The Deal: Golovin's had one of the most bizarre professional stories in recent memory. After bursting onto the scene in '04, she had a few solid couple years of Top 25 tennis before really turning it on in '07.
That year, she bagged her first two tour titles, peaked at No. 13 in the rankings and racked up wins over Venus Williams, Ana Ivanovic and Nadia Petrova.
Then, in '08, the injury-prone Golovin came down with an ailment she couldn't recover from—lower-back inflammation.
She played her last match that spring in Berlin (against the now-No.1-ranked Caroline Wozniacki), and hasn't been seen since. Except, of course, in that Sports Illustrated shoot...
Why She's Hot: Besides her tan skin/blond hair combo, her killer body and her sexy smile (my top three criteria), Golovin wasn't afraid during her career to show a little skin on the court—and off of it.
She also even dared to violate Wimbledon's all-white rule with some risque red "knickers"—to which I have to say...
COME BACK Tatiana!