August 31, 2008 |
Is Anna Kournikova making a comeback or what? With the U.S. Open going strong -- and being where she reached the fourth round in 1996 at age 15 -- it would appear that Annamania, or whatever you want to call it, is happening again. Last month, she was profiled in a Where Are They Now? feature in Sports Illustrated. Where Kournikova is now is on the cover of the September issue of Maxim, and inside is a seven-page article with photos of her relaxing on the beach, plus a question-and-answer feature.
June 27, 2008 |
Anna Kournikova has heard it all before. In her career, she was a punching bag for critics who pointed to her having never won a singles title on the WTA Tour as they decried the attention she received for her looks. Now, with her peak professional days behind her, and despite a dearth of victories, Kournikova's name still is mentioned whenever a female athlete attempts to parlay her good looks into a lucrative off-the-field career -- and that keeps the punches coming.
June 3, 2006
No matter how much The Times roots for Danica Patrick with breathless essays, it still won't change that she has zero wins. Danica: the Anna Kournikova of Indy Racing. HALE ANTICO Santa Clarita
February 9, 2005 |
A homeless man who said he was in love with tennis star Anna Kournikova swam naked across Biscayne Bay in Miami in search of her home and was caught lounging in the buff at her neighbor's pool, police said. Police said William Lepeska screamed, "Anna! Save me!" as he was arrested at the house three doors from Kournikova's $5-million home. He is scheduled to appear in court Friday.
December 28, 2004 |
On a sunny afternoon, some of the world's best-known surfers are practicing the sport's most demanding move: waiting for waves. Scrunched together on a queen-size bed, they watch a video -- a pastiche of themselves and their friends jumping off yachts near an island and charging waves. They howl with delight at each other's on-screen quirks. "She has the funniest kickouts!'' hoots one.
December 4, 2002 |
Tonya Harding plans to make her professional boxing debut on the undercard for the Mike Tyson-Clifford Etienne fight on Feb. 22. "It is my goal to be a future, undisputed bantamweight champion," Harding said. "My proven athletic ability and competitive nature will help this dream become a reality." Said Jay Leno, "They're calling her 'The Great White Trash Hope.' " Daily shot: The Lakers have become the butt of jokes on late-night television.