adidas predator history Anna Kournikova turns 30

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Russia’s Anna Kournikova, perhaps the most famous tennis player never to win a major singles tournament, turns 30 on Tuesday, June 6, 2011. While she was a talented player before retiring in 2003, she has been at least as well known for her looks. Here, she models her new Adidas outfit on Jan. While she was a talented player before retiring in 2003, she has been . more

At age 14, Kournikova became the youngest player ever to win a Fed Cup match,
adidas predator history Anna Kournikova turns 30
then went on to win the European Championships, the Italian Open Junior tournament and the Junior Orange Bowl, earning her the title of ITF Junior World Champion in 1995. Here, she holds that trophy on June 4, 1996, during the ITF World champions dinner at the 1996 French Open at Roland Garros in Paris, France. more

The thing that might have gotten lost in the perception that Kournikova’s fame was out of proportion with her tennis accomplishments is that she did play at a high level for a while there. She won the second set of against Venus Williams in the Women’s Final of The Lipton Championships on on March 28, 1998 in Key Biscayne, Fla,
adidas predator history Anna Kournikova turns 30
but lost the other two, and the match. less

The thing that might have gotten lost in the perception that Kournikova’s fame was out of proportion with her tennis accomplishments is that she did play at a high level for a while there. She won the second . more

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Kournikova and Martina Hingis celebrate with the Australian Open women’s doubles trophy on Jan. 29, 1999.

Kournikova’s best tennis success came in doubles, where she ranked No. 1

in the world in 1999, and won two Australian Open women’s doubles

titles. less

Kournikova and Martina Hingis celebrate with the Australian Open women’s doubles trophy on Jan. 29, 1999.

Kournikova’s best tennis success came in doubles, where she ranked No. 1

in the world in 1999, and . more

Kournikova may not have lived up to her potential,
adidas predator history Anna Kournikova turns 30
or her fame, as a singles player. Although she achieved wins over top players such as Lindsay Davenport, Steffi Graff, Monica Seles, Jennifer Capriati, Arantxa Sanchez and Martina Hingis, her singles ranking topped out at 8 and she never won a Grand Slam singles title. Here, she falls down during her first round match against Christina Wheeler at the French Open on May 29, 2002 in Paris. Although she achieved wins over top players such as Lindsay Davenport,
adidas predator history Anna Kournikova turns 30
Steffi Graff, Monica Seles, Jennifer Capriati, Arantxa . more

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Kournikova hits a return against Dinara Safina at the NASDAQ 100 Open on March 20, 2003 in Miami, Fla. After Colosio Bruna upset her on May 13, 2003 in the first round of the

Charlottesville (Va.) ITF tournament, Kournikova sat out the rest of

the season with a back injury and did not return to the WTA tour. less

Kournikova hits a return against Dinara Safina at the NASDAQ 100 Open on March 20,
adidas predator history Anna Kournikova turns 30
2003 in Miami, Fla. After Colosio Bruna upset her on May 13, 2003 in the first round of the