Talk:Anna Kournikova

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How can we make this article more... "infomatic" and "interesting"? --FantasyGal 03:32, 7 August 2007 (UTC)

VGA push[change source]

The criteria are as follows:

  1. The article must be about a subject which belongs in Wikipedia. There is no use improving articles that do not belong here, and better fit another wiki, like Wikibooks, Wikispecies, Wiktionary, etc.
     Done No doubt, world's best female doubles player at one time and most looked up athlete on the internet.
  2. The article must be comprehensive. A comprehensive article is not missing any major facts and details.
     Done Major facts covered.
  3. The article must have a certain length. A minimum is 5 kilobytes, not including infoboxes, images, references, other websites, interwiki, and categories. There is no use in denoting very short articles as very good.
     Done As of 19:04, 6 July 2008 (UTC), 6.97Kb of "text" according to this.
  4. The article must have gone through a few revisions, possibly by different editors. No one writes perfect articles.
     Done Article has had six editors (excluding me and bots) and 110 revisions.
  5. The article must be placed in the appropriate category. It must have at least one interwiki link.
     Done Correctly categorised and comprehensively interwiki linked.
  6. The last few revisions should be minor changes (like spell-checking or link-fixing).
     Done A few linking issues and some minor modifications.
  7. All important terms should be linked and there must be no red links left. Red links point to articles that do not exist yet. Usually the important word or phrase is only linked the first time it occurs.
     Done No red links, plenty of good linkage.
  8. If there are any illustrations, they must be pertinent to the article. They must also be properly labelled.
     Done All images are relevant and labelled.
  9. There must be no templates pointing to the fact that the article needs improvement. These templates include {{complex}}, {{cleanup}}, {{stub}}, {{unreferenced}} and {{wikify}}. The article also should not need them.
     Done No templates.
  10. Content that is from books, journal articles or other publications needs to be referenced. This can either be done with <ref>..</ref><references/> tags, or as a list of publications. For articles that have references or external links on the English Wikipedia, there must be at least one in the Simple English article as well.
     Done - English Wikipedia has five references, Simple English Wikipedia has 26.

The Rambling Man (talk) 19:04, 6 July 2008 (UTC)

Very good job on expanding the article, but I really don't like that the "Playing style" section is one sentence long. Could you, perhaps, expand that section a bit? Cheers -- America †alk 05:02, 7 July 2008 (UTC)
Yep, working on that. Thanks. The Rambling Man (talk) 06:52, 7 July 2008 (UTC)
Added a couple more sentences and references. Cheers American Eagle! The Rambling Man (talk) 08:13, 7 July 2008 (UTC)
  • You should probably wikilink:
    • reported  Done
    • earned  Done
    • sexiest  Done
    • talent  Done
    • sponsored  Done
  • You may also want to wikilink "looks", "brains", and "drive" as they aren't being used with their most common meaning.  Done
  • "14-years-old" and "10-years-old" don't need the hyphens.  Done
  • Should "best double pair" be "best doubles pair"?  Done Also wikilink "doubles" earlier in the article than it is at the moment.  Comment first instance is linked - in the lead.
- Hippopotamus (talk) 02:05, 8 July 2008 (UTC)
  • Also if you are going to link WTA Newcomer.. and WTA Doubles Team... to WTA Awards I think you need to explain what those particular awards mean within that article. Hippopotamus (talk) 02:07, 8 July 2008 (UTC)
    • Actually, it currently links to the Women's Tennis Association - the relevance of the awards is explained in the article itself. However, I'll create a real article for it.Thanks for your comments. The Rambling Man (talk) 07:01, 8 July 2008 (UTC)

Grand Slam record[change source]

What does the dash supposed to mean in that table, and why are some of the cells blank? It doesn't say what the difference is! RaNdOm26 (talk) 09:57, 9 July 2008 (UTC)

Yeah, good catch. I'll fix that shortly. I think blank represents the fact she was either not professional or retired while the dash means she didn't enter because of one reason or another (usually injury). I'll double check it and amend the article. Thanks for the check! The Rambling Man (talk) 10:00, 9 July 2008 (UTC)
That looks much better! Particularly the notes you've put for each time she was injured. :) Another thing, it might be my personal opinion, but I like to see the colour coding used in the English wiki to represent each time she progressed through the tournament (eg. Semi-finals coloured yellow, Rounds 1 to 4 coloured blue, etc). RaNdOm26 (talk) 10:28, 9 July 2008 (UTC)
I'll see what I can do. I'll get back to you! The Rambling Man (talk) 10:38, 9 July 2008 (UTC)

Still a VGA?[change source]

I'm not quite ready to nominate for demotion—we don't have too many VGAs—but there is nothing in this article of more recent vintage than 2009. Maybe someone has an interest in just updating this a little bit. StevenJ81 (talk) 20:16, 1 July 2013 (UTC)

Right. If this was in borderline need of an update in 2013. (And, later. And, not just red links.) It is surely in need of an overhaul now to remain at VGA. --Gotanda (talk) 01:53, 28 December 2019 (UTC)