1 of 10 Name:Victoria Azarenka Born: 31 July,1989 Country: Belarus Sport: Tennis Peak of Popularity: Current World Number 1 Reuters Name:Victoria Azarenka Born: 31 July,1989 Country: Belarus Sport: Tennis Peak of Popularity: Current World Number 1 Reuters Danica Patrick Born: 25 March, 1982 Country: USA Sport: NASCAR Peak of Popularity: Recorded best finish by a woman in a NASCAR race on 5 March, at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Reuters Name: Ding Ning Born: 20 June, 1990 Country: China Sport: Table Tennis Peak of popularity: World Number 1 in Novermber 2011 Reuters Name:Yani Tseng Born: 23 January, 1989 Country: Taiwan Sport: Golf Peak of Popularity: Currently ranked Number 1 in Women's World Golf Rankings. Reuters Name: Lindsey Caroline Vonn Born: 18 October, 1984 Country: USA Sport: Alpine Skiing Peak of Popularity: Winner of the World Cup for 3 consecutive years (2008–2010) Reuters Name:Hannah Teter Born: 27 January, 1987 Country: USA Sport: Snowboarding Peak of Popularity: Winner of 2004 Winter X Games Reuters Name:Tyra White Born: 23 March, 1989 Country: USA Sport: Basket Ball Peak of Popularity: Currently regarded as the best player in the WNBA Reuters Name: Gina Carano Born: 16 April, 1982 Country: USA Sport: Martial Arts Peak of Popularity: Formerly known as the "Face of Women's MMA (Mixed Martial Arts)" Reuters Name: Marta Born: 19 February, 1986 Country: Brazil Sport: Football Peak of Popularity: FIFA Women's World Player of the Year from 2006 to 2010 Reuters Name: Stafanie Roxann Taylor Born: 11 June, 1991 Country: Jamaica Sport: Cricket Peak of Popularity: Currently the Number 1 batswoman and all-rounder in the world Facebook (Stafanie Taylor)
International Women's Day is celebrated on 8 March all across the world. Almost every region in the world has its own interpretation of what it is to be a woman... and all of them have different ways to celebrate the day.
Some use the occasion to highlight women's social and economic achievements... while some others use the day simply to show their respect and affection for the fairer sex.
As part of the occasion, IBTimes UK presents the top ten contemporary sportswomen in the world