In honor of Miss Sharapova turning 18, we are bringing this story back to the front door. Enjoy.
|My friend Ted was one of first people I know on the Anna Kournikova bandwagon back in the day. So when he sent me an email about Maria Sharapova, my google toolbar search was quickly fired up. First came the the news results: Sharapova reaches Wimbledon Finals by defeating the BIG GIRL / Maria Sharapova, more than a pretty face / Maria’s actually got game / Maria: I’m not a pin-up.
“I’m not the new anyone, and certainly not the new Kournikova. People seem to forget that Anna isn’t in the picture any more, it’s Maria time now. You can’t compare us. She never won a single tournament, and I’ve won two already. Besides, I intend having a lot longer career than she did,” she was quoted as saying.
Whatever, Maria. Just be happy with the fact that anyone is even paying attention. And do you think that the comparisons are going to stop just because you’ve reached the Finals at Wimbledon? Young, russian and legs for miles. Always a good combo but she’s got a way to go to break into the Anna Kournikova level of sex kitten. She’s got the potential, she just needs to start breaking hearts of NHL players left and right, then link herself to a pop singer.
I can sense what you’re thinking, reader. You’re thinking, “shut up already, just show me the damn pictures!” Look, I had to justify this column by putting some words in it. But here you go, some of the best pictures I could find of Sharapova. You tell me if she’s hotter than Anna K.