Anna Kournikova Biography
Anna Kournikova is a former professional tennis player from Russia and an American television personality. Her appearance and celebrity status made her one of the most well-known tennis players in the world. Despite never having won a singles title, she rose to No. 8 in the world in 2000. She is the wife of Spanish singer Enrique Iglesias.
Kournikova’s tennis journey commenced in 1986 at the age of five when she received her first tennis racquet as a New Year’s gift. She took her early steps in the sport at the Spartak Tennis Club under the guidance of her coach, Larissa Preobrazhenskaya.
By the tender age of eight in 1989, Kournikova began participating in junior tournaments, quickly catching the attention of tennis scouts worldwide. At just ten years old, she signed a management contract and relocated to Bradenton, Florida, where she trained at the renowned Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy.
Anna Kournikova’s breakthrough on the tennis scene came after her move to the United States. At the age of 14, she clinched victories at the European Championships and the Italian Open Junior tournament.
Despite never securing a singles title, Kournikova achieved a world ranking of No. 8 in 2000. Her prowess shone in doubles, where she claimed the top spot in the world rankings multiple times. She triumphed in the Australian Grand Slam in 1999 and 2002, as well as the WTA Championships in 1999 and 2000.
In 2003, Kournikova retired from professional tennis due to severe back and spinal issues, including a herniated disk. She made a few exhibition and doubles appearances for the St. Louis Aces of World Team Tennis until their fold in 2011. Anna Kournikova briefly served as a new trainer on season 12 of The Biggest Loser but did not return for season 13.
Anna Kournikova Age | How Old is She?
Kournikova is 43 years old as of 2023, She was born on 7 June 1981in Moscow, Russia. She celebrates her birthday every 7th of June.
Anna Kournikova Height
Kournikova stands at a height of 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) with a moderate weight.
Anna Kournikova Parents
Anna was born and raised by her parents Sergei Kournikov and Alla. Her father was a former Greco-Roman wrestling champion while her mother had been a 400-meter runner. She was raised alongside her younger brother Allan who is a youth golf world champion featured in the 2013 documentary film The Short Game.
Anna Kournikova Husband | Is Anna married?
Kournikova is married to her husband Enrique Iglesias, a Spanish singer and songwriter. In their marriage, Anna and Enrique have been blessed with three children. Kournikova and Enrique held their wedding in 2007 in a private ceremony.
Kournikova and Enrique Iglesias began dating in 2001 after she appeared in his music video for his song Escape. For a while, they never confirmed or denied their relationship to the media. However in June 2008 during an interview, Enrique said they were married the previous year. They briefly split in October 2013 but later reconciled.
Kournikova and her husband have three children together. Their fraternal twins Lucy and Nicholas were born on 16 December 2017 while their daughter Mary was born on 30 January 2020.
Anna Kournikova’s Net Worth
Anna has an estimated net worth of $50 million as of 2023.
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