German Women Sportspersons

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Throughout history, there have been many German women sportspersons who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great German female sportspersons such as Steffi Graf, Monika Dannemann, Angelique Kerber, Julia Görges, Sabine Lisicki.
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Steffi Graf
(One of the Greatest Tennis Players of All Time)
Steffi Graf
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Birthdate: June 14, 1969
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mannheim, Germany
Known for her footwork and forehand drive, former world number one tennis star Steffi Graf has won 22 Grand Slam titles, the third all-time record. She became the first player to win four Grand Slams and the Olympic gold in a year. She is married to fellow player Andre Agassi.
 2 
Angelique Kerber
(German Professional Tennis Player and Olympic Silver Medalist)
Angelique Kerber
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Birthdate: January 18, 1988
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bremen, Germany

Winning her first Grand Slam at 28, Angelique Kerber is an example of a talented later bloomer in tennis. The former World No. 1 German player is known for her defensive tactics, speed, and footwork. She blamed a 2-week COVID-related quarantine for her loss at the 2021 Australian Open.

 3 
Sabine Schmitz
(Racecar driver)
Sabine Schmitz
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Birthdate: May 14, 1969
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Adenau, Germany
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Monika Dannemann
(German Figure Skater and Painter)
Monika Dannemann
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Birthdate: June 24, 1945
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Düsseldorf, Germany
Died: April 5, 1996

Monika Dannemann was a German painter and figure skater whose professional achievements were overshadowed by her relationship with legendary guitar player Jimi Hendrix; she is often referred to as the last girlfriend of Jimi Hendrix. A year before her death, Monika Dannemann published a book titled The Inner World of Jimi Hendrix.   

 5 
Katarina Witt
(Figure skater)
Katarina Witt
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Birthdate: December 3, 1965
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Staaken, Berlin, Germany
 6 
Oksana Chusovitina
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Birthdate: June 19, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bukhara, Uzbek SSR, USSR
 7 
Julia Görges
(German Former Professional Tennis Player)
Julia Görges
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Birthdate: November 2, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bad Oldesloe, Germany

Julia Görges is a retired tennis player who won five doubles and seven singles titles on the WTA Tour. She also won six doubles and six singles titles on the ITF Circuit. Görges had more Grand Slam success in doubles, reaching the semifinals three times. She also reached the finals of the 2014 French Open in the mixed doubles event.

 8 
Sabine Lisicki
(German Professional Tennis Player)
Sabine Lisicki
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Birthdate: September 22, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Troisdorf, Germany

Sabine Lisicki is a German tennis player who won the 2009 Family Circle Cup. In 2011, Lisicki made it to the semifinals of Wimbledon, becoming only the second female player to do so in Wimbledon history after entering the tournament as a wildcard. Lisicki is renowned for her powerful backhand and forehand. However, her career has been plagued by injuries.

 9 
Katarina Waters
(Professional Wrestler)
Katarina Waters
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Birthdate: November 10, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lüneburg, Germany
 10 
Sophia Flörsch
(Racing driver)
Sophia Flörsch
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Birthdate: December 1, 2000
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Grünwald, Germany

German racing driver Sophia Flörsch is also skilled in activities such as karting, wind surfing, and skiing. She now competes for Abt Sportsline and the Richard Mille Racing Team. In 2020, she received the Laureus Comeback of the Year award for surviving a deadly accident on track and a spinal surgery.

 11 
Helene Mayer
(Fencer)
Helene Mayer
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Birthdate: December 20, 1910
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Offenbach am Main, Germany
Died: October 15, 1953
 12 
Andrea Petkovic
(German Tennis Player)
Andrea Petkovic
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Birthdate: September 9, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Andrea Petkovic is a German tennis player who has won seven WTA Tour singles titles in her career so far. She helped Germany reach the finals of the 2014 Fed Cup; the first Fed Cup finals for Germany since 1992. In 2011, Andrea Petkovic became the first German female player to be ranked inside the top 10 since 1999.

 13 
Aljona Savchenko
(Figure skater)
Aljona Savchenko
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Birthdate: January 19, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Obukhiv, Ukraine
 14 
Isabell Werth
(Equestrian)
Isabell Werth
2
Birthdate: July 21, 1969
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Issum, Germany
 15 
Cora Schumacher
3
Birthdate: December 27, 1976
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Langenfeld, Germany
 16 
Regina Weber
(Rhythmic gymnast)
Regina Weber
3
Birthdate: April 12, 1963
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Winsen, Germany
 17 
Kornelia Ender
2
Birthdate: October 25, 1958
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Plauen, Bezirk Karl-Marx-Stadt, Germany
 18 
Kristin Otto
(Olympic athlete)
Kristin Otto
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Birthdate: February 7, 1966
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Leipzig, Germany
 19 
Alpha Female
(Professional wrestler)
Alpha Female
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Birthdate: June 4, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: not known
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Sophia Popov
(Golfer)
Sophia Popov
3
Birthdate: October 2, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Massachusetts, United States
 21 
Britta Steffen
2
Birthdate: November 16, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Schwedt, Germany
 22 
Marita Koch
(Athlete)
Marita Koch
3
Birthdate: February 18, 1957
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Wismar, Germany
 23 
Laura Siegemund
(Tennis player)
Laura Siegemund
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Birthdate: March 4, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Filderstadt, Germany

Laura Siegemund is a German tennis player who has won six doubles and two singles titles on the WTA Tour so far. She has also won 20 doubles and 12 singles titles on the ITF Circuit. Laura Siegemund has won two Grand Slams; the 2016 US Open mixed doubles title and the 2020 US Open doubles.

 24 
Kristina Vogel
(Track cyclist)
Kristina Vogel
2
Birthdate: November 10, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Leninskoye, German
 25 
Christina Hammer
3
Birthdate: August 16, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nowodolinka, Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union
 26 
Alexandra Popp
(Association football player)
Alexandra Popp
2
Birthdate: April 6, 1991
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Witten, Germany
 27 
Malaika Mihambo
(Athletics competitor)
Malaika Mihambo
2
Birthdate: February 3, 1994
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Heidelberg, Germany
 28 
Fanny Chmelar
(Alpine skier)
Fanny Chmelar
2
Birthdate: October 31, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Weilheim in Oberbayern, Germany
 29 
Britta Heidemann
1
Birthdate: December 22, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany
 30 
Satou Sabally
(Basketball player)
Satou Sabally
3
Birthdate: April 25, 1998
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
 31 
Dzsenifer Marozsán
3
Birthdate: April 18, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
 32 
Giulia Gwinn
(Football player)
Giulia Gwinn
2
Birthdate: July 2, 1999
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ailingen, Germany
 33 
Heike Drechsler
2
Birthdate: December 16, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Gera, Germany
 34 
Nadine Angerer
(Football player)
Nadine Angerer
2
Birthdate: November 10, 1978
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lohr a. Main, Germany
 35 
Konstanze Klosterhalfen
(Middle-distance runner)
Konstanze Klosterhalfen
2
Birthdate: February 18, 1997
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bonn, Germany
 36 
Melanie Leupolz
(Association football player)
Melanie Leupolz
2
Birthdate: April 14, 1994
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Wangen im Allgäu, Germany
 37 
Silke Nowitzki
(Basketball player)
Silke Nowitzki
2
Birthdate: July 12, 1974
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Würzburg, Germany
 38 
Maria Höfl-Riesch
(Alpine skier)
Maria Höfl-Riesch
2
Birthdate: November 24, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
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Laura Dahlmeier
(Biathlete)
Laura Dahlmeier
2
Birthdate: August 22, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
 40 
Birgit Prinz
(Football player - Striker)
Birgit Prinz
2
Birthdate: October 25, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Frankfurt, Germany
 41 
Sara Däbritz
(Football player)
Sara Däbritz
2
Birthdate: February 15, 1995
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Amberg, Germany
 42 
Johanna Quaas
(Gymnast)
Johanna Quaas
2
Birthdate: November 20, 1925
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hohenmölsen, Germany
 43 
Gretel Bergmann
2
Birthdate: April 12, 1914
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Laupheim, Württemberg, Germany
Died: July 25, 2017
 44 
Juliana Buhring
(Sport cyclist, Writer)
Juliana Buhring
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Birthdate: June 2, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Athens, Greece

Born to Children of God cult followers in Greece, Juliana Buhring was abandoned at age 4 and grew up with several foster parents, thus traveling the world. The world-renowned endurance cyclist lost her lover to a crocodile attack but still became the fastest solo female cyclist to tour across the world.

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Elena Krawzow
(Paralympic swimmer who specialises in breaststroke and freestyle)
Elena Krawzow
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Birthdate: October 26, 1993
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Novowoskresenowka, Kazakhstan
 46 
Anke Huber
(Tennis player)
Anke Huber
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Birthdate: December 4, 1974
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bruchsal, Germany

Anke Huber is a German former professional tennis player. She represented her country at the 1992 and 1996 Summer Olympics. In 1992, Huber helped her team win the Fed Cup. In 1995, she joined hands with Boris Becker to win the prestigious Hopman Cup. Huber was the runner-up at the 1996 Australian Open, which is her best Grand Slam result.

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Olivia Cowan
(Golfer)
Olivia Cowan
2
Birthdate: April 9, 1996
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
 48 
Claudia Pechstein
(Speed Skater)
Claudia Pechstein
2
Birthdate: February 22, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: East Berlin, Germany
 49 
Laura Ludwig
(Volleyball player, Beach volleyball player)
Laura Ludwig
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Birthdate: January 13, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
 50 
Natalia Zhukova
(Chess player)
Natalia Zhukova
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Birthdate: June 5, 1979
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dresden, East Germany