German Women Sportspersons

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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 1 Steffi Graf

Steffi Graf
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Famous As: Tennis player
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

Angelique Kerber
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Famous As: Tennis player
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

Sabine Schmitz
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Famous As: Racecar driver
Birthdate: May 14, 1969
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Adenau, Germany

 4 Monika Dannemann

Monika Dannemann
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Famous As: Figure skater
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

Katarina Witt
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Famous As: Figure skater
Birthdate: December 3, 1965
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Staaken, Berlin, Germany

 6 Oksana Chusovitina

Oksana Chusovitina
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Famous As: Gymnast
Birthdate: June 19, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bukhara, Uzbek SSR, USSR

 7 Sabine Lisicki

Sabine Lisicki
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Famous As: Tennis player whose breakthrough was in 2009 when she reached the quarterfinals of the Wimbledon Championships
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.

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 8 Katarina Waters

Katarina Waters
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Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: November 10, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lüneburg, Germany

 9 Julia Görges

Julia Görges
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Famous As: Tennis player
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.

 10 Sophia Flörsch

Sophia Flörsch
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Famous As: Racing driver
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 Andrea Petkovic

Andrea Petkovic
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Famous As: Tennis player
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.

 12 Regina Weber

Regina Weber
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Famous As: Rhythmic gymnast
Birthdate: April 12, 1963
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Winsen, Germany

 13 Helene Mayer

Helene Mayer
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Famous As: Fencer
Birthdate: December 20, 1910
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Offenbach am Main, Germany
Died: October 15, 1953

 14 Aljona Savchenko

Aljona Savchenko
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Famous As: Figure skater
Birthdate: January 19, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Obukhiv, Ukraine

 15 Isabell Werth

Isabell Werth
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Famous As: Equestrian
Birthdate: July 21, 1969
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Issum, Germany

 16 Cora Schumacher

Cora Schumacher
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 27, 1976
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Langenfeld, Germany

 17 Kornelia Ender

Kornelia Ender
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Famous As: Swimmer
Birthdate: October 25, 1958
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Plauen, Bezirk Karl-Marx-Stadt, Germany

 18 Kristin Otto

Kristin Otto
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Famous As: Olympic athlete
Birthdate: February 7, 1966
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Leipzig, Germany

 19 Sophia Popov

Sophia Popov
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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: October 2, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Massachusetts, United States

 20 Alpha Female

Alpha Female
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Famous As: Professional wrestler
Birthdate: June 4, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: not known

 21 Britta Steffen

Britta Steffen
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Famous As: Swimmer
Birthdate: November 16, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Schwedt, Germany

 22 Laura Siegemund

Laura Siegemund
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Famous As: Tennis player
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.

 23 Kristina Vogel

Kristina Vogel
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Famous As: Track cyclist
Birthdate: November 10, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Leninskoye, German

 24 Christina Hammer

Christina Hammer
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: August 16, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nowodolinka, Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union

 25 Marita Koch

Marita Koch
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: February 18, 1957
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Wismar, Germany

 26 Britta Heidemann

Britta Heidemann
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Famous As: Fencer
Birthdate: December 22, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany

 27 Satou Sabally

Satou Sabally
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: April 25, 1998
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States

 28 Fanny Chmelar

Fanny Chmelar
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Famous As: Alpine skier
Birthdate: October 31, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Weilheim in Oberbayern, Germany

 29 Nadine Angerer

Nadine Angerer
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: November 10, 1978
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lohr a. Main, Germany

 30 Dzsenifer Marozsán

Dzsenifer Marozsán
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: April 18, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary

 31 Birgit Prinz

Birgit Prinz
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Famous As: Football player - Striker
Birthdate: October 25, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Frankfurt, Germany

 32 Heike Drechsler

Heike Drechsler
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: December 16, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Gera, Germany

 33 Malaika Mihambo

Malaika Mihambo
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Famous As: Athletics competitor
Birthdate: February 3, 1994
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Heidelberg, Germany

 34 Maria Höfl-Riesch

Maria Höfl-Riesch
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Famous As: Alpine skier
Birthdate: November 24, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

 35 Silke Nowitzki

Silke Nowitzki
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: July 12, 1974
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Würzburg, Germany

 36 Melanie Leupolz

Melanie Leupolz
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: April 14, 1994
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Wangen im Allgäu, Germany

 37 Konstanze Klosterhalfen

Konstanze Klosterhalfen
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Famous As: Middle-distance runner
Birthdate: February 18, 1997
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bonn, Germany

 38 Laura Dahlmeier

Laura Dahlmeier
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Famous As: Biathlete
Birthdate: August 22, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

 39 Sara Däbritz

Sara Däbritz
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: February 15, 1995
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Amberg, Germany

 40 Johanna Quaas

Johanna Quaas
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Famous As: Gymnast
Birthdate: November 20, 1925
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hohenmölsen, Germany

 41 Gretel Bergmann

Gretel Bergmann
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: April 12, 1914
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Laupheim, Württemberg, Germany
Died: July 25, 2017

 42 Giulia Gwinn

Giulia Gwinn
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: July 2, 1999
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ailingen, Germany

 43 Alexandra Popp

Alexandra Popp
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: April 6, 1991
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Witten, Germany

 44 Olivia Cowan

Olivia Cowan
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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: April 9, 1996
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany

 45 Claudia Pechstein

Claudia Pechstein
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Famous As: Speed Skater
Birthdate: February 22, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: East Berlin, Germany

 46 Elena Krawzow

Elena Krawzow
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Famous As: Paralympic swimmer who specialises in breaststroke and freestyle
Birthdate: October 26, 1993
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Novowoskresenowka, Kazakhstan

 47 Juliana Buhring

Juliana Buhring
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Famous As: Sport cyclist, Writer
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.

 48 Anke Huber

Anke Huber
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Famous As: Tennis player
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.

 49 Natalia Zhukova

Natalia Zhukova
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Famous As: Chess player
Birthdate: June 5, 1979
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dresden, East Germany

 50 Kathleen Krüger

Kathleen Krüger
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: May 17, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Eching, Germany