Skip to comments.Anna Kournikova: The Rise And Fall Of One Of The Most Polarizing Athletes In Sports
Posted on 06/17/2012 5:00:26 PM PDT by presidio9
You may have forgotten about tennis celebrity Anna Kournikova, but the retired star celebrates her 31st birthday today.
Kournikova took the tennis world by storm in the 1990s, gaining as much attention for her good looks as her tennis ability.
But Kournikova's career is largely considered a disappointment.
Once a highly-touted phenom, she failed to live up to her potential before ultimately finding her niche off the court.
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I’m only here for the photos...
Why a disappointment? Does every tennis pro win a grand slam tournament?
Perhaps unrealistic expectations for her?
Much the same could be said about POTUS...
Those twins take that prize for women’s tennis.
I think that I can help her find her niche.
She is financially worth and estimated $50Million and recently sold her villa in Florida for $7.4Million.
Obaviously, it is good to be a washed-up tennis player!
Anna sold tickets after many had concluded that womens tennis was largely lesbo. They should all pay her a royalty for saving the sport.
I just wish she’d stop calling me.
And a very nice niche she has too.
She did not win a single WTA tournament, leave alone a grand slam tournament.
I think people don’t realize just how good these people are.
When I was in college our number one player won every single match, he may have even been national champion but I graduated before that. I do remember him once telling me he could make me a tennis player after watching a match I had in a PE class.
Anyway a couple of years ago, I decided to see how far he had made it. I thought he was probably a middle of the line pro player making good money but not winning big tournament and maybe sometimes surprising people.
What I found out was he was the club pro at a Country Club.
I do know he was one of the last players I ever saw using a wooden Jack Kramer racket.
She was a very good doubles player, reaching #1 with Martina Hingis. She won two grand slam doubles. Plus she is smoking hot and gave women’s tennis some much needed sex appeal. She was good for the game.
She only has this level of fame because she is hot. It’s like Danica Patrick. Based on their abilities, very few people would have any clue who they were, but they are attractive, so there you go.
I think that Maria Sharapova is much prettier and a better player to boot.
She’s good enough to participate in the tourny, so what if she didn’t win? Doesn’t diminish her tennis skills. I think the commentators of her looks are jealous and trying to diminish her as someone with looks but no skill
< The Rise And Fall Of One Of The Most Polarizing Athletes In Sports
I guess I missed the part where she became “one Of The Most Polarizing Athletes In Sports”
Give me a break - she was a young, sexy & beautiful tennis player, but polarizing? LOL
Dennis Rodman was “polarizing.”
Micheal Vick was “polarizing.”
The ear biting Mike Tyson was “polarizing.”
Anna & her sister are two hot babes, but polarizing?
>the retired star celebrates her 31st birthday today.
Wish I was there with you, Anna!
I’m sure she was a winner in ever match I ever saw her play. I admit I should have turned the volume on while I watched.
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