Anna Kournikova looks on as Killerspin’s Biba Golic hits with the Harbat Classic’s celebrity host Judah Friedlander. Judah’s a good player, Biba is a brilliant player, Anna’s pretty but …. not so much Table Tennis I think – Anna K refused to even hit the ball!
So, the greastest prize in US Table Tennis history of $100,000 is awarded to bar player Jack Baker of Mobile Alabama and the only big Hardbat news is the fight at Lavo Nightclub between a drunk woman and Anna Kournikova. Kournikova was a featured celebrity at the tournament though she does not appear to be much of a Table Tennis player. I never even saw her hit a ball.
Here Anna Kournikova is pictured watching while Biba Golic (a spectacular player, originally from Serbia) plays with Judah Friedlander.
Adding to the misfortune is that my wife and were right near the action at the Venetian when we chose not to go to the Lavo party after we’d had a lot to eat at the (very excellent) Palazzo Sportsbook party by Budweiser. Both were held on the second day of the tournament.
We might even have been able to say “hey, were were there during Anna Kournikova’s lowlife highball ping pong fracas.
Celebrity watcher Perez Hilton reports below on the fight at the Hardbat Classic in Las Vegas between Anna Kournikova and another woman at the Lavo Nightclub afterparty.
Could the offender have been angry because Anna Anna didn’t play any Table Tennis during the tournament? Not even with her beauty and style rival the charming Biba Golic, a top Table Tennis player who unfortunately did not compete in the All Star division of the tournament, but who will be featured in the ESPN coverage coming in September.
Former tennis pro Anna Kournikova ended up with cuts on her neck after getting into a Sin City shoving match on Saturday night.
At the HardBat Classic party inside Lavo Nightclub, another woman at the club threw a drink on her and all hell broke loose!
According to an onlooker, the Enrique Iglesias‘ girlfriend/possible wife and her assistant were sitting at a VIP table when the other woman bumped them. They shoved each other but were separated.
Then, the mystery woman returned later for more trouble!
“The woman came back over and threw a drink on Anna and her assistant,” said the source. “The woman was definitely drunk.”
Anna wanted to have the women kicked out, but it escalated quickly to where the pair were pushing and shoving each other!
The woman grabbed Kournikova by the neck and pushed her into a wall right before security broke them apart!!!
Anna did not need treatment but was extremely shaken up.
Violence is never the answer!
the last statement is inaccurate. security did not break this fight up, it was one of the ping pong players from the tournament.
Thanks John. We ping pong players are good to have around in case people need fights to be broken up…
Wow. Cutting-edge ping-pong, AND vegass cat-fights with hotties like Anna K. too! Joe Duck pushes the envelope.
Now, like some vintage Penn and Teller, or Criss Angel like levitating above the strip.
Perez Hilton??? Seriously Joe…why would you ever do anything to legitimize that waste of human existence? He can’t even create an original brand…He is an insult to anyone of any persuasion and of at least mediocre intelligence.
However having Anna there…that’s impressive.
(3) Horatiox…I didn’t know it was replying to your post…lol.
Sorry, I couldn’t resist blogging about celebrities in the rare instance I was within a ping pong ball hit of them. As always part of my motivation here (my rationalization?) is to see how posts like this factor into Google rankings for “Hardbat Classic” queries.
Joe found your secret weapon for world dominance on the ping pong table!!!