St. Petersburg Times: June 8, 1993: Kournikova looking good
Anna Kournikova, the latest teen phenom, continues to gobble up the junior competition in Florida. The 11-year-old Russian player won the 18-under division of the East Lake Woodlands Junior Invitational [at East Lake Woodlands Golf and Country Club in Palm Harbor] a couple of weeks ago. In the singles final, Kournikova beat Callie Creighton 6-3, 6-2, then teamed with Patricia Marcinkiewicz of Bradenton to win the doubles title.
St. Petersburg Times: September 8, 1993: Venus on the rise
Venus Williams, the highly touted junior player from Compton, Calif., has left the Rick Macci facility in Delray Beach for the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Bradenton. Williams and her family, which includes a younger sister, Serena, who's also a promising player, have moved to Bradenton, said Bollettieri's daughter and personal assistant, Danielle. The Williams sisters join Bollettieri's bulging stable of talented junior players that includes Anna Kournikova, arguably today's most coveted future pro. Williams is the second potential star to depart Macci's academy. Jennifer Capriati worked with Macci before leaving for Saddlebrook and turning pro.
St. Petersburg Times: December 2, 1993: Children's Home Charity Tennis Challenge
The event opened with a match between junior stars Anna Kournikova of Russia and Jacquelyn Rosen of Saddlebrook. Kournikova, 12, who is billed as tennis' next teen superstar, was impressive in handling Rosen 6-1.
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