Valentine’s day is either a special day to spend with a loved one or it’s a day that makes you feel lonely if you have no one to spend it with. Luckily the world is full of beautiful people to ogle at while sitting at home on Valentine’s Day. For all you single people wishing you had a date, here is a list of the hottest female athletes that would make the perfect Valentine’s Day date.
5. Ana Ivanovic
She hasn’t enjoyed much success since becoming the number 1 female tennis player in the world 3 years ago but I can let that slide; her looks more than make up for her struggles on the court. The Serbian heartthrob has an innocent, girl-next-door look to her yet she is exotic as well, resulting in an amazing blend. Even though she hasn’t won anything notable lately, she is still a very good tennis player. Beauty and success are two attributes you want in a woman and she surely has both.
4. Jennie Finch
The veteran of the group, Jennie Finch, has been ogled at since she began playing softball at the University of Arizona more than eight years ago. I still remember drooling over her as a teenager after seeing her on ESPN. At 31 years old she is still one of the hottest female athletes out there. Not only is she hot, she is among the best softball players ever, and arguably the best ever. Finch won a gold medal in the 2004 Athens Olympics and a silver medal in Beijing in 2008. Even though she is retired from softball she will always be remembered as one of the all-time hottest female athletes.
3. Gina Carano
MMA’s top woman fighter is not only hot, she can easily kick your ***. If you were into that sort of thing, she would easily be your number 1. She has modeled in Maxim and has appeared on the cover of ESPN the magazine’s body edition, which shows off the athletes with the best bodies. Carano hasn’t done much fighting this year since she has been busy filming Haywire, a film that releases later this year. Gina Carano and all of her hotness on the big screen sounds like a genius idea!
2. Danica Patrick
Danica Patrick has that tough but sexy look; she’s rarely cracks a smile during races with her dark black hair tightly pulled back into a pony-tail and dark black glasses covering her eyes. Away from the racetrack she has posed in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and for FHM while also appearing as a Go-Daddy girl. Those photo shoots cemented her among the hottest, it showed a side of her that is hidden by her racing career. Now we no longer have to wonder what she’s hiding underneath her racing suit. No one can question her hotness.
1. Maria Sharapova
Could number 1 be anyone but Sharapova? She’s owned this spot she won Wimbledon in 2004 when she was 17. Like Ivanovic, she was once ranked number 1 in the world but has fallen down to 13th. And like Ivanovic, she is still hot regardless of her world rank. Her long legs, flowing blonde hair and her exotic Russian background are big reasons why she is number 1. But the fact that she is the number 1 gross female athlete in the World puts her over the top. Too bad Sasha Vujacic, a guard with the New Jersey Nets who previously played for the Lakers, snatched her off the market when they became engaged earlier this year. Marrying Vujacic is the only knock on her, not because she’s getting married but because Vujacic will be her husband. Vujacic, really? Now we can only just marvel at her hotness, I guess there are worse things in life.
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