By Tyler Leli @jetleli on July 8, 2014
The year 2014 is more than halfway over, and many female athletes have attracted great attention for their exploits on and off their respective fields. Keeping in mind these ladies and their exploits off the field, I have identified the 20 hottest female athletes of 2014.
Hardin is a professional golfer on the Cactus Tour and the host of the Golf Channel's Big Break series.
Jenneke is an Australian born hurdler and sprinter, and she has begun to compete on the senior circuits for the first time in 2014.
Galimberti is an Italian long distance runner and a former beauty pageant queen.
Louw is a professional surfer for Team Oakley, and she has represented the brand in and out of the water this year.
Baver is a short track speed skater for the U.S., which she has represented at numerous international events in recent years.
Leroux is a striker for Seattle Reign FC and the USWNT, and she has already racked up one Olympic Gold Medal during her short career.
Kirilenko often receives more attention for her looks than actual tennis career, although she has gone as far as the quarterfinals of the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon in previous years.
Rousey is generally considered the best female pound-for-pound fighter in the world today, as she has a 10-0-0 career record, including eight knockouts.
Mancino is considered one of the best skydivers and base jumpers ever, and she has gone on more than 7,000 dives during her career.
Peterson is one of the best female surfers in the world, as she is currently ranked seventh on the ASP World Tour.
Erickson is a professional surfer, competing partially on the ASP World Tour and representing O'Neill surfing brand in her spare time.
Jones has long been one of best female hurdlers from the U.S., and she gained her first entrance into the world of bobsledding in 2014, even gaining an appearance at the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Manuel is one of the best up-and-coming surfers in the world, as she was voted the ASP Tour Rookie of the Year in 2012 and has begun regularly appearing on the tour since.
Semenovich is a former figure skater, but in recent years she has focused her talents to commercial ice dancing.
Bidez is a professional snowboarder who previously appeared in the 2010 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and was once considered one of the best up-and-coming snowboarders in the world.
Ashley is a professional surfer, and she has previously been featured on FX, NBC and ESPN because of her combination of good looks and prowess in the water.
Sidorova is a Russian curler who received her debut Olympic appearance in 2014, although she had already turned heads with multiple modeling appearances.
Morgan is a striker for Portland Thorns FC and the USWNT, and she is both considered one of the best soccer players in the world and one of the hottest female athletes alive today.
Franco participated at the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics in the javelin throw competition, and she came into the American public eye with an appearance in the 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
Blanchard is a surfer on the ASP World Tour, the face of Rip Curl bikinis and she is absolutely gorgeous.
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