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ys
Jul 10th, 2008, 07:20 PM
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/writers/jon_wertheim/07/10/kournikova0414/index.html?bcnn=yes

Enjoyable read.

kiwifan
Jul 10th, 2008, 07:35 PM
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/writers/jon_wertheim/07/10/kournikova0414/index.html?bcnn=yes

Enjoyable read. yep. :cool:

not quite as enjoyable as last weekend's All Blacks victory over The Boks :devil:; but good just the same. :lol:

frenchie
Jul 10th, 2008, 07:57 PM
Love you Anna

Please comeback!!

goldenlox
Jul 10th, 2008, 08:07 PM
She's on the SI cover next to Willie Mays.
Anna is 27.
Next week is where are you now, Anna Chakvetadze?

Tennis Fool
Jul 10th, 2008, 08:17 PM
She's on the SI cover next to Willie Mays.
Anna is 27.
Next week is where are you now, Anna Chakvetadze?

She's on the cover with freakin' Rafa & Roger :rolleyes:

Anyway, here's the adjoining slide show:

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/0807/anna.kournikova/content.2.html

Harju.
Jul 10th, 2008, 08:23 PM
Loves the article.
She's sooo matured now. I just wish that she stops the teasing of not retiring :sobbing:

hankqq
Jul 10th, 2008, 08:27 PM
Anna! Miss you!!

Love the quote

Hey, I took the money. It's simple. If you don't want the attention, don't take the money. :cool:

as well as

I'm not married, not pregnant, didn't have a boob job, no Botox. What else? :lol: :worship: :hearts:

She does seem more down to Earth now, but is that only because she didn't have the big career in singles everyone was expecting?

I'm wondering if she would have still kept her diva-ish ways had she won some big singles titles, or even a slam. When there's no more hype/buzz about you, you're kind of forced to be more humble. In terms of how the press viewed her, she went from being a very promising hot girl of tennis to an overhyped failure (only in singles, obviously not in doubles). I'm sure she was crushed when the press started making a joke out of her tennis.

Anyway, I do hope she comes back one day, although she probably won't. :sad:

Tennis Fool
Jul 10th, 2008, 08:33 PM
When there's no more hype/buzz about you, you're kind of forced to be more humble.

It's called the bell curve of fame. Not everyone becomes more humble, however. At least she sounds happy, unlike her former doubles partner.

ys
Jul 10th, 2008, 08:35 PM
It's called the bell curve of fame. Not everyone becomes more humble, however. At least she sounds happy, unlike her former doubles partner.

For someone who was arguably the most influential sportswoman of the last decade, she is quite umble.. :)

Sanneriet
Jul 10th, 2008, 08:56 PM
yep. :cool:

not quite as enjoyable as last weekend's All Blacks victory over The Boks :devil:; but good just the same. :lol:

Yeah, thats right, rub it in;)

tenn_ace
Jul 10th, 2008, 09:00 PM
Anna :kiss:

Malva
Jul 10th, 2008, 09:00 PM
Yes, that's a great read. Superbly written...

What a change ten years can make...

I think she managed to accumulate sufficient wealth from those few years when she was 'hot'.

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Jul 10th, 2008, 09:03 PM
I can´t believe Rafa is sharing the cover with 2 mugs

A little bit of respect with the current champion of Wimbledon , please

Apoleb
Jul 10th, 2008, 09:14 PM
Nice read.

Her comments on coming back suggest that she might be thinking about it. It'd be nice if she made her way back to the main draws.

Zébulon
Jul 10th, 2008, 09:19 PM
Good read.

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Jul 10th, 2008, 09:26 PM
Full of :bs:

Kurnikova was not that good

stevos
Jul 10th, 2008, 10:20 PM
Great article, thanks.
And my god, that body. :drool: :setstraight:

alias
Jul 10th, 2008, 10:26 PM
Sometimes I got unlucky, and sometimes I just lost." Regrets? "Not a thing. Except to be a little stronger physically. Come on, regrets? I grew up a little girl in the Soviet Union playing at a small sports club. Tennis gave me my life." Does she wish she'd dialed back the hype machine a bit? "It's hard. We did the best we could. But there was no blueprint." And whatever you do, don't lavish her with a shred of sympathy. "Hey, I took the money. It's simple. If you don't want the attention, don't take the money."
"Why are people afraid of getting older? You feel wiser. You feel more mature. You feel like you know yourself better. You would trade that for softer skin? Not me!"

:hearts::kiss:

ys
Jul 10th, 2008, 10:40 PM
Full of :bs:

Kurnikova was not that good

Why are you trolling when it is not that awfully rewarding, is it?

goldenlox
Jul 10th, 2008, 11:01 PM
Anna wrote a blog on her website today -

Back from Germany!
July 10, 2008

Hey guys,
I’m back in Miami for a few days after my trip to Germany, before I leave for World Team Tennis, and I wanted to give you a quick update on how the trip went. When I got to Frankfurt I found out that my flight to Stuttgart had been cancelled because of a strike, so I had to drive there, which turned out to be faster and easier. That evening, I attended the MercedesCup Laureus Charity Gala, which was in support of the Laureus ‘Sport For Good’ Foundation. The gala was really entertaining because a lot of great athletes attended and I was able to meet them all! It was especially cool when the famous Formula 1 racer Mika Hakkinen bought my signed racquet for 5,000 Euros during the live auction. I was totally surprised and shocked that a tennis racquet would go for so much, but I guess when it’s for a good cause people are willing to spend a bit more. During that evening I also got to spend time with my great friend Barbara Schett. It was fantastic to catch up with her and reminisce about old times…we certainly had some good laughs together!

After the gala I had to go to sleep early, as I had to get ready for the ProAm at 9am the next day. My actual mixed doubles match was at 2pm that day and I played with Henri Leconte against Barbara and Michael Stich. It was awesome to play on red clay again, as I haven’t played on it in about a year. The match was close, we won 9-8, (7-2 in the tiebreaker), and I felt really comfortable and enjoyed being on the court, so I hope the fans loved it too. We had some amazing points and, of course, Henri Leconte was hilarious! On the last day in Germany I had to wake up at 4am to catch my flight back to the States, so even though I didn’t get a lot of sleep over those few days, it was a really great trip! It felt good to be back in Germany, as I have so many great memories from my playing days there.

Don’t forget to check out the WTT matches, and I’ll be back soon with updates!

WhatTheDeuce
Jul 11th, 2008, 08:47 PM
Anna... be mine :hearts:

supergrunt
Jul 11th, 2008, 09:34 PM
that was good. :awww:

fammmmedspin
Jul 12th, 2008, 12:55 AM
He's confused on how good she was. At her best she was very good. Minus an injury or two she would probably have started winning - Eastbourne 98 and possibly Wimbledon that year were both possible.
She's another one of the missing generation. She didn't have Hingis's mind but she could hold Hingis physically, could hit the ball in court in a long rally and the mind would have got more experienced. . Hingis could still make the current (recent) top 10) Anna with a serve might well have been there too if she was around.

hectopascal
Jul 12th, 2008, 01:44 AM
I just came in here for the pics :hearts: She's still looking as hot as always, but her legs seem a bit thin? Which means she isn't training for a comeback....