Anna Kournikova provided blueprint for success not guide for glamorous failure | Tumaini Carayol

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Twenty years after the Russian broke into the top 10 her influence on women’s tennis is still being felt and the sport would have suffered without her

“You lost here today, sum up your day at Wimbledon,” asked a stuttering voice from behind the BBC camera. A few hours earlier, Anna Kournikova had fallen in the first round of Wimbledon in 2002. She was ranked 55, her career plunging into a spiral as the media lapped up her losses. What followed was a painful, infamous interview. As Kournikova rolled her eyes and laughed away the leading questions, the reporter became so flustered in her presence that he asked her to do his job: “What would you think was a good starting question?”

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Written by Tumaini Carayol
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