- Birthday7th Jun, 81
- Birth PlaceRussia
- Marital statusSingle
Anna Kournikova is a retired tennis professional best known for her beauty & glamorous image. She was a successful doubles player winning the Australian open twice. As a singles player however she failed to attain the heights she reached as a doubles player & didn’t win a single tournament even though she was ranked a very respectable world ranking of 8 at one point in her career. Her drop dead looks ensured a very successful modeling career. Her critics have branded her as the “most successful loser in sports history”.
Anna Kournikova became wealthy & earned about 3.5 million USD as prize money in her tennis career.However it was her good looks and a career as model that managed her get to hit the jackpot & make her a multi-millionaire. She makes about 10 to 15 million USD every year from endorsing various products. She has been snapped by reputed companies like Multiway Sports Bra , Charles-Schwab ,Adidas, Lycos, XSN Sports, Omega Watches Yonex Rackets and Pegasus Mobile Phones to market their respective products. She also appears in a few sports programs aired on ESPN, but her exact compensation from that channel is not known. She once signed one of the most lucrative deals in sports history with ADIDAS valued a t 50 million USD but the payout was directly linked to her on-field performances. Her flop show on the tennis court ensured she bagged only the minimum guaranteed 3 million USD. She also markets bras & panties for lingerie brand Berlie.
Anna Kournikova leads a very luxurious lifestyle due to the enormous success she has enjoyed in bagging high value ad deals. She owns a high-end seven bedroom luxury villa in Miami Florida valued at approximately 9.5 million USD. She had put it up for sale recently. She owns a few luxury cars. She mostly moves around the world in private jets. Even though she quit professional tennis a long time back, she still occasionally turns up at tennis courts to raise money for charitable causes. She has generated almost half a million USD for the Elton John AIDS foundation. She has participated in fund raising efforts for victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Bizarrely she once sold a pair of her panties & bra worn by her for 30000 USD to a wealthy Arab businessman to raise money for philanthropic purposes.
Anna Kournikova’s personal life has always provided very interesting fodder for tabloids. She was rumored to be in a relationship with Russian ice hockey player Pavel Bure in 2000. But the rumors were never validated by any one of them. She married Russian ice hockey star Sergei Fedorov in 2001. Unfortunately the relationship didn’t last long & the couple divorced in 2003. She started dating Spanish singing sensation Enrique Iglesias in 2001 & is currently engaged to him. There have been persistent rumors of their secret wedding but the signals from both of them have been very contradictory & difficult to substantiate. She has a younger sibling.
- Do I consider myself sexy? It all depends on the way I'm feeling. When I'm happy inside, that's when I feel most sexy.
- I am beautiful, famous and gorgeous.
- I have a lot of boyfriends, I want you to write that. Every country I visit, I have a different boyfriend. And I kiss them all.
- I don't know what better teenage life you could get than going around the world doing what you love to do.
- I believe in commitment. I believe in being open and trusting each other and respecting each other completely.
Did you know?
- She is one of the best known tennis stars worldwide.
- Her name was once one of the most common search strings on Google Search.
- She was noted for her footspeed and aggressive baseline play, and excellent angles and dropshots.
- Her playing style fits the profile for a doubles player, and is complemented by her height.
Family & relationships
The legendary tennis player owns a plush home in the beautiful Miami city of Florida, which she purchased for a reported hefty sum.
Location: The mammoth mansion is located in a gated community in the fashionable Sunset Island area in Miami, United States.
Accommodation : Anna's mansion is spread over an area of 6,630 square feet and boasts of seven king-sized bedrooms and eight luxurious bathrooms. The ceilings are constructed at a great height from the ground. Almost all the bedrooms offer a fantastic view of the beach. It has a two storied main house along with a two story guest house. It also has an additional living quarter for housekeeping staff. The estate is surrounded by massive trees which offer it a fair deal of privacy.
Features: Visitors are greeted with a massive arched wood, glass and wrought iron door. The home also features a massive indoor swimming pool , fountains & a big dock house to park boats. It also boasts of a Jacuzzi & spa. The rooms are adorned with marble flooring, wood-framed French doors, fireplaces & carved wood furniture. Surprisingly it doesn’t have a tennis court. It reportedly has quite a few antique furnishings. The living area has exposed beams which increase its aesthetic appeal. The waterside master suite has been designed with wooden flooring & ceiling. The modular kitchen has dine-in facilities.
Neighborhood: She has some famous celebrities for company in her neighborhood which include baseball player Alex Rodriguez, rappers Shaquille O'Neal , P. Diddy & famous singer Gloria Estefan.
The master bedroom
Stylish dressing hall
The living hall
Anna Kournikova drives a metallic black Cadillac Escalade. The former tennis star was photographed on November 2011 when she was unloading her luggage from her Escalade while checking into a hotel. The car possesses just the perfect blend of looks, power and tastefully decorated interiors. Chrome wheels along with a privacy glass and a large prominent grille enhance the imposing appearance of the SUV. The bucket seats are upholstered in suede leather. Hi-tech gadgets on board include a satellite based navigation system, three zone air conditioner, Bose premium band speakers and a DVD player.