1. Ronda Rousey - MMA
Ronda Rousey is one of the leading athletes in the MMA, particularly in the UFC. She remained undefeated until losing her final two fights in December 2016. Rousey also appeared in WWE and won the Raw Women’s Champion recently. Before joining professional wrestling, Ronda Rousey was also a successful Olympic judo athlete. In 2008, she became the first American to win an Olympic medal in women’s judo, with her bronze medal in 70kg women’s judo. SHe also appeared in movies such as Furious 7 and The Expendables 3.
2. Danica Patrick - Racing
When talking about female figures in racing, especially NASCAR, you must come up with the same name: Danica Patrick. Patrick was the only woman that can finish in Top 10 on three separate occasions. Although her career may have come to an end after Daytona 500 in 2018, she is no double one of the greatest female athletes in racing.
3. Allison Stokke - Pole Vault
Allison Stokke may not be the greatest athletes in the pole vault, but no one can deny her attractiveness, especially taking into account that her photo at the NCAA for California Golden Bears became viral on the internet. Although many believed that the fame of this photo hindered Stokke’ career in the pole vault, Allison Stokke did achieve great success in sports modeling. She was a sponsored model for Nike and Athleta.
4. Maria Sharapova - Tennis
Maria Sharapova is often considered one of the greatest female tennis athletes of all time. She became world No. 1 when she was only 18. Even if she was suspended for two years due to a positive doping test, Sharapova did win 36 single’s titles, including five on Grand Slams. She won the French Open for three times and Australian Open, Wimbledon and US Open once each.
5. Lindsey Vonn - Alpine Skiing
Before the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, fans are curious whether the alpine skier, Lindsey Vonn could win another gold medal after her gold medal success in 2010 Olympic Games. Although she only won a bronze medal this time, she was still one of the most attractive stars in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.
6. Alex Morgan - Soccer
U.S. women’s football has been the dominating team in the world in the past two decades. One of the key players in the team is Alex Morgan. She has scored more than 100 goals for the national team. Due to her excellent performance, the U.S. national team have won the 2012 Olympic Gold Medal in women’s football and the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
7. Hilary Knight - Ice Hockey
Hilary Knight has been a superstar in women’s ice hockey for years and she is still getting better every year. The talented forward has been scoring goals with ease at her high school, university and in professional sports. She has won the IIHF World Women’s Championships medal for nine times and she had played a huge part in U.S national team’s success in Olympic Games, winning two silvers and one gold.
8. McKayla Maroney - Gymnastics
When thinking about attractive female athletes, a lot of people will go to gymnastics. Although having already retired due to injuries, no one can forget her photo - “McKayla Maroney is not impressed”, which became one of the most popular memes on the internet at the 2012 London Olympics. Maroney was one of the team members who won the Fierce Five at that competition.
9. Jennie Finch - Softball
When thinking about great softball players, a lot of people will go to Jennie Finch. She helped the U.S. national team win the gold medal at 2004 Olympic Games. She was also inducted into the USA Softball Hall of Fame. Jennie married to a then-MLB player, Casey Daigle in 2005 and retired from softball in 2010. She also regularly appeared on TV, such as playing as an extra at the Real Housewives of Orange County.
10. Natalie Gulbis - Golf
Natalie Gulbis might not be the greatest female golfer of all time, but is definitely one of the most famous ones. She only won one LPGA tour in her sixth career year. She also played on three victorious US Solheim Cup teams in 2005, 2007 and 2009. Natalie was considered to be a sex symbol in the LPGA, especially when she featured in striking poses in swimwear just before the 2004 US Women’s Open. She also regularly appeared on TV shows, such as the Celebrity Apprentice.
11. Michelle Waterson - MMA
Michelle Waterson is considered a female icon in the UFC as a mixed martial artist. She is also the former Invicta FC Atomweight Champion and she was ranked no.1 women’s atomweight fighter in the world. She also appeared in many non-UFC events, including American Ninja Warrior. Can you believe she also appeared in the music video for Head Crusher, the first single from the metal band Megadeth's album Endgame?
12. Camila Giorgi - Tennis
Camila Giorgi has not won any Grand Slam titles yet, but she has become an unforgettable tennis player, especially playing against the Top 10 players. She is famous for her powerful flat groundstrokes and she is considered to be one of the hardest hitters. Although her highest ranking is only no.26, she has beaten famous players including Sharapova, Azarenka and Wozniacki in her career.
13. Ali Krieger - Soccer
If Alex Morgan is the key in attacking players for U.S. Women’s national team, Ali Krieger is the key in defending players. Since 2008, she has been one of the best defenders in women’s football in the world and she helped the U.S. national team win the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
14. Taylor Pischke - Volleyball
Taylor Pischke is a female Canadian volleyball player. Her father is also a volleyball player who won two Olympic medals with Canada and currently the coach of the University of Manitoba’s male volleyball team. Taylor has been playing volleyball since 2012 and won a total of 9 medals during her career.
15. Alana Blanchard - Surfing
Surfing is one of the most dangerous sport, however, Alana Blanchard has made her way as a regular female athlete on the ASP World Tour. She also gained a lot of fame for her design and modeling work for Rip Curl swimwear. She and another pro surfer Jack Freestone had a child in 2017.
16. Becky Lynch - Wrestling
Becky Lynch is an Irish professional wrestler in WWE. She is the current Raw Women’s Champion in her reign. She began training as a professional wrestler in June 2002 in Ireland. However, he suffered a severe injury in Germany in September 2006, which kept her away from wrestling for years. She returned in 2012 and became an overall four-time women’s champion in WWE.
17. Stephanie Rice - Swimming
Stephanie Rice has been a rising star for the Australian swimming team. In 2008 Beijing Olympic, Rice won a gold medal in 200m, 400m individual medley event and in the 4*200m freestyle relay, each in world record time. SHe was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 2009 due to her performance in Beijing. Sadly, she appeared in the London Olympics in 2012 but received no medals and gradually left the professional level. She announced her retirement in 2014 and worked as a private coach since then.
18. Antonija Sandric - Basketball
Sandric has represented Croatia at international level for women’s basketball. She plays as a point guard and shooting guard, and is notable for her quick and aggressive style of play. She helped Croatia win the Mediterranean Games in Pescara in 2009. She is often considered the most beautiful sportswoman of Croatia as well as in basketball. Nate Robinson, the NBA player has tweeted once that she “might be the most beautiful woman basketball player ever to lace up some sneakers”.
19. Robin Bone - Pole Vault
Robin Bone is one of the most talented pole vaulters. Although the Canadian athlete has not achieved much from pole vault, she no doubt has plenty of years and plenty of potentials to become one of the leading athletes in women’s pole vault.
20. Jennifer Lacy - Basketball
Jennifer Lacy is a professional female basketball player. Maybe she gained her talent from her father as her father Lee Lacy, used to play in the MLB. Lacy joined WNBA in 2006 and played for five times from 2006 to 2015. She also played for Beijing Shougang, a WCBA team in China during the off-season in 2008-2009.