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  • Kournikova Trades Tennis Racket For Diamond Ring

    07/06/2009 6:23:16 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 24 replies · 3,128+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | July 06th 2009
    Kournikova trades tennis racket for diamond ring The Associated Press Jul. 6, 2009 KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. -- Anna Kournikova was sparkling brighter than usual. Kournikova, who has long been linked to singer Enrique Iglesias, showed up for Monday night's World Team Tennis match with a huge diamond ring on her left ring finger - the finger normally reserved for engagement rings. When asked the significance of the ring by The Associated Press, Kournikova replied, "I thought you were the good press." The former Grand Slam doubles champion put her hand behind her back and did not elaborate. Kournikova was...
  • Anna Kournikova Is 25 Today! (Happy Birthday Anna From All Us Freepers!)

    06/07/2006 7:20:04 AM PDT · by theFIRMbss · 35 replies · 1,034+ views
    The Montana Standard ^ | 06/07/06 | This Day In History
    "Tennis player Anna Kournikova is 25"
  • 2002 Document: Request For 500 KG Of SODIUM CYANIDE A Precursor For A Chemical Weapon (Translation)

    05/23/2006 7:13:05 PM PDT · by jveritas · 153 replies · 8,422+ views
    On page 40 of document ISGQ-2003-00000847 there is an October 2002 document where there is a request submitted by Zoo Al Fikar Military factory to the “Iraqi Directorate of Planning and Follow up” for 500 Kilograms of SODIUM CYANIDE (NaCN), 15 tones of HYDROCHLORIC ACID ( HCL), and 30 tones of SULFURIC ACID (H2SO4). Sodium Cyanide is an important precursor to produce a Chemical Weapon called HYDROGEN CYANIDE (HCN) also known as ZYCLON B and the use of Sodium Cyanide with Hydrochloric acid or Sulfuric Acid will produce this Chemical Weapon. Although Sodium Cyanide can be used for other military...
  • Sharapova, Hingis reach Pac Life semis

    03/17/2006 7:32:19 AM PST · by theFIRMbss · 20 replies · 945+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | Thursday, March 16, 2006 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer
    Indian Wells, CA (Sports Network) - Third-seeded Maria Sharapova and former champion Martina Hingis scored straight-set quarterfinal wins on Wednesday to reach the semifinals at the $2.1 million Pacific Life Open. Sharapova, of Russia, easily disposed of Germany's Anna-Lena Groenefeld, 6-1, 6-3. Groenefeld, the seven seed, converted just one break points and was broken by Sharapova five times. Sharapova will next face the 19th-seeded Hingis, who beat 10th-seeded Russian Dinara Safina, 6-3, 6-4 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. The former world No. 1 Hingis captured this prestigious hardcourt event back in 1998. The five-time Grand Slam champion Hingis upset...
  • Russian women "too strong and big" for figure skating (Russian men apparently just girly enough)

    02/17/2006 12:19:20 PM PST · by presidio9 · 85 replies · 2,264+ views
    Reuters ^ | 2/17/06
    Russia has a string of young male prospects ready to plunder future Olympic gold in figure skating but top coach Alexei Mishin says his countrywomen are fit only to work on the railways. "Russian women are not very good for figure skating," Mishin told Reuters on Friday. "They are good for building rail tracks in Siberia, for example. They are just too strong and big." Mishin, a former medal-winning figure skater whose top pupil Yevgeny Plushenko won gold in the men's figure skating on Thursday, said he has a new generation under his charge ready to take over when the...
  • Henin-Hardenne gives Hingis reality check

    01/09/2006 7:15:01 AM PST · by theFIRMbss · 7 replies · 552+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Mon Jan 9, 4:43 AM ET | AFP
    Martina Hingis' hopes of once again dominating women's tennis received a reality check when world number eight Justine Henin-Hardenne dumped her out of the Sydney International first round in straight sets. Former number one Henin-Hardenne barely raised a sweat as she disposed of her childhood idol 6-3, 6-3 in just over an hour. Five-time grand slam winner Hingis admitted she was outclassed by Henin-Hardenne in her toughest test since beginning her comeback campaign this month following a three-year layoff due to injury. "She was at a different level today," a downcast Hingis told reporters after her defeat on Monday. Admitting...
  • Loss of Sharapova blow to Gold Coast

    12/26/2005 7:14:51 AM PST · by theFIRMbss · 36 replies · 664+ views
    ABC Online ^ | December 26, 2005 | abc sports
    Loss of Sharapova blow to Gold Coast Organisers of the Australian Women's Hardcourts have conceded Maria Sharapova's withdrawal is a blow for the Gold Coast tournament. The 18-year-old Russian former world number one has pulled out of the tournament with a shoulder strain, an injury she has been nursing since the second half of the 2005 season, and is also in doubt for next month's Australian Open in Melbourne. Tournament director Liz Smylie said while the loss of Sharapova was unfortunate, the return of Martina Hingis would ensure there was still plenty of interest in the event. "I've got media...
  • Sharapova Gunning For No.1 in Los Angeles

    08/09/2005 2:38:17 PM PDT · by theFIRMbss · 44 replies · 2,165+ views ^ | 08/07/05 | WTA
    Sharapova Gunning For No.1 in Los Angeles LOS ANGELES - After two spectacular weeks of tennis already in California, the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour wraps up its summer hard court swing in the Golden State this week with the JPMorgan Chase Open presented by Herbalife. A fantastic field has assembled at the Home Depot Center in Carson to take part in the $585,000 Tier II event, seeking to pick up some valuable points in the US Open Series. Five of the world's Top 10 will be in action this week, though one of the event's most popular names will...
  • Will Michelle Wie be the next Anna Kournikova?

    07/21/2005 7:50:18 AM PDT · by theFIRMbss · 124 replies · 3,109+ views ^ | Saturday April 30, 2005 | Jennifer Mario
    Will Michelle Wie be the next Anna Kournikova? My fellow bloggers Doug Carey and Jay Flemma have been talking a lot lately about Michelle Wie and her sponsor exemptions. Should she get them? Should she accept them? Is it nothing more than a publicity stunt? Yada yada yada. Well maybe it is nothing more than a publicity stunt. But guys, don’t you get it? Women’s golf needs publicity. Really badly. Annika’s up there breaking every record, winning 59 tournaments and no one’s batting an eyelash. But put a 15 year old on the PGA tour and suddenly everyone sits up...
  • Kournikova stalker nabbed in the neighborhood and in the nude

    02/08/2005 11:50:01 AM PST · by Kennesaw · 10 replies · 956+ views ^ | 2-8-05 | Associated Press
    MIAMI BEACH, Florida A homeless man obsessed with Anna Kournikova has been arrested while lounging naked at a swimming pool in the tennis star's Florida neighborhood. Police in Miami Beach say 40-year-old William Lepeska swam naked across Biscayne Bay in search of Kournikova's home. When he was arrested last week, he was at the backyard pool of a house three doors from Kournikova's. He was charged with stalking, burglary and exposing himself to a three-year-old child. A spokeswoman says the incident has left Kournikova in fear for her safety. Lepeska faces a court hearing tomorrow.
  • Kournikova Reportedly Marries Iglesias

    12/15/2004 9:54:22 AM PST · by Scythian · 47 replies · 1,052+ views
    Kournikova Reportedly Marries Iglesias
  • Kournikova Sued by Parents Over Home

    04/23/2004 5:59:38 AM PDT · by Arrowhead1952 · 48 replies · 730+ views
    AUSTIN AMERICAN STATESMAN (From The Associated Press) ^ | April 22, 2004 - 2:15 p.m. CDT | Not posted
    MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Anna Kournikova is being sued by her parents, who say the 22-year-old tennis starlet has taken over the waterfront home the three jointly own. Sergei and Alla Kournikova filed the lawsuit last week in Miami-Dade Circuit Court. They want the seven-bedroom home "partitioned," meaning they want money for their share of the home. It was purchased for $5 million in 2000. Her agent, David Schwab, said Thursday he was unaware of the lawsuit and had no immediate comment. Kournikova, who has never won a tournament and is known mostly for her supermodel looks, has not played...
  • Anna Kournikova in new SI Swimsuit issue!

    02/10/2004 7:03:52 AM PST · by TheBigB · 58 replies · 1,979+ views
    self/SI | 2/10 | self
    Issue will hit newsstands tomorrow--sneak peek pix:
  • "I did not have sexual relations, with that woman..."

    07/21/2003 10:46:03 AM PDT · by Registered · 144 replies · 511+ views
    Registered ^ | 07.21.03 | Registered
  • Web rankings reveal tennis winners

    06/23/2003 6:12:09 AM PDT · by phasma proeliator · 16 replies · 370+ views
    BBC ^ | Monday, 23 June, 2003
    Anna Kournikova may not be taking part in the 2003 Wimbledon tournament but that has not dimmed her popularity online. According to figures gathered by web monitoring firm NetNames the Russian tennis star has more sites than any other player dedicated to her. Rising star Andy Roddick currently tops the men's website rankings perhaps because of his victory at Queens in the run up to the Wimbledon championships. Britain's Tim Henman is close behind Mr Roddick when it comes to the number of websites devoted to him. Site seeing On the web women's tennis is much more popular than the...
  • Anna Kournikova advances to second round of Kremlin Cup **with photo**

    10/01/2002 1:44:14 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 73 replies · 437+ views
    AP WorldStream ^ | 10-1-02 | LEONID CHIZHOV
    MOSCOW, Oct 01, 2002 (AP WorldStream via COMTEX) -- Anna Kournikova of Russia defeated Marie-Gaiane Mikaelian of Switzerland 6-4, 6-3 Tuesday to advance to the second round of the US$2.2 million Kremlin Cup. Kournikova, ranked 35th in the world and still looking for her first career title, entered her 116th WTA tournament on a wild card. The 21-year-old Russian played with more energy than Mikaelian, running down balls and hitting hard. The two traded breaks early in the opening set, but then Kournikova made a decisive break in the 10th game. She then dominated the second set, breaking her opponent...
  • Quiet Please! (Anna Kournikova up all night doing the you know what)

    07/10/2002 4:39:12 AM PDT · by Rodney King · 56 replies · 1,013+ views
    The Sun Online ^ | today | some dude
    Quiet please! ENRIQUE IGLESIAS and ANNA KOURNIKOVA’s romps kept hotel guests up all night. The reception of the plush Four Seasons in London was bombarded with complaints about screams and moans which went on until 4am on Saturday. The tennis beauty and her Latin heart-throb lover made the racket in his hotel room after canoodling at the Mayfair Club in the West End. One hotel insider told me: “They were so noisy. I could hear Anna screaming and it sounded like cries of pleasure. “Another guest several doors down the corridor complained twice about the noise and there were complaints...
  • Kournikova/Bjorkman defeat Martina Navratilova & Todd Woodbridge in Wimbledon mixed

    07/05/2002 8:47:26 PM PDT · by jern · 14 replies · 568+ views
    Reuters ^ | July 3, 2002 | Laura MacInnis
    Kournikova Jubilant After Mixed Doubles Win Wed Jul 3, 4:36 PM ET By Laura MacInnis WIMBLEDON (Reuters) - Anna Kournikova ( news - profile - photos) repaired some dented pride Wednesday with a crowd-rousing mixed doubles win with Jonas Bjorkman ( news - profile - photos) against Martina Navratilova and Todd Woodbridge at the Wimbledon ( news - web sites) Championships. Kournikova and Bjorkman fought back from a set down to take the second round match 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 on court two, the site of the Russian beauty's much-publicized first round singles defeat last week. Fans relished the all-star contest...

    04/29/2002 7:11:52 AM PDT · by Hemingway's Ghost · 33 replies · 1,823+ views
    Fox News ^ | 29 April 2002 | Bill Hoffman
    <p>Anna Kournikova is going to sue Penthouse to prove that topless photos the magazine is publishing are not actually her.</p> <p>Penthouse claims the snapshots taken on a beach in Florida show Anna sunbathing. And the raunchy skin mag has published an explicit, 10-page pictorial in the June issue of what it says are the court lovely's "full and firm" 36C breasts.</p>
  • The 50 Worst Sports Ideas Ever

    04/25/2002 6:13:53 PM PDT · by L.N. Smithee · 103 replies · 1,804+ views
    Washington Times ^ | April 25, 2002 | Patrick Hruby
    <p>Like leisure suits and the Ford Pinto, it was an idea to suit its era.</p> <p>Which is to say, surpassingly ill-conceived. On a warm summer evening in 1974, the attendance-starved Cleveland Indians held their first — and last — "10-Cent Beer Night," a celebration of life, bad baseball and ludicrously cheap suds.</p>