In 2004, Anna retired from professional tennis after suffering from a chronic back injury.Anna Kournikova is widely recognized not only for her performance on the tennis court but also for her stunning looks.But Kournikova's father, Sergei, appeared mystified, telling the Russian daily Kommersant, that he had heard nothing about any wedding. Then Kournikova herself - or should it have been Mrs Fedorov?- denounced reports that the ceremony had taken place by announcing on her website: "While I don't typically comment on my personal life, let me confirm once again that I am not married."That might have been that had the couple not then engaged in a game of cat and mouse with the media.
They dated for a few months before calling it quits. The wedding was reportedly attended only by the couple's parents and Fedorov's brother, with the register office being hired for the whole day so that no one would see them. But it seems that Anna Kournikova, the blonde Russian tennis player-cum-model, did secretly marry her long-term boyfriend, the ice hockey star Sergei Fedorov.During the 1993–94 season, Fedorov's outstanding play earned him the "oldest and most prestigious individual award in hockey," the Hart Memorial Trophy (awarded to the NHL's most valuable player), the Frank J.Selke Trophy (top defensive forward) and the Lester B.