Anna Kournikova Full Biography, Career, Facts: Anna Kournikova moved to the United States at age 10 to pursue professional tennis. She advanced to the 1997 Wimbledon semifinals, and won a pair of Grand Slam doubles titles, but despite her early promise she never won a WTA title.
Anna Kournikova Biography
Anna Sergeyevna Kournikova
Prfessional Tennis Player
Right-Handed (Two-Handed Backhand)
Birthday / Date of Birth
Kournikova was born on 7 June 1981, in Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union.
Anna Kournikova attended Russian High School, graduating in 1997 and then enrolled at the Russian University of Physical Culture.
- Father – Sergei Kournikova (Former Greco-Roman Wrestling Champion, former professor)
- Mother – Alla Kournikova (Runner)
- Siblings – Allan Kournikova (Younger Brother) (Youth Golf World Champion)
- Relatives – Nikolay Yakovlevich Kournikov (Paternal Grandfather), Anna Pavlovna (Paternal Grandmother)
Anna Kournikova has been dating Spanish pop star Enrique Iglesias since 2001. There were many theories about their relationship status as they were very keen in keeping their relationship away from tabloids. In 2008,in an interview, Anna asserted their relationship.
Before her link up with Iglesias, she had had romantically linked with many celebrities including Mexican singer Pablo Montero in 1996, ice hockey player Sergei Fedorov in 2001, Pavel Bure and Mark Philippoussis in 2001.
- In feet – 5 feet 8 inches
- In centimeters – 173 cm
- In meters – 1.73 m
- In Kilograms – 56 kg
- In Pounds – 123 lbs
- Measurements – 36-25-36
- Bust -36 inches
- Waist – 25 inches
- Hip – 36 inches
- Bra Size – 34B
She wears a size 9.5 (US) shoe.
Her dress size is 6 (US).
She was only 14 when she made her professional debut in the Fed Cup representing Russia and became the youngest player to participate and win the tournament.
Anna first appeared in the 2000 comedy flick, Me, Myself & Irene in the role of a “Motel Manager”.
In 1997, she made her appearance in the talk show The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
During her stint, Anna Kournikova has had enjoyed high-profile endorsement deals from sports brands. She has appeared in a string of television commercials for brands such as Lycos, K-Swiss, Charles Schwab, Bere’s sports bra, BMW and many others.
Anna Kournikova Net worth
Anna Kournikova is one of the most successful tennis player in the world and achieved her career best ranking of no.1 in doubles (1999) and no.8 in singles (2000). She has an estimated net worth of $50 million US dollars as of 2017. Throughout her career, she won $3.5 million US dollars as prize money on courts that added up a great value to her net worth. She makes about $10 to $15 million dollars every year from endorsing various products.
During her peak, she singed a multi-million endorsement deal with Adidas worth $50 million, the most valuable deal in sports history, which was linked to her court performance. Due to her subsequent poor performance on court, she was able to make only the guaranteed $3 million US dollars.
Kournikova owns a 6,630 square feet plush home in the beautiful Miami city of Florida that features seven king-sized bedrooms and eight luxurious bathrooms. She owns a metallic black Cadillac Escalade.
Anna Kournikova Favorites
- Favorite Food – Chocolate, ice cream, potatoes and pasta
- Favorite Beauty Brand – Neutrogena
- Favorite Clothing Items – Leather jackets and tailored blazer
- Favorite Clothing Retail Websites – Shopbop, Singer22, Saks, Revolve Clothing, Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdales
Social Media Portfolio
Anna Kournikova started her career at the age of 5 when she was gifted with a tennis racket.
She was successful playing doubles, winning the Grand Slam titles (Australian Opne) twice in her career with her double partner Martina Hingis, but she wasn’t that successful in singles. Shs didn’t even bag a single title until she went off the court in 2007.
Kournikova’s professional tennis career ended prematurely at the age of 21 due to serious back and spinal problems, including a herniated disk.
Her good looks and seductive onscreen persona helped her to attain great heights in modeling as well.
In May 2002, she was named FHM’s “Most Sexiest Woman in the World” after poll by American and Australian editions.
Anna has graced the covers of numerous publications such as Maxim, FHM, and Sports illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
Kournikova was named one of People’s 50 Most Beautiful People in 1998 and was voted “hottest female athlete” on ESPN.com.
In 2002 she also placed first in FHM’s 100 Sexiest Women in the World in US and UK editions.
In 2008, Google announced that she was the most searched athlete on the Internet.
In 2011, Men’s Health named her one of the “100 Hottest Women of All-Time”, ranking her at No. 29.
In 1997, she became the second woman after Chris Evert to reach the semi-final stage of the debut Wimbledon Championship. But, she became the first youngest professional to reach semi-finals at the age of 15.
She was awarded the WTA Newcomer of the Year in 1996 and the WTA Doubles Team of the Year along with her double partner Martina Hingis in 1999.
A video game featuring Kournikova’s licensed appearance, titled Anna Kournikova’s Smash Court Tennis, was developed by Namco and released for the PlayStation in Japan and Europe in November 1998.
A computer virus named after her arose on 12 February 2001 and infected computers worldwide through internet mail.