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It's one and done for her on the show, however. As a "source" close to her told People, "The show just wasn't the right fit for her."
But what is the right fit for Anna?
Tennis player? Product endorser? Sex symbol? Reality star?
She's 30, and I'm not sure we quite understand what exactly Anna Kournikova means to us, or why she is still a part of our lives. But she is. And a lot of people now despise her for that fact.
But maybe it doesn't matter what she is. Maybe, like any other fantasy we might have, it only matters what we want her to be.
When she was a thriving tennis player, she also had to be a hot tennis player, because that's really what intrigued us about her, especially when she turned 18 and the public could finally let out a collective, "Good god she's hot, and it isn't inappropriate to admit it now."
When she was no longer a tennis player but just a sex symbol, we needed to point out that her fame had drastically surpassed her game to conceal our jealousy over the fact that she was not only better at tennis than most of us would ever be at anything else, but her natural beauty also allowed her a lucrative backup career once her playing days were over.
To borrow from Eminem, Anna is whatever we say she is. And that says a whole lot more about us than it does about her.
My name is Timothy Rapp, and I put the "grrrr" in Swagger.