Anna Kournikova Press Conference Interviews Archive ( Sports - Women's Tennis )

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Anna Kournikova Interviews:

2003

2003 NASDAQ-100 Open, Key Biscayne, March 20:
1st- lost to Dinara Safina
1-6, 4-6

2003 Australian Open, Melbourne, January 13-26:
1st-
2nd-
won over Henrieta Nagyova
lost to Justine Henin-Hardenne
6-1, 6-2
0-6, 1-6


2002

2002 US Open, Flushing Meadows, New York, August 26th-September 8th:
1st- lost to Angelique Widjaja
3-6, 0-6

2002 Rogers AT&T Cup ("Canadian Open") at Montreal, Quebec, Canada, August 12-18:
2nd- lost to Virginia Ruano Pascual
5-7, 1-6

2002 The Championships, Wimbledon, England, June 24th-July 7th:
1st- lost to Tatiana Panova
1-6, 6-4, 4-6   interview on real video

Doubles with Chanda Rubin:
1st- won over Eva Bes and Marta Marrero
6-1, 6-1

2002 French Open, Roland Garros, Paris, France, May 27th-June 9th:
1st- lost to Christine Wheeler
4-6, 3-6

2002 Italian Open, Rome, Italy, May 13th-19th:
1st-
2nd-
3rd-
won over Marta Marrero
won over Lilia Osterloh
lost to Virginia Ruano Pascual
6-3, 6-3
6-1, 4-6, 6-1
3-6, 2-6

2002 Bol Ladies Open, Bol, Croatia, April 29th-May 5th:
1st- won over Julia Vakulenko
6(3)-7, 6-2, 6-2

2002 NASDAQ-100 Open, Key Biscayne, Florida, March 18th-31st:
1st- lost to Eleni Daniilidou
6-1, 6-4

2002 Toray Pan Pacific Open, Tokyo, Japan, January 28th-February 3rd:
1-
2-
QF-
SF-
won over Christina Torrens-Valero
won over Elena Dementieva
won over Anne Kremer
lost to Monica Seles
6-3, 6-0
7-6(4), 7-6(5)
6-4, 6-2
3-6, 6-3, 3-6

2002 Australian Open, Melbourne, January 14th-27th:
1st- lost to Justine Henin
2-6, 5-7

Doubles Final: Anna Kournikova & Martina Hingis
won over Aranxta Sanchez-Vicario and Daniela Hantuchova 6-2, 6-7(4), 6-1


2001

2001 Australian Open, Melbourne, January 15th-28th:
1st-
2nd-
3rd-
4th-
QF-
won over Daniela Hantuchova
won over Rita Kuti Kis
won over Barbara Schett
won over Barbara Rittner
lost to Lindsay Davenport
6-2, 7-5
6-3, 6-4
2-6, 6-4, 6-3
6-3, 6-1
4-6, 2-6

2001 adidas International, Sydney, Australia, January 8th-14th:
1st-
2nd-
won over Elena Bovina
lost to Corina Morariu
6-4, 6-4
2-6, 1-6


2000

2000 Chase Championships, Madison Square Garden, New York, November 13th-19th:
2nd-
3rd-
4th-
won over Kristina Brandi
won over Julie Halard-Decugis
won over Barbara Schett
6-4, 6-4
6-4, 6-0
6-7, 2-6

2000 US Open, Flushing Meadows, New York, August 31st-September 13th:
1st-
2nd-
3rd-
won over Holly Parkinson
won over Sandra Kleinova
lost to Justine Henin
6-2, 6-3
6-4, 6-1
4-6, 6-7

2000 The Championships, Wimbledon, England, June 26th-July 9th:
1st-
2nd-
won over Sandrine Testud
lost to Anne-Gaelle Sidot
7-5, 5-7, 6-4
3-6, 4-6

2000 French Open, Roland Garros, Paris, France, May 31st-June 11th:
1st-
2nd-
won over Vanessa Webb
lost to Sylvia Plischke
6-4, 6-4
2-6, 6-4, 3-6

2000 Betty Barclay Cup, Hamburg, Germany, May 3rd-7th:
1st- won over Anna Smashnova
6-3, 6-2

2000 Family Circle Cup, Hilton Head, South Carolina, April 17th-23rd:
2nd- won over Tara Snyder
4-6, 6-2, 6-1

2000 Ericsson Open, Key Biscayne, Florida, March 23rd-April 2nd:
2nd-
3rd-
4th-
won over Jennifer Hopkins
won over Natasha Zvereva
lost to Monica Seles
6-2, 6-4
6-1, 6-4
1-6, 6-3, 0-6

2000 Tennis Masters Series, Indian Wells, California, March 11th-18th:
2nd-
3rd-
won over Denisa Chladkova
lost to Nathalie Dechy
7-5, 6-2
5-7, 7-5, 6-7

2000 Australian Open, Melbourne, January 17th-30th:
1st-
2nd-
3rd-
4th-
won over Patricia Wartusch
won over Natasha Zvereva
won over Kveta Hrdlickova
lost to Lindsay Davenport
6-0, 6-0
6-1, 6-4
2-6, 6-3, 6-4
4-6, 3-6

2000 adidas International, Sydney, Australia, January 9th-15th:
1st- won over Sabine Appelmans
7-6(4), 6-2


1999

1999 Chase Championships, Madison Square Garden, New York, November 15th-21st:
1st- lost to Mary Pierce
7(3)-6, 6(5)-7, 0-6

1999 The Championships, Wimbledon, England, June 21st-July 4th:
1st-
2nd-
3rd-
4th-
won over Barbara Schwartz
won over Maria Alejandra Vento
won over Ines Gorrochategui
lost to Venus Williams
7-6, 4-6, 6-2
7-5, 6-4
7-5, 3-1, retired
6-3, 3-6, 2-6

1999 Italian Open, Rome, Italy, May 3rd-9th:
1st-
3rd-
won over Rita Grande
lost to Venus Williams
6(4)-7, 6-3, 2-0, retired
2-6, 2-6

1999 Lipton Championships, Key Biscayne, Florida, March 18th-28th:
2nd-
3rd-
4th-
won over Kristina Brandi
won over Julie Halard-Decugis
lost to Barbara Schett
6-7, 6-0, 6-2
6-4, 7-6
1-6, 6-1, 1-6

1999 Australian Open, Melbourne, January 19th-31st:
1st-
2nd-
3rd-
4th-
won over Jill Craybas
won over Miho Saeki
won over Andrea Glass
lost to Mary Pierce
7-6, 7-5
1-6, 6-4, 10-8
4-6, 6-2, 6-3
0-6, 4-6

Doubles Final: Anna Kournikova & Martina Hingis
won over Lindsay Davenport and Natasha Zvereva 7-5, 6-3


1998

1998 Chase Championships, Madison Square Garden, New York, November 16th-22nd:
1st- lost to Monica Seles
6-4, 6-3

1998 US Open, Flushing Meadows, New York, August 31st-September 13th
1st-
2nd-
3rd-
4th-
won over Lea Ghirardi
won over Radka Bobkova
won over Silvia Farina (Elia)
lost to Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario
6-1, 6-3
6-3, 6-4
6-4, 6-1
7-6(5), 6-3

1998 Pilot Pen International, New Haven, Connecticut, August 24th-29th:
1st-
2nd-
won over Barbara Schett
lost to Amanda Coetzer
6-3, 6-2
6-1, 4-6, 5-7

Anna's current coach at the 1998 Pilot Pen:
Pavel Slozil talks about Anna Kournikova

1998 du Maurier Open, Montreal, Canada, August 17th-23rd
1st-
2nd-
3rd-
won over Alexandra Fusai
won over Ruxandra Dragomir
lost to Conchita Martinez
6-2, 6-4
4-6, 6-2, 6-4
0-6, 3-6

1998 A&P Classic at Mahwah, New Jersey, on July 7, 1998:
An interview announcing Anna's withdrawal due to damaged ligaments in her right thumb

1998 The Championships, Wimbledon, England, June 25th-July 5th:
An interview announcing Anna's withdrawal due to damaged ligaments in her right thumb

1998 French Open, Roland Garros, Paris, France, May 24th-June 7th:
2nd-
4th-
won over Katarina Studenikova
lost to Jana Novotna
6-2, 7-6(2)
7-6(2), 3-6, 3-6

1998 Lipton Championships, Key Biscayne, Florida, March 19th-29th:
2nd-
3rd-
4th-
QF-
SF-
F-
won over Mirjana Lucic
won over Monica Seles
won over Conchita Martinez
won over Lindsay Davenport
won over Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario
lost to Venus Williams
6-4, 6-2
7-5, 6-4
6-3, 6-0
6-4, 2-6, 6-2
3-6, 6-1, 6-3
6-2, 4-6, 1-6

1998 State Farm Evert Cup, Indian Wells, California, March 8th-14th:
3rd- lost to Conchita Martinez
6-4, 6-4


1997

1997 US Open, Flushing Meadows, New York, August 25th-September 7th:
1st-
2nd-
won over Sabine Appelmans
lost to Irina Spirlea
6-2, 6-0
1-6, 6-3, 3-6

1997 The Championships, Wimbledon, England, June 23rd-July 6th:
1st-
4th-
SF-
won over Chandra Rubin
won over Helena Sukova
lost to Martina Hingis
6-1, 6-1
2-6, 6-2, 6-3
3-6, 2-6

1997 French Open, Roland Garros, Paris, France, May 27th-June 8th:
2nd-
3rd-
won over Sandra Cecchini
lost to Martina Hingis
6-2, 6-2
1-6, 3-6

1997 Lipton Championships, Key Biscayne, Florida, March 20th-30th:
1st
2nd-
3rd-
4th-
won over Nana Miyagi
won over Amanda Coetzer
won over Katarina Studenikova
lost to Jana Novotna
6-2, 6-0
6-1, 3-6, 6-3
1-6, 6-4, 6-0
6-3, 6-4


1996

1996 US Open, Flushing Meadows, New York, August 26th-September 8th:
(Anna's 1st US Open and 1st Grand Slam tournament in the adult draw, at age 15.)
1st-
2nd-
3rd-
4th-
won over Ludmila Richterova
won over Nathalie Baudone (Furlan)
won over Barbara Paulus
lost to Steffi Graf
7-6, 6-3
6-3, 6-3
3-6, 6-2, 6-4
2-6, 1-6



About WTA Post-Match Press Conferences:

    At each tournament there are at least two pleasant WTA Tour "public relations coordinators" on hand to escort the players from the court to the locker room and then to the press interview room. They do this cheerfully and efficiently, but with the covert alertness of wardens making sure that the jailbirds don't make a break for it en route to the chapel.

    Attendance at post-match press conferences is obligatory. These group sessions make it easier for reporters to do their jobs, and they are a good public relations tool for the tour. But mandatory press conferences can be farcical, dehumanizing experiences for all concerned...

    Imagine being... forced to sit before fifty reporters who are mostly strangers to you, and having to answer questions about how you blew a match, how you feel about your parents, how much pressure you feel to win a big one...

The Courts of Babylon: Tales of Greed and Glory in a Harsh New World of Professional Tennis
by Peter Bodo
Scribner; ISBN: 0684812967; (June 1995, out of print) usually available used from ABE Books

    While the tennis press unfailingly plays it straight when it questions the ATP players, no topic seems to be off limits to women in the interview room. What's the status of your love life? What did you think of your opponents outfit? Did you go shopping yesterday?... At its best, the "anything goes" atmosphere personalizes the competitors, supplements their on-court persona... At its worst, these free-for-alls trespass the bounds of journalistic integrity, trivialize the sport, and put the players in awkward positions.

Venus Envy: A Sensational Season Inside the Women's Tennis Tour [covers the 2000 WTA season]
by L. Jon Wertheim
Harper Perennial; ISBN: 0060957492; (June 2002) $17.50 hardcover at Amazon.com


Anna Kournikova pages at quickfound.net: Links to 93 2002 WTA Player Interview Videos (on Real Video) from Wimbledon, the French Open, and the Australian Open.

Links to 78 2001 WTA Player Interview Videos from Wimbledon and the US Open.

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