Babe of the Day: Anna Kournikova [VIDEO]
Hot and athletic, yes please! Anna Kournikova is definitely both. Many people talk about how bad she was at tennis, but I bet she would beat you!
Although she never won a pro singles title, she with Martina Hingis as her partner, won Grand Slam titles in Australia in 1999 and 2002. Her celebrity status made her one of the best known tennis players worldwide. At the peak of her fame, fans looking for images of Kournikova made her name one of the most common search strings on Google, and we all know Google rules the world. Kournikova's professional tennis career has been curtailed for the past several years, and possibly ended, by serious back and spinal problems. This hasn't stopped her from using her other talent, if you will, her looks.
Photographs of her scantily-clad form have appeared in various men's magazines, including one in the much-publicized 2004 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, where she posed in bikinis and swimsuits, and in other popular men's publications such as FHM and Maxim. Kournikova was named one of People's 50 Most Beautiful People in 1998, 2000, 2002, and 2003 and was voted "hottest female athlete" and "hottest couple" (with Enrique Iglesias) on ESPN.com. In 2002 she also placed first in FHM's 100 Sexiest Women in the World in U.S. and UK editions. She was also ranked very high on many sports experts polls of most over-rated athletes, but who cares! She's HOT!