There are few, if any, sports that feature as many beautiful women as professional tennis. In the not-so-distant past, women’s tennis boasted a few lookers such as Chris Evert, Steffi Graf and the always desirable Anna Kournikova. Women’s tennis is now saturated with some of the sexiest women on Earth and it seems that more and more hot women are frequently coming out of the woodwork. Unlike, say, Anna Kournikova, today’s sexiest female tennis players are loaded with incredible talent and superior athletic ability. They are admired for both their looks and their mind-blowing skill. A quick look at any WTA tournament will reveal match after match of beautiful women competing against each other. It’s no wonder women’s tennis has grown in popularity.
The staggering amount of money that a lot of these female athletes make is impressive. Women’s tennis is rare in that it enables the top women to earn on par with their male counterparts. This can be attributed to the global appeal of women’s tennis as well as the hard work that women like Billie-Jean King devoted to the cause of pay equality in tennis.
Their talent and athletic prowess earn them millions of dollars in prize money while sponsors line up to give them even more cash through lucrative endorsements. These are good times to be a female tennis player. These are also good times for fans of these gorgeous ladies. In recognition of the countless beauties that grace tennis courts around the world, here are the top 20 sexiest female tennis players of 2016.
20 Agnieszka Radwanska
Agnieszka Radwanska is nicknamed “The Professor” in recognition of her ability to out-think her opponents. She is currently ranked 2nd in the WTA and has won 18 WTA titles. Agnieszka has raked in nearly $23 million in prize money during her professional career. She has been voted the WTA’s Fan Favorite Singles Player for the past five years in a row. At 27-years of age, Agnieszka has many more years of tennis left in her.
Her good looks and athletic ability make her fun to watch as she bounces around the tennis court. She is also the first-ever Polish player to make it to the finals of a grand slam tournament.
19 Camila Giorgi
This Italian knockout turned pro in 2006 and has racked up nearly $2 million in prizes since then. While she has never ranked higher than 30th, she has been steadily gaining momentum and recently won her first WTA title at the 2015 Topshelf Open. Look for her to climb in the rankings and gain a lot more exposure. She also has a fiery temper to match her hot looks. At the 2014 Aegon International, she was issued a warning for "ball abuse." Ouch!! In a fit of frustration, she fired a ball into the stands which struck an elderly lady in the front row.
18 Sorana Cirstea
Sorana Cirstea is a 26-year-old Romanian beauty who has endured a relatively short career filled with ups and downs. She has been in and out of the top 100 a couple of times but she continues to battle back and is currently ranked 137th. She has ranked as high as 21st and has consistently been one of women’s tennis’ hottest players. Her dark hair and dark eyes compliment her curvy figure making her a pleasure to watch as she serves up aces. She has a lot of potential to add to her $3 million in earnings and plenty of time to do it.
17 Angelique Kerber
Angelique Kerber is a fast rising star. Currently ranked third, she has made over $12 million since turning pro at the age of 15 in 2003. She is a left-hander who has climbed steadily through the WTA rankings with victories over some of the biggest names in tennis. Her eight WTA titles have netted her a great deal of recognition. Fans will be seeing a lot more of her well proportioned physique and winning smile as she tries to add to her 9th WTA title.
16 Dominika Cibulkova
With five WTA titles, the diminutive and gorgeous 26-year-old Dominika is the 38th seed in the WTA standings. She is known for her speed, aggression, and power as well as her long blonde hair and sun-kissed skin. She beat Maria Sharapova en route to the finals of the Australian Open in 2014 becoming the first female Slovakian player to reach the championship round of a Grand Slam. Unfortunately, Dominika lost to Li Na in the finals.
15 Petra Kvitova
At just 21 years of age, Petra Kvitova shocked the tennis world by defeating Maria Sharapova to win Wimbledon in 2011. As a left-hander with power, Petra is able to dish out serves that are very hard to handle. She has had a great deal of success since 2011 with victories over some of the biggest names in women’s tennis. The statuesque blonde has 17 WTA titles and is currently ranked seventh in the WTA standings. She is also ranked 13th overall in career earnings with over $20 million.
14 Daniela Hantuchova
The dreamy Daniela has the distinction of winning over 500 career singles matches. She has struggled with consistency throughout her career but she has managed to claim seven WTA titles since turning pro in 1999. Whether she is on her forehand or backhand, the 32-year-old blue-eyed blonde looks great as she dashes around the tennis court. Daniela made fans drool in revealing photo shoots for ESPN’s 2012 Bodies Issue and the 2009 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She is rightfully confident of her body and she’s not afraid to show it off. Lucky us!
13 Mandy Minella
This 30-year-old dish from Luxembourg is still searching for her first WTA title. Mandy Minella has toiled in the depths of the WTA rankings for most of her career having never been ranked higher than 66th. Still, she has managed to earn over $1 million in prize money. Even though her best years are likely behind her, she still competes at a high level and Mandy continues to rank among the sexiest women in professional tennis.
12 Alizé Cornet
Since her professional debut in 2006, French stunner Alizé Cornet has captured five WTA titles and earned over $4.5 million in prizes. She currently ranks 48th and has been ranked as high as 11th. At 26-years-old, Cornet is about to enter her prime and has a lot of time to climb the rankings and win more tournaments. She is off to a pretty good start in 2016, having dominated rival tennis hottie Eugenie Bouchard to win the Hobart International. Her fans no doubt hope that this success is just the beginning for Alizé. Lets hope that Sports Illustrated knocks on her door and invites her to pose for the Swimsuit Issue as well.
11 Laura Robson
Born in Melbourne, Australia, Laura Robson is a 22-year-old fresh-faced hottie who resides in London, England. She won a silver medal in mixed doubles at the 2012 Olympics. Laura is bouncing back from a wrist injury that cost her quite a bit of time and is still hampering her game. She has plummeted to 465th in the WTA rankings but has been as high as 27th. Laura definitely has youth on her side and should be able to make a charge up the rankings as her wrist heals and she gets her game back. Her fans can look forward to a productive career that lasts many years.
10 Donna Vekic
19-year-old Donna Vekic is an up-and-comer in the professional tennis scene. She made her pro debut in 2012 and is ranked 93rd overall. A career highlight was her 2014 Malaysian Open victory over Dominika Cibulkova that earned Donna her the first WTA title of her young career. The Croatian delight is one of the sexiest women’s players to grace the court. She knows how to stun off the court as well with her long blonde hair, bright smile, and curvy figure. She will only get more exciting to watch as her career develops and fans have every reason to believe that Donna will find success.
9 Elina Svitolina
She’s 21, ranked 17th in the WTA standings and has already earned nearly $3 million. How good can it get for the sexy Elina Svitolina? Her supporters think it can only get better. Elina recently celebrated her biggest win at the Miami Open after rallying back from a meltdown to defeat number one seed Caroline Wozniacki in the third round. With four WTA titles already under her belt, Elina looks like she will be a serious contender for years to come. She has signed several sponsorship deals, with big companies like Nike and Wilson. Look for her to establish herself as the face of many more products in the future.
8 Sabine Lisicki
There are some extremely sexy women in professional tennis and Sabine “Boom Boom” Lisicki is one of them. The four-time WTA tournament winner from Germany has banked over $6 million in prize money and she, like many other sexy women’s tennis players, is just entering the prime of her career. The 26-year-old ranks 50th but has struggled early on in 2016, having been eliminated in the early stages of her first seven tournaments. When “Boom Boom” gets her thunderous serve working again, she will have little problem getting more wins.
7 Belinda Bencic
Belinda Bencic is another beautiful young phenom who has managed to burst on to the women’s tennis scene and quickly crack the WTA’s top 10. The 19-year-old Bencic has already won two WTA singles titles and two WTA doubles titles. On June 27th, 2015, Belinda’s dream of winning a WTA tournament came true when she won the Aegon International. She went on to defeat some big names including Caroline Wozniacki and Serena Williams on her way to winning the 2015 Rogers Cup two months later. The blooming Swiss beauty can compete with the best of them and seems set to challenge for many more WTA titles. She'll be a treat to watch for a long time.
6 Madison Keys
21-year-old Madison Keys won the 2014 Aegon International to claim her first and only WTA tournament. Her serves travel at over 100-mph and can frustratingly handcuff opponents. Her improving agility has bolstered her defensive game and she is able to strategically turn defensive play into offensive play. She currently ranks 25th and has made over $3 million over the course of her short career. She is one of the sexiest female tennis players of 2016 and it looks like it will be that way for years to come.
5 Maria Sharapova
Maybe this time last year, the undoubtedly luscious Maria Sharapova might have been tops as far as sexy female tennis players go. This year, however, the 35 time WTA tournament winner is looking a little sad with the scandal and suspension that plague her. At just 29-years old, the fallen fox has endured scorn from both within and outside the tennis world. Sharapova has even lost some key endorsements amidst the turmoil. But don’t feel too bad for her. She is rich beyond most people’s dreams. It’s likely that Maria will return to tennis but when that time will come still remains unknown. She still potentially has several years of wowing fans and adding to her trophy case.
4 Ana Ivanovic
With her powerful offensive skills and her girl-next-door looks, Ana Ivanovic amassed 15 WTA titles since turning pro in 2003. Incredibly, when she isn’t on the court, the Serbian sweetheart finds time to study finance and learn Spanish. The 28-year-old has been featured on the covers and in the pages of many magazines, notably, in the 2010 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue where she bowls us over in her skimpy apparel. One look at Ana in a bikini will leave the viewer breathless. She also looks alluring when she gets herself dolled up for a night on the town.
3 Eugenie Bouchard
It was just a matter of time before Eugenie Bouchard made her appearance on this list. The curvaceous Canadian may have stumbled since being ranked 5th in the WTA standings late in 2014 but Eugenie still holds a spot among the sexiest female tennis players in the world. She has been dogged by declining play, a concussion and a recent abdominal injury which have conspired to drop her into 46th place in the WTA rankings. With a little luck, Eugenie can get healthy and return to dominating the tennis court. One good thing about her being just 22 is that there is plenty for her to get back on track.
2 Victoria Azarenka
Victoria Azarenka is approaching $30 million in tournament earnings and is ranked 5th in the WTA rankings. The Belarusian belle has captured 20 WTA titles and has the distinction of being the only player to defeat Serena Williams four times in a final. These sound like the credentials of an aging veteran player but Azarenka has achieved all this by the age of 26. She still has a lot of winning left in her as she enters the prime of her career. Hampered by injuries through 2014 and 2015, Victoria is right back to form as proven by her victory over Serena Williams to win the 2016 Indian Wells Open.
1 Caroline Wozniacki
One of the premiere names in the WTA, Caroline Wozniacki has nearly everything going her way. The former number one seed has earned more than $20 million in prize money. She has won 23 WTA titles and is the cream of the crop of sexy female tennis players. The 5’10” blonde-haired and blue-eyed goddess has not been playing her best lately, but she has certainly been looking her best. Not surprisingly, she has appeared in the 2015 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue where Caroline dishes out a healthy serving of skin. That photo shoot is a must-see for any Caroline Wozniacki fan.