15 Greatest Female Athletes Of Modern Sports

1. Simone Biles - Artistic Gymnast

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Born in 1997, the young athlete started her career in 2011 and has won 33 Olympic and World Championship medals. Biles also competed on Dancing with the Stars and even wrote an autobiography titled Courage to Soar: A Body in Motion, A Life in Balance. Her achievements have built her a $6 million net worth. She is now dating football player Jonathan Owens.

2. Allison Stokke - Pole Vaulter

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Allison Stokke is probably most known as an internet phenomenon for her images at 17, but her record-breaking achievements in pole vaulting are just as marvelous. For example, she set a new record for a high school sophomore with a jump of 12 feet 7 3⁄4 inches in 2005. Allison is also a fitness model and married golfer Rickie Fowler in 2019.

3. Paige Spiranac - Golfer

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Paige Spiranac was a professional golfer from 2010 to 2016 and won 5 tournaments, including the 2010 CWGA Junior Stroke Play. She is now a social media personality with over 3 million followers and a contributor to Golf Magazine. The now 28-year-old married personal trainer and former minor league baseball player Steven Tinoco in 2018.

4. Ronda Rousey - Wrestler

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Rowdy is a professional wrestler and a former mixed martial artist, best known for her time in the UFC and the WWE. She won four medals at the Pan American Championships and one at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The wrestler is also an actress, having appeared in The Expendables, Furious 7, and Mile 22. Her husband is UFC fighter Travis Browne.

5. Serena Williams - Tennis Player

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One of the greatest tennis players ever, Williams has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles, the most in the Open Era, and 5 WTA Tour Championships. Plus, she has created her own fashion line, invested in several companies, and appeared in a few TV shows and films. These have made her a $225 million net worth, allowing her to live in a multi-million dollar house with her family.

6. ​​Alex Morgan - Soccer Player

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Starting out in 2007, Morgan has earned two medals at the Olympics, won two FIFA Women's World Cups, and was named the US Soccer Female Athlete of the Year in 2012. Besides, the striker has made several appearances on the screen and co-authored The Kicks. She married soccer player Servando Carrasco in 2014 and welcomed their daughter into the world in 2020.

7. Ivona Dadic - Austrian Athletics

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Since the start of her career in 2002, the beautiful track and field athlete has won medals at a handful of European and World Championships and participated in three Olympics, including the Tokyo games. A fun fact: Ivona Dadic won her first competition when she was only 9 years old. Now at 28, she is still single.

8. Sally Fitzgibbons - Australian Surfer

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Sally became a professional surfer in 2004 and has since won four ASP Women's World Tours. She was ranked the world's NO. 1 for women's surfing in 2019. Before beginning her career, the surfer was a national champion in middle distance running. Sally is a true sports fan, supporting the ALF's Geelong Cats team and the NRL's St George Illawarra Dragons rugby team.

9. Maria Sharapova - Russian Tennis Player

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The 5-time Grand Slam champion was the world's highest-paid female athlete for 11 years, earning a $285 million net worth. Off court, Sharapova co-created a premium candy line, founded the Maria Sharapova Foundation, and penned an autobiography titled Unstoppable: My Life So Far. Now 34, she is engaged to British businessman Alexander Gilkes.

10. Cheyenne Woods - Golfer

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The half-niece of golf legend Tiger Woods, Cheyenne turned professional in 2012 and has since gone on to win the 2012 SunCoast Ladies Series LPGA International and the 2014 Volvik RACV Ladies Masters. You may not know that Cheyenne is one of the only six African American female professional golfers in the history of the LPGA.

11. Lindsey Vonn - Alpine Ski Racer

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Lindsey is one of the only two women who've won four World Cup overall championships. She retired in 2019 and is now busy with several projects: designing a ski collection for Head, co-founding Après Productions, and writing her memoir Rise: My Story. Vonn once dated Tiger Woods, married Thomas Vonn, and now dates spirits company founder Diego Osorio.

12. Venus Williams - Tennis Player

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Like her sister Serena Williams, Venus is also considered one of the all-time greats of women's tennis. She was a former world NO. 1 in both singles and doubles with countless medals and titles to her name. Venus also ventured into business, creating her own interior design firm and fashion line. She has had several relationships in the past but is still single.

13. ​​Hilary Knight - Ice Hockey Forward

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Hilary Knight was born into a family of skiers, and her cousin is the 3-time Olympic alpine skiing champion, Chip Knight. She turned professional in 2006 and has gone on to win three medals at the Olympics and 10 medals at the World Championships. The forward wears the number 21 in honor of former player Cammi Granato. She is currently dating athlete Frederik Andersen.

14. Danica Patrick - Racing Driver

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Patrick is the most successful woman in American open-wheel racing history, winning the 2008 Indy Japan 300, the only win by a woman in an IndyCar Series race. She has appeared in several TV shows and was the driving instructor on Charlie's Angels. Previously married to Paul Edward Hospenthal for 18 years, Patrick is now dating Carter Comstock, cofounder of Freshly.

15. Hope Solo - Soccer Goalkeeper

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The former soccer goalkeeper is a two-time Olympic gold medalist and a World Cup champion. Hope Solo is also a representative of the Women's Sports Foundation. In her spare time, the athlete penned an autobiography titled Solo: A Memoir of Hope. In 2012, she married former football player Jerramy Stevens, and they welcomed twins - a daughter and a son - in 2020.

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