When I think of sports these days, I find it interesting to note the recent trend in increasing number of amazing women sport celebrities making their mark in history. So here’s a list of women who have definitely increased the popularity of a sport and become an inspiration for millions of others around the world.
1 Anna Kournikova
Topping our list at number one spot of celebrity sports divas is Russian beauty Anna Kournikova. Renowned not so much for her game but more for her killer looks and sizzling love affairs, this girl is definitely a headliner.
2 Venus Williams
**Ranking World No:**1 in women’s singles by the Women’s Tennis Association on three separate occasions, this Williams sister, is considered to be one of the greatest women’s tennis players of all times. She was the first African American woman to become the World No 1 for the first time on February 25, 2002.
3 Serena Williams
Not far behind her sister Serena Jameka Williams is worth a mention too on our list of amazing women sport celebrities. Winning more Grand Slam titles in singles, women's doubles, and mixed doubles than any other active female player, this Williams twin is just as phenomenal as her sister.
4 Yani Tseng
Golfing started as a male sport, but some amazing women sport celebrities have made it their own by their phenomenal accomplishments. Yani Tseng hails from Taiwan and is the youngest player in LPGA history to have won three career major championships. She is currently the #1 in Women’s World Golf Rankings.
5 Jenny Thompson
Jenny Thompson has made history by winning more swimming medals and gold medals than any other woman in Olympic history. She has so far won 8 gold medals and a total of 12 medals. She most certainly is one of the most amazing women sport celebrities of our times.
6 Kim Yu-Na
South Korea has been in the news for a lot of wrong reasons. But, Kim Yu-Na made news and become an inspirational icon for her country by becoming the 2010 Olympic Figure Skating Champion. The number of medals she has won in Figure Skating including 2009 Four Continent Championship, 2007 and 2008 World Figure Skating Bronze medals, 2006 World Junior Figure Skating and Junior Grand Prix Final Champion certainly brings pride to her country.
7 Mia Hamm
Considered by many to be the greatest player in the history of women’s football, Mia Hamm has brought women’s soccer into the spotlight with her amazing grace, talent and skill. She holds the record for scoring the highest number of goals in both women’s as well as men’s football with an astonishing total of 158 international goals.
These amazing women sport celebrities have done much to bring attention to the world of women in the field of sports. But, most importantly, they have inspired millions of girls and women to overcome whatever obstacles they face and follow their dream to make it to the very top.
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