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Interview at the event
Ariel Tennis ACE Final's Day in London (GBR)

May 22, 2006

 

 


Living under the public eye:
Anna: "I've been around media attention for so long, I don't know life any other way. It feels like I have been under the microscope since I was 15 - and England is always the country where I feel most under the microscope. Looking back, it must have been pretty tough, going through puberty in the media eye and stuff. But that's what comes with being an athlete and a public figure."

Did she ever miss anything?:
Anna: "I'm a very structured and disciplined person. Sometimes I think, 'Oh, I didn't do the party scene or go to college'. But I think it's good I didn't do it - I didn't make some of those mistakes."

About Tennis:
Anna: "It's a very competitive one-on-one sport, you're responsible for yourself on court - though doubles is fun too. It's very active, it's fun to play outside and it's a good workout for the whole body."

Rumors about she and Enrique:
Anna: "No, I'm not married. I've got five kids, I've been divorced six times... I don't know what the fascination is. We do keep a lot of things private. We kind of laugh at it - how can readers take it seriously? We don't give much information out, so I guess they have to come up with stuff."

Enrique and Tennis:
Anna: "Enrique is pretty good at tennis - he used to play when he was little and he's very athletic. But no, we haven't played against each other."

About shopping:
Anna: "I get excited for the first half hour, then I get really bored."

About her friends:
Anna: "Most of my friends are older than me, some are married and have kids. It's not a club scene. I'm too old for that now."

The comeback-question:
Anna: "I definitely miss being in front of the fans, being on court, the attention, all those things. But for me to come back, I would have to be mentally and physically ready. I don't want to close that door. Once I do decide to return I will make an announcement."

Her charity work:
Anna: "I like to use my public profile for good causes, to try to bring awareness, especially to kids."

 

 

 

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kournikova.com