Anna Kournikova is an American-Russian former professional tennis player and model, and television personality. But she is mainly known for her tennis career.
Kournikova was born on the 7th of June 1981, in Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union.
Anna Kournikova graduated from the Russian High School in 1997. She then got enrolled at the Russian University of Physical Culture.
In May 2002, FHM Australia and FHM America declared her the sexiest woman in the world after conducting a poll.
In 1998, People magazine included her on the list of “50 Most Beautiful People”.
Her parents had no intention of making her a professional tennis player at the start. Anna was an energetic child and they figured tennis would be a better outlet for extra energy.
Her parents, like her, were athletes. Similarly, her father, Sergei Kournikova, is a wrestler and professor. Her mother, Alla Kournikova, was also an athlete. Anna was always motivated to play games as a child because she was born into an athlete family. Similarly, she received her first tennis racket when she was five years old in 1986. Similarly, she joined Spartak Tennis Club in the same year, under the tutelage of Larissa Preobrazhenskaya.
In 2003, she debuted a tattoo of a sun on her lower back at the Australian Open. In a bizarre interview, she denied it was a tattoo and claimed it was a heat patch used for back pain.
In 2005 and 2011, Maxim magazine had placed her on #29 and #19 respectively on the “Hot 100 list”.
For her tremendous success at the start of her professional career, she was declared WTA Newcomer of the Year in 1996.
Height : 5 ft 8 in or 173 cm
Weight : 61 kg or 134.5 lbs
Measurements : 36-25-36 in or 91.5-63.5-91.5 cm
Dress Size : 8 (US) or 38 (EU)
Bra Size : 34B