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Former Russian tennis player Anna Kournikova has been popular due to her celebrity status and beauty despite never winning a WTA singles title. But she is an expert in doubles, and has been rated as the World No. 1 player at times. Her popularity made her the most searched celebrity on Google.PA
American professional volleyball player Gabrielle Reece was regarded as one of the five beautiful women in the world in 1989 by Elle magazine. She was mostly known for her modelling and TV appearances despite being a good volleyball player. In January 2001, she appeared on the cover of Playboy with an accompanying nude pictorial.PA
Former German figure skater Katarina Witt had been the the winner of the World Championships four times (1984, 1985, 1987, and 1988), and six consecutive European Championships (1983–1988). She appeared nude for Playboy in December 1998. The edition in which these photos were published was the second ever sold-out issue of the magazine.PA
American professional golfer Michelle Wie plays on the LPGA Tour. Her popularity has fetched her endorsements with Sony and Nike. She has been criticised for "inappropriate" dressing, yet she's quite popular.PA
Natalie Gulbis is an American professional golfer who plays on the U.S.-based LPGA Tour. She is regarded as a sex symbol in the LPGA. She released a 2005 calendar showing her not only playing golf, but also posing in swimwear. She appeared in the November 2004 edition of the magazine FHM.PA
Maria Sharapova advanced to the Australian Open semifinals.PA
Former American softball player Jennie Finch was considered the "runaway winner" in the Best Dressed competition at the Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Awards by ESPN. She was voted the most attractive female athlete in an ESPN online poll in 2003. People magazine featured her as one of its "50 Most Beautiful People", in 2004.PA
American auto racing driver Danica Patrick is the most successful woman in the history of American open-wheel racing and is the only woman to win the IndyCar Series.PA
American tennis player Ashley Harkleroad was the first WTA player to pose nude for Playboy. Her performance wast #86 in singles and #55 in doubles in the Australian Open in 2006.PA
Australian tennis player Jelena Dokic attracts attention for her beauty. Her career hallmarks include making the semifinals at Wimbledon and the Sydney Olympics in 2000, and the quarterfinals at the French Open in 2002 and the Australian Open in 2009.PA
Yeeeeee.com has just released its list of hottest female sports celebrities.
The list includes Anna Kournikova, Gabrielle Reece and Katarina Witt. Also on it are Michelle Wie, Natalie Gulbis and Maria Sharapova.