MELBOURNE: With Anna Kournikova sightings on site at the Australian Open now reduced to a bare minimum, Melbourne media gossip spies have had to redirect their efforts.
The 21-year-old Russian glamour girl has no more official business at Melbourne Park after being knocked out in doubles, mixed doubles and singles fields.
Therefore, one of the best spots in town to keep an eye out for the celebrated celebrity shopper would be the well-known Chapel street retail strip.
Persistence was rewarded with reports that Kournikova emerged from an upscale jeans shop with a muscular bodyguard who was carrying several bags of goodies.
Insiders report that Anna picked up a sexy denim mini skirt, information obtained from a sharp-eye spy managed to steal a glance inside a bag as Anna and her entourage swept by.
But the Kournikova watch is not only about shopping piercing patrol is also a duty.
Another gossip diary reported that the 21-year-old had been spotted with what it termed a mystery man at a tattoo shop called the Piercing Urge. dpa