35 Female Athletes You Would Leave Your Girlfriend For

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Some female athletes have a lot of power over sports fans. The tremendous talent on top of the tremendous beauty can make them extremely appealing. Being successful and winning can add to someone’s appeal, but I didn’t add up titles or trophies to construct this list. Those things are definitely factors but mostly supplemental. There wasn’t a lot of critical thinking put into this list, just as not a lot of critical thinking goes into who we are attracted to.

35. Anastasia Ashley

Anastasia Ashley

Surfers are now the hottest athletes on the planet, and Ashley is a definite asset to that cause.

34. Christa Alves

Christa Alves

Alves puts an exclamation point on how hot surfers are today.

33. Melanie Adams

Melanie Adams

Adams is the best thing to happen to Australian pole vaulting since ─ ever.

32. Leryn Franco

Leryn Franco

Franco is one of those javelin thrower/models you're always hearing about.

31. Natalie Coughlin

Natalie Coughlin

A 12-time Olympic medalist, Coughlin can swim, model, and probably steal you from your girlfriend.

30. Sage Erickson

Sage Erickson

Erickson is another ridiculously hot surfer. Why isn't this sport more popular?

29. Skylar Diggins

Skylar Diggins
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Don't be shocked when this Tulsa Shock rookie makes you forget your girlfriend's name.

28. Sydney Leroux

Sydney Leroux

Leroux definitely helps soccer players rival surfers for hottest athlete.

27. Roberta Mancino

Roberta Mancino

Mancino has brought attention to sports most people probably didn't know were sports. She is one of the best skydivers, base jumpers, and wingsuit flyers out there.

26. Fatima Moreira de Melo

Fatima Moreira de Melo

If you love Dutch field hockey (and who doesn't), then you definitely love Fatima Moreira de Melo.

25. Sara Galimberti

Sara Galimberti

24. Danica Patrick

Danica Patrick

The only woman on this list who plays with the boys, can play with me anytime.

23. Jessica Ennis-Hill

Jessica Ennis-Hill

Despite what is sounds like, the heptathlon isn't some all-nighter with a group of diseased partners. It's one of the most challenging Olympic events and Ennis-Hill is the unquestioned best in the world.

22. Victoria Pendleton

Victoria Pendleton

This British beauty doesn't just wear weird dresses ─ she is one of the best track cyclists in the world, grabbing gold medals at every level.

21. Miesha Tate

Miesha Tate

I'm resisting the urge to make a corny joke about being a knockout for the 12th-ranked pound-for-pound women's fighter in the world.

20. Michelle Waterson

Michelle Waterson

The Karate Hottie is the top-ranked atomweight fighter in the world. Who would stop her from taking any man she wanted?

19. Allison Baver

Allison Baver

Baver is a great speed skater, has an MBA, incredibly hot, and can end what you thought was a happy relationship.

18. Lolo Jones

Lolo Jones

Considering her two gold medals in the world indoor championships, this American hurdler doesn’t deserve the “Kournikova” label some like to give her.

17. Ronda Rousey

Ronda Rousey

The first and current UFC Women’s Bantam Weight Champion, Ronda Rousey is beautiful, talented and not the only woman on this list who could end you with her bare hands.

16. Martina Hingis

Martina Hingis

This Swiss Miss dominated the tennis circuit in the late 90s, and is looking better and better every year.

15. Leilani Mitchell

Leilani Mitchell
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This stunning New York Liberty star is no stranger to steals. Don’t act like she couldn’t steal you if she wanted to.

14. Becky Hammon

Becky Hammon

After repeated snubs by the U.S. Olympic team, this WNBA star decided to compete for the Russians. Don’t get her wrong, Becky Hammon loves America. She just won’t let anything stop her from playing the game she loves.

13. Sasha Cohen

Sasha Cohen

At the 2006 Winter Olympics, Cohen grabbed the Silver Medal in figure skating, but if looks were calculated into the score (and they should be) she would have got the gold.

12. Aimee Fuller

Aimee Fuller

I don't know why I assume snowboarders usually smell bad, but Fuller probably doesn't.

11. Laila Ali

Laila Ali

Laila Ali retired from boxing undefeated as a champion and is still looking amazing.

10. Alicia Sacramone

Alicia Sacramone

Alicia Sacramone has four World Championship gold medals, nine Visa Championship gold medals, an Olympic silver medal and my heart.

9. Francesca Piccinini

Francesca Piccinini

This volleyball great has represented Italy in the Olympics four times between 2000 and 2012.

8. Lindsey Vonn

Lindsey Vonn

One of the most decorated alpine ski racers in history, Lindsey Vonn turns heads on and off the slope.

7. Caroline Wozniacki

Caroline Wozniacki

Formerly ranked No. 1 on the WTA Tour, Caroline Wozniacki still has several years of great tennis left in her at the age of 23.

6. Maria Kirilenko

Maria Kirilenko

This isn’t the only place Maria Kirilenko was able to crack the top 10. The tennis star also recently achieved a World No. 10 ranking in June. She is probably more excited about the latter.

5. Darya Klishina

Darya Klishina

This ridiculously gorgeous Russian is a long jump champion and, not surprisingly, also a model.

4. Hope Solo

Hope Solo

Hope Solo is a fierce competitor, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, and widely considered one of the greatest goalkeepers in history. Who wouldn’t bench their girlfriend for her?

3. Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova

If beauty and success are in the criteria, then it should be illegal to leave Maria Sharapova off of any female athlete list. With 29 career WTA titles, a current No. 2 ranking, and stupid good looks she is a no-brainer.

2. Alex Morgan

Alex Morgan

Alex Morgan is an Olympic gold medalist, the 2012 U.S. Soccer Female Athlete of the Year, a best-selling children’s book author, and just stunningly beautiful.

1. Alana Blanchard

Alana Blanchard

One of the best female surfers in the business, Alana Blanchard is also a bikini model and star of her own TV show titled “Surfer Girl”. On top of that, she is hot enough to make most men leave their girlfriends for just a Powerball chance at being with her.

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