Many women who have succeeded in sports are just as beautiful as they are talented, as you’re about to find out firsthand. Let’s take a look at some of the most stunning women athletes in the recent history of sports. You’ll see that whether they compete in golf, tennis, softball, surfing, or even mixed martial arts, female athletes can be just as stunning as they are skilled. Prepare to see some of the amazing dresses your favorite athletes chose.
Maria Sharapova (Tennis)
This photo is an oldie but goodie, depicting tennis great Maria Sharapova looking her best at the 2011 ESPY Awards. Tennis players tend to have great legs, and this short, frilly skirt with gold embellishments features Sharapova’s nicely.
These days, Sharapova is busy with Sugarpova, the candy company she launched and lends her name to. Don’t take this to mean that she doesn’t still rock the court from time to time. She is still considered one of the greatest.
Jennie Finch (Softball)
California native Jennie Finch was a softball standout both with the Arizona Wildcats and the US national softball team, which she led to a gold and silver medal in the 2004 and 2008 Olympics, respectively.
The pitcher had all eyes on her when she took the mound, and for good reason, as you can see from how she knocks ’em dead in this blue dress. She isn’t about to slide to any bases whilst wearing that amazing number.
Paige Spiranac (Golf)
Paige Spiranac is one of the more notable female golfers these days and not only turns up her best performances on the course, but also when she appears on the red carpet. Being a mega star in the world of golf, the red carpet is exactly where she belongs.
Here, she makes a charity appearance in a trendy silk outfit that shows that while some people may not consider golfers to be “real” athletes, she certainly stays in great shape. She has to in order to make those quick swings with the club.
Caroline Wozniacki (Tennis)
Caroline Wozniacki is a Danish tennis standout that held the number one ranking for many weeks so far over her career. She is beautiful in this dress, but an absolute monster on the court who displays a ton of dominance.
As with many athletes, she got to show off her sense of style at the ESPY Awards, and the classy red dress with a sultry slit in the front certainly helped her knock it out of the park. She looks great in an effortless way here.
Anastasia Yankova (MMA)
Anastasia Yankova is a sexy female athlete that you definitely don’t want to mess with: she’s an MMA fighter that competes in Bellator Fighting Championships. She may look harmless in this dress, but she actually quite the warrior.
The flyweight competitor sports the shapely, strong legs of a true athlete in this stunning black dress along with a look that says, “Look, but definitely don’t touch.” Watch on of her fights and see how tough this girl really is.
Candace Parker (Basketball)
Candace Parker is not only a WNBA standout, but also the younger brother of former NBA player Anthony Parker. During her career, she won the Gatorade National Girls Basketball Player award two times. That is a very impressive feat.
But what’s really surprising is how great she looked in this black jumpsuit that she wore to the 2017 NBA Awards. Often times we are used to seeing basketball players in baggy shorts. She shocked us all when she came out in this beautiful dress.
Nastia Liukin (Gymnastics)
Nastia Liukin won the individual all-around gold medal at the 2008 Olympics, putting her in a truly rare class among gymnastics competitors in history. She knows how to do things during a competition that other people in the field can’t do.
At the 2014 ESPY Awards, the former gymnast showed that she continues to stay in top shape while wearing a plunging white top and sexy black leather miniskirt for an understated look. She does great with this dress.
Anastasia Ashley (Surfing)
Anastasia Ashley is just one of the many strikingly beautiful women that compete in surfing, as you’ll see later on. You have to be in tip top shape to surf and you have to be able to hold your own amidst the waves and burning sun.
In this photo, Anastasia may not be smiling, but she’s certainly provoking some smiles from onlookers in a bright yellow dress with black straps that all at once looks quite sporty, functional, and sexy. We must also note that not everyone can pull off yellow.
Barbara Blank (Wrestling)
WWE fans would better know Barbara Blank by her stage name, Kelly Kelly. The former professional wrestler worked for years in the squared circle but has also done modeling work and appeared on television.
This photo shows off her head-to-toe appeal as she rocks a satin pearl mini dress and gold shows to match the embellishments. We’re 100% certain that the world of wrestling is missing her right now. They haven’t had a star quite like her.
Urszula Radwanska (Tennis)
While Urszula Radwanska may not be a household name in tennis, she’s nonetheless a talented player who really shines when she decides to flash her beautiful smile. She is widely considered one of the most popular tennis players on the court today.
She wears a classy white dress that has beautiful details when you look closely, just as she does. It looks like the Polish tennis star is happy to take a break from training and dress up for once. One will definitely call this a dress for the ages.
Miesha Tate (MMA)
The recently retired Miesha Tate not only was successful in attaining UFC gold, but she also turned plenty of heads during her fighting career. You didn’t always turn them via her amazing fighting skills, she did so with her charms.
There are a lot of things that make this approachable fighting beauty so attractive, and they’re all on display in this coral red dress. There’s a reason Miesha has so many Instagram followers! It isn’t hard to see why.
Laila Ali (Boxing)
When it comes to the world of female boxing, it goes without saying that Laila Ali is perhaps the most famous female boxer of all time, and not just because of the pedigree that comes with being the daughter of Muhammad Ali, either.
The former pugilist, who retired undefeated in 2007, is in remarkable shape and definitely still has a very feminine side despite her former line of work. She looks gorgeous in this mauve dress. Nobody else can rock a dress quite like her.
Silje Norendal (Snowboarding)
SIlje Norendal has excelled in snowboarding, whether she’s competing at the Winter X Games, where she has won gold medals time and time again, or the Winter Olympics, where she represents Norway.
When she’s not on the slopes, Silje’s traditional Norwegian blonde hair and features are absolutely stunning, as you can see in this conservative white dress. This is truly a female athlete with some class.
Camila Giorgi (Tennis)
Italian women have a certain undeniable appeal that’s quite timeless. It might be due to the amazing food that they eat and the good music they listen to. We’ve all heard of Andrea Bocelli. Anyway for exhibit A, look no further than Camila Giorgi.
This dress is a perfect match for a beauty like Camila: it shows off the shapely, athletic form that many female athletes have while hinting at the gorgeous, vibrant woman that lies beneath. Magnifique! Nobody could have done it better than he.
Carmen Jorda (Racing)
Carmen Jorda is a Spanish race car driver who looks decidedly better when she’s not wearing a helmet and tearing things up on the race track. Despite the thrills that she delivers on the tracks, it’s a shame that she spends so much time covered up.
As you can tell she’s a gorgeous woman with just a glance at her in this beige and gold dress. Hopefully the next time she drives by, she’ll slow down enough to pick us up! That’s definitely a drive we’ll never forget.
Paula Creamer (Golf)
While golf doesn’t have a huge presence in the world of sport, Paula Creamer has been a hugely successful presence in the small world of golf, but that doesn’t mean she can’t change gears when it’s time to dress up and look her best!
She shows off her curves in this flattering, tight black dress while flashing a smile that completes the whole look perfectly. Who knew there were so many beautiful female golfers? We always just imagine middle-aged men in golf shirts.
Ellen Hoog (Field Hockey)
Okay, I’ll admit that I know very little about field hockey, but I know what I like. It’s rough, it’s tough and you get some very interesting players on the field. If Ellen Hoog is what we can expect to see on the field, I’m going to tune in to more games.
This elegant Dutch beauty extols class and sex appeal effortlessly in a classy floor-length patterned dress. Look at her eyes and her smile! Absolutely gorgeous, right? We definitely aren’t seeing someone rock a dress like this on a daily basis.
Gabby Douglas (Gymnastics)
Gabby Douglas was a superstar on the US Gymnastics Team, winning three gold medals before going on to have her own biopic made and appearing in a reality show, to boot. This is a lot of success for someone as young as Gabby.
She’s also a published author and active in community and charity efforts. Not only that, but as you can see in this crop top/skirt combo, she’s a perfect 10 on the red carpet, also. Who else can rock a black dress with pink heels?
Eugenie Bouchard (Tennis)
Eugenie Bouchard is yet another stunning tennis player who knows how to clean up and look absolutely ravishing when she’s not on the court. Just look at how she absolutely kills it in this lacy black number. It isn’t just an attractive dress, but also very, very classy.
It’s the perfect combination of tantalizing while leaving a little something to the imagination, and Eugenie looks sporty and fun here. This is definitely an attitude that you won’t see at the Academy Awards. You can forget about seeing that.
Alex Morgan (Soccer)
You might not know who this is unless, you watch women’s soccer. This is truly a tale of two photos. From the waist up, you’ve got spunky, fun Alex Morgan, a female soccer standout, wearing a cutoff top that shows off her toned arms. But from the waist down? Wow.
Is that, uh, what playing lots of soccer does for your figure? Because it may just become the trendy new workout for women all around if that’s the case. We want to see a lot more soccer being played by everyone all over the world.
Heather Watson (Tennis)
We’ve seen a lot of tennis on this list and now convinced that the tennis ranks include some of the hottest female athletes in the world, and Heather Watson is yet more proof of this indisputable fact. Who would have ever thought, right?
Her smile here is a stark contrast to the intensity she displays on the court, and even if her dress looks a bit rubbery, uncomfortable, and well, strange, we’re not going to complain at seeing that much of her beautiful legs.
Sally Fitzgibbons (Surfing)
If your looking to see some sensation athletes know that female surfers are some of the most beautiful athletes around! Just look at Australia’s Sally Fitzgibbons, who competes in the Association of Surfing Professionals World Tour.
She knows just how to look elegant without overdoing it, and this short, sparkly dress is a perfect complement to her remarkable figure. We wonder what she’ll do next in her career. A talent like her is bound to go into the surfing hall of fame.
Alana Blanchard (Surfing)
If we aren’t marveling over the beauties of tennis, we are dipping into the waves because we’re coming again with the surfing! I’m going to book a trip to the coast right now and hang out at the beach. I don’t think there are more talented athletes anywhere.
Just look at Alana Blanchard, who unfortunately is taken (she’s dating surfer Jack Freestone – great name!) but does us all the favor of letting us take in her shapely figure in a simple dress that leaves just enough to the imagination.
Chelsea Pezzola (Golf)
Who knew that golf’s ranks included so many attractive female athletes? Usually golf is something that you natrually switch off when you come across it while surfing the channels. Nobody seems to be very enthusiastic about golf these days.
Chelsea Pezzola has been turning heads on golf courses for years now, but to get a real idea of how stunning she is, you need to see her on the red carpet wearing something like this metallic mini dress. She’s got curves for days and isn’t afraid to show them off.
Gina Carano (MMA)
While Ronda Rousey may have been the most recent women’s MMA “it” girl, Gina Carano was the first. She was also the first to take her MMA career and turn it into a viable show business career. Sadly, she has become very overlooked in recent years.
Her best asset has always been her smile, but just in case that isn’t enough, she also shows off her figure here in a floor-length dress suitable for a princess. We hope that soon she has a major comeback in store for us all.
Anna Kournikova (Tennis)
Yes, that’s right – Anna Kournikova! When it comes to women athletes on the red carpet, Anna Kournikova is the undisputed greatest of all time, so it only makes sense to feature her once. You won’t find an Anna Kournikova but once in a lifetime.
This time around, she’s seen in a much flashier number, wearing a red satin dress that’s much shorter than the brown one and of course she has that amazing blonde hair. Nobody can quite rock any article of clothing as good as her.
Ronda Rousey (MMA)
Ronda Rousey is a polarizing figure who nonetheless remains the first person to come to mind when you ask an average person about women’s mixed martial arts. She got into the sport at a young age and made an earth-shattering impact.
Part of what made her so marketable (aside from her prodigious skill and ferocity, of course) is her undeniable beauty, which is on full display in this gold-patterned dress. Today she is better than ever and on the road with the WWE.
Lolo Jones (Bobsledding)
If there is one sport that we don’t know a lot about, it is bobsledding. That said, few can approach the kind of success that Lolo Jones has achieved as a bobsledder in the Winter Olympics. She certainly put the sport on the map with her performance.
While she stays cool even under the pressure of competing in such a dangerous sport, she shows she can also turn up the heat in this steel blue dress with a slit that shows off her long, shapely legs. Well done, Lolo Jones!
Simone was only 19 when she made a name for herself at the 2016 Olympic games. She was part of the beloved gymnastics team that lovingly nicknamed the Final Five. She was amongst some of America’s most beloved 2016 athletes.
She was thought to be retired but have a major comeback this year and is expected to rock the world of sport this year more than ever. Here she is on the red carpet and she looks more stunning than she has ever been.
Danica Patrick (Racing)
Danica Patrick is one of the most famous race car drivers of recent years, especially since she broke the gender barrier in NASCAR and became a bit of a media sensation. In the days of old, you’d only find guys behind the wheel of those race cars.
Danica is also one of the more attractive female athletes over the last couple of decades, as you can see from her appearance in this tight-fitting red satin dress. We’ll go as far to say that the dress is a bit racy. Pun completely intended.
Of all the members of the Final Five, McKayla Maroney has no doubt had the most impact. Not only in the world of athletics, but in the world in general. Her meme generated a lot of support.
We also cannot forget just how wild her social media pages got and all the fans that the garnered. She has since retired from gymnastics, but we think that she has a bright future ahead of her. She is currently looking into a career in music.
The Bella Twins
The Bella Twins will forever be associated with their wrestling careers in the WWE. They first stepped upon the scene back in 2007 and immediately blew the minds of the audience.
The stardom they achieved in wrestling ultimately led them to careers in modeling and acting. Here is a picture of them looking stunning on the red carpet.