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The Sexiest Women and Hottest Babes in Sports - Pictures and Profiles

Updated on June 13, 2011


I thank God for creating space for grace and curves in the world of sports, otherwise, it's just another day at the slaughterhouse. And a man needs a break from a man's world every now and then.

Below are some of the fairest female athletes to have hit a ball, treaded the cool water and ran like Usain Bolt. And if those weren't enough, they also tried their hands at inspiring their fans the world over outside of their favored arena.

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Maria Sharapova

Professional tennis player
Nickname       Masha
Residence      Bradenton, Fla
Birthdate        April 19, 1987
Birthplace       Nyagan, Russia
Height            1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight           130 lbs
Turned pro     April 19, 2001
Plays              Right-handed;
                       two-handed backhand
Prize money   US$13,067,900
                       *as of De 2009
Highlights       Ranked No. 1 8/22/05
                      Winner, Wimbledon (04)
                      Winner, US Open (06)
                      Winner, Australian Open (08)

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Amanda Beard

Olympic swimmer
Nationality                  American
Stroke(s)                    Breaststroke, Individual Medley
Date of birth               October 29, 1981
Place of birth              Newport Beach, California, United States
Height                        1.72 m (5 ft 7+1⁄2 in)
Career highlights        Gold in 200 m breaststroke, 04 Olympics,
                                   Silver in 200 m individual medley, 04 Olympics
                                   Silver 4x100 m medley relay, 04 Olympics

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Christine Arron

Track and field/sprint athlete
Date of birth               September 13,1973
Birthplace                   Les Abymes, Guadeloupe
Career highlights        Bronze in 4x100 m relay, 04 Olympics
                                   Gold  in 4x100 m relay, 03 World Championships
                                   Silver in 4x100 m relay, 99 World Championships
                                   Bronze in 4x100 m relay, 97 World Championships
                                   Bronze in 100 m, 05 World Championships
                                   Bronze in 200 m, 05 World Championships
*carries the French flag in competitions

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Jennie Finch

Softball player, member of the US National Softball Team
Birthname                  Jennie Lynn Finch
Dare of birth              September 3,1980
Position                      Picher but also plays first base
Career highlights       Gold, 04 Olympics
                                  Silver, 08 Olympics

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Natalie Gulbis

Professional golfer
Birthname                   Natalie Anne Gulbis
Birthdate                    January 7, 1983
Birthplace                   Sacramento, California
Height                        1.75 m (5ft 9in)
Residence                  Lake Las Vegas, Nevada
Career highlights       3 Wins, LPGA Tour
                                  William and Mousie Powell Award, 07

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Malia Jones

Surfer
Birthdate                     March 27, 1977
Birthplace                    Loma Linda, California
Career highlight          Winner, 92 US Amateur Surfing Championship
*also a professional print and commercial model
** of Hawaiian, Spanish, Filipino and German descent

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Francesca Piccinini

Volleyball player, member of the Italian Women's National Team
Birthdate                     January 10, 1979
Birthplace                    Pietrasanta, Italy
Career highlights        Gold, 02 World Championships
                                   Gold, 09 World Grand Championship Cup
                                   Gold, 09 FIVB World Cup
                                   Gold,  07/09 European Championship
                                   Silver, 01/05 European Championship
                                   Fair Play Award, 05 FIVB World Grand Prix

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Leryn Franco

Javelin thrower
Birthname                   Leryn Margarita Franco Montes
Birthdate                     March 1, 1982
Birthplace                   Asuncion, Paraguay
Career Highlights       Participant, 04/08 Summer Olympics
*also a professional model

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