The site would not be complete without an array of photos highlighting a Tennis great. Well um, maybe not great at Tennis, but she is a Tennis player that is great to look at. Somehow ESPN, Sports Illustrated and other media outlets convinced us she can actually play the sport, which we quickly realized she sucked compared at, to those she played against but she is crazy hot and that counts for something. I cheered for her. That’s pretty much it. There aren’t too many accolades to discuss except her hottie-ness. She did benefit from playing alongside Martina Hingis (who I may prefer in a weird way… Don’t ask). and was victorious in doubles more than once. Ok, that’s it… Roll film…
Anna Sergeyevna Kournikova (Russian: Анна Сергеевна Ку́рникова; born 7 June 1981) is a Russian retired professional tennis player. Her beauty and celebrity status made her one of the best known tennis stars worldwide, despite her never winning a WTA singles title. At the peak of her fame, fans looking for images of Kournikova made her name one of the most common search strings on Google.
Although reaching No. 8 in the world in 2000, she never won a WTA Title in singles. Kournikova’s forte has been doubles, where she has at times been the World No. 1 player. With Martina Hingis as her partner, she won Grand Slam titles inAustralia in 1999 and 2002. Based on their looks, Hingis and Kournikova referred to themselves as the “Spice Girls of Tennis”.
Kournikova’s professional tennis career has been curtailed, and possibly ended, by serious back and spinal problems in the past several years. She resides in Miami Beach, Florida, and plays in occasional exhibitions and in doubles for the St. Louis Aces of World Team Tennis. She was a new trainer for season 12 of the television show The Biggest Loser, replacing Jillian Michaels, but will not return for season 13. In addition to her tennis and television work, Kournikova serves as a Global Ambassador for Population Services International‘s Five & Alive program, which addresses health crises facing children under the age of five and their families.