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JackWalker
Nov 20th, 2006, 01:24 AM
Anna Kournikova, you are an amazingly talented tennis player. This is why I plead you to please return to competitive tennis. I, as well as many people in the tennis world, miss you and are extremely sad and disappointed to see you give the sport up. It is a shame to see your talents go to waste.

We all realize that you have endured many injuries over the years and that you cite your back injury as the reason behind your semi-retirement. The reason behind your injuries, though, has been over-training. You have played tennis all your life and it is not necessary to train six to seven hours a day, like you did when you were young. This causes more injuries and your back to flare up.

Anna, if you were to train two to three hours a day and a couple of hours at the gym for four to six months, and get a coach, I am sure that in a year's time you would be in the top 25. With consistent play and results I am sure that you could get back in the top 10 and threaten top players day in and day out.

Anna, all your fans love and support you, and we just want you to do what makes you happy. We don't want you to have regrets later on. You are still so young and so talented. PLEASE COME BACK.

goldenlox
Nov 20th, 2006, 01:30 AM
Anna had to think about it with Hingis coming back this year.
I don't think she feels her back will handle all the heavy training involved

http://www.elconfidencial.com/fotos/enimagenes/200603094kournikova_g.jpg

http://pop.wizbangblog.com/images/2006/03/anna_kournikova_hot.jpg

http://img412.imageshack.us/img412/9013/111kn6.jpg

http://www.miami.com/images/miami/miamiherald/14812/219405000424.jpg

JackWalker
Nov 20th, 2006, 01:34 AM
Anna had to think about it with Hingis coming back this year.
I don't think she feels her back will handle all the heavy training involved

http://www.elconfidencial.com/fotos/enimagenes/200603094kournikova_g.jpg

http://pop.wizbangblog.com/images/2006/03/anna_kournikova_hot.jpg

http://img412.imageshack.us/img412/9013/111kn6.jpg

http://www.miami.com/images/miami/miamiherald/14812/219405000424.jpg

hingis always used to say the same thing. she used to say that she could not return to competitive tennis because her feet hurt whenever she played longer than a couple of hours a day, but she's back. anna please comeback as well

goldenlox
Nov 20th, 2006, 01:45 AM
Maybe she will

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f91/martinading2/ANNA/10351434selecta914200644334AM.jpg

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

http://www.tennis.com.cn/bbs/uploadFiles/2006-09/16_3864451_1.jpg

http://www.tennis.com.cn/bbs/uploadFiles/2006-09/18_3872280_2.jpg

http://img489.imageshack.us/img489/5131/annakournikova09160601rq8.jpg

http://www.tennis.com.cn/bbs/uploadFiles/2006-11/7_4105796_5.jpg

AK-DH Fan
Nov 20th, 2006, 02:08 AM
Anna Kournikova, you are an amazingly talented tennis player. This is why I plead you to please return to competitive tennis. I, as well as many people in the tennis world, miss you and are extremely sad and disappointed to see you give the sport up. It is a shame to see your talents go to waste.

We all realize that you have endured many injuries over the years and that you cite your back injury as the reason behind your semi-retirement. The reason behind your injuries, though, has been over-training. You have played tennis all your life and it is not necessary to train six to seven hours a day, like you did when you were young. This causes more injuries and your back to flare up.

Anna, if you were to train two to three hours a day and a couple of hours at the gym for four to six months, and get a coach, I am sure that in a year's time you would be in the top 25. With consistent play and results I am sure that you could get back in the top 10 and threaten top players day in and day out.

Anna, all your fans love and support you, and we just want you to do what makes you happy. We don't want you to have regrets later on. You are still so young and so talented. PLEASE COME BACK.

Great post. I took the words right our of my mouth, I just don't want her to be like... coulda shoulda woulda when it's really too late. All we can do is hope. We miss you Anna K:sad:

vogus
Nov 20th, 2006, 02:37 AM
people need to realize, once and for all, that she simply is not able to do it. As a competetive tennis player, Kournikova has ceased to exist. Her mind and her body are both gone. She wasted her chances and didn't respect her own talent. And now it's too late.

Not to mention that there are at least 25 women in the Top 100 these days who are better looking than she is. Do you think her ego could handle that?

Brooklyn90
Nov 20th, 2006, 02:41 AM
i don't think she really want's to come back
but i really hope she does :)

JackWalker
Nov 20th, 2006, 02:41 AM
people need to realize, once and for all, that she simply is not able to do it. As a competetive tennis player, Kournikova has ceased to exist. Her mind and her body are both gone. She wasted her chances and didn't respect her own talent. And now it's too late.

Not to mention that there are at least 25 women in the Top 100 these days who are better looking than she is.

her mind and body may not be what they were in the late 90's but she can get all of it back with some training. i don't see how she waster her talents when she was playing. i don't think it's late. she is younger than both the william sisters and martina hingis

goldenlox
Nov 20th, 2006, 02:44 AM
She's not going to come back for singles.
What if she hurt her back training?
She doesn't need that.

And she doesn't need to come back for doubles.
She's a former #1 and slam champion in doubles already.

vogus
Nov 20th, 2006, 02:48 AM
her mind and body may not be what they were in the late 90's but she can get all of it back with some training. i don't see how she waster her talents when she was playing. i don't think it's late. she is younger than both the william sisters and martina hingis


she is younger than Venus but older than Serena. And neither the Williams nor Hingis physically deteriorated in the way that Kournikova has. But anyway, i am sure that Anya doesn't want to compete again, at least not in singles. She doesn't want to go out and be a trophy target for the other girls and risk humiliation. She prefers an easier life. Tennis is hard work.

goldenlox
Nov 20th, 2006, 02:51 AM
If you like Anna, don't you want her to enjoy her life?
Being on the tour is a hard life.

go hingis
Nov 20th, 2006, 02:51 AM
If Anna wants to return I wish her the best of health and we all need luck when it comes to our health. Good Luck Anna!

faboozadoo15
Nov 20th, 2006, 02:58 AM
If you like Anna, don't you want her to enjoy her life?
Being on the tour is a hard life.

being on tour is also a privelage, and honor, a chance to be the best.

maria sharapova has made and will make millions more than kournikova, but she's out there grinding it out and fighting for every win. she could easily quit now and enjoy a luxurious lifestyle.

it's not anna's body that isn't strong enough to handle tennis. it's her mind, heart, and ego. she can't bounce back from the losses, the pressure, the failure. she isn't a fighter.

at the end of the day she's just the prettiest girl who never won anything that mattered. don't "doubles" me to death. no one cares. only people who never achieved anything in singles would even mention doubles results.

signed, a fan.

GoDominique
Nov 20th, 2006, 03:05 AM
Does she read this board?

goldenlox
Nov 20th, 2006, 03:10 AM
It's not an honor to be on the tour. It's something you reach through sweat and toil.
And Anna doesn't have any reason to do it anymore.

faboozadoo15
Nov 20th, 2006, 03:22 AM
It's not an honor to be on the tour. It's something you reach through sweat and toil.
And Anna doesn't have any reason to do it anymore.

that's just not true. ranking and accomplishments are rarely proportional to sweat and toil. so many factors and blessings come into place. kournikova had them. she was talented.

anna has accomplished almost none of the goals she ever had when she was a young hopeful girl playing tennis. that's plenty of reason to "do it". the fact that she's not interested is just baffling.

AK-DH Fan
Nov 20th, 2006, 03:25 AM
being on tour is also a privelage, and honor, a chance to be the best.

maria sharapova has made and will make millions more than kournikova, but she's out there grinding it out and fighting for every win. she could easily quit now and enjoy a luxurious lifestyle.

it's not anna's body that isn't strong enough to handle tennis. it's her mind, heart, and ego. she can't bounce back from the losses, the pressure, the failure. she isn't a fighter.

at the end of the day she's just the prettiest girl who never won anything that mattered. don't "doubles" me to death. no one cares. only people who never achieved anything in singles would even mention doubles results.

signed, a fan.

I think saying she acheive nothing is a bit harsh. I do howaerver agree though that she let all the crap get to her in the end. It does really bother me that she never felt the need to prove people wrong about her abilitilties

goldenlox
Nov 20th, 2006, 03:25 AM
Anna was put into tennis by her parents, the same way almost all these players started.
She achieved a lot of goals.
Of course she is talented. She was in the top 10.

WhatTheDeuce
Nov 20th, 2006, 03:31 AM
Imagine Anna actually made an announcement that she was returning to the Tour? Oh man, I'd totally flip out. That would be so freakin amazing.

It'll never happen though. And it's a total shame.

Anna :crying2:

goldenlox
Nov 20th, 2006, 03:33 AM
Imagine Anna actually made an announcement that she was returning to the Tour? Oh man, I'd totally flip out. That would be so freakin amazing.

It'll never happen though. And it's a total shame.

Anna :crying2:
Imagine if she was coming back for a full singles schedule, like Hingis did.

WhatTheDeuce
Nov 20th, 2006, 03:39 AM
Imagine if she was coming back for a full singles schedule, like Hingis did.
I'd lose my mind with excitement. And there would be waves in the tennis world. It would be awesome.

*JR*
Nov 20th, 2006, 03:40 AM
Na na na na
Na na na na
Hey hey
Goodbye!

:wavey:

WhatTheDeuce
Nov 20th, 2006, 03:41 AM
Na na na na
Na na na na
Hey hey
Goodbye!

:wavey:
You're missing a 'hey'.

And youre a little late.

goldenlox
Nov 20th, 2006, 03:42 AM
Two heys is right
They probably play that at Heat games

WhatTheDeuce
Nov 20th, 2006, 03:44 AM
Two heys is right
They probably play that at Heat games
its hey hey hey, goodbye. not hey hey, goodbye. they play it at all kinds of sports events, and i'm 100% sure of it.

goldenlox
Nov 20th, 2006, 03:48 AM
I might be wrong. I thought it was hey, hey-ey, goodbye.
A long hey=hey-ey

WhatTheDeuce
Nov 20th, 2006, 03:49 AM
I might be wrong. I thought it was hey, hey-ey, goodbye.
A long hey=hey-ey
Nope. ;)

goldenlox
Nov 20th, 2006, 03:53 AM
Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye)

Na na na na, hey hey-hey, goodbye
Na na na na, na na na na, hey hey hey, goodbye
Listen to me now
He's never near you to comfort and cheer you
When all those sad tears are fallin' baby from your eyes
He might be thrillin' baby but a-my love (my love, my love)
So dog-gone willin'
So kiss him (I wanna see you kiss him. I wanna see you kiss him)
Go on and kiss him goodbye

*JR*
Nov 20th, 2006, 03:55 AM
The late great Dayhovah had a great line on GoTennis in his year-end awards for 2002.

Most disappointing season: Anna Kournikova
Runner-up: Anna Kournikova :lol:

(And those lyrics sites aren't always accurate. They're totally unofficial). ;)

goldenlox
Nov 20th, 2006, 03:57 AM
Na-na na-na-na na na na na na na, hey hey hey, goodbye
Hey hey-hey, goodbye
Na na na na, na na na na, hey hey hey, goodbye
Na na na na, na na na na, hey hey hey, goodbye
Na na na na, na na na na, hey hey hey, goodbye

:banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :rocker: :rocker: :rocker2: :rocker2:

WhatTheDeuce
Nov 20th, 2006, 04:21 AM
Na-na na-na-na na na na na na na, hey hey hey, goodbye
Hey hey-hey, goodbye
Na na na na, na na na na, hey hey hey, goodbye
Na na na na, na na na na, hey hey hey, goodbye
Na na na na, na na na na, hey hey hey, goodbye

:banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :rocker: :rocker: :rocker2: :rocker2:
:haha: :haha: :haha:

:dance: :rocker2:

DarkchildSwiss
Nov 20th, 2006, 09:18 AM
anna please come back. I want the "spice girls" to play double again and take some GS titles home.

Geertvg
Nov 20th, 2006, 09:27 AM
As much as I love and adore Anna, I have to say some people really are right here. Anna didn't fight, and wasted a lot of talent. She was 16 when reaching Wimbledon semi, she was top 10, all just on talent, too bad she gave in so easily... Hope she does fight back to prove herself to the world... But I seriously doubt she will, it's too much of a hassle for her these days :(

Kunal
Nov 20th, 2006, 09:48 AM
looks very unlikely now

lilimi
Nov 20th, 2006, 01:48 PM
i'm sure anna would have had a great career without her injuries. that's a setback of starting training too early and of her hard work to be a great player.
i would be happy if she came back but i don't know if she wants too, she had been highly criticized when she was at her best level for unfair reasons...imagine if she came back and failed...

Kunal
Nov 20th, 2006, 01:56 PM
id love to see her back....cuz i also believe that she is pretty talented....but i dont think its that likely.....i mean we can never know the willpower of someone....so i might be wrong there.....but for her....is she willing to go through the grind once again

WhatTheDeuce
Nov 20th, 2006, 02:01 PM
I think Anna needs to suck up the fact that "she might fail." So what if she does? Even if she doesnt win a singles title, she can still be a top 50 player in singles easily who can challenge a top player on her day, and a dominating doubles player. And plus, she might not fail. If she worked hard and got a good coach and committed herself to the sport I still think she can achieve something, singles-wise. It's not like when she comes back people are gonna have high expectations on her. It's a general concensus to the casual tennis/sports fan that Kournikova "sucks" and "cant play tennis."

I dunno, I just really want her to come back. Obviously its gonna take work, but I get the sense Anna really does enjoy playing the game of tennis. It's just shame for someone with her talent to just give up at such a young age. She's got many years ahead of her to do the stuff she's doing now. This should be her time battling it out with the best on the tennis courts.

goldenlox
Nov 20th, 2006, 02:12 PM
It's not about might fail. It's not even the amount of work involved.
It's the physical stress on her back.
It's fine now, but the effort to be a world class player again would put tremendous strain on her back.

It's important to be healthy.

JackWalker
Nov 20th, 2006, 07:08 PM
i think her back was the reason she stopped playing because she injured it, but it is not the reason why she is not playing now. i repeat, it is not necessary for anna to train seven hours a day, like she used to. that is why she injures herself. she should train like martina. martina only trains a couple hours a day. and besides martina had her feet problem, but she's on the tour. martina used to say that her feet would hurt her if she played longer than 90 minutes.

AKfanatic
Nov 20th, 2006, 10:11 PM
Do you not think she's tried it? I mean, do you not think that she's tested her back? I'm sure she has. And she held out hope for a couple years, but she saw that it just wasnt going to happen. So she just moved on with her life, she cant just sit around waiting for the day her back heals...she's got to move on.

Now, 3.5 years later, i think the reason she doesnt make a comeback is because I personally feel that the game has more than likely passed her by. The game now is completely different from the time Anna was around. But she still has her natural talent to get her through.

If she does decide to make a comeback......I will be very happy

goldenlox
Nov 20th, 2006, 10:15 PM
The game isn't that different. Hingis is #7 now.
Amelie is older than Anna.
If you watch her serve in her exhibitions, she's not putting much stress on her back.

theFutureisNow
Nov 20th, 2006, 10:35 PM
Forget tennis. I just want her to eat something.

It's pretty sad looking at her now compared to how she used to look.

WhatTheDeuce
Nov 20th, 2006, 10:38 PM
I dont buy the whole back injury bullshit. As someone mentioned, she does not need to be training 5-7 hours a day to be a professional player like Anna attests. It's just an excuse.

goldenlox
Nov 20th, 2006, 10:43 PM
If she wants to win matches, that soft spin serve she is hitting isn't going to work.
Anna is playing a low impact type tennis.
You can't do that on the tour.

WhatTheDeuce
Nov 20th, 2006, 10:49 PM
If she wants to win matches, that soft spin serve she is hitting isn't going to work.
Anna is playing a low impact type tennis.
You can't do that on the tour.
She was regularly using that soft spin serve throughout 2002, and still managed to make the top 40 and was nearly seeded for AO 2003.

Though I do agree, she shouldnt plan on doing that if she was serious about a comeback.

Viktymise
Nov 20th, 2006, 10:56 PM
:sad: so much talent and most ppl dont give her enough credit, its not easy to shun all the outside interests from tennis when ppl are offering you millions of dollars to endorse some product and its not easy to rebound after many injuries which undermined her confidence

JackWalker
Nov 21st, 2006, 03:31 PM
the weird thing is that when anna retired she was not playing horrible tennis. she was just inconsistant with her results, injured, and had that lollypop serve. not even a year before she retired she had a great summer on the us hardcourts with almost reaching the final of the acura classis. ANNA COMEBACK!!!

AKfanatic
Nov 21st, 2006, 04:46 PM
That's true. I remember the Kournikova vs. Dokic semifinal in San Diego in 2002, which she was close to winning and after that loss, nothing good happened for anna.

Mentally, Anna is fragile. That my friends, is the reason Anna is out of the tour.