Athleisure wear has become one of the hottest trends in fashion over the last couple years. For those who may not be familiar, athleisure wear is the word used to describe clothing items such as leggings and yoga pants. Today yoga pants are not only great for workouts but also quite fashionable. They are comfortable, affordable and can fit nearly any body type, making them a very versatile piece of attire. However, like any piece of clothing, athleisure looks great on some women and bit less flattering on others. That being said, there is one group of ladies who almost always look great rocking their athleisure wear, that group being professional tennis players.
Professional tennis players are some of the best-conditioned athletes in the world today. Running up and down a tennis court is an excellent workout and can certainly help an athlete develop and maintain an exceptional physique. Furthermore, some of the most attractive women on the planet can be found on the pro tennis circuit. These ladies are doing their part to make sure the athleisure wear movement is alive and well. If you don't believe me, just take a look at these 15 hot tennis stars who know how to rock yoga pants.
16 Serena Williams
The 35-year-old from Saginaw, Michigan has consistently been one of the best the female tennis player in the world. Serena Williams has won over $84 million in prize money, by far the largest amount ever accumulated by a female tennis player. As of April 24, 2017, she is currently the number 1 ranked singles competitor in all of women's tennis. Her accomplishments have made her arguably the greatest female tennis player of all time.
Williams may be wearing a lot of stretch pants in the near future since the tennis star recently announced that she was pregnant. The big announcement came on April 19, 2017, at which time Williams states she was 20 weeks pregnant. If she was indeed 20 weeks in at the time of the announcement, she would have been pregnant during her win at the Australian Open.
15 Maria Sharapova
Maria Yuryeva Sharapova has been one of the top tennis players for over a decade. Between her success on the court and numerous endorsement deals, she has become one of the highest-paid female athletes of all time. The 6-foot-2 Russian stunner has also done a bit of modeling as well.
Sharapova appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue back in 2006. The Olympic silver medalist was also voted FHM's "seventh most eligible bachelorette" based on her net worth and stunning appearance. She is just coming off suspension due to a failed drug test and is hoping to make waves when she returns to the court in April. The photo above clearly demonstrates that it isn't a "stretch" to say Maria Sharapova looks phenomenal in yoga pants.
14 Anna Kournikova
Many tennis fans from the late 1990s and early 2000s will no doubt remember Russian bombshell Anna Kournikova. Before Eugenie Bouchard and Caroline Wozniacki, Kournikova was pro tennis's resident "hot girl."
In truth, Kournikova may have gotten more attention than her tennis career warranted. However, to be fair, Kournikova was ranked as high as number 8 in the world as a singles competitor back in 2000. Moreover, she also ranked number 1 in the world as a doubles competitor in 1999, so she was a very talented player. The Russian star retired from WTA competition due to injury back in 2003. At 35 years of age, Anna Kournikova is still smoking hot and serves as an excellent reminder as to why the athleisure movement is a good thing for the entire world.
13 Caroline Wozniacki
Caroline Wozniacki is another woman who is easily among the hottest player in the sport of pro tennis. The 5-foot-10 blonde from Odense, Denmark has won over $22 million in prize money and currently is ranked number 11 in the world (as of April 13, 2017). Wozniacki has the distinction of being the only female from a Scandinavian country to be ranked number 1 in the world, a rank she last held in 2010.
The 26-year-old beauty has been able to attract the attention of some high-profile athletes. She previously dated pro golfer Rory Mcllroy and is currently in a relationship with NBA player David Lee. Wozniacki probably looks good in pretty much whatever she decides to wear and yoga pants certainly aren't an exception.
12 Angelique Kerber
When thinking about gorgeous women in pro tennis names like Eugenie Bouchard and Maria Sharapova might immediately come to mind. However, German star Angelique Kerber is also a very attractive woman in her own right. Moreover, she is also currently (as of April 24, 2017) ranked number 2 in the world as a singles competitor.
At 29 years of age, Kerber appears to be just now entering the prime of her career. She won an Olympic silver medal in 2016 and is a serious threat to Serena Williams reign as the current queen of the court. Moreover, the left-hander from Bremen, West Germany looks impressive in a pair of tights. Angelique Kerber should be one of the most exciting female stars to watch during the 2017 season.
10 Eugenie Bouchard
The 23-year-old Canadian star has taken the tennis world by storm. Eugenie Bouchard has had a very solid pro career and was even ranked as high number 5 in the world back in 2014. However, she is also one of the most beautiful women currently competing in the sport which has helped her gain additional notoriety.
When you are 5-foot-10 with long blonde hair and a stunning physique people will certainly take notice. In fact, companies like Nike and Coca-Cola have already signed her to lucrative endorsement deals. As you can see, Bouchard certainly looks healthy in a pair of yoga pants. And if you would like to see more of Bouchard check out 8 Pictures Eugenie Bouchard Wants You To See And 7 She Doesn’t .
9 Victoria Azarenka
Victoria Azarenka was born in Minsk, Byelorussia a part of the former Soviet Union. The 6-foot-tall Russian beauty speaks five different languages including Belarusian and Ukrainian. She won an Olympic gold medal in mixed doubles at the 2012 games and a bronze medal in singles competition the very same year.
Her beauty combined with her impressive tennis accolades helped to attract the attention of many prominent companies who were interested in potential endorsement deals. In fact, the Belarussian babe even secured a deal with beverage company Red Bull, becoming the first tennis player to work with the organization. She also has deals with American Express and Nike. Her toned physique and long legs make Victoria Azarenka one of the best-looking ladies in yoga pants in the entire sport.
8 Sabine Lisicki
The 5-foot-10 beauty from Troisdorf, Germany has struggled in recent years. However, she has had some impressive accomplishments over the course of her tennis career. Lisicki currently holds the record for fastest serve by a female competitor. Her serve clocked in at an eye-popping 131 miles per hour. This happened back in 2014 in a match against Ana Ivanovic. She also briefly held the record for most aces in a singles match with 27. Lisicki came in 4th in mixed doubles during the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England.
Sabine Lisicki currently ranks 131st in the world of professional tennis, but when it comes to being ranked among the hottest tennis stars in yoga pants, she easily falls inside the top 15 in the minds of most fans.
7 Dominika Cibulkova
At 5-foot-3 Dominika Cibulkova confirms the old cliche that "good things come in small packages." In a land of female giants, the 27-year-old is able to more than hold her own. In fact, she is currently (as of March 20, 2017) the number 4 ranked singles competitor in the world.
She was born in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia and currently resides in Monaco. Cibulkova is known for playing aggressive and keeping a quick pace between points, which has helped her win eight WTA singles titles. Arguably, her biggest accomplishment was becoming the first Slovakian woman to reach the finals of a Grand Slam Tournament when she appeared in the championship match of the 2014 Australian Open. The tiny tennis star also looks great sporting a pair of yoga pants.
6 Sania Mirza
Sania Mirza hails from Hyderabad, Telangana, India. She is probably the most successful female Indian tennis player of all time and is an icon in her native country. Despite having retired from singles competition back in 2013 she is still currently ranked number 7 in the world as a doubles player. She has also participated in the Olympic Games on three separate occasions.
Mirza made headlines back in 2010 when she married a cricketer named Shoaib Malik. It was rumored that Malik was still married and thus not able to legally wed Mirza. Malik denied the allegations at first, but eventually came clean and divorced the other woman. The now-30-year-old Hyderabad native still looks to be in excellent physical shape and can still rock yoga pants with the best of them.
5 Venus Williams
The 36-year-old native of Lynwood, California was won over $36 million in prize money as a professional tennis player. As of April 3, 2017, she is currently the number 10 ranked singles competitor in the world. Venus Williams is the sister of fellow tennis star Serena Williams. In fact, the two have played each other on numerous occasions, with Serena leading the series with a record of 17-11 against her sister Venus. At 6-foot-1, Venus is the taller of the two sisters by about 3 inches.
Venus Williams is a vegan which likely helps maintain her impressive physique. She and her sister are both Jehovah's Witnesses. She is currently dating a Cuban model named Elio Pis. Much like her sister Serena, Venus also looks very confident in a pair of yoga pants.
4 Camila Giorgi
Camila Giorgi stands at 5-foot-6 and hails from Macerata, Italy. The 25-year-old is currently ranked number 73 in the world as a singles competitor. Despite being relatively young, Giorgi has already been at the center of a good deal of controversy.
A 2014 issue of Sports Illustrated implied that Giorgi and her father were involved in some questionable business transactions centering around success sharing fees. She was also criticized for hitting balls into the stands, and on one occasion a ball even hit an elderly spectator. This prompted the official to issue a warning to the young Italian star. Her mother is a fashion designer who creates many of Camila's tennis outfits, which may be why she looks so stylish on the court.
3 Donna Vekic
This 5-foot-10 blonde from Osijek, Croatia is just 20 years of age. She was won over $1.2 million in prize money and has been ranked as high as 62nd in the world as a singles competitor. In 2014, Donna Vekic won her first (and thus far only) WTA singles title at the 2014 Malaysian Open. She defeated Dominika Cibulkova in the finals of the tournament.
Vekic is dating fellow tennis star Stan Wawrinka. The young Croatian certainly has a marketable appearance, and if she can continue to move up in the rankings, she could easily become one of the sport's bright young stars. As it stands, she ranks very high on our list of hot tennis stars who know how to rock yoga pants.
2 Monica Puig
Monica Puig was born in Hato Rey, San Juan, Puerto Rico. She is 5-foot-7 and just 23 years old. Puig made history at the 2016 Summer Olympics, by becoming the first person to win a gold medal while representing Puerto Rico. She stunned tennis fans around the world when she defeated Angelique Kerber in the final round of the 2016 Games.
2016 was a big year for the native of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Besides winning Olympic gold, she was also ranked number 27 in the world that year, her highest ranking ever. As of February 20, 2017, Puig currently ranks 42nd in the world in singles. If wearing yoga pants ever becomes an Olympic sport you can be sure that Monica Puig will be a gold medal contender.
1 Mandy Minella
31-year-old Mandy Minella was born in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg. She is 5-foot-11 inches tall and currently ranks 78th in the world as a singles player. However, she has had more success as a doubles competitor throughout her career. In fact, she ranked as high as 42nd in the world as a doubles player back in 2013. She has played tennis since she was just 5 years old.
She would even go on to marry her tennis coach Tim Sommer in 2014. The two wed in Minella's hometown of Esh-sur-Alzette. While Mandy Minella may have never won a Grand Slam title, she certainly has a case for winning the title of hottest tennis star in yoga pants.