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GoDominique
Feb 20th, 2012, 12:49 PM
Reference to the "new Kournikova" thread.

Vote!

Joana
Feb 20th, 2012, 12:54 PM
The Angelique Widjaja match at the US Open.

GoDominique
Feb 20th, 2012, 12:55 PM
Yes me too. I forgot that option. :banghead:

tennismaster8820
Feb 20th, 2012, 12:58 PM
I still can't believe that player of her calibre who was able to play some fantastic tennis couldn't win any WTA title.
Was there ever any player who was in top 10 but never won any title???
It's kinda sad really.

miffedmax
Feb 20th, 2012, 01:01 PM
Anna fulfilled her holy mission, which was to call attention to Russian tennis so that the world would be watching for the appearance of the divine and perfect one, the greatest tennis player in the history of the game, the template of feminine perfection, the acme of grace, the regally nosed and exquisitely dimpled goddess Elena Dementieva.

WowWow
Feb 20th, 2012, 01:02 PM
Her cheeks

Mattographer
Feb 20th, 2012, 01:04 PM
The Angelique Widjaja match at the US Open.
That match was hilariously bad :hysteric:

CWTennis
Feb 20th, 2012, 01:06 PM
Who's Anna K.?

Bismarck.
Feb 20th, 2012, 01:08 PM
That match against Pierce when some guy asked her if she was excited for him.

Sammo
Feb 20th, 2012, 01:15 PM
Her beauty and her underachieving :shrug:

Melange
Feb 20th, 2012, 01:19 PM
First good tennis player who could have been a model. You forgot to include her ego as a poll option

StephenUK
Feb 20th, 2012, 01:35 PM
I remember Anna for the good, the bad and the ugly:

The Good: her third round match against Anke Huber on People's Saturday, Wimbledon 1997, which I saw on Centre Court, the most amazing atmosphere ever, Mexican Waves, wolf whistles, and it was a really exciting match! Anna became a star that day, no question....:worship:

The Bad: That match against Miho Saeki in the Australian Open when she sprayed 32 double faults and was taken to 10-8 but still won, despite being in tears. One of the worst performances ever by a player who still won the match.:eek:

The Ugly: (Not her fault) but one time I was at Eastbourne and she was walking in my direction - I nearly got mown down by the crowd of autograph hunters surrounding her! :lol:

Another memory of Anna was a testimony to her hard work. Another time I went to Eastbourne and it was so rained off that all I saw all day besides reruns of Virginia Wade's 1977 victory shown on TVs inside the theatre was part of the first set between Monica Seles and Brenda Schultz (5-2 to Brenda when the final rains came). Despite the torrential rain, as we left the court, who should we see, doing sprints of the court, with her blond locks coming out of her cagoule hood, but Anna, with her team. Everyone else had cleared off but Anna kept working. :angel:

barmaid
Feb 20th, 2012, 01:36 PM
I'll always remember Anna as a very competent doubles partner with Martina Hingis, yes they used to say Martina could pair with anyone and win a doubles title and she did acomplish that feat several times, but with Anna the pairing brought much glamor and hype to the two players who were nicknamed the "Spice Girls":hearts::kiss::worship: and they lived up to that reputation!:worship::hearts:

Barmaid:wavey:

Aryman3
Feb 20th, 2012, 01:38 PM
I could see her "live" in Warsaw tournament

Super Dave
Feb 20th, 2012, 01:39 PM
Her face, period. But she is not aging well :sad:

StephenUK
Feb 20th, 2012, 01:44 PM
I'll always remember Anna as a very competent doubles partner with Martina Hingis, yes they used to say Martina could pair with anyone and win a doubles title and she did acomplish that feat several times, but with Anna the pairing brought much glamor and hype to the two players who were nicknamed the "Spice Girls":hearts::kiss::worship: and they lived up to that reputation!:worship::hearts:

Barmaid:wavey:

Yes, what a glamorous doubles team! The other glam doubles pair has to be TennisTatu (remember Tatu?) - Elena Dementieva and Lina Krasnoroutskaya, memorable victory over the Williams sisters at Wimbledon! :hearts:

Dav.
Feb 20th, 2012, 01:57 PM
Her incredible talent, beauty, style and relentless injuries.

She gets a bad rep because of famous she was, but it's completely unwarranted when you actually watch her play or look at her results. She was a year-end number one in doubles and won multiple slams, beat Graf on grass, Sanchez-Vicario and Hingis on clay, Martinez and Davenport on hard, Wimbly SF, ranked 8th in singles, three Tier I finals, etc.

Like someone else said, that Huber match is one of the best I've ever seem for its sheer quality and unmatched atmosphere.

Remix13
Feb 20th, 2012, 01:59 PM
Everything in the poll ;)

I must admit I have become interested in WTA because of her :hearts:

Early retirement (injuries didn't help), she could have played till about 2010 given her age :crying2:

She could have played against Kirilenko ! Despite tons of DF and mental chokes, it would have been the hottest tennis match ever :hearts:

Ryan
Feb 20th, 2012, 02:02 PM
Spice Girls :drool:


Match wise, its unfortunately her collapse against Dokic in the San Diego? QF/SF in 2002? :o She wasted MPs.

Apoleb
Feb 20th, 2012, 02:02 PM
I remember her for that RG R4 against Steffi. Steffi was playing crap, inconsistent tennis all year, and this is the match that turned it for her (surprisingly as it is). I think she was too scared of getting a humiliating loss to Kournikova, but you could see that she had taken it up a gear from the tennis she was playing. Later, her coach confirmed my suspicions that the match turned her tournament around.

Other than that, I remember her for her uselessness. Also, that's when I found out I'm not straight. Thank you Anna.

*Nefertiti*
Feb 20th, 2012, 02:08 PM
I remember our school teacher wanting to cancel the next lesson to be able to go home and watch her match :lol:

irma
Feb 20th, 2012, 02:13 PM
As a player who wasn't as bad as some might believe these days. If she had kept her motivation/health she would probably have been a solid top 10 player for years.

Remix13
Feb 20th, 2012, 02:19 PM
I remember our school teacher wanting to cancel the next lesson to be able to go home and watch her match :lol:

Funny :lol:

I remember pretending being sick to my mother and staying at home watching Anna's matches on Eurosport instead of going to school :lol:

Maria rocks
Feb 20th, 2012, 02:22 PM
Her hair. Wow so long and beautiful. She didn't acheive much but she was deffo a looker noone can argue about that.

Juju Nostalgique
Feb 20th, 2012, 03:21 PM
Total singles titles: ZERO.

:happy:

Melange
Feb 20th, 2012, 03:24 PM
Total singles titles: ZERO.

:happy:

thats the most misleading and overused stat about her. total ignorance

Kairi
Feb 20th, 2012, 03:34 PM
T&A :drool:

pattyclijsters
Feb 20th, 2012, 03:49 PM
Wimbledon.

Madoka
Feb 20th, 2012, 04:48 PM
her ass.

antonella
Feb 20th, 2012, 04:50 PM
Her inability to win the Moscow open that time when she had the chance.

tennisbum79
Feb 20th, 2012, 04:57 PM
It was never easy to consider her matches serious, even when she was playing "well" occasionally goes deep in the tournament.
It was not fair to her, but she was partly responsible for it.

Invisible Fan
Feb 20th, 2012, 05:01 PM
Her making the Wimbledon semis in 97 - and her losing to Venus at Wimbledon in 99 (one of the first matches I remember watching).
Also her early retirement.

*Jool*
Feb 20th, 2012, 05:17 PM
too bad she was so cute , it never put the emphasis on the fact that she was actually good .
I remember her most for..yeah..the phenomenon that she was for the media because of that 'beauty' , and for hence bringing a new era in women's tennis and the development of the marketing based on looks more than results .. and that's a shame.

Jorn
Feb 20th, 2012, 05:55 PM
I remember from Leipzig in 1999 where I saw her in person for the first time and where she lost a fan when she was playing around with kids in the player arena... :o

But it was a big experience when I saw her playing for a full arena in the night match! :)

My last memory was from Hamburg some years later where she and the great NZ unexpected came and played in doubles...

bobito
Feb 20th, 2012, 06:01 PM
One match against Henin at the Aussie Open always springs to mind. She hit one serve that bounced twice before it reached the net, another that hit the backboard at the far end of the court without bouncing and a third that flew off the frame of her racquet and nearly took out the chair umpire.

Other than that, I'll remember her as a self-absorbed prima-donna.

Dav.
Feb 20th, 2012, 06:19 PM
It was never easy to consider her matches serious, even when she was playing "well" occasionally goes deep in the tournament.
It was not fair to her, but she was partly responsible for it.

She was a year-end top 10-15 for years before her major injury in 2001 that took her out for most of the year and basically ruined her career...she didn't just play "well" ocassionally.

MaBaker
Feb 20th, 2012, 06:23 PM
Titleless, overrated beauty.

edificio
Feb 20th, 2012, 07:33 PM
Positives:
USO 1996
Wimbledon 1997 "raise the roof"
Doubles with Martina H.

Negative: Old men leering at baby-faced girl. :lol:

Anna was a good player. She should have won at least one title; it seemed almost in her hands at times.

LightWarrior
Feb 20th, 2012, 07:40 PM
Total singles titles: ZERO.

:happy:

Looking back I wonder why she didn't play tier 3 or 4 tournaments. She could have won a few.

tennisbum79
Feb 20th, 2012, 07:43 PM
She was a year-end top 10-15 for years before her major injury in 2001 that took her out for most of the year and basically ruined her career...she didn't just play "well" ocassionally.
Even then, very few people took her seriously.

The only time she was taken seriously is where she paired up to play doubles with Martina H.

goldenlox
Feb 20th, 2012, 07:43 PM
What I remember most about her game is that she had a decent volley but didnt have good choice of approach shots.
Nowadays almost no one comes to the net early in points, but 10 years ago it wasnt that wild.
The pieces of her game were better than her overall results, which to me means she didnt use her skillset well enough.
She also got injured right before Wimbledon, when some people thought she was a true contender, and when she came back, she didnt seem quite as good. After every big injury, she seemed to be a little less mentally tough when she got back on tour.

But the average sports fan thinks Anna was good looking & not a good player. They dont care she was #8. In tennis usually only the on court superstars become world famous.

donniedarkofan
Feb 20th, 2012, 08:13 PM
That match was hilariously bad :hysteric:

Yeah, it was bad :sad:

The Dawntreader
Feb 20th, 2012, 08:16 PM
PSry-7C2qrU

The way she rolls her eyes disdainfully after the Evert comment is epic.

miffedmax
Feb 20th, 2012, 09:01 PM
Positives:
USO 1996
Wimbledon 1997 "raise the roof"
Doubles with Martina H.

Negative: Old men leering at baby-faced girl. :lol:



Look at my avi. Then...
http://images.memegenerator.net/instances/260x260/9110499.jpg


I have motherfucking EARNED the right to be a dirty old man.

Talula
Feb 20th, 2012, 09:47 PM
Titleless, overrated beauty.

Jealous?!:angel:

Sammo
Feb 20th, 2012, 10:03 PM
Look at my avi. Then...
http://images.memegenerator.net/instances/260x260/9110499.jpg


I have motherfucking EARNED the right to be a dirty old man.

Indeed, you're probably 40 and look about 90 because of supporting Dementieva all these years.
Oh well I'm 17 and look 32 because of supporting Hantuchova for 3 years... Every year I've supported her I've grown 6 years older :sobbing:

WhatTheDeuce
Feb 20th, 2012, 10:03 PM
GoDom. :hearts:

WhatTheDeuce
Feb 20th, 2012, 10:09 PM
Her face, period. But she is not aging well :sad:
Facially she's aged respectably, but her body is tragic. Once she lost her athletic muscle mass, it was just all downhill from there. My jaw dropped when I saw this picture on Maxim recently :o:

http://cdn2.maxim.com/maxim/sites/default/files/styles/carousel_main/public/maxim/files/2007/06/15/anna-kournikova/gfd_l8.jpg

Sammo
Feb 20th, 2012, 10:10 PM
She's IMO the most beautiful and most attractive woman ever to play professional tennis.

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hingisGOAT
Feb 20th, 2012, 10:12 PM
Never understood why some people say she was a "brat" or had a "big ego" or whatever. She's always handled the media pressures she faced with dignity and grace, especially considering her age. Can't say I ever remember her doing or saying anything nasty/disrespectful towards anyone. But I guess, in Anna's case, she probably does have a LOT of jealous haters...

...anyway I remember mostly that her tennis GAME, as someone else said, was more than the sum of its parts. She was in great shape and very fast around the court. She had fantastic volleys and touch. She could match ANYONE in the "power" department, with both her forehand and backhand being very flat and powerful. Her serve, in the beginning of her career, set up a lot of points for her.

So from a talent perspective IMO the sky really was the limit for her. She was young with a HUGE game and I think she could have and should have been a Slam champion. Unfortunately that didn't work out, whether it's because of injuries, expectations, or maybe she just became too complacent, or whatever.

One interesting thing is that Anna constantly says she didn't have the physical body of her competitors (like Serena, etc.) and I suspect she might have lacked confidence because of this. Anna however is fairly tall and as I mentioned before, super fit, fast, and POWERFUL, so I don't know why she always makes those comments...? Maybe this slight lack of confidence "did her in" so to speak, especially compared to the super-confident rivals of hers (Hingis, WSx2, etc)

Pops Maellard
Feb 20th, 2012, 10:13 PM
I remember her most for stealing my BF :oh:.

http://www.malecelebnews.com/wp-content/images/2012/01/Enrique-Iglesias-sighting-in-St.-Barts-01.jpg

Corswandt
Feb 20th, 2012, 10:28 PM
A waste. Not of talent (I wasn't following tennis at the time, so I won't comment on that, but the resident commentariat has done so many times before and at length), but of star power.

The biggest crossover star tennis ever had or is likely to ever have, a global celebrity that was all over the mainstream media for one reason or another, after all these years still the tennis player everyone has heard about. And then she just leaves the game. No attempt to keep playing doubles, to attempt even at a limited comeback. Just koniec. Imagine if she had stayed on the Tour, even as an intermittent doubles expert or whatever.

Personal memory: during my long hiatus from tennis, being out at the sticks and noticing a tennis broadcast was due to begin. Had to leave, so tried taping it for no other reason than Her Royal Hotness Kournikova being the featured player, but failing as reception was too poor. When I got back to tennis in 2005 I checked some records to try to figure out what match that was. It was the USO 1R vs Widjaja.

PSry-7C2qrU

The way she rolls her eyes disdainfully after the Evert comment is epic.

I couldn't hear a word of what anyone was saying on that vid. Just mesmerised by how beautiful Kournikova looks there.

goldenlox
Feb 20th, 2012, 10:45 PM
Anna claims her back injury was serious. And after seeing what happened to Dinara, I dont doubt that she couldnt play.
I watched her in WTT, and she put no pace on her serves, even in doubles, that wouldnt hold up at WTA level. Her back wouldnt let her play.

Lulu.
Feb 21st, 2012, 12:13 AM
No singles title. She was too talented to not have won one.

Jane Lane
Feb 21st, 2012, 12:15 AM
Where's the "having sex with Enrique" option?

Archer16
Feb 21st, 2012, 12:31 AM
No titles won, epic quotes ("expensive menu" etc.) and overrated looks.
I still can't believe that player of her calibre who was able to play some fantastic tennis couldn't win any WTA title.
Was there ever any player who was in top 10 but never won any title???
It's kinda sad really.
There were two others, and surprisingly she doesn't even hold the record:
http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=16054453&postcount=42

P.S. Closing date of the poll :haha:

*JR*
Feb 21st, 2012, 12:49 AM
On the one hand, Anna beat 4 Top 10's enroute to the '98 Miami final, B4 losing to Venus. On the other (probably more to punish the teenage boys who booed her when she and Anna came out on court) Justine destroyed her "12-1" in R2 of the 2003 AO, in a beatdown SO one-sided that coach Harold Solomon literally did a few :facepalm:'s. And not 2B forgotten was Anna's great err, "friendship" with Peppermint Patty. :o

Archer16
Feb 21st, 2012, 12:57 AM
On the one hand, Anna beat 4 Top 10's enroute to the '98 Miami final, B4 losing to Venus. On the other (probably more to punish the teenage boys who booed her when she and Anna came out on court) Justine destroyed her "12-1" in R2 of the 2003 AO, in a beatdown SO one-sided that coach Harold Solomon literally did a few :facepalm:'s. And not 2B forgotten was Anna's great err, "friendship" with Peppermint Patty. :o
Wasn't aware Solomon coached her to retirement :facepalm:
He might be doing that to another player nowadays :scared:

Nicolás89
Feb 21st, 2012, 12:59 AM
Enrique. lol

ivanban
Feb 21st, 2012, 09:09 AM
I want my wasted time back!!! :o

MaBaker
Feb 21st, 2012, 09:27 AM
Jealous?!:angel:
What's there to be jealous of? Maybe money though, I have no idea if she's filthy rich or not.

vixter
Feb 21st, 2012, 09:46 AM
Anna Kournikova is one of the biggest legends in WTA and maybe THE most well-known name in female sports stars.
I remember her most for her game, her hair and her smile.
I think her shots were esthetic and her movement gracious.
I love Anna Kournikova!

Coldfront
Feb 21st, 2012, 10:06 AM
For being a sexy little minx

StephenUK
Feb 21st, 2012, 10:18 AM
I think Anna's team made a major boo-boo with her by entering her just into big events following her Wimbledon semi in 1997. Although she reached some big finals, it was too big a step up. They should have prioritised her winning a WTA title of any kind in 1997-8 and entered her in fewer big events and more lower tier ones until she got one - the fact that she never won one became such a big deal and she ended up getting ridiculed about it. By the end of her career, it was such a mental block that even when she turned back to playing lower tier events, she couldn't do it. Ridiculous that her best title was a $25k at Midland!

delicatecutter
Feb 21st, 2012, 10:19 AM
She was a great beauty and a phenomenally talented player. I'll never forget the run she had to Miami final in 98 where she beat 4(?) Top 10 players. And of course her Wimbledon SF at such a young age. She was also a very obvious anti-Hingis to those of us who didn't like Martina.

But yeah it's too bad about how her career went off the tracks and ended prematurely. And now she has to try to be relevant by being on the Biggest Loser. So sad.

Oh and I miss AnnaK4Ever most of all.

Reptilia
Feb 21st, 2012, 10:21 AM
That sexy blue adidas get-up.

jrm
Feb 21st, 2012, 10:39 AM
i still remember some of her second serves bounced before reaching the net :haha:

Navratil
Feb 21st, 2012, 11:32 AM
I still can't believe that player of her calibre who was able to play some fantastic tennis couldn't win any WTA title.
Was there ever any player who was in top 10 but never won any title???
It's kinda sad really.

Is it so important to win a title?
Isn't a Wimbledon-semi or Miami-final much more than a Kuala-Lumpur-title? ;)

Pris
Feb 21st, 2012, 11:57 AM
http://s017.radikal.ru/i407/1202/d7/f09223344d53.jpg

Aravanecaravan
Feb 21st, 2012, 02:27 PM
The portfolio jokes, ridiculous hype, being a pseudo internet porn queen and never winning a singles title.

Corswandt
Feb 22nd, 2012, 11:05 AM
I think Anna's team made a major boo-boo with her by entering her just into big events following her Wimbledon semi in 1997. Although she reached some big finals, it was too big a step up. They should have prioritised her winning a WTA title of any kind in 1997-8 and entered her in fewer big events and more lower tier ones until she got one - the fact that she never won one became such a big deal and she ended up getting ridiculed about it. By the end of her career, it was such a mental block that even when she turned back to playing lower tier events, she couldn't do it. Ridiculous that her best title was a $25k at Midland!

But before Kournikova herself became infamous for never winning any WTA title, I'm sure winning one's first title wasn't such a life-or-death issue. I doubt it ranked as high in the players' list of career priorities as it does now, and there wasn't much point in scheduling in accordance; nowadays by contrast it seems nobody can be taken seriously before winning a WTA title, even if they didn't beat a single top 80 player on their way to it and had already reached say a couple of Slam SFs and beaten several top 10 players before. I mean, did finally winning MM Bad Gastein make that much of a difference in the way we assessed Schiavone's career at the time?

tennisbum79
Feb 22nd, 2012, 01:00 PM
Originally Posted by Juju Nostalgique http://imgsrv2.tennisuniverse.com/wtaworld/images2007/buttons/lastpost.gif (http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?p=20987202#post20987202)
Total singles titles: ZERO.

:happy:

thats the most misleading and overused stat about her. total ignorance

An effective rebuttal would have been just stating the number of single titles: X > 0


Nostatlgique is not wrong in stating that, it was mentioned by TV commentators and sport writers all the time.
Even casual fans talked about it.

Yes she did win GS double title with Hingis, but she was single player

WTA Single Titles: 0
WTA Double: 16 ( 2GS: 1999 AO, 2002 AO, both with Martina H)

_marial_
Feb 22nd, 2012, 01:30 PM
That I always found her ugly.

Mike81
Feb 26th, 2012, 02:53 PM
watching her play live in Sydney 3 times, buying her calendars, DAT ASS :drool:

vixter
Feb 26th, 2012, 06:23 PM
An effective rebuttal would have been just stating the number of single titles: X > 0


Nostatlgique is not wrong in stating that, it was mentioned by TV commentators and sport writers all the time.
Even casual fans talked about it.

Yes she did win GS double title with Hingis, but she was single player

WTA Single Titles: 0
WTA Double: 16 ( 2GS: 1999 AO, 2002 AO, both with Martina H)

But the casual fans used this stat to say "Kournikova was only famous for her looks, she was no good at tennis, she never even won a tournament"
I always found that unfair because she was a very good player and in Russia she was a groundbreaking and inspiring tennis athlete. Therefore I have always taken my time to explain to people that Kournikova was in fact a very good player.

Mike_T
Feb 26th, 2012, 06:50 PM
As the most overrated sex symbol of all time. Also the most one-sided match of all time v Henin, AO 03.

timafi
Feb 26th, 2012, 06:57 PM
If I can be totally honest;I'll say that I don't remember her for doing in particular and beauty-wise I still don't get all this goddamn hoopla about her :shrug:

Number19
Feb 26th, 2012, 09:12 PM
The most I remember about her game is how she played Pavel Bure and Sergei Federov.

I wasn't following tennis much during her days. I only saw her play once. It was a semi against Dokic. Not sure where. It was hardcourt and Anna lost. Dokic then lost to Venus.

Her beauty is something I've never gotten what the fuss is about. She has the body of a 12 yr old boy with nice tits. Face-wise I'm personally not into the lolita look. And most important to attractiveness for me, her personality doesn't do it.

However, Nastya gives her credit for the influx of Russians. So, thank you Anna.

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2004/20040606/sp4.jpg

go hingis
Feb 26th, 2012, 10:31 PM
She pulled in the biggest crowds, her adidas outfits, always looking great on court and her playing doubles with Martina Hingis

tenn_ace
Feb 26th, 2012, 10:54 PM
Her tennis player talent. She was a fantastic player.

Dawn Marie
Feb 26th, 2012, 11:04 PM
When I hear someone mention Anna K, I first think of her long braid. Then I think of her all court game that never won a title. It's still nuts to this day. Anna's game was good enough to win many titles. To have zero is still ludricrus.
Anna knew her way around the net. That has to be respected. A lot of these kids don't even know how to play the net..it's horrid. :-)

vixter
Feb 26th, 2012, 11:14 PM
The most I remember about her game is how she played Pavel Bure and Sergei Federov.

I wasn't following tennis much during her days. I only saw her play once. It was a semi against Dokic. Not sure where. It was hardcourt and Anna lost. Dokic then lost to Venus.

Her beauty is something I've never gotten what the fuss is about. She has the body of a 12 yr old boy with nice tits. Face-wise I'm personally not into the lolita look. And most important to attractiveness for me, her personality doesn't do it.

However, Nastya gives her credit for the influx of Russians. So, thank you Anna.


Yeah, San Diego 2002 I think. That was a great match for 2 sets, actually. Anna lost it as she lost the second set but up until then it was a great match.

The bold part just :help::help::help: no.

dybbuk
Feb 27th, 2012, 12:14 AM
Even then, very few people took her seriously.

The only time she was taken seriously is where she paired up to play doubles with Martina H.

..... not really. At the time Anna was considered a huge talent, idk where you are getting the idea that almost no one took her seriously as a singles player. Many people (including Bud Collins, who is ignored now but was once one of the premier tennis commentators) considered her a real threat for a Wimbledon title in the late 90s before her injuries. She was a Miami finalist and had beaten a good handful of really great players. In restrospect, yes, many people don't take her seriously, but it's complete BS to think she wasn't considered to be a future threat for big titles when she was at her peak. Just go Youtube her Miami match versus Lindsay. She outplayed Lindsay who was playing quite well, and it was in Lindsay's Slam winning years.

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Yes, people took this seriously at the time, my dear.

_craze
Feb 27th, 2012, 12:56 AM
Never understood why some people say she was a "brat" or had a "big ego" or whatever. She's always handled the media pressures she faced with dignity and grace, especially considering her age. Can't say I ever remember her doing or saying anything nasty/disrespectful towards anyone. But I guess, in Anna's case, she probably does have a LOT of jealous haters...


http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/tennis/2002/wimbledon/news/2002/06/24/Kournikova_mad_tv_ap/

Js...

Mike81
Feb 27th, 2012, 01:43 AM
Beauty wise: She was quite pretty and hot but maybe she was overrated only because there wasn't much competition in that area at the time. There are definately more 'hotties' playing now :drool:

Tennis wise: due to her fame and glamour she was discredited as a player because she couldn't win titles. Although how many doubles titles did she win? she could certainly play.

matty
Feb 27th, 2012, 05:39 AM
I remember our school teacher wanting to cancel the next lesson to be able to go home and watch her match :lol:

:cool: