Once ranked #1 doubles and #8 singles on the WTA Tour, Kournikova retired from the pro tennis circuit in 2003 due to injuries. But lately, she can be seen popping up everywhere from reality TV to racy magazine covers to children's tennis clinics in Washington, DC.
This month, the Russian femme fatale shows her American pride as a covergirl for Maxim magazine. Tonight, she'll be whipping people into shape on a special episode of NBC's The Biggest Loser.
And if it doesn't sound like she's busy enough, Kournikova also spends half of her time traveling the country with the Boys & Girls Club of America to mentor underprivileged youth on the game of tennis (see video below).
At the tennis camp featured in the video above, one kid asked Kournikova if she had any regrets, to which she replied: "I would have taken better care of my body."
As the first female Buff Body of the Week, Kournikova proves that life after a professional sports injury can still be rewarding. And there are many ways to plot a comeback, but she has opted to bounce back by giving back.
I think it was Maria Shriver who said, "The best thing you can do for yourself is to do something for somebody else." Kournikova is doing just that by giving back holding court with underprivileged kids.
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P.P.S. -- Crafty Bastards blog post coming Thursday!