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6 Hottest Retired Female Tennis Players
Female tennis players are aplenty and those who are hot and beautiful become really popular. But what happens when they retire? Do they still stay as fit and as hot as when they were prancing around the tennis court? Certainly believe they do so. They did not become the best tennis players without discipline which one certainly cannot go against. Discipline with a physical regimen and exercise that has been ingrained in them or simply the love for the game will definitely make them stay in fit.
Making this list was quite hard to do as there are still some who are pretty good but these are who I consider the 6 hottest retired female tennis players. I was planning to put some champions but then they are not fully retired, so maybe I can make something like a almost-retired list for those making a comeback like Justine Henin, Martina Hingis and the likes. Please feel free to add who you think should be in this list and maybe we can make part 2 of this hub. Like I said the list is filled with not only beautiful women but accomplished and probably the greatest tennis players ever and had a hard time putting one above the other so let’s just put it in random order.
Stefanie Maria Graf
Steffi Graf is a former World No 1 German tennis player. She is considered by fans and experts alike to be the one of the greatest tennis players. In 1999, a panel of experts assembled by Associated Press named her the greatest female tennis player of the 20th century. She was ranked World No. 1 by Women’s Tennis Association for a record of 377 total weeks, the longest period any female or male player has held that ranking. She retired in 1999 while she was ranked World No. 3 after 17 years of playing tennis professionally. By then she has won so many titles and set so many records, including being the only singles player to have achieved Calendar Year Golden Slam by winning all four Grand Slam singles titles and the Olympic gold medal in the same calendar year. And to think she retired at only age 30, one can only imagine what she could still have done. She was the fastest player with the most endurance, the best conditioning and always raised the level of play. She also knew herself too well she knew when to stop and thus retired while still World No 3. She was beautiful when she was playing but she has certainly grown more beautiful over the years married to former World No 1 Andre Agassi and with 2 kids.
Fondly called the Princess of Pampas, Gabriela Sabatini started winning at an early age but also retired at the early age of 26 years after playing professionally for 11 years that resulted to 27 singles titles and 14 doubles titles. Though many believed that she could have done so much better, Gabriela had some motivational problems. Also, she never really reached the World No. 1 because there was always Steffi Graf to contend with. Still she was inducted to International Hall of Fame on July 15, 2006. At 40 years old, she remains one of the most beautiful faces in the world of sports.
Christine Marie "Chris" Evert
Chris Evert is the most accomplished World No. 1 American tennis player. In the book The Greatest Tennis Matches of the Twentieth Century author Steve Flink named her the 3rd best female player of the 20th century after Graf and Navratilova, so that definitely makes her the best American female tennis player. She turned professional in 1972 at age 18 and retired after 17 years after having won total of 157 singles championships making her 2nd on WTA’s all-time list after Navratilova and with 34 Grand Slam championships which is the highest overall. At 55 years old, she is still very lovely and obviously very fit.
Tracy Ann Austin
Tracy Austin is a former World No 1 professional tennis player from the US. She stormed into women tennis in 1977 and started setting a number or records as the youngest player in tennis. At the age of 14 she won her first title in a pro tournament. That same year, she reached the quarterfinals of the US Open while still unseeded. In 1979, she defeated Chris Evert in both in the Italian Open and U.S. Open at only 16 years and nine months. When in 1980 she ranked World No 1, she again set a new record as the youngest player in the history of tennis history to be ranked No 1. She retired in 1994 and in 1992 she was inducted to the International Hall of Fame.
Monica Seles is a former World No 1 professional tennis player from Hungary but born in Novi Sad, Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia. She turned pro in 1989 and retired in 2008 after 19 years with 9 Grand Slam single titles. She was the World No 1 when she was stabbed in the back and was forced out of the sports for 2 years. Though she was still able to enjoy success when she returned but she was not able to reproduce the same feat she did before. Her last professional match was actually in 2003 but the official announcement of her retirement was in 2008. She was elected to International Hall of Fame in 2009.
Amanda Coetzer is considered to be the most accomplished professional tennis player from South Africa. She turned professional in 1988 and retired after 16 years in 2004. She has been nicknamed the “The Little Assassin” because of her many upsets in her diminutive size. She will also be remembered as the only tennis player ever to defeat Steffi Graf, Martina Hingis and Linday Davenport while they were ranked No. 1. She achieved her highest career rank No.3 in 1997.
I actually started out with just 5 but had to add Amanda Coetzer in the list. I guess some will be asking why I did not include Anna Kournikova in the list. I think the accomplishments of the 6 would speak for themselves. I am just not looking at the beauty of these women but as you can see most of them actually were World No 1, and the other two, Gabriela and Amanda reached as high as World No 3.