Fast Facts

  • Began playing in junior events at age 8; trained in Nick Bollettieri's prestigious academy by the time she was 10; and became the youngest player to win a Fed Cup match at age 14. 
  • Named 1995 International Tennis Federation Junior world champion and 1996 WTA Newcomer of the Year.
  • Reached the Wimbledon semifinals (at age 16) for her best-ever finish in Grand Slam singles.
  • Won the 1999 and 2002 Australian Open doubles titles with Martina Hingis.
  • Played in four WTA singles finals, but never won. The first was a 1998 event in Miami, where she beat an unprecedented four top-10 seeds in four days, only to lose to Venus Williams.
  • Has adorned the pages of Sports Illustrated's swimsuit edition, People's 50 Most Beautiful issue, FHM's Sexiest Women in the World and Maxim's Hot 100. 
  • Joined The Biggest Loser as the celebrity trainer for Season 12 after making an appearance in Season 10 for a tennis challenge.
  • Inspired the name of a computer virus (in 2001), a drink (a White Russian, with skim milk) and a Texas hold'em poker starting hand.


  • Alla Kournikova — Mother
  • Enrique Iglesias — Ex-significant Other
  • Pavel Bure — Ex-significant Other
  • Sergey Fedorov — Ex-significant Other
  • Allan Kournikova — Half Brother
  • Sergei Kournikov — Father


  • Attended University of Physical Culture and Sport, Moscow, Russia

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  • Birth Name: Anna Sergeyevna Kournikova
  • Birth Place: Moscow, Soviet Union
  • Profession: Tennis player

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