Sergei and Alla Kournikova knew that their lives would change when
they brought daughter Anna into the world on June 7, 1981. They
just didn't know the entire tennis world would soon be turned upside
down as well. Both Sergei, a natural athlete who wrestled professionally
and coached tennis part-time, and Alla encouraged their daughter
to take part in physical activity at an early age. When she turned
five, Anna received a Christmas gift that would change her life.