The 30 Hottest Tennis Players
It's no secret that tennis routinely has some of the hottest athletes known to man. They run around in their tennis skirts and drive guys wild all the while serving at 100 mph.
And it's not like the lineup is getting stale either. On the contrary, there seem to be newer, hotter players coming on the tour every single day, many of them from overseas. In fact, there are seven women on this list whose last name ends in "ova." That's almost a quarter of the list!
I know you're all used to seeing these kinds of lists that inevitably have Anna Kournikova topping it off with her fine self. That's all well and good, but I'm more of a "what have you done for me lately" kind of guy. That's why I'm singling out the players who are still playing, and playing at the top of their game no less.
Here are The 30 Hottest Tennis Players.
No. 30: Anna Chakvetadze
Anna is an unsung Russian beauty who was once ranked fifth in the World. She's come back down to earth in the rankings lately, but still has a heavenly face.
No. 29: Agnes Szavay
Agnes is currently ranked 40th in the World and even won her first singles title in two years in 2009. She's in the top five of great smiles though.
No. 28: Flavia Pennetta
Flavia Pennetta is classy hot. Which is funny, because it doesn't quite go with the nickname I just made up for her. Say hello to "Flavia Flav"
No. 27: Jelena Dokic
You'll have to take my word for it that Jelena Dokic is hot, because this picture of her from behind was just too good to pass up. She is hot, too.
No. 26: Agnieszka Radwanska
Agnieszka is No. 10 in the World currently, but has yet to claim a title this year. I'll take care of that. Her new title is... "Cutest Head Shot." Done.
No. 25: Gisela Dulko
Gisela is No. 37 in the world and has registered two doubles titles this year. She also apparently has some confidence issues about her forehead, but she doesn't need to. She's definitely pretty.
No. 24: Raluca Olaru
This Romanian hottie is ranked just No. 72 on the tour, but if hotness is any indication of talent, and I do believe it is in tennis, she should be moving up the rankings quickly.
No. 23: Sorana Mihaela Cirstea
Sorana has got that scowling kind of hotness. The one where she doesn't smile a lot, but she looks super intense and that's hot in its own way. That's her.
No. 22: Jelena Jankovic
No. 8 in the World, Jelena has got a kickin' body, but I was never really that sold on her face, which I have to say ends up dropping her out of the Top 20. Still, you can't go wrong when she's dancing in lingerie.
No. 21: Sania Mirza
Russian women control the hotness of the WTA, but if Sania is any indication, we could be seeing an influx of Indian women. They are super fine and would have no problem finding their way onto magazines and photo spreads.
No. 20: Viktoria Kutuzova
Seriously, a badonkadonk like this couldn't be left out of the Top 20. I just can't do it. I want to be friends with it. Maybe take it out a movie sometime, nothing big.
No. 19: Julia Goerges
Julia is a fairly anonymous player right now. ESPN doesn't have a profile for her or even have her name spelled right on their rankings, but you can't keep a face like this down for too long. We need to get this girl some exposure. And I mean that in a couple of different ways.
No. 18: Magdalena Rybarikova
This sexy Slovakian is ranked No. 45 in the World, but with pictures like this out there, I think she has potential to become a much bigger star. She's just a couple of wins away from a Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.
No. 17: Nicole Vaidisova
Nicole once was the 12th youngest player to be ranked in the Top-10 in the WTA. Sadly, she has since fallen out of the Top-200, but she was still once the face of some Reebok ads and we can always look back fondly on those amazing legs.
No. 16: Sabine Lisicki
Sabine is a gorgeous German tennis player who is ranked lucky No. 23 on the WTA. Her talent in tennis is matched only by her talent for wearing evening gowns seemingly in the middle of a desert. Can't wait to see more of her.
No. 15: Vera Zvonareva
Vera is No. 9 in the World, but it seems like she feels like she is the champion if you go by the giant WWE belt that she's wearing. What it is about Russian tennis players that they have legs that seemingly go on for miles and miles?
No. 14: Elena Dementieva
And as we move up the list, we start moving up the rankings, further proving my theory that hotness = talent. Elena is No. 5 in the World and rising.
No. 13: Alona Bondarenko
Alona was a part of the K-Swiss ad campaign "Keep It Pure." I sure hope they weren't talking about my thoughts, because that went out the window a long time ago.
No. 12: Serena Williams
Whatever your feelings on Serena are, you can't leave her off this list. As much as any woman on the tour, she likes to show off her body and her curves. And you have to admit, as manly as she can seem sometimes on the court, off of it she's able to throw sexy at you pretty easily.
No. 11: Ashley Harkleroad
This picture is from Playboy. 'Nuff said.
No. 10: Dominika Cibulkova
This sultry Slav is ranked No. 29 in the World even though she has yet to win a professional tournament in her career. I'm assuming that they are giving her some leeway because she's so hot they just assume she'll start winning soon.
No. 9: Elena Vesnina
Elena Vesnina is ranked No. 24 in the world. This Ukranian hottie sure looks good sprawled out on the court like that. I think we should start having pose-offs in between sets of tennis matches when the hot players play each other. That would lead to more shots like this. Who's with me?
No. 8: Caroline Wozniacki
No. 4 in the World, Caroline is quickly becoming the new poster girl for hot and talented. She is the only Danish player in the Top-300, so it doesn't look like we can expect to many more of her to come along. That's okay, I think she's got a one-of-a-kind hotness anyway.
No. 7: Tatiana Golovin
Tatiana holds a special place in our hearts. Not only is she super hot and posed for Sports Illustrated, but she's also a certifiable soccer WAG. Who cares if she's not even ranked in the Top-100 of the WTA. She's Top-10 in my book.
No. 6: Ana Ivanovic
If Ana Ivanovic falls out of the Top-five, you know it was a very good year for tennis hotties in 2009. Ivanovic hasn't been able to recreate her magical 2008 season when she hit No. 1 in the World, but she's still a world class sexy symbol and even represented Serbia in the World Cup of Hot Chicks.
No. 5: Daniela Hantuchova
There's just something about Daniela Hantuchova that drives me wild. She's got this sweet and innocent face that goes right along with her amazing body. She didn't win a title in 2009, but the No. 25 player in the World is still one of my all time favorites.
No. 4: Olga Poutchkova
She has yet to earn a World ranking and earned just 30k this year on the tour, but Olga Poutchkova has earned her way onto this list. Anytime you have someone who is a tennis player/model, you know you have something special. More than her tennis career, I'm really hoping this modeling thing pans out. She's got the look.
No. 3: Maria Sharapova
Even on a down year for Sharapova, she's still No. 14 in the World and has earned a lifetime achievement award for hotness that stipulates that as long as she is still playing tennis, she is a Top-three hottie. I'm not sure anyone would argue with me.
No. 2: Victoria Azarenka
No. 7 in the World, Victoria Azarenka surprised everyone with this picture of her in the French version of FHM. We knew she was good looking, but we had no idea she was this hot! That is just one of the sexiest pictures I have seen any tennis player take, which says something. Just wow.
No. 1: Maria Kirilenko
In my mind it doesn't get a lot better than Maria Kirilenko. She is sexy as hell and beautiful. She doesn't mind showing off her body and I'm thankful for that this year.
She has already taken over as the most famous Kirilenko in the world, it won't be long until she's the most well-known Maria in the WTA.