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Anna Kournikova

Model Or Tennis Player? You Glow, Girl

Anna is coming.

A not-quite-life-size cutout inside the Xcel Energy Center heralds her arrival … Above this picture, block letters promote the main event: SELES VS. KOURNIKOVA.

Anna's is the only image within sight.

She is a cover girl, a global celebrity. She is a tennis player who never has won a singles title.

Anna Kournikova will play tennis tonight against Monica Seles at Xcel. Thousands will come. Guess why.

"Pretty and sexy, that's the message," said Mary Jo Kane, director of Minnesota's Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport.

Source: Hamilton, Brian. St. Paul Pioneer Press, December 14, 2002.

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