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Name: Anna Kournikova                                                               
Born: 7 June 1981 Moscow, Soviet Union                                               
Anna Sergeyevna Kournikova ( born June 7, 1981) is a retired Russian professional   
tennis player and model. Although she never won a singles tournament, her           
celebrity 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 (or                 
misspellings of it) one of the most common search strings on Google.                 
She was born in Moscow in the former Soviet Union to Alla and Sergei Kournikov;     
she and her mother later emigrated to the United States. Currently, she resides     
in Miami Beach, Florida.                                                             
Kournikova's major-league tennis career has been curtailed for the past several     
years, and possibly ended, by serious back and spinal problems. She has had some     
success at the singles game, but her specialty has been doubles, where she has       
at times been the world's No.1 doubles player. With Martina Hingis as her           
partner, she won Grand Slam titles in Australia in 1999 and 2002.                   
Kournikova's playing style fits the profile for a doubles player, and is             
complemented by her height. She has been compared to such players as Pam Shriver     
and Peter Fleming.