Anna Kournikova

Navratilova steals the show

Martina Navratilova says she may go into politics one day. The legendary 47-year-old better make it sooner rather than later if she wants same-sex marriages in the United States.

Friday, 9 January, 2004, 12:00am

The A-word's out of bounds

Two of the tennis scene's glamour girls competing in the Watsons Water Champions Challenge are settling in, having touched down ahead of Thursday's first games. They are 27-year-old American Chanda Rubin, ranked ninth in the world, and 16-year-old Russian bombshell Maria 'Don't mention Anna' Sharapova, ranked 31st.

6 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

Teen tennis star returns

Teenage tennis sensation Maria Sharapova will arrive in Hong Kong on Sunday morning, earlier than the other seven superstars who will contest next week's Watson's Water Champions Challenge at Victoria Park.

2 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

Sports Quiz

1. Who revealed this month he was briefly married to Anna Kournikova?

2. Which sport are you not allowed to play left-handed?

3. Who won baseball's first World Series?

4. Name the goalkeeper in Bobby Moore's last international match.

5. In which sport does someone wear a polka dot jersey?

16 Mar 2003 - 12:00am

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Man's Heritage: Nick's Quest In Search Of The Polar Bear

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16 Jan 2003 - 12:00am

Time is ripe for Sharapova to oust Kournikova

Rising Russian star Maria Sharapova may be ranked only 186th in the world, but do not let her ranking fool you. Few doubt that the 15-year-old will rise to the top and before long challenge the world's best.

10 Dec 2002 - 12:00am

'Anna' bug serves up trouble for Net users

A virus promising computer users a picture of tennis pin-up Anna Kournikova struck systems across Hong Kong and the world yesterday in the biggest global infection since last year's 'Love Bug'.

14 Feb 2001 - 12:00am

Russian steals spotlight while other stars ignored

The tremendous hype surrounding Anna Kournikova was unprecedented for an athlete in Hong Kong and was 'a bit unfair' to the other competitors, according to the promoter.

Brian Catton, who has been involved in tennis promotions for almost 20 years, said Kournikova's visit generated unheard-of levels of publicity in the local media.

7 Jan 2001 - 12:00am

'It was always going to be difficult against Anna's supporters . . . but the fans really helped me'

Anna Kournikova has the hype, the looks and the fans' unwavering devotion. Jelena Dokic has the booming forehand, the desire and nerves of steel. And after 80 minutes on Centre Court at Victoria Park yesterday, she also had the Watson's Water Challenge trophy and the biggest winning smile the stadium has seen in many years.

7 Jan 2001 - 12:00am

Kournikova happy to be back in Hong Kong again after two years

Russian tennis sensation Anna Kournikova is back in Hong Kong after two years to take part in the Watson's Water Challenge Championships this week.

'I'm very happy to be back again in this lovely city,' said the 19-year-old. 'I think the season that has just passed was the most consistent one I have ever had.

5 Jan 2001 - 12:00am

Kournikova returns in quest for title

Pin-up Anna Kournikova is set to take the SAR by storm again in January when she makes her reappearance at the Watson's Water Challenge. And this time she comes in looking stronger in her quest for a win.

3 Nov 2000 - 12:00am


The report headlined, 'Ugly Americans tarnish the gold' (Sunday Morning Post, October 1), regarding the behaviour of the USA's 4 x 100 metres relay team, reinforced a view I now hold about some sports. Gradually, professionalism will override the sense of patriotism an individual feels.

8 Oct 2000 - 12:00am

Image makes real impact on tennis' news racket

The troubled Jelena Dokic saw red, Serena Williams wore it with style and Anna Kournikova blushed crimson with embarrassment as tennis teen rage, chic and romance put the Australian Open into a spin.

24 Jan 2000 - 12:00am

Hingis starter in Millennium Cup

World number one Martina Hingis and her good friend Anna Kournikova were yesterday confirmed as definite starters for the Watson's Water Millennium Cup from January 5-8.

But there was no word as yet if Hingis' arch-rivals, the Williams sisters, would turn up to renew a growing rivalry at the exhibition event to be held at Victoria Park.

22 Oct 1999 - 12:00am