The Russian tennis star Anna Kournikova, who is surprisingly probably the most famous player to never win a singles tournament, turned 30 today.
Kournikova hit the spotlight in her teen years, specifically during her debut at the 96′ U.S. Open, when the world first took notice of her beauty. Appearing in magazines such Sports Illustrated (Swimsuit Issue), FHM, and Maxim, the blond bombshell quickly became a sex symbol in the sports world.
Despite never winning a WTA singles title, Anna has won countless 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 both the U.S and U.K. editions of the popular men’s magazine.
Anna currently resides in Miami Beach, FL where she plays in occasional exhibitions and in doubles for the St. Louis Aces of the WTT.
In May 2011, it was announced that Kournikova would join The Biggest Loser, replacing Jillian Michaels as a regular celebrity trainer in season 12.