that winning singles titles and grand slams and all of that is of real importance to her anymore and I honestly don't think that there's anything wrong with that.

Very well said, imo. I'd like to add that I think she'd have to play through some pain, which would probably take away the worthwhile for her to want to play. While I wouldn't mind playing through a lil pain myself, if that's what it takes to succeed and without the possibly to truly ruin my health, I can't blame anyone else for not doing the same. She appears to be happy right now and it doesn't appear there's any desire to ever return. Comparing Martina to her is a bit unjustified. Martina's never been one to try to cater to the limelight that's outside of tennis. I'd have to think that her return has been undeterred and unhampered by a continuing life of extravagence outside of tennis.

Hingie
Dec 4th, 2005, 05:55 AM
You guys bring up some very good points.

Just a shame she won't come back to tour. So much talent - she really didn't realise her full potential as a tennis player at the pinnacle of the sport.

@m@nd@
Dec 4th, 2005, 06:03 AM
Apart from the fact that she has indeed had quite a lot of injuries (the back one being the most serious if I recall correctly) I don't think her motivation for tennis is the same as Martina's. Martina loves to compete, she has a very strong and obvious hunger for that. I don't get that same vibe from Anna - Not to say she has no competitive nature because I'm sure winning is or at least was important to her at some point, but consider where Anna came from. She had next to nothing as a child, and she had the fortune of seeing her hard work through tennis pay off in terms of endorsements and some great tennis results. Sure, maybe they weren't the results outsiders had expected from her, but her results are no crying shame to the majority of other pros out there who would be more than happy to have the accomplishments she has. Anna is set for life in terms of money, and there is no denying that money was a motivating factor. Her parents pushed her as far as she got so that they could live a comfortable life and it worked. For someone who came from such humble beginnings, I don't blame her for being more than happy with where she is at right now. I am sure Anna still enjoys the game of tennis, but I don't think that winning singles titles and grand slams and all of that is of real importance to her anymore and I honestly don't think that there's anything wrong with that.

i agree with what you said, nothing much more to add :yeah:

Jeff
Dec 4th, 2005, 07:32 AM
I agree with everyone here that Anna doesn't need tennis. I also agree that she isn't living the life as an "it" girl, but I actually believe that is her decision. She very rarely talks about her life with Enrique, nor did she ever about her life with Federov. I think Anna is actually a private person.

Secondly, I think that Anna and Martina both grew up with tennis, and actually both loved and still love tennis. I do think that Anna was forced and with a bit more pressure than Martina, though. Even more, though, I think Martina has this greater drive to return, because she has the ability to return to the very top. She has had the experience as the #1 player, and has the experience winning several tournaments and slams. Anna, however, left the game without any tournament wins or slams.

I don't think that life outside of tennis has anything to do with the two's difference in motivation. I simply think that Martina's ability is greater, and that and her history gives her a stronger motivation and confidence to return.

Maryamator
Dec 4th, 2005, 07:33 AM
maybe enrique can convince her to come back;)

bellascarlett
Dec 4th, 2005, 07:36 AM
I don't think that life outside of tennis has anything to do with the two's difference in motivation. I simply think that Martina's ability is greater, and that and her history gives her a stronger motivation and confidence to return.

Yup, hit the nail right on the head...I agree...:)

TonyP
Dec 4th, 2005, 10:41 AM
Her actions are a little puzzling, but it is also true that she is not the celebrity party girl that she is often made out to be by her critics, especially people here on this board. She doesn't turn up at every premier or night club, etc. She is not Paris Hilton or anything like that. In fact, the Williams sisters obviously are on the party circuit a lot more these days than Kournikova is, although she does make some appearances.

The surprisingly thing about Anna is that she seems to have made virtually no strides towards developing a career in show business, if that was ever in fact her goal. She seems content to make the occasional appearance at this event or that, but most live a private life away from the limelight. It now seems almost as if she had this incredible movie star look and she decided to exploit it for awhile, but grew bored with the role of pin up girl and is now happy in her retirement.

Maybe its true love that captured her.

SloKid
Dec 4th, 2005, 10:47 AM
What is stopping Anna from coming back? Maybe the fact she has no tennis game whatsoever...:p :lol: j/k...

jrm
Dec 4th, 2005, 11:17 AM
What is stopping Anna from coming back? Maybe the fact she has no tennis game whatsoever...:p :lol: j/k...

Indeed ... i want to watch tennis and not some runnaway model on court

AsGoodAsNew
Dec 4th, 2005, 11:35 AM
Her actions are a little puzzling, but it is also true that she is not the celebrity party girl that she is often made out to be by her critics, especially people here on this board. She doesn't turn up at every premier or night club, etc. She is not Paris Hilton or anything like that. In fact, the Williams sisters obviously are on the party circuit a lot more these days than Kournikova is, although she does make some appearances.

The surprisingly thing about Anna is that she seems to have made virtually no strides towards developing a career in show business, if that was ever in fact her goal. She seems content to make the occasional appearance at this event or that, but most live a private life away from the limelight. It now seems almost as if she had this incredible movie star look and she decided to exploit it for awhile, but grew bored with the role of pin up girl and is now happy in her retirement.

Maybe its true love that captured her.
I'm also surprised that Anna hasn't carved out an alternative career. I would have put money on her trying it out in Hollywood. She could wipe the floor with a lot of other young girls in movies. Maybe she's just enjoying her money and waiting to hear the patter of tiny Iglesias feet? I just hope she doesn't wake up one day wishing she had made more of things....

SilK
Dec 4th, 2005, 11:40 AM
What is stopping Anna from coming back? Maybe the fact she has no tennis game whatsoever...:p :lol: j/k...

NO MORE ANNA JOKES! you promised :( :mad: :fiery:

SloKid
Dec 4th, 2005, 12:17 PM
NO MORE ANNA JOKES! you promised :( :mad: :fiery:
That was the last one...I promise...:yeah:

SilK
Dec 4th, 2005, 12:17 PM
That was the last one...I promise...:yeah:

that's what you said the one before this... :sobbing:

SloKid
Dec 4th, 2005, 12:20 PM
that's what you said the one before this... :sobbing:
But this was just so tempting...:lol:
Sorry again.

auntie janie
Dec 4th, 2005, 03:51 PM
I'm also surprised that Anna hasn't carved out an alternative career. I would have put money on her trying it out in Hollywood. She could wipe the floor with a lot of other young girls in movies. ...

I seem to recall that a couple years ago Anna did say she was planning to look for some guest roles in sitcoms, and that she and Enrique were looking for a home in the LA area. She also signed up with some big Hollywood talent agency. Then, nothing happened. So isn't it possible that she did some screen tests and found out she can't act? Can you imagine the ridicule of the media if she turned out some terrible movies on top of what is widely seen as a failed tennis career? (Remember the reaction to Britney Spears' movie?) Or maybe she simply discovered she didn't enjoy acting after all. If either of these is true, she was wise to give it up. Though for all we know, she could be taking acting lessons as we speak.

SilK
Dec 4th, 2005, 03:54 PM
I seem to recall that a couple years ago Anna did say she was planning to look for some guest roles in sitcoms, and that she and Enrique were looking for a home in the LA area. She also signed up with some big Hollywood talent agency. Then, nothing happened. So isn't it possible that she did some screen tests and found out she can't act? Can you imagine the ridicule of the media if she turned out some terrible movies on top of what is widely seen as a failed tennis career? (Remember the reaction to Britney Spears' movie?) Or maybe she simply discovered she didn't enjoy acting after all. If either of these is true, she was wise to give it up. Though for all we know, she could be taking acting lessons as we speak.

If you look at it like that...

She could be taking the time to not be seen as Anna, the tennis girl, before she starts an acting carreer. :shrug:

I don't think she desires to act though.

Pierce4ever
Dec 4th, 2005, 04:26 PM
I hope she comes back,but don´t think so :sad: