"People always ask me how can you relate to the contestants?They are obese and they are this and that and I'm like, listen, I get criticised and judged all the time whether it's 'she's just too pretty', 'she's not good enough', 'she wasn't a good athlete' but to be a top ten in the world at something I must have been doing something right!I was the one who went after this opportunity to be on the and to be able to have the opportunity to train with these people and help them become healthier.I've worked with the best nutritionists, psychologists, coaches, trainers all those things and I have stored all of that information."I have used my body as a tool my whole life on the tennis court being a professional athlete so for me it was that instead of listening to the information that was thrown at me, I was sharing it with the contestants."I didn't feel like I was replacing anyone or trying to fill in anyone's shoes - we all have our own style.Kournikova is no stranger to the world of health and fitness, having debuted as a professional tennis player at the U. Kournikova made a brief appearance on 'The Biggest Loser' in October 2010, leading the contestants in a 'tennis-workout' challenge.Since retiring from the professional tennis circuit, the 29-year-old has worked mainly as a model whilst making numerous television appearances.
Anna Kournikova's new role on the show is expected to be announced after the season finale on Tuesday (24th May 2011).For me personally, hearing some of the contestants' stories forced me to look at my own story and I actually had more things in common with some of the contestants this season than I admitted."As I'm helping them go through this journey it forces you to look at the person in the mirror and say, 'I'm not that different than you...I relate to you in more ways than I have admitted'.I didn't come here with a mindset of being anything other than what I am and that's a trainer."It's a part of me and I love what I do and I wanted to translate that to these people, especially these obese people that could use my experience, so I walked into it with that confidence.I also had the confidence of an amazing support team on the show."Anna: "I didn't feel any pressure.