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TeeRexx
Jul 30th, 2003, 03:57 PM
Now that the retirement of Anna Kournikova is becoming more imminent by the day, one may wonder will her loyal supporters in the international tennis organizations and the media find a way to put one of their biggest money makers of all time in the Tennis Hall of Fame alongside Evert, Navratilova and soon Hingis and later the Willimses?

http://a799.g.akamai.net/3/799/388/904bac7ff45994/www.msnbc.com/news/spt/tennis/anna/images/anna_experience.jpg

Under what catagory could the rocket go in under?

Cutest loser.
All time underachiever.
Most over hyped.
Best tan.
Most popular loser.

TR :cool:

Glenn
Jul 30th, 2003, 03:59 PM
Anna Kournikova, most beautiful top 10 player ever.

BTW: She's not going to retire for a couple more years. :)

bandabou
Jul 30th, 2003, 04:02 PM
Most overhyped and best tan ever I guess! Or better yet: THE underachiever!

controlfreak
Jul 30th, 2003, 04:14 PM
Most aesthetically overrated :devil:

selesrules
Jul 30th, 2003, 04:16 PM
She's already a 2-time grandslam champion.

Annarocks
Jul 30th, 2003, 04:30 PM
Well said Selesrules....

and very well said Glenn...hopefully more than a couple how about 6-8 years.

brunof
Jul 30th, 2003, 04:35 PM
She's won less titles than Martina Muller, who has one of the worst records on the tour. Doubt it. Hopefully she will become a doubles specialist or something, maybe get in like hopefully Zvereva or Fernandez will.

mn73
Jul 30th, 2003, 04:52 PM
Well, it is the Hall of FAME, and she certainly has had more fame than any other player in a while! Interesting this - she was #1 in doubles and a top 10 singles player and was one of the most talked about tennis players for a good few years.

DA FOREHAND
Jul 30th, 2003, 05:15 PM
Yea but not always talked about for "good things".

She doesn't have the accomplishments of a Hall of Fame player. Go make music videos/take provocative photos, and be happy w/the oppurtunity tennis provided you.

spokenword73
Jul 30th, 2003, 05:20 PM
Hall of Shame, more like it :rolleyes:

maccardel
Jul 30th, 2003, 05:29 PM
Now that the retirement of Anna Kournikova is becoming more imminent by the day, one may wonder will her loyal supporters in the international tennis organizations and the media find a way to put one of their biggest money makers of all time in the Tennis Hall of Fame alongside Evert, Navratilova and soon Hingis and later the Willimses?

http://a799.g.akamai.net/3/799/388/904bac7ff45994/www.msnbc.com/news/spt/tennis/anna/images/anna_experience.jpg

Under what catagory could the rocket go in under?

Cutest loser.
All time underachiever.
Most over hyped.
Best tan.
Most popular loser.

TR :cool:

How about Doubles Specialist. If Pam could make it in so could Anna....I think she belongs right now in the hall of shame ...it is such a shame to see her not doing what is thought of her......damn such a waste of talent......sad....sad.........real sad.......too sad.......that is sad........oh boy.

Glenn
Jul 30th, 2003, 05:30 PM
Yea but not always talked about for "good things".

She doesn't have the accomplishments of a Hall of Fame player. Go make music videos/take provocative photos, and be happy w/the oppurtunity tennis provided you.
Her looks aren't a "good thing"?

Jasmin
Jul 30th, 2003, 05:48 PM
As a sexy dresser.

Jem
Jul 30th, 2003, 05:53 PM
Thought you were serious for a moment. The hype on Kournikova was pure media. If anyone had ever bothered to take a serious look at her junior record, I don't think they would have pegged for Hall of the Fame material from the get-go. She didn't deserve the hype, but she made for great copy and wound up with a boatload of money in the bargain. Her results have been about what I expected -- No. 8 in the world at one point. Injuries have done a number on her, but I think that was predictable too, as most everything I ever read about her was how much she trained and played as a youngster. If she ever conquers the injuries and her own fragile psyche, I think she should reinvent herself as a serve-and-volleyer -- ala Nataliie Tauziat -- and see what comes of it.

Spirit
Jul 30th, 2003, 05:58 PM
How can Anna get into the Hall of Fame?

$8.00 admission, just like everyone else.

Dawn Marie
Jul 30th, 2003, 06:02 PM
HA HA this is a funny thread.:) you all are so silly!

irma
Jul 30th, 2003, 06:02 PM
you have to pay to get in the hall of fame?

irma
Jul 30th, 2003, 06:03 PM
I heard to get a star in hollywood you need to pay $ 15000

Dawn Marie
Jul 30th, 2003, 06:04 PM
Yes, Irma and sometimes you even have to pay to be famous.

irma
Jul 30th, 2003, 06:06 PM
true but then it's mostly not about money :o

maccardel
Jul 30th, 2003, 06:11 PM
How can Anna get into the Hall of Fame?

$8.00 admission, just like everyone else.

give her $16 and Alex gets in too.
:haha:

Spirit
Jul 30th, 2003, 06:14 PM
http://www.tennisfame.org

The admission I mentioned was actually for the museum -- which is free to ITHF members. :)

DA FOREHAND
Jul 30th, 2003, 06:47 PM
Thought you were serious for a moment. The hype on Kournikova was pure media. If anyone had ever bothered to take a serious look at her junior record, I don't think they would have pegged for Hall of the Fame material from the get-go. She didn't deserve the hype, but she made for great copy and wound up with a boatload of money in the bargain. Her results have been about what I expected -- No. 8 in the world at one point. Injuries have done a number on her, but I think that was predictable too, as most everything I ever read about her was how much she trained and played as a youngster. If she ever conquers the injuries and her own fragile psyche, I think she should reinvent herself as a serve-and-volleyer -- ala Nataliie Tauziat -- and see what comes of it.


Me thinks you need a reliable serve first. Anna has talent, but besides her net game, her strokes are not sound, forehand or backhand. Funny thing is her returns in doubles are pretty good. HMMMM? I think she and Martina should become dubs. specialist. They would def. spice up the doubles draw, and sell some tickets.

TeeRexx
Jul 30th, 2003, 09:38 PM
Anna could get in the Hall as a broadcaster if she starts doing analysis with Shriver. :)

That would be entertaining. :)

TonyP
Jul 30th, 2003, 10:12 PM
Ringo Starr (former member of the Beatles) was once asked what he would do when he was no longer a pop music idol and the fans had forgotten him.

He said, "I guess I'll just sit out on my yacht and sulk."

It's kind of sad how many judgemental people there are on this board. It will be kind of interesting to see how many of them accomplish more in their chosen professions than Anna Kournikova did in her's. But then, there is an expression here in Hollywood.

Those who can make movies, make them. Those who can't write criticism.

Hulet
Jul 30th, 2003, 10:18 PM
... there is an expression here in Hollywood.

Those who can make movies, make them. Those who can't write criticism.
Interestingly, there is one for the WTA too:

Those who can play tennis, play it. Those who can't pose for maxim.

TonyP
Jul 30th, 2003, 10:21 PM
eta:

How many grand slam doubles titles do you have?

And have you ever seen Kournikova play doubles?
When she was on, she was quite good.

You know, Renea Stubbs never won a singles title either, and nobody trashes her. Of course, I don't think anybody ever asked her to pose for Maxim.

Hulet
Jul 30th, 2003, 10:24 PM
I was just kidding you, tony. :) For your info, I don't possess any doubles title or any singles one. I am in that pose-for-maxim bracket (I am just waiting for the editors to call me up).

Whatzup
Jul 30th, 2003, 10:39 PM
Anna --> Beautiful Tennis Star! :hearts: :D

But serious, she is a great doubles specialist. I know the media hype around her was not what she deserved if you look at her results... but she's beautiful and that gave her what she now is.

Tough I think if she wasn't injured all that times, she was still around the top 10! :D

i_like_tennis
Jul 30th, 2003, 10:55 PM
Thought you were serious for a moment. The hype on Kournikova was pure media. If anyone had ever bothered to take a serious look at her junior record, I don't think they would have pegged for Hall of the Fame material from the get-go. She didn't deserve the hype, but she made for great copy and wound up with a boatload of money in the bargain. Her results have been about what I expected -- No. 8 in the world at one point. Injuries have done a number on her, but I think that was predictable too, as most everything I ever read about her was how much she trained and played as a youngster. If she ever conquers the injuries and her own fragile psyche, I think she should reinvent herself as a serve-and-volleyer -- ala Nataliie Tauziat -- and see what comes of it.
i think Natalie herself said that the court is becoming
way too slow and the balls are becoming way too heavy
to a serve-and-volleyer to do well on tour.....

i say she should, after all, she did win some slams
and reached #1 in the world....:)

TeeRexx
Jul 30th, 2003, 11:16 PM
eta - Your post was damn funny.
Tony - Lighten up, dude, this is a message board and some of us like good natured humor.
We all know that Anna will be better off financially than most, if not all, of us on this board, but Anna, the media and the tennis organizations have made the Rooskie fodder for jokes.

So live with it and be cool because Maxum is a nice mag. :eek: :)

TR :cool:

*JR*
Jul 31st, 2003, 12:00 AM
She's won less titles than Martina Muller Tina should get in for being so cute, great hair, button nose... :D