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April 24, 2008
KOURNIKOVA RETURNS Anna Kournikova, the featured player during the Newport Beach Breakers’ 2007 season opener, will return to Newport Beach on July 16 playing for the St. Louis Aces. Kournikova, the fifth marquee player announced by the Breakers on their 2008 schedule, joins Lindsay Davenport, John McEnroe, Serena Williams and Martina Navratilova. Davenport, playing for the Breakers, will play her only match in Newport Beach on July 10 against the Springfield Lasers.
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July 17, 2004
Tonight's World TeamTennis match between the Newport Beach Breakers and Kansas City Explorers might be better known as the match that could have been. What could have been: Maria Sharapova vs. Anna Kournikova. What's instead? Nadia Petrova has replaced the Breakers' Sharapova, the Wimbledon champion, when Newport Beach will host Kansas City, which will be without Kournikova, tonight at 7 at Palisades Tennis Club. The Breakers defeated St. Louis on the road Friday, 24-21.
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By TOM JOHNSON | July 6, 2007
My wife and I are planning to head out of town tonight for the weekend for a little golf. Then, yesterday afternoon, an e-mail pops up on my computer screen under "media alert." These are usually the types of messages that are shortly followed thereafter by a simple press of the delete button. We get a lot of them. Kind of like the recorded telephone calls that request you stay on the line for an important message from so and so. It's so important that so and so isn't even there to talk to you. But this e-mail's headline catches me: Kournikova Media Availability.
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July 8, 2005
Barry Faulkner Ramon Delgado continued his late-match dominance, but the Newport Beach Breakers' 19-15, come-from-behind World Team Tennis victory over the visiting Sacramento Capitals Thursday night may have been set up early on. Katerina Bondarenko, who was disappointed with her performance in the Breakers' season-opening win over visiting Springfield Tuesday, made amends in a big way to help the Breakers improve...
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October 9, 2004
Bryce Alderton Anna Kournikova, the 23-year-old blond Russian racket and fashion star, will make what is believed to be her first appearance in a competitive tennis event in Orange County in Monday's World Team Tennis Smash Hits at UC Irvine's Bren Events Center. But it might not be the last time Kournikova, who has played WTT for the Kansas City Explorers the last two summers, steps onto a court in the county after saying she has enjoyed her stint in the pro league thus far and would like to continue in the circuit.
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By David Carrillo Peñaloza | June 28, 2007
Love at first sound. Once some of the media members heard Anna Kournikova's voice during a conference call Wednesday hyping her return to the World TeamTennis Pro League, they showered her with love. Makes sense for fans, but journalists? Yes, practically everyone fell in love with the Russian bombshell during her debut at the U.S. Open in 1996, but that's all. Nothing more than love. Sort of like her singles career in which she never won a major tournament. The retired pro is stuck at love, and on the second question a reporter asked about her upcoming schedule with the Sacramento Capitals.
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By David Carrillo Peñaloza | July 16, 2008
NEWPORT BEACH — From all angles, photographers took quality shots of Anna Kournikova on the court Wednesday. Kournikova didn’t with her racquet in her World Team Tennis debut for 2008. Blame it on rust, being unfamiliar with her St. Louis Aces teammates, and a late arrival to Newport Beach for the Breakers easily winning, 23-14. “It was of course a little sad because we lost,” Kournikova said. “It’s always hard to play the first match.
NEWS
September 9, 2004
Bryce Alderton The list of recognizable tennis players who will make their way to UC Irvine next month for a night of charity and competition got one name longer Wednesday. Anna Kournikova, the 23-year-old Russian blond racket star known just as much, if not more, for her appearances in fashion and other entertainment magazines than for her accomplishments on the courts, will join the fold of tennis stars that already includes eight-time Grand Slam champion Andre Agassi and this year's Wimbledon runner-up Andy Roddick for the 12th annual World Team Tennis All-Star Smash Hits event at 7 p.m. Oct. 11. at UCI's Bren Events Center.
NEWS
June 24, 2005
Chris Yemma The Newport Beach Breakers of the World Team Tennis professional league are likely to draw a crowd this summer, with three major stars of the tennis world scheduled to play matches at Palisades Tennis Club. But perhaps no greater draw will be that of Anna Kournikova, scheduled to make her debut for the Sacramento Capitals when they face the Breakers July 7 at Palisades. Kournikova, who briefly visited Orange County to compete in the WTT Smash Hits event at UC Irvine's Bren Events Center in October, said she is looking forward to her trip to Newport.
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | July 7, 2007
NEWPORT BEACH — It was easy to get caught up in all the newness Friday night at the Newport Beach Breakers' season opener against the Sacramento Capitals. There was a new venue and stadium at the Newport Beach Country Club. There was also a new coach in Trevor Kronemann, and an added curiosity because Anna Kournikova was in town with the Capitals. "What a great atmosphere," Kronemann said. "It's just a really great place to play." But amidst the change, a familiar face perhaps came up the biggest for the Breakers in their 20-15 win. Ramon Delgado, in his fourth year with the Breakers, came into his men's singles set with Newport Beach down, 10-5.
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By Matt Szabo | July 16, 2008
NEWPORT BEACH — Anna Kournikova was predictably the show Wednesday night at the Newport Beach Breakers’ home match against the St. Louis Aces. Heads turned no matter what the Russian-born starlet, who won two Grand Slam doubles titles in her career, was doing. But, as the match went on at Breakers Stadium at Newport Beach Country Club, it became clear which team was better. When Kournikova took the court for mixed doubles, the last set of the night, her Aces’ chances were about as slender as Kournikova herself.
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By David Carrillo Peñaloza | July 16, 2008
NEWPORT BEACH — From all angles, photographers took quality shots of Anna Kournikova on the court Wednesday. Kournikova didn’t with her racquet in her World Team Tennis debut for 2008. Blame it on rust, being unfamiliar with her St. Louis Aces teammates, and a late arrival to Newport Beach for the Breakers easily winning, 23-14. “It was of course a little sad because we lost,” Kournikova said. “It’s always hard to play the first match.
SPORTS
April 24, 2008
KOURNIKOVA RETURNS Anna Kournikova, the featured player during the Newport Beach Breakers’ 2007 season opener, will return to Newport Beach on July 16 playing for the St. Louis Aces. Kournikova, the fifth marquee player announced by the Breakers on their 2008 schedule, joins Lindsay Davenport, John McEnroe, Serena Williams and Martina Navratilova. Davenport, playing for the Breakers, will play her only match in Newport Beach on July 10 against the Springfield Lasers.
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | July 7, 2007
NEWPORT BEACH — It was easy to get caught up in all the newness Friday night at the Newport Beach Breakers' season opener against the Sacramento Capitals. There was a new venue and stadium at the Newport Beach Country Club. There was also a new coach in Trevor Kronemann, and an added curiosity because Anna Kournikova was in town with the Capitals. "What a great atmosphere," Kronemann said. "It's just a really great place to play." But amidst the change, a familiar face perhaps came up the biggest for the Breakers in their 20-15 win. Ramon Delgado, in his fourth year with the Breakers, came into his men's singles set with Newport Beach down, 10-5.
FEATURES
By TOM JOHNSON | July 6, 2007
My wife and I are planning to head out of town tonight for the weekend for a little golf. Then, yesterday afternoon, an e-mail pops up on my computer screen under "media alert." These are usually the types of messages that are shortly followed thereafter by a simple press of the delete button. We get a lot of them. Kind of like the recorded telephone calls that request you stay on the line for an important message from so and so. It's so important that so and so isn't even there to talk to you. But this e-mail's headline catches me: Kournikova Media Availability.
SPORTS
July 6, 2007
Anna Kournikova may be more well-known for her beauty than her tennis prowess. But don't mistake the 26-year-old as just a pretty face. The Russian-born Kournikova won 16 doubles titles as a professional and won the women's doubles title at the Australian Open in both 1999 and 2002, partnering with Martina Hingis each time. Kournikova has been off the pro tour since 2003 but is in her fourth year playing with World Team Tennis' Sacramento Capitals, who visit the Newport Beach Breakers tonight at 7 in the Breakers' season opener.
SPORTS
By David Carrillo Peñaloza | June 28, 2007
Love at first sound. Once some of the media members heard Anna Kournikova's voice during a conference call Wednesday hyping her return to the World TeamTennis Pro League, they showered her with love. Makes sense for fans, but journalists? Yes, practically everyone fell in love with the Russian bombshell during her debut at the U.S. Open in 1996, but that's all. Nothing more than love. Sort of like her singles career in which she never won a major tournament. The retired pro is stuck at love, and on the second question a reporter asked about her upcoming schedule with the Sacramento Capitals.
NEWS
July 8, 2005
Barry Faulkner Ramon Delgado continued his late-match dominance, but the Newport Beach Breakers' 19-15, come-from-behind World Team Tennis victory over the visiting Sacramento Capitals Thursday night may have been set up early on. Katerina Bondarenko, who was disappointed with her performance in the Breakers' season-opening win over visiting Springfield Tuesday, made amends in a big way to help the Breakers improve...
NEWS
June 24, 2005
Chris Yemma The Newport Beach Breakers of the World Team Tennis professional league are likely to draw a crowd this summer, with three major stars of the tennis world scheduled to play matches at Palisades Tennis Club. But perhaps no greater draw will be that of Anna Kournikova, scheduled to make her debut for the Sacramento Capitals when they face the Breakers July 7 at Palisades. Kournikova, who briefly visited Orange County to compete in the WTT Smash Hits event at UC Irvine's Bren Events Center in October, said she is looking forward to her trip to Newport.
NEWS
October 9, 2004
Bryce Alderton Anna Kournikova, the 23-year-old blond Russian racket and fashion star, will make what is believed to be her first appearance in a competitive tennis event in Orange County in Monday's World Team Tennis Smash Hits at UC Irvine's Bren Events Center. But it might not be the last time Kournikova, who has played WTT for the Kansas City Explorers the last two summers, steps onto a court in the county after saying she has enjoyed her stint in the pro league thus far and would like to continue in the circuit.
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