A lot of people have a certain image of athletes in mind. Men are often typecast as dumb jocks, while the ladies are immediately assumed to be less feminine. There is no truth to these things, of course. In fact, the following photos will show you just how lovely and graceful sportswomen can be!
Maria Sharapova looked great during the ESPY Awards back in 2011. We love this avant-garde number that she donned for the event. It came with a casual yet sophisticated skirt and golden embellishments that makes it both classy and sexy at the same time. The tennis icon runs a candy company called Sugarpova!
This California girl made a name for herself by becoming the pitcher for the Arizona Wildcats. Jennie Finch also plays on the national softball team. Aside from being a talented woman, she is also a very gorgeous woman. We doubt that most people can pull off the tight blue dress she has on in this picture.
Paige Spiranac has garnered plenty of attention for her looks. We are sure that golf fans also appreciate her skills on the course. She can send a golf ball into the air like no one else. While the sport is not really that popular, we bet more people would be interested if they knew there were players like her!
Caroline Wozniacki is a tennis player hailing from Denmark. She does well when she is on the tennis court, but she looks great on the red carpet too. This red number sure looks extremely good on her. The bright color and front slit bring out how nice her coloring is. Keep an eye on her in the future!
You should add Anastasia Yankova to the list of athletes that you should never get into trouble with. The MMA fighter has participated in the Bellator Fighting Championships in the past. Not only is she a skilled flyweight fighter, but she also looks great in this black dress. Her toned body is truly impressive as well.
As the younger sister of NBA star Anthony Parker, no one was surprised to see how great Candace is on the court. Isn’t she beautiful? She did a great job on the college and pro levels, even bringing home the Player of the Year award during Gatorade National Girls Basketball Awards. This black jumpsuit suits her!
It was during the Summer Olympics of 2008 that Nastia Liukin first got our attention. She took home the individual all-around gold medal then. Apart from killing it on the mats, she is also a sight to behold on the red carpet. Taken at the 2014 ESPY Awards, she looked great in this leather skirt and white top.
We bet surfing is not the first thing on your mind when you talk about sports. This might be why it will come as a surprise to hear how many lovely and skilled female surfers exist. Anastasia Ashley here turned many heads when she went to the ESPYs in this yellow dress that is flashy and functional!
Barbara Blank is one of the handful of women in the WWE. She also goes by Kelly Kelly. We doubt that we would be able to string a coherent sentence together when she is in front of us. How can anyone possibly fight anyone who looks like this? If you ask us, this white dress looks fantastic on her.
Anna Kournikova is a name you will know even if you do not like tennis. The sports icon received a lot of attention at the peak of her career, though some people think this has more to do with her beauty. There is no denying both her talents and good looks. She makes this brown outfit look great!
At the height of her career, Urszula Radwanska ranked 29th in the world! She has earned doubles titles in both the WTF and ITF tours. Take a look at how beautiful she is in this lacy dress. White is not the most ideal color when it comes to clothes since it gets dirty too often. Despite this, she rocked it so well.
We bet this is a name that sounds familiar to you. This fighter retired from MMA fairly recently. Even so, we think that she looks amazing when she steps on the red carpet. She has a lot of followers on her social media profiles. Now that we have seen her in this coral number, we can see why her fans love her.
Lolo Jones is probably among the most successful Olympic sportswomen as of late. What makes it even better is the fact that she established herself in bobsledding, which is a very risky winter sport. Anyway, here she is wearing a blue gown with an impressive side slit. What a way to dazzle the crowds.
Laila Ali is the daughter of Muhammad Ali, so she had pretty big shoes to fill. The good news is that she somehow managed to meet these expectations! When she hung up her boots, she was still undefeated. She remains in great shape, which was evident when she wore this mauve dress to the ESPY Awards.
Silje Norendal is a talented snowboarder who joined both the Winter X Games and Winter Olympics to represent her home country, Norway. She has blonde hair and icy blue eyes, which make her a true Scandinavian bombshell. We think she looked amazingly angelic when she wore this white number!
How could we simply use only one photo of her?! We might as well use more since no one would complain. Take a good look at Anna Kournikova in this blood red minidress. Her outfit truly shows us what training like a champ can do to your physique. She looks amazing if we dare say so ourselves.
Danica Patrick is clearly not scared of bypassing barriers. You might not like racing, but there is still a chance that you have heard of her before. She became famous in NASCAR for breaking the gender barrier. Her athletic prowess is nothing to laugh about. Aside from driving very well, she is a stunner too.
Alex Morgan is proof that soccer can help you get in shape. We just wanted you to know that this was the case if you were wondering. This cutoff top and miniskirt outfit is a great way to show everyone that she trains hard for her sport. She has worked hard for a long time, and we can see that.
Looking stunning in a black velvet floor-length dress, Savannah Chrisley definitely stole the show when attending the ACM Awards. This incredible dress has a partially sheer top that accentuates her curves absolutely flawlessly! Her simple hair and accessories perfectly complete this look.
Julianne Hough is known for a lot more than her athletic abilities. Her sense of style is top-notch, and we think you will all agree with us when we say that this coral-colored halter dress was absolutely stunning. Pairing the dress with some gold jewelry and a matching clutch, this look is perfect for summer.
This Italian player looks nothing short of incredible in the tight lacy dress she has on. Camila Giorgi managed to show off her amazing figure without sacrificing her sophistication. At the moment, she is enjoying a successful career in sports. However, we bet that modeling will forever be an option for someone like her!
This Spanish race car driver will look just as good behind the wheel and in front of the camera. We are sure that you were also blown away after seeing her in this beige and gold outfit! While she is a successful sportswoman, many feel bad that she has to wear a helmet so much. Safety always goes first!
Ronda Rousey is one of the most recognizable names you will find on the list. This former UFC and pro wrestling star has made a name for herself in sports. She has only become more popular as time goes by. We are sure that you will agree with us when we say that she looked amazing in this LBD!
It is true that McKayla Maroney is not really the most famous gymnast ever, but we sure you recognize her. How? Well, she did make the face that people online started associating with “not impressed.” She has since quit the sport and works in the music industry. We hope that she will find more success there.
Simone Biles already achieved a lot in life by the time she was 19 years old. As a pro athlete, there was tons of pressure on her. Despite this, she lived up to what they expected of her. Many folks thought she would quit the sport, but she now plans to make a comeback. We bet she will wow us once more.
Paula Creamer is definitely worthy of your consideration when you need to pick the greatest female golfer in the world. Paula Creamer is considered a pioneer in the sport both for her looks and skills. All you need to do is to look at this photo to see that the former is true. She looks gorgeous in this LBD!
Field hockey is not the most popular sport in the US, but it might be because people have no idea that Ellen Hoog plays it. This lovely lady has the personality to match her good looks as well. With her natural beauty, she doesn’t need to put skin on display to impress others. Her long dress worked just fine!
What else could you possibly ask for? Gabby Douglas is not just smart and sporty, but she is also a stunner. When she was on the national gymnastics squad, she took home 3 gold medals. She also did charity work and became a reality TV star. She looked amazing in this skirt and crop top combination.
Eugenie Bouchard is another tennis player on our list. She is just as fierce on the court as she is on the carpet. This lacy black dress made her look like a million bucks. We bet she can even pull off a sack. Nowadays, a lot of people just take themselves too seriously. We love just how much she keeps it real.
If you have been observant, you might have noticed that there are lots of lovely ladies from the sport. Do not forget to take a look at Heather Watson. She gave the camera her best “girl next door” smile and won us all over. The green dress is a little too rubbery, but she has managed to do justice to it.
When talking about the red carpet, Sally Fitzgibbons has ruled it as well. This gorgeous Australian-born surfer competed in the Association of Surfing Professionals World Tour in the best. The dress here is sparkling, literally. She does not only like to ride the waves, but she makes them on the red carpet too.
We present to you, Alana Blanchard. Surely, this is going to be enough to convince you of how beautiful surfers can be. Aside from riding the waves, she can also steal hearts with ease. Her fashion sense is off the charts as well. She can pull off sexy looks that are also functional, so she has that going for her.
Golf is full of beautiful women as well. The woman in this photo is Chelsea Pezzola. She has made her mark on the sport and attends all sorts of related events. Don’t you think she looks fantastic in this dress? She has such a great figure, but she has such a disarming smile on top of that as well.
Gina Carano had been the premier figure in women’s MMA before Ronda Rousey arrived. This lovely lady joined a bunch of cage wars in the past. Now an actress, the former fighter had been a vision to behold in this dress. That smile on her face can easily make anyone fall head over heels in love with her.
The Bella Twins
If you watch WWE, you might have seen the Bella twins in the diva’s division. Nikki and Brie made their debut in 2007 and have continued to captivate audience members since then. They are not only natural beauties, but they are also very stylish. They look great even if they have very different fashion styles.
Becky Lynch is a WWE star who continues to make waves in the ring. She first debuted in 2002 and has been on a roll ever since. This Ireland native was quick to become a fan favorite after people got to know her. Look at how elegant but sexy her outfit in this photo is. She looks fantastic, doesn’t she?
We doubt that you know a lot of track and field athletes unless you run yourself. Tori Bowie mixed things up after making it big. She started out in Sand Hill, Mississippi. Needless to say, she has since come a long way in life. For one thing, she got to go on the red carpet in this yellow dress in the past.
What does a boss lady athlete look like? All you have to do to answer that is to look at Serena Williams. She is easily the best when it comes to tennis. She went pro when she was only 14 years old. Aside from her athleticism, her fashion sense is also great. Here she was at the 2015 Wimbledon Champions Dinner.
When it comes to alpine skiers, it does not get much more high-profile than Lindsey Vonn. She last went on the Olympic circuit in 2018, although it has not stopped her from getting more attention. Below is a photo of her when she attended the 2018 Sports Illustrated Fashionable 50. She looks breathtaking!
Chloe Kim is still young, but she has accomplished more than most people twice her age. She made a name for herself in the 2018 Winter Olympics, but she also did very well at the X Games. The snowboarder attended the Sports Illustrated Fashionable 50 and showed off her fashion sense!
Before she retired in 2015, she was considered to be among the most decorated soccer players from the US. She managed to bag 2 Olympic gold medals, the Associated Press Athlete of the Year award, and a FIFA Women’s World Cup championship. This photo of hers was taken during the Body at ESPYs event.
Aly Raisman is a very influential athlete. A lot of teens and children look up to her, as a matter of fact. She has actually won 6 Olympic medals in the past! She first joined the games in London back in 2012, although she did come back in Rio in 2016 to captain the team. She looked great at the 2018 ESPYs.
Ashley Wagner is a figure skater who went on to be a recognizable face at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. Even though he left the Team USA roster in the 2018 Winter Olympics, she still skates. This photo of the figure skater was taken when she attended an event held for ESPN The Magazine.
When your dad is Ric Flair, how can you possibly not get into pro wrestling? Charlotte Flair lived up to his legacy and crafted her own road to success. She had terrifying moves and incredible hold skills that made her a favorite among the fans of WWE. Below, you are looking at a photo of her that was taken during the 2017 Mae Young Class.
Mirai Nagasu was a star in her own right before she joined the 2018 Winter Olympics. The figure skater made history as the first American female athlete to do a triple axel at the Olympic Games. This photo of her was taken at the Academy Awards in 2018. She looked great in this photo, and we are glad to see it.
Mikaela Shiffrin is a great athlete even though she is only 24 years old, she has accomplished a lot of things already. She broke the record for the youngest person to win gold at the slalom run back in the 2014 Winter Olympics! She is one of the most famous skiers out there. This was her at the 2018 EPSYs.
When it comes to the UFC, Amanda Nunes is one of its most dominant fighters. She has yet to lose a fight ever since September 2014. In 2016, Equality California honored her for helping raise LGBTQ rights awareness. This photo of her had been taken during the awards reception of Equality California.
Skylar Diggins-Smith is easily among the best point guards to ever grace the NCAA. In 2013, she ended her college career as the top-scoring female basketball player. She was drafted to the WNBA and has been picked for the All-Star team four times. This photo came from her Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue.
Maia Shibutani and her brother took home 2 bronzes at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. She is no one-trick pony. Aside from being a good skater, she is a social media star too. She has many followers on both Instagram and YouTube. Here she was at the “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before” premiere.
Whatever you do, you must avoid getting into trouble with Claressa Shields. She made a name for herself in boxing when she was a teenager. The Olympic gold medalist works for Up2Us Sports as well. It is a non-profit organization that trains underprivileged kids. Here she was at the gala night of the group.
Good luck looking for a bigger track star than Allyson Felix in this day and age. The former Team USA member has won a lot of accolades over the years. She is a private individual, but who can blame her for choosing to keep things that way? This photo was taken during the 2018 Laureus World Sports Awards.
Katie Ledecky might have gone so far in life already, but she is still just 21 years old. She must be one of the greatest swimmers ever! She was only 15 years old when she won her first gold. She now takes up psychology at Stanford University. This photo of her was taken during the 2016 Golden Goggle Awards.
Sasha Banks began to go on WWE back in 2012. She has since been leaving marks in pro wrestling. In 2016, she was in the first women’s match to headline a pay-per-view event in WWE. She continues to be one of the best stars of the channel. Below, you can see her when she attended a Germany WWE event.
Fencing might go under the radar, but it has attracted the attention of many people. Ibtihaj Muhammad has made the event an Olympic must-watch. In 2016, she became the first Muslim-American woman to bring home an Olympic medal! Here she was at the Glamour’s 2017 Women of the Year Awards.
Jen Kessy played volleyball when she was attending USC and became a beach volleyball pro. Together with April Ross, she brought home a silver medal in the 2012 Olympic Games. This was a photo of her from 2012. It was taken at an event for California’s Cedars-Sinai Medical Genetics Institute.
April Ross, also called “The Boss”, has been one of the best beach volleyball players in the world for quite some time now. This Olympic medalist often pairs up with Jen Kessy, although she plays with Kerri Walsh Jennings too. Here is a photo of the USC graduate when she attended the 2016 ESPYs.
Are you aware that the U.S. Olympic soccer player Hope Solo did not always serve as a goalie on the field? No, she actually began playing as a forward when she was in high school. She later switched to goalie when she was in college, and it stayed this way when she went pro. She has two Olympic gold medals under her belt, which she definitely deserved. After all, she worked very hard to accomplish a feat like that! This photo of her came from the ESPYs.
Becca Longo made her mark on history as the first female student to get a football scholarship to an NCAA institution. It was huge news that completely changed things for many aspiring athletes. She is not quite a pro athlete yet, but she might go on to be the first woman in pro football! Best of luck to her!