When it comes to mixing heat and women athletes, tennis provides a combustible combination.
How many times have you looked at one of the women tennis players and not only thought, "Wow, she's really a good player!" but also thought (and probably more often) "Wow, she looks really hot!"
Here is a tribute to some of the hottest women to ever play the game.
Victoria Azarenka can get really hot, especially in Australia.
The Australian Open is known for being ridiculously warm at times, and sometimes Azarenka's well- known fitness problems have played a big role there and in other hot places.
Remember, on court you can get temperatures in the 120s.
Thankfully, Victoria has improved her conditioning; however, she may want to avoid those long sleeves.
That dress looks pretty dark, and I'm sure it started out as just gray.
Clearly, Maria Sharapova sweats. This also means that anyone searching for "Maria Sharapova sweats" will find that image and this article. There are probably dozens of guys doing that every hour.
The grunting and shrieking might have something to do with it.
There is a high correlation between activities that make us grunt and activities that make us sweat, according to serious scientific research.
Ana does not look hot in this photo. She looks cool as a cucumber, and wisely chose an outfit that can't show any pit stains. That's a good thing, because you need to look photoshoot ready during every shot.
But Ana is still hot. Hot with the frustration of being a one-slam-wonder and former world number one. She's mentioned in the same breath as Dinara Safina and Caroline Wozniacki.
That's right, "Caroline Wozniacki and Ana Ivanovic" is probably searched for a lot. I assume it has to do with their tennis careers looking so similar.
Apparently Serena Williams was so hot, they called her off the court and gave her a trophy to cool her off. An ice bath has also been ordered.
Like a lot of the women players, Serena is very well known for carrying around a lot of, shall we say, "assets" on the tennis court.
Fortunately, she keeps it all in a big bag and then sits it down before she plays. All kinds of stuff is in there, like rackets and towels and probably bananas.
A woman who carries a bag with bananas and rackets? A lot of guys probably find that cool.
But this article is about hotness, and it's not uncommon to see Serena Williams dripping wet from the first few points. She's one of the hardest working women in tennis, and it shows.
How quickly we forget about the old days!
Anna Kournikova is no longer a WTA fixture, but she was hot back in her era.
Forget what you've heard about global warming! It was still extremely warm ten years ago. Kournikova had to wipe sweat from her brow as often as any player, but at least she made it look good.
You almost wonder if she practiced a pulchritudinous sweat wipe motion in the bathroom mirror, because she knew how to work that. The towel offs? Forget about it.
Anna was probably also hot because she never really won anything of any importance. That would make anyone a little warm under the collar. Then again, she rarely had collars to worry about.
Well, technically there are three grand slam winners and two other top five players on this list, so they're all deserving of your admiration even when not in a bikini.
You're shaking your head "no." And now you look as mad as Daniela Hantuchova in that photo.
But surely you must know that women can't play tennis in a bikini!
You're shaking your head "no" again. I mean, I suppose they could, but we'd have the Parents Television Council completely up in arms. And legs. And other things.
Wait, you don't care about their tennis at all? My bad.
Perhaps you should scuttle on back to your Google image search and Maxim magazine.