While they may tower over their fans and uncomfortably dominate conversations with their intimidating heights, tall women in sports do conquer their opponents with power.
Ironically, tall women seem to have a predilection for short men, as well as an expected propensity for athletic prowess.
From Lisa Leslie to Jenny Finch, tall female athletes dominate with coercion and aggressiveness.
Maria Sharapova and Stacy Keibler, on the other hand, use their looks to dominate the camera.
From surfer chicks to sexy tennis stars, here are the 50 sexiest tall women in sports.
The retired professional wrestler, model and fitness expert gets an honorable mention, coming in at a shade below 5'8".
She has been on the covers of FHM and Playboy twice.
Wilson is best known for her work at WWE and WCW on both SmackDown and Raw from 2001-2008.
Despite her tall stature, Koester was raised in the Indiana town called Beason, with a population of 250 people.
She was one of three students concentrating on sports.
Now a beach volleyball player, she and her teammate Denise Johns won the 2003 AVPNext National Championships, winning them places for four big 2004 draws.
It's unlikely Beason had ever seen a girl of this height before.
German beach volleyball players Sara Goller and Laura Ludwig form Hertha BSC.
Goller won the U-20 European Championships in Salzburg before changing from her old partner to Ludwig.
They finished 2007 as the top-ranked German women and seventh overall.
Now reportedly dating Clippers forward Blake Griffin, Cameron is the mother of NFL reject Matt Leinart's son.
Leinart apparently broke up with Cameron before the baby was born, only further proving he is a waste of life.
Cameron was a guard at USC.
Her son will learn to hate basketball as she will most likely bring him to plenty of Clippers games.
This beach volleyball player finished in fifth place with her partner Renee Cleary at the NORCECA Circuit in 2007.
She was named "Sexiest Swimsuit Bikini Model Athlete" by the SoCal Beaches Magazine.
She is truly the cream of the Kropp.
An English heptathlete and 400m sprinter, Sotherton was a bronze medalist at the 2004 Summer Olympics and was fourth at the 2008 Summer Olympics.
Her lack of more awards result from her deficiencies in the javelin throw, seen as her weakest event.
In 2010, she contemplated retirement from the heptathlon and decided to focus on the 400m sprint solely.
Perhaps she should concentrate solely on modeling.
She displays her exuberant patriotism.
Acuff is a high jump specialist, with a career best of 2.01m in 2003.
In 1993, during her high school years, Track and Field News named her "High School Athlete of the Year."
She is known more for her modeling, however, as she organized the 2000 Omni Lite Millennium Calendar of Champions.
This featured nude photos of Acuff and 11 other U.S. female track and field stars.
Half the profits went to the Florence Griffith-Joyner Foundation.
Rex Ryan would drool over this one.
While Hlavacova holds the women's world record for swimming the English Channel in seven hours and 25 minutes, it must be known that she is 6'4.5" and wears a size 13 shoe, meaning by getting in the water she is already a quarter of the way across.
Hlavacova is a member of the Czech National team in long-distance swimming.
A Canadian high jumper, Forrester was discovered while working at a McDonalds.
Forrester is now completing her PhD in sports psychology at Michigan State University.
Some have questioned whether she is related to Juwanna Mann.
Specializing in the high jump, the 6'4" Vlasic is the current Croatian record holder and has the second-highest height cleared in the event's history with a 2.08m in 2009.
The movie Casablanca had to have been made about the house she grew up in before she was even born.
Lewis, a retired British heptathlete, just barely makes this list with her height.
She won the gold medal in the 2000 Sydney Summer Olympics.
She took part in the BBC competition in 2004.
Call her the Wilt Chamberlain of the WNBA.
A three-time WNBA MVP and four-time Olympic gold medal winner, Leslie followed up a stellar career at USC by making the All-Star team seven times and winning two championships in an 11-year career with the Los Angeles Sparks.
The center was the first woman to dunk in the WNBA.
An All-American basketball player coming out of high school, Diggins is currently a sophomore for the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame.
She was the Gatorade National Girls Basketball Player of the Year in 2009.
She may be a guard, but she has a hard time keeping the camera away.
Between 2002 and 2004, Miles worked for WWE under the name Shaniqua.
At 6'0", she played basketball for Rutgers University and was featured in a film with her teammates called This Is A Game, Ladies.
She can put any man in his place with that whip and six pack.
The former boxer and mixed martial arts fighter was once the No. 2-ranked 145-pound female fighter in the world, according to the Unified Women's MMA Rankings.
She started kickboxing at 18 years old and then moved on to Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
Her name could not fit any better.
This skyscraper played against her current teammate, Misty May, in a high school competition.
They would go on to form the most dominant beach volleyball team of all time.
Not only does her first name mean astounding woman, but she is also a two-time WNBA All-Star, Olympic gold medalist and was the most outstanding player at the 2002 Final Four.
She also won an ESPY award as best WNBA player.
Who wouldn't want to post up on her?
Known as the "pixie of the beach," Asao has helped to popularize beach volleyball in Japan.
She has also helped to promote herself on camera.
The volleyball player, sports announcer and model may be known more for her husband, surfer Laird Hamilton.
After actually posing nude for Playboy, she appeared on the show Arliss on HBO and ironically yelled at her agent for suggesting she pose nude for Playboy.
Only in Hollywood.
The former Swedish track and field star is next in the line of lanky high jumpers who love to pose.
However, since retiring, Bergqvist has gone against the grain and become an ambassador for UNICEF and IAFF.
Honestly, we were expecting another FHM or Maxim photo shoot in there somewhere.
This one's pure.
Not only is she WWE's Executive Vice President, but she is the daughter of WWE icon Vince McMahon.
McMahon is also married to Triple H, both on the screen and off.
The professional surfer is a four-time champion on the Women's ASP World Tour.
The surfing phenom was entering world tour events by age 17.
She is definitely a happy Gilmore.
The LPGA golfer was named in a Time magazine article as "one of 100 people who shape our world."
At age 10, she became the youngest to qualify for the USGA amateur championship.
She might be the only golfer with a chance to dunk at just over 6'0".
Ranked No. 10 in the world in women's tennis singles and No. 20 in doubles with her sister Venus, Serena appears to tower over everyone else.
Her tennis game surely towers over the majority and her muscles continue to reproduce offspring daily.
It is debatable whether people fear Ali because of her father or her own boxing prowess.
Either way, with eight siblings, she needed to make a name for herself to get noticed.
Cosmetics company International Beauty Brands launched a line of cosmetics and hair care products with her name.
Don't be fooled by the innocent look, this girl can fight.
Glass dominates indoor volleyball.
She joined the USA team in 2007 and helped them to a silver medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Glass enjoys becoming one with nature, even while wearing leather boots and having just had her hair done.
The woman with two male first names.
At 19, Tom made her Olympic debut at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
She helped team USA win a silver medal as their best scorer.
A professional surfer from Hawaii, Megan worked her way into the world ranks in 1998.
Abubo joined the best women surfers in the world in 2004 on the first all-female boat trip with Transworld Surf to Indonesia.
Subtly working herself into the ranks of hottest surfers.
The German swimmer won her first Olympic medal at the 1992 Barcelona games at 14 years old.
Van Almsick has won 10 Olympic medals over her career—none of them gold.
She still wins the camera over every time.
While this British long jumper is allergic to sand, there is no need to worry because at 6'1" she is far from the ground.
She has a personal-best long jump of 6.81m, which she achieved at the 2008 SPAR European Cup, coming in second.
She performed on Strictly Come Dancing in 2009 in which she strictly did her thing.
Another touching story of a girl found in the crowd.
Praver, a model known for her appearances in 2007-2009 Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Issues, was discovered by a photographer in a supermarket in Maui, Hawaii.
She launched Tori Praver Swimwear in 2009 and has since launched the hearts of many men who see her work.
These Russian tennis players are not in short supply (pun intended).
Dementieva is most famous for winning the singles gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
She is dominant on the court and on camera.
Every middle school student's dream.
Originally a middle school teacher, the member of Lay-Cool was the WWE Divas Champion at the Great American Bash in 2008.
She won the WWE Women's Championship in 2009 and became the first person to hold both titles.
Leskinen is a freestyle skier who appeared on the cover of Powder magazine in 2004.
She became the first woman ever to pull a rodeo 720 and had her choice of wake boarding or skiing as a youth.
She is just as prolific on camera as she is on the slopes.
Not only is Blanchard considered the hottest surfer in the world by Transworld Surf, but she is one of the best female surfers in the world, according to Freaksurf Mag.
Only 21 years old, Blanchard is well on her way to a famous career as a model/surfer.
Referred to as the "Face of Women's MMA," Carano is not only a mixed martial arts fighter but also a model and actress.
She has been nicknamed "Conviction and Crush."
According to the Unified Women's MMA Rankings, she was ranked as the third-best 145-pound female fighter in the world.
She must give enjoyable beatings.
Having surfed since she was five years old and competed since she was seven, Ashley is a star. Definitely an up-and-comer. FHM thinks so too.
She looks up to Adam Carolla and Jimmy Kimmel.
I'm sure they look up at her as well.
As a surfer from Newport Beach, California, it was clear she would enter a modeling career as well.
She began competing in the NSSA at 13 years old.
Thankfully she began her modeling career later, although her pictures depict plenty of experience.
After helping the USA National Softball Team win the gold medal in 2004 and the silver medal in 2008, Finch retired to focus on her family.
Or perhaps she needed more time to better prepare her husband, pitcher Casey Daigle, to face major league pitching.
He has a career 7.16 ERA.
But he succeeded off the mound in catching this Finch.
Perhaps having the most epic name in women's sports until she added Treanor on the end, Misty May was teamed with Kerri Walsh to be called the "greatest beach volleyball team of all time."
The volleyball star has won more tournaments than any other female player with 107 career wins.
Matt Treanor is a lucky man despite being a backup catcher for the Royals.
A former world No. 1-ranked Russian tennis player, Sharapova has 22 WTA singles titles, three doubles titles and three Grand Slam singles titles.
Just a shade taller than Serena Williams, Sharapova beat her at age 17.
Quite a start to a stellar career.
The Paraguayan model and athlete specializes in the javelin throw.
She is more famous for her looks as she appeared in the 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
While she is a stellar athlete, Franco was No. 86 in Askmen.com's 2009 top 99 women poll.
Stephanie Rice is a gifted swimmer.
She holds the world record in the 400m women's individual medley and won three gold medals at the 2008 Summer Olympics.
In 2009, Rice was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia.
What better way to boost your swimming career than by modeling?
Kirilenko, ranked No. 25 in the world, is unafraid of a challenge.
Especially when it comes to posing for the camera.
The former world No. 1 Serbian tennis player, now ranked No. 17, dominates opponents with her lanky stature and teases the camera with her innocent smile.
She beat Dinara Safina to win the 2008 French Open and was runner-up in the 2007 French Open.
Parker was the first woman to dunk in an NCAA tournament game and the first woman to dunk twice in any college game.
Drafted by the Los Angeles Sparks out of Tennessee, she won the 2009 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award as the favorite female athlete.
She is NBA guard Anthony Parker's younger sister and is married to NBA forward Shelden Williams, but don't tell them about her wild side.
The professional golfer fell in love with the sport at age four and won her first tournament at seven.
Gulbis was breaking par at 10 years old and reached the LPGA tour by 14.
In 2006, she started writing her own advice column for FHM, a magazine she's often photographed in.
Her column could've been titled "How to get out of your parents' house before you're 15."
The former professional tennis player from Russia had a career-high ranking at No. 22, achieved in 2009.
Vesnina continues to compete for sexiest Russian tennis player.
This picture is a start.
While she's not an athlete, she was once known as Matt Johnson's WAG and was active enough as a playmate to garner a spot on this list.
Chosen as Playboy's Playmate of the Month in December 2000, Michelle hit it big in the filming of the 2000 remake of the film Bedazzled.
Every man and many women would sell their souls just for a chance to meet this devil.
Seems like five of her six feet are all legs.
A former wrestler and valet for WWE and WCW, Keibler has modeled for magazines such as Maxim and has been on a plethora of ABC programs.
She is a slight handful.
Especially on camera.
It has been said that Alexander Ovechkin believes sex before and after a game really helps him.
When it's with Victoria Lopyreva, how could it not?
Miss Russia in 2003, Lopyreva is quite the WAG.
In 2008, she took part in Russia's version of Survivor called Last Hero.