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So Disrespectful
Nov 15th, 2006, 09:24 AM
I know there have been a million threads about Anna's weight, in fact, there is another one on this page in GM. But this thread is positive and I think I should share my thoughts about her future here.

http://www.angelfire.com/bug/denisetx/annakournikova2-703187.jpg
^ At this stage Anna had a model's body and did not look too athletic at all.

http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/1947/p2yk8.jpg
^ Then around the US open this year, she looked a bit stronger.

http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/xp/ap_photo/20061102/all/l2198950.jpg
^ And from Istanbul very recently, her arms look to have built up some muscle again.

http://img128.imageshack.us/img128/3106/postup1.jpg
^ Finally, another example from Barcelona. Look at her calves, they have some definition in this photo.

I could be wrong, but all of this suggests to me that Anna has been training, or at least been back on the court this year. This could point to a possible comeback in doubles sometime in '07. What do you all think? :bounce:

Kunal
Nov 15th, 2006, 09:27 AM
i really think that u are jumping the gun here....i havent seen any concrete proof

Geertvg
Nov 15th, 2006, 09:28 AM
I'd love,love,love to see her back. She's vastly underrated by the public opinion, they seem to have forgotten she's been top 10 and was a teenager when she played the semi's in Wimbledon. I love her play too, it's always great to see her play. Saw her in Antwerp at the Diamond Games once, where she lost the quarter against Venus. The crowd was behind Anna though :P And in the first set she really wasn't playing worse than Venus!

hingisGOAT
Nov 15th, 2006, 09:32 AM
i can dream. hingis/kournikova in 2007... :drool: the tennis golden age returns! :armed:

KimC&MariaSNo1's
Nov 15th, 2006, 09:47 AM
we can dream it would be amazing if she was to comeback

Jason_kidd05
Nov 15th, 2006, 09:47 AM
i can dream. hingis/kournikova in 2007... :drool: the tennis golden age returns! :armed:

i want to see her against Masha one match. She will be overmatched.

hingisGOAT
Nov 15th, 2006, 09:57 AM
i want to see her against Masha one match. She will be overmatched.

there is no doubt that sharapova is the superior tennis player, but kournikova beat graf, davenport, seles, hingis, capriati -- on her best day, she could have probably shown sharapova a thing or two ;)

Jason_kidd05
Nov 15th, 2006, 10:20 AM
there is no doubt that sharapova is the superior tennis player, but kournikova beat graf, davenport, seles, hingis, capriati -- on her best day, she could have probably shown sharapova a thing or two ;)

Bolletieri said Anna was more talented but Maria was the hard-workerer in trainings what do you think?

frenchie
Nov 15th, 2006, 10:51 AM
Bolletieri said Anna was more talented but Maria was the hard-workerer in trainings what do you think?

completely agree:worship:
but Anna was a hard worker too;)

Kunal
Nov 15th, 2006, 11:01 AM
yea i think when she was young in her academy...she was one of the most promising and hard working girls on the court

goldenlox
Nov 15th, 2006, 12:42 PM
It depends on the camera angle

http://www.hollywoodtuna.com/images/bigimages/anna_kournikova_heat_2_big.jpg (http://www.hollywoodtuna.com/)


[center]http://www.hollywoodtuna.com/images/bigimages/anna_kournikova_heat_3_big.jpg (http://www.hollywoodtuna.com/)

A'DAM
Nov 15th, 2006, 12:50 PM
I know there have been a million threads about Anna's weight, in fact, there is another one on this page in GM. But this thread is positive and I think I should share my thoughts about her future here.

http://www.angelfire.com/bug/denisetx/annakournikova2-703187.jpg
^ At this stage Anna had a model's body and did not look too athletic at all.

http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/1947/p2yk8.jpg
^ Then around the US open this year, she looked a bit stronger.

http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/xp/ap_photo/20061102/all/l2198950.jpg
^ And from Istanbul very recently, her arms look to have built up some muscle again.

http://img128.imageshack.us/img128/3106/postup1.jpg
^ Finally, another example from Barcelona. Look at her calves, they have some definition in this photo.

I could be wrong, but all of this suggests to me that Anna has been training, or at least been back on the court this year. This could point to a possible comeback in doubles sometime in '07. What do you all think? :bounce:

The only problem is that the pic with NOW written on it is from one or two weeks ago so... As everybody can se she isnt atletic or even near to atletic:help:

pooh14
Nov 15th, 2006, 01:32 PM
no way ana can return for singles.
she is way too thin, she won't even last for one set.

pity such a talent got wasted. it is also good that maria manage to learn from those mistakes.

Kipling
Nov 15th, 2006, 01:53 PM
Bolletieri said Anna was more talented but Maria was the hard-workerer in trainings what do you think?

Anna was definitely more talented at posing for sleazy magazines. As for tennis, LOL.

Coffee&TV
Nov 15th, 2006, 03:06 PM
I wish Anna will back and play double with Maria. ;)

Highlandman
Nov 15th, 2006, 03:47 PM
I wish. I miss her:sad:

Geertvg
Nov 15th, 2006, 03:48 PM
I wish. I miss her:sad:


Who doesn't ;)

goldenlox
Nov 15th, 2006, 03:52 PM
Anna about 2002

http://images.thesun.co.uk/picture/0,,2003381168,00.jpg

Anna a few weeks ago

http://www.tennis.com.cn/bbs/uploadFiles/2006-10/27_4058568_2.jpg

*JR*
Nov 15th, 2006, 03:53 PM
Come on back Anna, you could use a few more beatdowns. (Just don't Play Patty, or I won't know who to root against). :tape:

Highlandman
Nov 15th, 2006, 04:07 PM
Who doesn't ;)

Me not, but I think she has her haters, too:sad:

martina83
Nov 15th, 2006, 04:13 PM
yeah right!!:lol: her freakin arm would break in half if she hit a ball!! when i saw her play recently on the tennis channel i almost started crying when i saw her. she looked so sick and disgusting, she needs to eat something or be hospitalized like nicole ritchie or somethin!

goldenlox
Nov 15th, 2006, 04:55 PM
Anna Kournikova At Adidas Y-3 Spring 2007 Fashion Show At New York City
Sept 2006

http://www.tennis.com.cn/bbs/uploadFiles/2006-09/16_3864439_1.jpg

http://www.tennis.com.cn/bbs/uploadFiles/2006-09/16_3864439_2.jpg

http://www.tennis.com.cn/bbs/uploadFiles/2006-09/16_3864439_3.jpg

http://www.tennis.com.cn/bbs/uploadFiles/2006-09/16_3864439_4.jpg

mashamaniac
Nov 15th, 2006, 05:17 PM
i'm sure she'll be back one day and will win finally her first singles title on tour! maybe the way martina got back and did play some small events like in india and korea would be well suggestable to anna k for a quick and good comeback!

MyskinaManiac
Nov 15th, 2006, 06:04 PM
The game has moved on alot. The only reason why Martin came bake, was because she's a true legend and ever so gifted. Whilst we can say the same about Anna, she just didn't have that psychological edgethat champions have... and this inevitably led to her early retirement.

Anna - Gifter for sure, not a hard worker, otherwise she wouldn't have has the serve she did.

Maria - Gifted too - anyone that can play tennis with both their right and left had should be considered gifted. Hard worker... probably the hardest next to Justine.

goldenlox
Nov 16th, 2006, 10:20 PM
This is far away from a WTA comeback

Kournikova and Austin Headline Pro Celebrity Classic
World Class Event to Benefit Maureen Connolly Brinker Tennis Foundation
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Anna Kournikova at the Serving for Tsunami Relief benefit

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Tickets are on sale for the Baylor Medical Center at Frisco Pro Celebrity Classic, which will be Saturday, Nov. 18 at 7 PM, at the Dr Pepper Star Center, in Frisco. The event will benefit the Maureen Connolly Brinker Tennis Foundation in Dallas. Some of the most recognizable tennis players in the past quarter century headline the event: Anna Kournikova, Tracy Austin, and Luke and Murphy Jensen.

“I’m excited to play in Dallas,” says Kournikova. “It’s an honor to participate in an event that supports the MCB Tennis Foundation. “Maureen Connolly Brinker’s life and legacy have inspired so many players throughout the years, and the foundation created in her memory continues its outstanding support of tennis worldwide,” added Kournikova.
Maureen Connolly Brinker, who was affectionately known as "Little Mo", is the youngest player and only American woman to ever win the Grand Slam title -winning all four major tournaments in one calendar year (Australian, French, Wimbledon and U.S) at the age of 18 back in 1953.
Kournikova, formerly ranked No. 1 in the world in doubles and named one of People magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People, is a two-time Grand Slam doubles champion. Austin is the youngest player to ever win a Grand Slam and the youngest inductee in the International Tennis Hall of Fame. The Jensen brothers, dubbed “a new breed of rock ‘n’ roll tennis players,” are former French Open Doubles Champions.
“We are glad to be a part of this event, and we support the Maureen Connolly Brinker Tennis Foundation in its efforts to promote tennis with boys and girls in the Dallas area,” says Bill Keaton, Chief Executive Officer for the Baylor Medical Center at Frisco, title sponsor.
MCB Tennis Foundation President Nancy Jeffett, one of the most influential women in tennis, says: “This is historic in that this is our first major involvement in a pro celebrity event since 1990, when the Virginia Slims of Dallas Tournament was sold after entertaining fans for nearly two decades. We’re thrilled that Dallas area tennis enthusiasts will be treated to world-class competition while helping to further junior tennis development worldwide through our foundation.”
The event is presented by SAAB and by the Tennis Competitors of Dallas. TCD has a member base of 5700 tennis players who compete weekly at nearly 90 Dallas area country and racquet clubs. TCD Director Peggy Rothmeier says, “TCD is celebrating its 30th continuous year of operation with many of its original members still playing in the league. This event is an opportunity for the entire community to witness world class tennis up close and personal.”
Tickets to the Baylor Medical Center at Frisco Pro Celebrity Classic go on sale online at www.tickets.com (http://www.tickets.com/) and by telephone at 214.GO.STARS (214.467.8277). Prices are: $26.50, $ 45.50 and $75.50. The event will be produced by ProLink Sports & Entertainment of Austin, Texas.

goldenlox
Nov 16th, 2006, 10:26 PM
http://imgsrv.kvil.com/image/DbLiteGraphic/200611/255907.jpg Anna Kournikova Headlines the Dallas Pro Celebrity Classic
Join 103.7 lite fm on Saturday, November 18th at 7PM for the Baylor Medical Center at Frisco Pro Celebrity Classic tennis tournament at the Dr. Pepper Star Center in Frisco.

Some of the biggest names in tennis in the past quarter century will headline this event, including Anna Kournikova, Jana Novotna, and Luke and Murphy Jensen and it benefits the Maureen Connolly Brinker Tennis Foundation in Dallas.
Tickets to the Baylor Medical Center at Frisco Pro Celebrity Classic are on sale online at www.tickets.com (http://www.tickets.com/) and by telephone at 214.GO.STARS (214.467.8277). Prices are: $26.50, $ 45.50 and $75.50.
*103.7 lite fm is the proud radio sponsor of the Pro Celebrity Classic!

Hingie
Nov 17th, 2006, 12:34 AM
Anna was definitely more talented at posing for sleazy magazines. As for tennis, LOL.

I've watched quite a few Kournikova matches (starting back around 96, 97) and i can tell you that she had far more variety than Sharapova. When she pulled it together, her game was very nice to watch.

Not bagging out Sharapova but Kournikov definitely had game - the poor girl just could never hold it together for long enough to make an impact.

Such a talent though. :sad: