When it comes to the women's game in tennis these days, there seems to be more pressure than ever before, for these women to not only be at the top of their game, but to also be very beautiful along with it. It could be said that one of the first female tennis players to bring the real beauty to the court, was the very sexy Anna Kournikova, although this did not did her playing reputation much good.
There have been so many people over the years, who have claimed that Anna Kournikova was never actually that good at tennis and that she only really got any attention in the sport due to her stunning good looks. However, this is not exactly true and is certainly not fair on a women who dedicated much of her life to the sport which served her so well in return.
While Anna Kournikova did not quite manage to get her hands on a Grand Slam title as a singles player, she did make it as high as number 8 in the world rankings. Meanwhile, in the doubles game, Anna was ranked as the number 1 player in the world, winning the Australian Open on two occasions, showing what a promising young star she was.
Unfortunately, not too many people realise that Anna Kournikova had to cut her tennis career short at the age of just 21, which always leaves us questioning just how far she could have gone in the game and just how good she could have been. Anna showed a huge amount of promise and potential and if it wasn't for injuries she could have been a top player for many years.
So, next time you are talking about Anna Kournikova and someone suggests that she was not actually that good at tennis, make sure you put them right!