Anna Kournikova never was able to fulfill her potential as a professional tennis player but she became a celebrity known worldwide because she was considered one of the most attractive female tennis players on the professional circuit.
She has been retired for over 12 years since the age of 21 and since that time many have tried but no one has ever been able to fill the void left by the beautiful Russian tennis player. However, in recent years a contender for the title of the 'next Anna Kournikova' had emerged in the form of Russian tennis player Violetta Degtiareva.
She had not yet made a major impact on the professional Women's Tennis Association circuit as she was ranked 1,084 but she similar to Anna Kournikova was attracting much media attention because of her gorgeous looks which consisted of her blonde, hair and gorgeous body which allowed her to wear look like a swimsuit model when she wore a bikini (Daily Mail - January 22)
Violetta Degtiareva's gorgeous looks were those that many associate with Hollywood leading ladies and would very likely have made her an endorsement queen in the future.
Anna Kournikova since her retirement from tennis has removed herself from the media spotlight only emerging for exhibition tournaments and sometimes for interviews in which she reminisces about her successes on the tennis court, the majority of which came as a doubles partner with fellow player Martina Hingis.
The blonde beauty is rumoured to be the girlfriend of singer Enrique Iglesias but there has been no news about the relationship for many months. The one thing that is apparent is that Anna Kournikova is alive, enjoying life and looking fantastic as a picture of her in a black bikini found on her Instagram page (January 14) shows. Maybe 2015 will be the year that the beautiful Russian returns to the media spotlight with a wedding or a baby?