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Kournikova: Liz Is 'So Ugly'!

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Mar 19, 2001 | 11:50am EST

Catfight! Catfight! Supermodel and teen pinup in white! Teen tennis sensation Anna Kournikova has gotten herself into some trouble after a catty remark directed at British supermodel and actress Elizabeth Hurley and has even been threatened by a Hurley follower over the remark.

Kournikova, 19, told reporters that the "Austin Powers" beauty’s face was "so ugly" after the pair were seated near each other at a recent Buckingham Palace charity tennis event.

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The tennis player has now been warned by London officials to exercise caution when she’s out in public.

British TV anchor Sophie Raworth received an unsigned letter from a Hurley fan who was outraged by the remakes and wants revenge against the athlete, the New York Daily News reports. The letter writer said he was a member of a group of right-wing neo-Nazis called Combat 18.

The tennis world takes such matters especially seriously after the 1993 stabbing of Monica Seles during a tournament in Hamburg, Germany, by a fan of Steffi Graf. Seles left the sport for two years after the attack.

When asked about Kournikova’s remarks, Hurley replied, "Anna’s a very pretty girl," according to Mr.Showbiz.com.

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