Russian tennis star Anna Kournikova, by far the most famous tennis player never to have won a singles tournament, hit the big 3-0 today. And she looks as hot as ever.
At the 1996 U.S. Open, when Anna was still a teen, the media world first took notice of her hotness. The blond bombshell quickly became a sex symbol in the sports world, and crossed over to mainstream very quickly with photo shoots, calendar shoots, bikini shoots and a multitude of endorsements.
Despite never winning a tournament, Anna’s popularity has always been off-the-charts these past 15 years. She’s won numerous awards for her good looks. In 1998,2000,2002, and 2003 she was listed in People’s 50 Most Beautiful People. In 2002 she also placed first in FHM’s 100 Sexiest Women in the World.
In late May, Kournikova put her multi-million dollar home up for sale. A few days later, we learned why.
On May 24th, 2011, (three days are the supposed end of the world) it was announced that Kournikova would join The Biggest Loser, replacing Jillian Michaels as a regular celebrity trainer in season 12.
On this the marking of her 30th birthday, let’s look at some of her best pictures.
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