This 5-time Grand Slam Champion has been playing professional tennis since before her 15th birthday. The Russian pro player is a serious contender, winning at least one title per year over the course of her career, which is still going strong today. She has signed all kinds of modeling/endorsement deals with several major brands, including an 8-year, $70 million contract with Nike, as well as appearing in multiple magazines, such as “The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.”
Sharapova has earned nearly $300 million over the years. “Forbes” called her one of the highest-paid female sports stars in the world. She launched her own mentorship program for female entrepreneurs in 2018, as well.
This Canadian pole-vaulting star is a 3-time U Sports national champion. And now, she’s a signed model with The Slu Agency, which has offices in Miami and Los Angeles. She’s also got an Instagram account with nearly 30,000 followers, where she posts photos of her daily workout routines and competitions. But before she was famous for the pole vault, she was training in a different sport altogether – gymnastics.
She told CBC that she was forced to give it up, however, after she suffered multiple concussions. The injuries resulted in her wearing a signature helmet during her many sporting events.
Sultry Irish wrestling star Becky Lynch, also known as Rebecca Quin, has made quite a name for herself within the WWE, which is the current federation she calls home. She got her start in the industry in 2002 and was signed with the WWE in 2012. Fast forward to now, and she is still making waves.
She had a hell of a year last year, with several wins under her belt, including defending her Smackdown Women’s Championship title. The wrestler has also appeared on screen a few times, once to perform stunts for an episode of "Vikings," and another for a role on "Marine 6: Close Quarters."
Hope is pretty much the face of women’s soccer in the United States - for people who have never watched a women’s soccer game in the United States. One of the top goalies in the world, Solo has competed across the globe in several major competitions – including the Olympics, in which she has earned a spot 3 times, and walked away with 2 gold medals.
She also played in the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2007, 2008, and 2011, when she became the second goalie in history to reach 100 caps. She has appeared in a number of magazines and TV shows, including "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," "Dancing with the Stars," and "Piers Morgan Tonight."
The Croatian pro-basketball player got her start in the industry because of her older sister. She began her professional career in 2005, and by 2009, she was representing her national team at the Mediterranean Games, where she was named “Miss Mediterranean.” In 2012, she competed in the Olympics and was called the “most beautiful woman” at the games by "The Bleacher Report."
But they’re not the only ones who’ve noticed her stunning appearance, because she’s widely regarded as Croatia’s most beautiful sports star. And some people may even say she’s the best-looking female basketball player, period – just ask NBA star, Nate Robinson.