Anna Kournikova
Country Russia
Biographical Information
Born 1 June, 1981
Birthplace Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Residence Miami, Florida, USA
Physical Information
Gender Female
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Tennis Information
Plays Right-handed
Career prize money $3,584,662
Career Record 209-129
Career titles 2 ITF
Highest ranking No. 8 (20 November, 2000)
Grand Slam results
Australian Open W (1999, 2000)
French Open F (1999)
Wimbledon SF (1997)
US Open 4R (1996, 1998)
WTA Tour Finals SF (2000)
Olympic Games 1R (1996)
Career Record 200-71
Career titles 16
Highest ranking No. 1(22 November, 1999)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (1999, 2000)
French Open F (1999)
Wimbledon SF (2000, 2002)
US Open QF (1996, 2002)
WTA Tour Finals W (1999, 2000)
Last updated on 23 August, 2011.

Anna Sergeyevna Kournikova is a professional Russian tennis player born on June 7, 1981, in Moscow, Russia.


Early yearsEdit

Anna Kournikova

A photo of Anna Kournikova.

The daughter of Alla and Sergei Kournikov, Anna began playing competitive tennis early on. She was competing in the juniors by age nine and within two years, she was headed to the U.S. to train at Nick Bollettieri's famed Florida tennis academy.


She subsequently won several international junior tennis tournaments and was declared the Junior European Champion and Junior World Champion in 1995.

Wimbledon and US OpenEdit

At age 15, Kournikova reached the fourth round of the U.S. Open, and at age 16 she reached the semi-finals of Wimbledon. In 1999, she won two Grand Slam doubles titles with partner Martina Hingis. However, in 130 singles tournaments she only reached the finals four times, never winning, and spent the bulk of her career ranked out of the top thirty.


In June 2010, Kournikova reunited with Doubles partner Hingis when they competed together at the Invitational Ladies Doubles event at Wimbledon.

Personal LifeEdit

Despite her losing record, Kournikova’s fame grew steadily thanks to her modeling career and publicity surrounding her personal life. This media attention often focused on romantic liaisons with such celebrities as pop star Enrique Iglesias and hockey player Sergei Fedorov. She has also attempted a career in acting, appearing briefly in 2000’s Me, Myself and Irene. Kournikova has retired from the WTA tour, but continues to plays exhibition matches for charitable causes.

In November 2010, she became an American citizen.

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