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Top 20 Best Athlete Bikini Pics of 2015

Sports and bikinis – it’s a winning combination no matter which angle you view it from. The fashion and sports industries continue to intertwine with both parties seeing the benefits of selling products cross-promotionally and given how fit these ladies are it seems a perfect fit.

While it remains a valid argument to see this sexualized glorification as a cheap outlet for male entertainment, most of these athletes see it as an additional asset to flaunt what they have. Ronda Rousey has become a larger than life character cutting through pop culture and she uses her beauty to bring more attention to the UFC. More eyeballs in a competitive market can never be a bad thing.

2015 is proving to be a big year for athletes in bikinis. Caroline Wozniacki made waves when she headlined Sports Illustrated in a revealing white bikini while the Daily Mail couldn’t get enough of Maria Sharapova’s bathing suit on holiday in Europe.

Whether it’s tennis stars like these two or soccer players, MMA fighters, surfers, skiers, golfers or anything in between, the appeal of seeing an elite competitor wear clothing that leaves almost nothing to the imagination is gold for all parties.

Unless there is a bikini shortage in the near future, major publications in print and online will eat this fodder up like there is no tomorrow. Throwing Instagram into the picture gives the athletes more personal power and authority over how they distribute and frame themselves, giving their fans the best access possible.

Although there is still a few weeks to go in the year that was, let’s recap the top 15 hottest bikini athletes of 2015.

21 Kyra Gracie

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20 Melanie Adams

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19 Rachel Wray

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18 Eva De Goede

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17 Ellen Hoog

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16 Allyson Felix

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15 Sally Fitzgibbons

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14 Jackie Perez

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13 McKayla Maroney

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12 Natalie Gulbis

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11 Kaylyn Kyle

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10 Michelle Jenneke

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9 Angela Rypien

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8 Lindsey Vonn

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7 Alana Blanchard

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6 Miesha Tate

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5 Caroline Wozniacki

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3 Anastasia Ashley

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2 Maria Sharapova

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1 Ronda Rousey

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Currently in Melbourne to take on Holly Holm in UFC 193, Rousey surpassed Wozniacki for headlines when she posed in a revealing bikini this year on the cover of Sports Illustrated. The spread had the fighter looking down the lens with a seductive stare while she was bending over on the beach, quite the imagery. Anything Ronda says or does makes waves and the moment her image was captured in a bikini the hits and clicks spoke volumes for her reputation, standing and down right sexiness. Ronda Rousey takes the title for the hottest bikini athlete of 2015.

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