100 Best-Looking Female Tennis Players
Women's tennis is full to the brim with butch, manly "women" who resemble farm-yard animals rather than human females that any normal male would ever desire, so it took a lot of patience to separate the girls from the men, the rare estrogen from the abundant testosterone. Searching for good-looking gals in the world of professional and semi-professional tennis was a bit like digging through tons of mud hoping to find gold. I must have gone through 2,000-3,000 past and present players to compile this list, hence this is without a doubt the most comprehensive list of its kind on the internet.
What criteria did I use? The criteria used was the face, not the body. It's basically a face list. Some of these women have terrific bodies as well, while some are quite hopeless in that regard - but neither influences the ranking. Nevertheless, I have sometimes included body photos, simply because some of these gals have even more to offer than "just" their pretty faces.
What level of athletic success makes someone eligible to be on this list? That's much trickier to answer. She doesn't have to be a top player, nor does she even have to have had a high ranking (which is subjective anyway). Most women on this list have been in the top 1000 WTA, or been pro tennis players at some point. However, I have also included several women that compete(d) on the American college circuit; I suppose they're neither pros nor amateurs, but somewhere in the grey area. Hey, as long as they're cute! Who gives a shit about the fine print. I certainly didn't include any amateurs who just play for fun on weekends - and that should be good enough for you.
I'd posted the original version of this list a few years back on a music/film site. Aside from the fact that I'm a list fetishist and do them on just about any topic I can think of, the main reason for doing this particular list was the annoyance I felt seeing what kind of ugly athletes are included on various shoddily put-together "best-looking tennis pros" lists. These "hot tennis babes" (what a dumb title) lists are usually made by geeks who get a hard-on by anything that moves.
Most lists about pretty WTA-ers/ITF-ers are highly incomplete and obviously made by lazy, incompetent morons, hence why they mostly include crap faces. The major difference between this list and others like it is that mine does NOT focus only on very successful top pros. Most tennis fans only know several dozen female pros, so that's where they pick their "beauties" from, espousing the alleged/imaginary great looks of the likes of the Sereno-Penus sisters, and even Jankovic and Henin! You won't find any such "gorgeous" women here. These guys seem to confuse good looks with athletic success. Apparently, some geeks get blinded by the cash some of these women make, hence start regarding them as far more attractive than they actually are. (I call it the "Jennifer Aniston delusion"; popularity always makes a person much more attractive than they are.) Furthermore, the internet is full of misinformation, such as names and photos being mismatched. For example, there is a pic of Simona Halep making the rounds on various sites that isn't her at all but some other girl. You won't find those kinds of fuck-ups here.
Unfortunately, WTA's top 50 (i.e. the elite) is hardly beauty pageant territory; the most that you'll find there is a handful of good-looking gals. The better a WTA pro is, the more the likelihood that she's playing well coz she's got more testosterone hence looks like like a man hence looks quite shit. Naturally, there are major exceptions to this rule, as you will see (or be reminded of).
Notice that I didn't use the word "beautiful" in the title. This is because there was no way in hell I'd find 100 stunning-looking tennis pros that are all clean tens; as we all know the WTA doesn't have anywhere near that many. Of course, there are many beautiful women listed here, but the bottom starts with women I'd describe as pretty rather than beautiful.
Many tennis pros did professional photo sessions in which most of them end up looking (much) better than they normally do. I tried not to fall into this trap, hence looked at multiple pics of a player before I decided whether she was pretty enough for the list, and if so how high I'd place her. Unlike the makers of other "hot tennis babes" lists, I did not get suckered by excessive make-up and photo-shopping.
Did I miss out anyone? Chances are that if you believe someone is left out, she is missing because I didn't want her here, not because I haven't heard of her. This especially goes for top 100 players. Nevertheless, I might have omited a few lesser known pros who deserve to be on this list. If you have any suggestions, let me know.
99. Nicole Vaidisova - Czech
98. Urszula Radwańska - Polish
|Very cute, this one, unlike her rather hopeless-looking sister Agnieszka who's a Top 3 player. Why isn't Ula there instead of her sister? Because there is no justice in the world. Both have nice bodies.|
|Frcrissakes, get out of the Sun, Ula! Your skin type bursts up in flames within minutes.|
97. Klara Zakopalová (Koukalová) - Czech
|Isn't particularly photogenic, looks much better on court.|
96. Junri Namigata - Japanese
|Japanese women are among the sexiest/prettiest in the world, which is why a list like this would be incomplete without at least one.|
95. Yuliana Lizarazu - Colombian
|I got some flack the last time around for including her on the previous list, but I don't care what clueless morons think. She's cute.|
94. Amy Frazier - American
93. Andrea Hlaváčková - Czech
|I am not a fan of huge mouths, but this girl has got something. Doesn't look good from every angle though. I always try to pick the most flattering photos.|
92. Lesia Tsurenko - Ukraine
|Body-wise, she's in the top 15 on this list. If she had 20 slams like Serena, she'd be making 20 times as much money as that aggressive, racist roidbot does.|
91. Camila Giorgi - Italian
|Doesn't look as good when she isn't smiling, which explains the choice of pics. She is Jewish.|
90. Mia Nicole Eklund - Finland
|As you can see, Finland isn't just about blonds. I really like this type of woman.|
89. Valeria Savinykh - Russian
88. Regina Rajchrtová (Kordová) - Czech
I couldn't find a proper photo of her. Married to ex-ATP pro, a slam winner and a proven drug cheat, Petr Korda; they have a cute daughter who's a pro golfer.
87. Viktoria Kamenskaya - Russian
86. Diana Tokar - Ukrainian
|She better start posting more photos of herself on the internet, coz this unclear shitty pic is all I've got. How does she expect to be placed on such lists if she isn't available on Google?|
85. Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová - Czech
84. Lucia Batta - Hungarian
83.Tatiana Perebiynis - Ukrainian
82. Marta Domachowska - Polish
81. Michelle Larcher De Brito - Portuguese
|I was convinced she was Anglo-Saxon when I first saw her. I don't see a smidgen of South Europe in that face. Perhaps some sort of mix. Certainly the name "de Brito" might be a hint.|
80. Yaroslava Shvedova - Russian, plays for Kazakhstan
|A cheerful sort. Looks better on court.|
79. Olivia Sanchez - French
|Looks a little peeved on the left photo, but then again she is French.|
78. Daria Sharapova - Belorussian
|No, not that Sharapova, and not related to her either. Maria comes later. Or does she? Perhaps I don't even like Maria. Perhaps I'm a huge fan of the Sereno-Penus sisters.|
77. Jill Nora Engelmann - German
|This face should please any guy. I doubt I'll be hearing complaints about her.|
But if I do get complaints, I'll know straight away they're coming from disgruntled Serena Williams fans, who are gay.
76. Martina Balogova - Slovak
|A gentle sort of face, not at all what fans of Steffi Graf are looking for in women. Like Agassi, if a large schnoz isn't there, they lose interest. I believe Andre would divorce her if she decided to get a nose job.|
75. Xenia Suworowa - plays for Germany, Slavic origin
74. Anna Mamalat (Volosevic) - American
73. Aleksandra Kravets - Ukrainian
72. Ioana Olaru - Romanian
71. Ksenija Milevskaya - Belorussian
70. Marina Khomenko - Ukrainian
|Looks great on these photos, but less so from the profile, which is why she isn't higher up.|
69. Raluca Platon - Romanian
68. Mayya Katsitadze - Russia
67. Viktoriya Kutuzova - Ukrainian
|Looks very friendly.|
66. Khristina Blajkevich - Ukrainian, plays for Canada
65. Anna Chakhvetadze - Russian
64. Anastasia Pivovarova - Russian
63. Jelena Dokić - Serb, played for Australia, then for Serbia, and now again for Australia
62. Ioana Ducu - Romania
61. Amanda Janes - English
|Typical cute English face, and an atypically tall un-English-like body.|
|Uncharacteristically small boobs for an English woman (allegedly they have the largest breasts in Europe).|
60. Heidi El-Tabakh - Egyptian, plays for Canada
|I'm not a great fan of Arab women, but this one has a face that speaks volumes in her favour. Her body isn't bad either.|
59. Zarina Diyas - Kazakhstan
|I wonder what she thinks about Borat.|
58. Diana Enache - Romanian
love it when nipples fight their way through several layers of clothes.
Only very mighty nipples can do that. Looks sort of French, for some
reason. Has classic good looks, should appeal to a lot of guys.|
Quite a few Romanians on the list.
57. Jarmila Gajdošová (Groth) - Slovak, but plays for Australia
56. Karolina Jovanović - Serb
|She is extremely tall, which you can't see on the photos, but what a fantastic pair of boobs.|
|If this were a tennis boobs list, she'd be in the top 5, for sure.|
She took part in a Serbian reality TV show, entering the house with a tiny 60 year-old guy whom she bickered with regularly. Or maybe he looked tiny compared to her.
55. Jocelyn Rae - Scottish
|Far too tall, but this is a face list. Great natural blond hair. So Nordic-looking.|
54. Jasmijn Keijzer - Dutch
|Utterly cute, adorable.|
53. Elpida Papanelopoulou - Greek
|If she had as many titles as letters in her last name, she'd be a big name by now.|
52. Jenny Zika - Austrian
|Forget the blond look, black hair suits you better.|
51. Lina Lileikite - Latvian
|Whether or not you like her unusual cute face, you'll have to admit she's almost perfectly built. Perhaps the best legs on this list.|
50. Donna Vekić - Croat
49. Lucie Šafářová - Czech
|She has such a strange face, not to everybody's taste I'm sure, but she's always fascinated me. Went out with Thomas Berdych who then replaced her with a fashion model.|
48. Clothilde De Bernardi - French
|She does have an unusual look, I'll admit, but that's a plus not a minus. If you were expecting dirty-diaper Barbies on this list, go to a porn site.|
47. Annabel Croft - English
photogenic at all, looks far better when she listens to Mats Wilander
talk shit. Listening to his nonsense for so many years, she deserves a
And she's aged very well. Charming and smart.
46. Anastasia Kriz - Austrian
|I'd love to tell you what kind of Ethnic mix we have here - coz she sure as hell ain't just Germanic - but I simply don't have a clue.|
45. Alexia Virgili - Italian
44. Ingrid Alexandra Radu - Romanian
43. Marieta Vágnerová - Czech
42. Vlada Ekshibarova - Uzbekistani
|If Simona Halep had a prettier face, this is what she would look like. Though don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with Simona, except her criminal decision to have her huge FFFFF boobs reduced to the size of my thumb.|
41. Bronte Goodhue - American
|There can never be too many freckles. Just wanted to make that clear. Freckle-haters are usually gay.|
40. Monika Wejnert - Australian
|I'll be the first to admit she looks a bit like Shelley Duvall (from "The Shining"), but so what?|
39. Diana Marcinkevica - Latvian
|She's more the cute type, but I've always preferred cute to classically beautiful.|
I'm sure a lot of you will disagree with her high placement.
Not a fake blond, either. She's as Nordic as they come.
38. Harriet Sheahan - Australian
|Doesn't look as great as this from the profile, but a nice body and hair as well.|
37. Barbara Schett - Austrian
36. Stefania Chieppa - Italian
|Proof that women don't have to shave off their eyebrows in order to look great. Hopefully she won't get any ideas and starts plucking away at them. Men have nipples and women have eyebrows: deal with it, accept it.|
|As you can plainly see, she's has the whole package.|
35. Anna Smolina - Russian
|I forgot to remove the black stripe. Was blinded by her beauty, that's why.|
34. Anastasia Pribylova - Russian
33. Lara Fakhoury - probably Arab, but played for Britain
|A bit of an exotic change for those of you who dislike Slavic girls (those 3% of you with latent sexual issues).|
32. Caterina Ghedin - Italian
|This one won't appeal to everybody. But like I give a shit. My list, my choices. |
I am a little surprised though how many Italian women made it on the list. But hey, not all of them look like Frankie!
Frankie Schiavone, I mean: the man, the legend.
31. Ashley Harkleroad - American
|All-American type, very cute. Not crazy about the small breasts though. |
The great thing about tennis is that small-breasted WTA pros can't have breast augmentation until they're finished playing. I hate silicone implants.
30. Monika Tumova - Czech
|Perhaps you've noticed that the list is full of Slavic girls. As was to be expected, since they happen to be the best-looking women in the world.|
29. Ksenia Lykina - Russian
|You can tell she's Russian from a mile away.|
28. Joana Eidukonyte - Lithuanian
|It's nice to have a cat on the list.|
27. Elena Vesnina - Russian
|No classic beauty here, Vesnina is different. In a very good way.|
|But I'm sure we can all agree on the body.|
26. Elena Volobueva - Russian
|This is all I got. I have a feeling she'd be higher up the list if I had proper pics of this Russian stunner.|
25. Julia Görges - German
|The world's foremost Sandra Bullock look-alike, and it makes sense considering that the Hollywood dummie is German as well. Chesty as well as pretty, plus successful on the pro tour: there should be more of them like this.|
24. Melanie Marois - Canadian
|Not so photogenic, looks much better (than the right pic).|
23. Dominika Cibulková - Slovak
22. Justine de Sutter - Belgian
|She's ultra-cute even when she hits a ball. Now that's rare. I rarely use photos when these gals hit tennis balls, because even the prettiest ones grimace like hell, but she's cute at all times.|
21. Julia Bone - English
|I love English girls, and her face is the prototype of that.|
20. Aneta Barchánková - Czech
|Quit tennis when she realized how pretty she was (or that she couldn't cut it among the pros). Now just another model.|
19. Natalia Perepadenko - Russian, plays for Spain
|Sort of like mini-Sharapova face-wise. If she ends up having half her success, I'd be satisfied.|
18. Marina Lushchina - Russian
17. Sania Mirza - Indian
|Oh, yes. Kvadratisch, praktisch, gut.|
16. Natalie Proese - German
|Germany has certainly had its fair share of shit-looking orcs in the past decades, so this one is a very nice change.|
15. Romana Tabakova - Slovak
|Some luckless moron posted a comment here that Romana can't be considered exotic-looking "because she is Central European". Didn't we ban cretins from using the internet? Not yet?||'|
14. Marta Sirotkina - Russian
|I love red-heads, freckles, a pale complexion, and Russian gals. So she has it all, in a sense.|
13. Polina Leykina - Russian
12. Silvija Njirić - Croat
|She plays doubles with the girl ranked in 4th place here. Glamour double: there should be more of those.|
11. Maria Kirilenko - Russian
10. Elena Wagner (Pampoulova-Bergomi) -
Bulgarian, played for Germany
|Charming woman, reached the top 100 in the 90s. I couldn't find many photos, and this one being of quite poor quality means you'll just have to trust me on this one. I even had her in 1st place in the previous version of this list.|
9. Nataša Zorić - Serb
|Serbia's female pros are usually either gorgeous or ugly. Weird.|
8. Julia Goloborodko - Ukrainian
|No complaints? I thought so.|
|Typical Russian beauty. Or Ukrainian. Same thing.|
7. Aleksandra Kolesnichenko - Uzbekistani
|I think these photos speak for themselves. Anyone who disagrees with her high placement must be demented, blind, gay, or likes ugly women.|
6. Daniela Hantuchová - Slovak
|Too tall, but well built.|
5. Anna Kournikova - Russian
4. Amandine Hesse - French
|I chose not to place any pics of her smiling, coz she looks less attractive when she does. Unfortunately, this class of beauty rarely makes it to the top - which seems to be reserved for she-beasts like Sereno and Henin.|
3. Ana Ivanović - Serb
2. Lesley Kherkove - Dutch
|I suspect a lot of you will think she doesn't deserve to be anywhere near the top 50, let alone no.2. Well, I don't give a shit. Lesley's beauty is to be appreciated by fine connoisseurs such as myself, not mere peasants.|
the left photo, her mouth resembles Lisa Kudrow's (Lisa's only good
feature). The right pic shows her in a more heavy-set version, but I
like her both thin and chubby.|
I suspect she might be part-Oriental, which would explain her unusual looks.
|As you can see, she has a lot to offer in the chestal region too. Just perfect, this Dutch gal.|
1. Maria Sharapova - Russian
|Yes, of course it's Maria at the top. Who did you think it was? Steffi Graf? Perfect lips, the cute upturned nose, the soft oval head-shape without any jagged edges: she does in fact have a perfect face.|
|Maria wins because this is a face list. Body-wise she's not bad, but far too tall (187 cm).|
Almost Made It.
Here are some names that either almost made it on the list or would be included if this were a top 150. These are girls that certainly look nice or OK, but not quite good enough for the top 100:
Ana Savic (CRO), Barbara Haas (AUT), Petra Uberalova (SVK), Vanesa Furlanetto (ARG), Severine Beltrame (FRA), Alize Lim (FRA), Kimiko Date (JAP), Kristina Antoniychuk (UKR), Akgul Amanmuradova (just kidding!), Sarah Fansler (USA), Grace Sari Ysidora (INA), Anna Brazhnikova (UZB/SWE), Alexandra Damaschin (ROM), Maryna Zanevska (UKR), Nara Kurumi (JAP), Daria Gajos (GER), Alexandra Tsinanis (AUS), Yanina Wickmayer (BEL), Kim Couts (USA), Indy de Vroome (HOL), Trina Slapeka (LAT), Tjasa Srimpf (SLO), Eleonora Sitdjemileva (UZB), Gussy Moran (USA), Dea Herdzelas (B&H), Stanislava Hrozenska (SVK), Jessica Moore (AUS), Marcella Cucca (ITA), Laila Ben Abderrahman (BEL), Larissa Carvalho (BRA), Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BEL), Yana Buchina (RUS), Yuliana Umanets (UKR), Nadya Kolb (UKR), Evgeniya Linetskaya (RUS/ISR), Angelique Widjaja (INA), Nadejda Guskova (RUS), Elizabeth Kobak (USA), Mary-Joe Fernandez (USA), Stefanie Voegele (GER), Ani Vangelova (BUL), Anet Kaasik (EST), Anne Schaeffer (GER), Camille Pin (FRA), Inoue Miyabi (JAP), Shana Claes (BEL), Iroda Tulyaganova (UZB), Alison Riske (USA), Constance Sibille (FRA), Jana Nejedly (CZE), Angelique Kerber (GER), Martina Parmigiani (ITA), Elizaveta Kulichkova (RUS), Elena Maltseva (RUS), Maria Mokh (RUS), Tamara Bizhukova (RUS), and last but not least Marion Bartoli (FRA):
You Might Have Expected These On The List.
These are players that feature on many such lists, but never had a chance here because they are either average or ugly, or for some other reason.
Gabriela Sabatini. Has a square-shaped jaw, and her “beauty” is vastly overrated, probably because people compared her to Graf, Sanchez, Navratilova and other awful-looking contemporaries. Even Roseanne Barr would have looked good next to that lot. Sometimes she even reminds me of a man. So absolutely no way I’d ever put her on a top 100 list, not even top 200.
Elena Dementieva. Her face is average, at best. The only reason she makes it on other people's lists is because she was a top 5 player and many people know her – i.e. they haven’t seen most of the players I’ve shown you here.
Bondarenko sisters. Alona has a decent body, but this is a face list, and face-wise she doesn't impress. The less said about her sister Kateryna, the better.
Sereno Williams. Are you kidding me? WTA’s foremost Mike Tyson impersonator wouldn’t be on my WTA list even if it were a top 5000. She’s half-man half-beast, and I truly choke on my saliva from laughter whenever I see her being praised for “sexiness” and “beauty”. If you like huge muscular thighs and biceps/triceps that can lift four trucks at once, then she’s your man. Honestly, whoever considers her sexy needs to re-examine his sexuality, coz you might just be latently gay. Mike Tyson with tits. Sereno fans must check out this link:
Agnes Szavay. As I mentioned already, she’s got a spiffin’ body and boobs, but her face is average. That’s why.
Victoria Vanucci. Yes, she looks great, but was she really a pro? I didn't find a speck of evidence that she ever played one WTA, ITF or even junior match, aside from journalists parroting other people's claims that she was a tennis pro. If I find evidence she really did play tennis on a serious level, she will join the list.
Vojislava Lukic. Her face is below average, and she is far too tall - although height obviously has nothing to do with the list. She has no business being on any kind of sexy WTA-ers lists.
Andrea Petkovic. For those of you who find this ogre "cute", you have probably found yourself attracted to Thai lady-boys at some point, right? You might wanna re-evaluate your sexuality.
Eugenie Bouchard. At first glance she appears to have a decent face. But look closer: she looks like a frat boy, like a male high school jock. Her huge manly chin ruins whatever positive features she might have. Especially from the profile does she look manly.
Caroline Wozniacki. To me she’s a typical average-looking blond of the type you can find millions of in Northern Europe. But just because she became no.1, suddenly men started looking at that average blond face as above-average, because success affects how people judge physical appearance. The more money or fame you have, the more attractive you become to certain people. It actually took me a while to remember her face when she first appeared, that's how stereotypical her face is.
For a closer look at the Strong Is Beautiful campaign:
Let the bitching begin - WTA quotes: