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Look: Anna Kournikova's Best Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Photos

Anna Kournikova at a tennis tournament in California.

Anna Kournikova during Anna Kournikova and the Sacramento Capitals Play the Newport Beach Breakers in the World Team Tennis Pro League at Hyatt Regency Newport Beach in Newport Beach, California, United States. (Photo by J. Merritt/FilmMagic)

The iconic Sports Illustrated Swimsuit magazine will release its 2022 edition later this spring.

Over the years, we've seen several notable athletes posing for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue, including many in the tennis world.

Serena Williams, Genie Bouchard, Maria Sharapova, Sloane Stephens and others have all posed for the classic Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue.

Anna Kournikova joined that list back in 2004.

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Tiziano Magni/Sports Illustrated Swimsuit.

Kournikova, a Russia native, was a star both on and off the court. On the court, she made it to the semifinals at Wimbledon in 1997 and the quarterfinals of the Australian Open in 2001.

Off the court, Kournikova became one of the most-popular tennis players ever.

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Tiziano Magni/Sports Illustrated Swimsuit.

Kournikova is one of several notable athletes to pose for the iconic Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue over the years.

Perhaps we'll see another notable athlete or two posing in 2022.

You can view a behind-the-scenes look at the 2022 edition of the iconic Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue here.