Aside from single-handedly making women's tennis popular again, Anna Kournikova is one of the most searched people on the internet thanks to her amazing looks. She proves that you don't need to be a star tennis player to be one of the most highly endorsed athletes, nor do you need killer tennis skills to have a deadly internet virus named after you.
Has anyone ever looked better in a tennis outfit (we are so grateful for those short white skirts)? Not likely -- Anna Kournikova is sculpted like a goddess. The tennis court was her stage, where she simultaneously (and successfully) flirted with and stunned thousands of admirers. This Russian pinup had the power of filling up arenas when she was scheduled to play. How many women can be credited with the same feat?
Men's magazines like FHM always have included her among the hottest women, and she was named Sexiest Woman in the World in FHM's 100 Sexiest Girls poll in 2002. Her sex appeal has also managed to sell calendars, and the Sports Illustrated issue with Anna Kournikova on the cover was one of the highest-selling issues the magazine has ever published. So it looks like Anna Kournikova's sexiness is unanimous: it doesn't get much hotter than her.
anna kournikova dates enrique iglesias She continued to make appearances in high-profile tournaments and drawing in big crowds, but not as many titles or wins unfortunately. After 2003's Australian Open, she suffered a back injury that led to her withdrawal from that year's Wimbledon games.
In 2001, she had a bit part in the Jim Carrey comedy Me, Myself & Irene as a motel manager, and the following year, she starred opposite Enrique Iglesias in the pop singer's video for "Escape." FHM's Sexiest Woman in the World also made headlines thanks to her relationships with NHL players Pavel Bure and Sergei Fedorov (who she was allegedly married to), and her on-again, off-again romance with Enrique Iglesias.
anna kournikova is no. 99 in askmen.com's 2006 top 99 Also stretching her modeling muscle, Anna Kournikova graced the cover of Sports Illustrated's June 2000 edition, and was featured in Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Issue in 2004 and 2005. She also came in at No. 99 in AskMen.com's Top 99 Women of 2006.
In a feature for ELLE magazine's July 2005 issue, Anna Kournikova stated that if she were 100% fit, she would like to come back and compete again. However, in the meantime, we're just fine watching her strut her stuff in magazines and bra ads.