View Full Version : Kournikova is looking for playing doubles with Conchita

Dec 26th, 2001, 10:29 PM
AUCKLAND -- Tennis drawcard Anna Kournikova says she does not want any "fuss and bother" but news she is looking for male hitting partners at the ASB Bank Classic seems certain to produce a frenzy. <br />"She has asked us to find her some male hitting partners, which I'm sure will not be a problem," ASB Bank Classic tournament director Richard Palmer said yesterday.

Palmer also believes there is a chance that Kournikova might play doubles with Spaniard Conchita Martinez.

"Her people have, not surprisingly, been very secretive. Conchita is very keen to play doubles but until she gets here on December 28 we will not know what she has planned."

Martinez has asked to play her first-round singles on the Tuesday (January 1) -- the same day Kournikova will make her much-awaited first appearance at Stanley Street.

"This is shaping as `terrific Tuesday'," said Palmer, who confirmed Russian star Kournikova will play the second match of the day on stadium court.

With Martinez, the tournament's fourth seed, and unseeded Kournikova set for second-day action, top seeds Angeles Montolio (Spain) and Henrieta Nagyova (Slovakia) seem certain to play on opening day.

Dec 26th, 2001, 10:31 PM
Well itīs a nice new. Now Kournikova will win the tournament.

Dec 26th, 2001, 10:33 PM
Great doubles team, i think they would have lot of chances to win, only if they dont play Maria Jose & Anabel <img src="tongue.gif" border="0"> <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

Dec 26th, 2001, 10:36 PM
Those are great news! <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Dec 27th, 2001, 01:00 AM
It says now in another thread that Conchita will play with Cara Black in Auckland. It would have been nice to see how Conchita and Anna would have gotten on as a doubles team but Cara is ranked number three in the world in doubles so Conchita/Cara should do well.

Dec 27th, 2001, 02:00 AM
I like this team, the will have lot of chances <img src="smile.gif" border="0">