Best Female Athletes of All Time

The Top Ten
1 Serena Williams Serena Jameka Williams is an American former professional tennis player. The Women's Tennis Association ranked her world No. 1 in singles on eight separate occasions between 2002 and 2017. She reached the No. 1 ranking for the first time on July 8, 2002.

She was the it girl for tennis as well as all athletics & had the most wins in the open era & was everything. She brought in an era for female tennis players ahead & made tennis what it became. She played tennis from October 1995 to September 2022. She'll never be matched by any other player or athlete of any sport.

I look up to her so much!

Easily the best female athlete and tennis player and probably 2nd best athlete of all time

She is awesome

2 Jackie Joyner-Kersee
3 Mia Hamm
4 Babe Didrikson Zaharias
5 Martina Navratilova

Top ten period...!

6 Billie Jean King
7 Lindsey Vonn
8 Nadia Comaneci
9 Florence Griffith Joyner
10 Danica Patrick Danica Sue Patrick is an American professional racing driver. She is the most successful woman in the history of American open-wheel racing—her victory in the 2008 Indy Japan 300 is the only female win in an IndyCar Series race.

The Newcomers

? Sarah Thomas

She was the 1st & only person to swim over 100 miles across Lake Champlain in 1 go. 104.6 miles in 67 hours 16 minutes. Yet it turned out much easier than Diana Nyad's swim from Cuba to Florida (which was ~110 miles in 53 hours with rough conditions). She also swam ~82 miles in 56 hours across Lake Powell.

? Yekaterina Lisina

The tallest professional model on Earth, but also a former basketball player. She became Russians tallest female basketball player for that very reason. She's ~205.16 cm tall.

The Contenders
11 Maria Sharapova Maria Sharapova is a Russian former professional tennis player of Belarusian descent. Sharapova has competed on the WTA tour since 2001. She has been ranked world No. 1 in singles by the WTA on five separate occasions, for a total of 21 weeks. She is one of ten women, and the only Russian, to hold the career Grand Slam. She is also an Olympic medalist, having won silver in women's singles at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London

Why she isn't the best?

12 Bonnie Blair
13 Ronda Rousey Ronda Jean Rousey is an American professional wrestler, actress, author, and former mixed martial artist and judoka who is signed to WWE as a wrestler since 2018. Her longstanding nickname, "Rowdy", was inherited from late professional wrestler Roddy Piper. ...read more.

She is badass

14 Gabby Douglas
15 Lisa Leslie
16 Chloe Kim
17 Alex Morgan Alexandra Patricia "Alex" Morgan is an American soccer player, Olympic gold medalist, and FIFA Women's World Cup champion.

She was great despite falling from grace after that incident at Walt Disney World in 2017 (which left her banned from Disney property for life).

She has muscular legs

She should be first!

18 Wilma Rudolph
19 Caroline Wozniacki

She has sexy legs

20 Candace Parker
21 Kim Clijsters
22 Steffi Graf
23 Caterine Ibarguen
24 Kim Yuna
25 Annika Sorenstam
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