Ten Retired Athletes Who Are Still Super Hot
During their playing careers these women drew attention for being hot and and talented at their sport.
Now in retirement, they're still catching eyes and turning heads. Just because they've retired doesn't mean that they've lost their looks.
Don't believe me? Let's catch up with these ladies so you can see for yourself.
Here are 10 retired athletes who are still super hot.
Honorable Mention: Amanda Beard
Just when we thought Beard was retired from swimming, she goes for a comeback in the 2010 Conoco Phillips National Championships.
Who knows how long she'll try to compete as a pro? At 28, she's getting a little too old for the sport.
But Beard's come a long way from being a 14-year-old swimmer holding a teddy bear at the 1996 Olympic Games.
She's gone on to grow up, make more Olympic appearances, and pose for Playboy.
For now, she's just an honorable mention since she's no longer really retired.
10. Mary Pierce
Pierce hasn't played much since being sidelined by a ruptured ACL in her left knee. But before that she was quite the successful tennis player.
Her highest career ranking was No. 3, back in 1995.
She won the 1995 Australian Open, 2000 French Open, and played in the 2005 U.S. Open finals.
During her playing days, she was known for being good and sexy. This French tennis star has the right curves in the the right places.
9. Anna Bessonova
After winning a bronze medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, this Ukranian beauty apparently decided to call it career.
This rhythmic gymnast has athletic blood running through her veins; her father was a star soccer player and her mother was also a gymnast.
Bessonova told Ukrainian media after the Beijing games that she wanted to settle down and start a family.
8. Tatiana Golovin
She's been out of tennis since 2008, supposedly being held back from competing because of an arthritic condition that affects her game.
In 2009 she made a comeback of sorts by posing in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Looking better than ever, her pictorials gave tennis fans a good look at what they were missing.
Nowadays, she's said to be living in London with her boyfriend, Arsenal soccer player Samir Nasri.
7. Steffi Graf
Steffi is a tennis legend and one of the first athletes to ever pose on the SI Swimsuit Issue.
She's the first ever tennis player to win all four Grand Slam titles and an Olympic gold medal in the same calendar year.
Now she's married to another tennis legend, Andre Agassi, and the couple are raising two young children together.
6. Jenny Finch
Finch is one of the most popular softball players in history.
During the 2004 Olympics, Finch was a key player in the gold-medal winning team. She had a 2-0 record and impressive stats: 8.0 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 0 ER, 13 Ks.
Finch also won a silver with Team USA during the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
She retired from professional softball this year as member of the Chicago Bandits, in order to focus on family.
5. Mia Hamm
We will always remember that famous winning goal at the 1999 Women's World Cup, where Brandi Chastain wowed us by taking off her shirt in celebration.
Hamm and Chastain were two of the key and hottest players on that team. During her career, Hamm has tallied the most international goals in history (158), male or female. She's also won two gold medals and a silver playing for Team USA in the Olympics.
Over 10 years since that big Women's World Cup win, Mia is still looking hotter than ever.
She's gone on to marry now-retired baseball player Nomar Garciaparra, and they are now raising twin girls.
4. Gabriella Sabatini
This raven-haired beauty, gained popularity for being one of the hottest tennis players on the women's tour during the '80s and early '90s.
She won the U.S. Open championship in 1990 and reached the Wimbledon finals in 1991.
Now 40 years old, and although she was viewed as a sex symbol a generation ago, she's still widely recognized as one of the hottest female tennis player to play the game.
3. Tanith Belbin
Along with her partner, Benjamin Agosto, this Canadian-American ice dancer officially announced her retirement from eligible skating soon after the 2010 Winter Olympics.
But don't be sad, there'll be more opportunities to see her in action, since Belbin has mentioned she wants to pursue a career in broadcasting.
If she does, she just may give Erin Andrews a run for her money.
2. Anna Semenovich
She's a former professional ice dancer who retired from competition in the early 2000s.
But her fame didn't stop there; she's now viewed as a superstar in her native Russia.
There she used her athletic notoriety as a springboard to become a singer, actress, model, and celebrity.
At 30 years old, she's definitely still got it.
1. Anna Kournikova
Of course Anna Kournikova will be atop this list.
She left us too young, in her early 20s, when injuries got the best of her tennis game.
Even in retirement she was still one of the most popular female tennis players of this decade. And her name is said to be one of the most popular searches on the Internet.
But her popularity is mainly attributed to her charm and sex appeal instead of her actual tennis ability. Kournikova did peak after being ranked at No. 8 in 2000.
If you really want to see how hot she still is, take in an episode of the Biggest Loser this season, where Kournikova is supposed lead competitors in a tennis workout challenge.