Every sport seems to have the beautiful women that all of the younger boys fantasize over and all of the older men want to marry. The NFL has their cheerleaders that men ogle over. Softball has had their fair share of local beauties such as Jenny Finch, Cat Osterman, and Lauren Chamberlain. Basketball has their dance teams that make half-time shows and timeouts entertaining as well. Even hockey has started to pick up their visual appeal with the addition of ice girls to NHL franchises such as the Boston Bruins. But one sport that is serious underrated for attractive female athletes is professional tennis players.
Tennis has had a history of beautiful and talented players. Some of the more well-known names involve Caroline Wozniacki and Maria Sharapova. One name that gets "lost in the shuffle" so to speak is long time player Serena Williams. Williams playing career speaks for herself. At only 35 years old, she has already accumulated four gold medals at the 2000, 2008, and 2012 Olympic games respectively. As a singles player, she has won seven Australian Opens, three French Opens, seven Wimbledons, and six U.S. Opens. As a doubles player, Serena has won four Australian Opens, two French Opens, six Wimbledons and two U.S. Opens as well. Serena has had quite the career thus far and she hasn't shown any signs of slowing down. While Serena isn't serving up aces or delivering devastating forehands to her opponents, she is showing what a beautiful woman she is off of the tennis court. Here are 15 photos that show Serena Williams is very hot.
16 By The Beach
To kick off the festivities that is Serena William's sexiness, here is a picture of her in a blue bathing suit top that shows off her figure well. To the average sports fan, they might think there is too much muscle showing in her arms and chest. But to the avid sports fan, they can tell that her arms are toned from all of her training and her chest shows off this suit quite nicely. Serena has been known for her vicious backhands and forehands. We now know why she has those from just this photo. The light blue top with the blue sky background makes Serena look even better. On any normal list, this picture would probably be a little bit higher. But there are many more Serena photos that will make sports fans say one word: wow!
15 That Flexibility Though....
There are a lot of reasons which this photo was an easy one to pick for number 14 on this list. First of all, the all black is a fantastic touch for Serena. Second of all, she is showing her flexibility by doing a squat while balancing in the air. Third of all and the best reason is very evident: the abs. Serena has shown that she is in incredible shape, running back and forth during volleys to get to every return possible. With this photo, we see just how ripped her mid-section is by the separation between the top and bottom pieces. Just those three reasons alone make this photo sexier than the shine of the trophies Serena has won in both singles and doubles matches. Some will argue later on that this photo should be higher on the list, but the others will make non-tennis fans make sure they tune in to Serena's next match.
14 Blue Beauty
It is summer after all, so this picture of Serena in light blue athletic gear sees its way into the number 13 spot. The first couple of pictures have focused primarily on the upper half of Serena's athletic and sexy body. This picture is great because of her strong, yet beautiful legs. Another hidden factor that not many people would pay attention to here would be her hair. Her hair looks phenomenal, wavy and all. She looks like she can step right off of the tennis court and head out to a large, social event without even breaking a sweat. Her pearly white teeth showing off her award winning smile puts everything together that needs to be said about this photo, and it is saying Serena is an extremely hot professional tennis player. Be on the look out for Serena to potentially wear this exact outfit in a future tournament.
This photo showing off Serena's curves and edges finds itself sitting pretty like Serena always does at number 12. This photo comes courtesy of a photo shoot in which she is showing off her twins in a sports bra. This is something fans rarely see from tennis players considering most shots of a tennis match are from overhead and don't particularly focus on their chests. Even just standing there smiling, you can't help but love seeing Serena and wanting to see more. The fact that she has that interesting look on her face makes it even more appealing than she already is. Maybe she is looking on confidently in this picture because she is envisioning her next big tournament win? Nobody knows why but her. Regardless of the reason, the people want more photos like this from Serena which will probably lead them to wanting to follow her upcoming matches.
12 How Was Your Day, Dear?
As the top ten photos start to come about, we take a look at Serena simply sitting on a couch. The red top definitely shows the upper half of her body really well and the short skirt makes her legs look well with the different patterns of colors and all. This type of look for Serena is saying, "yes I have won many tournaments, but I can still enjoy relaxation time in a summer time outfit". Once again, the hair plays a factor as now in this photo; it seems to be straighter and dirty blonde which is a very good look for the better looking Williams twin. There are more scandalous and revealing photos that will be shown later on, but for now let's all enjoy Serena not playing tennis and looking beautiful in a home setting.
11 Fierce Gaze
The sole reason this photo is at number 10 is because of her stare. There are so many reasons she could be staring like that with this photo. She could be thinking about how angry she is that she is even doing this photo shoot in the first place. She could be thinking about how she wants to beat Venus at the next Wimbledon tournament. Whatever the reason is, her stare is very intimidating yet ravishing. This is the type of look that could get her on America's Next Top Model. This is probably the look Serena gives her opponents as well before she delivers a dominant performance on them. Keep giving that intimidating stare Serena, it seems to be doing well for you both on and off of the court!
10 Serena's Smile
When people take a look at the number nine hot photo of Serena Williams, they might go so far to say that this isn't actually her. Well brace yourselves sports fans because it definitely is her! The white pants show off her lower half extremely well. Everything shown is firm and tight which is what avid sports fans love in a female athlete. The top shows off her sexy stomach which was shown earlier on in this list and the straight hair/enchanting smile combination make this photo desirable. The one part that could change is the shoes as it doesn't seem to match the outfit. Never the less, Serena does a tremendous job making this outfit work and making ladies want to buy it and men want to see more of Serena. She seems to know how to make any outfit look good, and the best part of it all is: the list will continue to show better photos of the tennis star!
8 With Some Hardware
Once again, Serena proves that winning can be one of the sexiest things women do in sports. First off, Serena has the smirk that says, "yeah I know I won this tournament, just another one to celebrate." It is great to see the confidence written all over Serena's face. Then you have the sitting across of the table. All leg guys out there will love the fact that she is portraying her legs in an inviting way. Another great thing about this photo is the trophy in itself with the removable top. How can one not love all the elements here that make Serena Williams stand out as one of the sexiest professional women's tennis players in the game right now? Whatever the case is, Serena Williams and winning look amazing together as this photo evidently tells everyone.
Some men prefer the twins, others prefer the glutes. If you fans are about the backside, then you are in luck. The number six photo has Serena bending over ready to return a serve. Fans have to love the concentration in Serena's eyes. She is ready to return that serve back at her opponent to win the set and eventually the match while still looking phenomenal as always. The arm muscles once again show off here, making fans realize that sexiness does not necessarily mean being extremely skinny. The legs and derriere are the obvious two body parts that make this photo what it is. With her butt up in the air and her leg muscles being shown off, it is hard for fans not to be excited. Avid tennis watchers would probably love to see Serena in this stance more often.
6 The Simple Things
The number five photo showing off the sexiness that is Serena Williams comes in the form of her in a black dress holding a small dog. With hair flowing in the air and all curves showing, this photo was a pretty easy call to make. Fans can't help but love the dog under Serena's left arm. It goes to show that with fame, fortune, and a life lived to the fullest; she can still show love and affection to the simpler things in life like animals. The open slit in the bottom of the dress helps show off her legs just like most of these photos do. There is something about a woman, a dog, and an attractive black dress that can get anybody to like it. The girls enjoy the fashion and cuteness of the dog while the guys obviously love looking at Serena.
5 SI Shoot
Serena Williams has shown in the first 11 photos that she can look amazing in any way, shape or form, and the number four photo on this list proves to not be different. Here we see Serena standing on the beach and soaking in the sun, enjoying a beautiful day. This photo is simply breathtaking in just about every way possible. The scene is set perfectly with the blue ocean, blue sky, and light blue one piece bathing suit that Serena looks enticing in. This is another photo in which Serena's sultry look and curves all come together as the main focuses. It is hard to believe that there are other photos that can be better than this one because this one is the definition of natural beauty.
4 More Beach!
Coming in at number four on the Serena picture train is this sizzling photo of her hanging out on a beach. Sticking with the beach theme, Serena also looks good walking out of the water and it seems no matter what style she goes with, she pulls off the beach look well. Her stomach shows just how hard she works in the weight room and we thank Serena for putting in countless hours of crunches and sit-ups to look that good. Keep up the good work Serena and thank you for blessing all fans with your sexy abs! It must be pretty intimidating to see a woman like Serena walking on the beach, whether you're a guy or a lady, because she sure looks like she'd command a lot of attention.
3 Last Beach Pic, We Promise!
Coming in hot at the number three slot is Serena enjoying the beach water in a red bikini. The beach scene is a great scene for Serena as the sand it taking its spot against her curvy body would make any male sports fan drool at the mouth. Not only is Serena good-looking for a professional tennis player, she looks good for being a professional athlete in general. This puts everything together quite nicely. For most lists, this photo would undoubtedly be number one. The reason this photo is not number one on this list is because well, because only one picture could be number one and any of these 15 could have taken the top spot.
Nevertheless, Serena has beach viewers looking at her again with this stunning bikini picture.
The ESPN Body Issue has become the World Series, NBA Finals, etc. of the magazine business. Some would say it is even more popular than the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue now. The best of the best professional athletes show off their various body types for all to see and ogle. The number one spot belongs to this photo of Serena Williams showing it all off in the Body Issue. This demonstrates the best of everything with Serena losing the clothes. Her legs look fantastic in this shot as well as her upper body. Any tennis fan or even sports fan can appreciate the beauty, curves, and irresistibility that is Serena Williams. She knows how to win on the court and how to be sexy off of it. This photo portrays that perfectly with no clothing and lots of beautiful skin.
1 Winning Is Hot
What is the most attractive quality that any athlete looks for when picking the right team to go to in free agency or tournament to play in? That quality would be having the best chance to win a championship. Serena has looked incredible with several clothing styles. Now we get a picture of her winning and boy is it something to look at! This picture shows her holding up the trophy after winning the Australian Open in Melbourne, Australia. There is something about Serena holding the trophy, knowing she probably annihilated any other player standing in her way; that makes this picture just unbelievably sexy. Winning helps athletes look better in all lights. Annika Sorenstam was sexy, but she never won many championships. But Serena doesn't have that problem as she has the trophies in her trophy case to back up her looks.