Russian Women Sportspersons

Throughout history, there have been many Russian women sportspersons who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great Russian female sportspersons such as Anna Kournikova, Maria Sharapova, Anastasia Bryzgalova, Daria Gavrilova, Ekaterina Gordeeva.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

Vote for Your Favourite Russian Women Sportspersons

 1 Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova.
17
Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: April 19, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nyagan, Russia
One of Time’s 30 Legends of Women's Tennis, Maria Sharapova, the first Russian woman tennis player to top the singles rankings, earned three doubles and five Grand Slam titles. A failed drug test led to her temporary suspension. She bounced back with modeling and launched her confectionary brand Sugarpova.

 2 Anna Kournikova

Anna Kournikova.
9
Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: June 7, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Anna Kournikova was once world no. 8 in singles tennis rankings, in spite of never having won a singles title. She was no. 1 in doubles, teaming up with Martina Hingis. Following her retirement from tennis due to a spinal issue, she became a popular TV personality.
Recommended Lists:

 3 Sofia Kenin

Sofia Kenin.
5
Famous As: Tennis Player
Birthdate: November 14, 1998
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Sofia Kenin is an American tennis player who won her first Grand Slam title in 2020 when she defeated Garbiñe Muguruza in the Australian Open. By virtue of her Australian Open triumph, Sofia Kenin received the prestigious WTA Player of the Year award in the same year. She is renowned for her persistent determination and mental toughness.

 4 Ekaterina Gordeeva

Ekaterina Gordeeva.
30
Famous As: Figure skater
Birthdate: May 28, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Recommended Lists:

 5 Larisa Latynina

Larisa Latynina.
4
Famous As: Gymnast
Birthdate: December 27, 1934
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kherson, Ukraine

 6 Alina Kabaeva

Alina Kabaeva
9
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: May 12, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tashkent, Uzbekistan

 7 Svetlana Khorkina

Svetlana Khorkina
5
Famous As: Gymnast
Birthdate: January 19, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Belgorod, Russia
You May Like

 8 Daria Gavrilova

Daria Gavrilova
5
Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: March 5, 1994
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

 9 Svetlana Kuznetsova

Svetlana Kuznetsova
4
Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: June 27, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

 10 Evgenia Medvedeva

Evgenia Medvedeva
1330
Famous As: Figure skater
Birthdate: November 19, 1999
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Evgenia Medvedeva is a Russian figure skater who has won two silver Olympic medals, two World Championship gold medals, and two European Championship gold medals. At the 2017 World Championships, Medvedeva became the first 16-year-old female skater after Michelle Kwan to win back-to-back world titles. Evgenia Medvedeva is also the first skater to achieve two Grand Slams in a row. 

 11 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
3
Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: July 3, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Samara, Russia

 12 Yana Kunitskaya

Yana Kunitskaya
3
Famous As: Mixed Martial Artist
Birthdate: November 11, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Murmansk, Russia

 13 Aliya Mustafina

Aliya Mustafina
4
Famous As: Artistic gymnast
Birthdate: September 30, 1994
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Yegoryevsk, Russia

 14 Yelena Isinbayeva

Yelena Isinbayeva
3
Famous As: Pole vaulter
Birthdate: June 3, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Volgograd, Russia

 15 Alina Zagitova

Alina Zagitova
690
Famous As: Figure skater
Birthdate: May 18, 2002
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Izhevsk, Russia

Alina Zagitova is a Russian figure skater who has won one gold medal each in Olympic Games, World Figure Skating Championships, European Figure Skating Championships, and Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final; she is the only female figure skater from Russia to have achieved this feat. At the 2019 Glamour Russia Awards, Alina Zagitova was named Sportswoman of the Year.

 16 Yulia Lipnitskaya

Yulia Lipnitskaya.
24
Famous As: Skater
Birthdate: June 5, 1998
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Yekaterinburg, Russia

Yulia Lipnitskaya stunned her fans with the news of her retirement at the tender age of 19. Apparently, she had been struggling with injuries and anorexia. The Russian professional figure skater won an Olympic gold at 15, thus becoming the youngest Russian gold medalist in history.

 17 Elena Rybakina

Elena Rybakina
3
Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: June 17, 1999
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

 18 Ekaterina Makarova

Ekaterina Makarova
3
Famous As: Tennis Player
Birthdate: June 7, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

 19 Irina Slutskaya

Irina Slutskaya
8
Famous As: Figure skater
Birthdate: February 9, 1979
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

 20 Nataliya Kuznetsova

Nataliya Kuznetsova.
3
Famous As: Bodybuilder
Birthdate: July 1, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chita, Chitinsky District

Russian powerlifter Nataliya Kuznetsova was introduced to bodybuilding at 14, when she had started visiting the gym on the persistence of her father, who wished to boost her self-confidence. The world bench press, armlifting, and deadlift title holder is openly bisexual but also flaunts her love for her husband

 21 Daria Kasatkina

Daria Kasatkina
3
Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: May 7, 1997
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tolyatti, Russia

 22 Ludmilla Tourischeva

Ludmilla Tourischeva
2
Famous As: Gymnast
Birthdate: October 7, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Grozny, Russia

 23 Becky Hammon

Becky Hammon
5
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: March 11, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rapid City, South Dakota, United States

 24 Yelena Shushunova

Yelena Shushunova
2
Famous As: Gymnast
Birthdate: May 23, 1969
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: August 16, 2018

 25 Dinara Safina

Dinara Safina
3
Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: April 27, 1986
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Soviet Union

 26 Elena Mukhina

Elena Mukhina
3
Famous As: Gymnast
Birthdate: June 1, 1960
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: December 22, 2006

 27 Margarita Mamun

Margarita Mamun
4
Famous As: Rhythmic gymnast
Birthdate: November 1, 1995
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

 28 Elena Vesnina

Elena Vesnina
3
Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: August 1, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lviv, Ukraine

 29 Kamila Valieva

Kamila Valieva
20
Famous As: Figure skater
Birthdate: April 26, 2006
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kazan, Russia

 30 Ekaterina Rybolovleva

Ekaterina Rybolovleva
3
Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: June 4, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Perm, Russia
Recommended Lists:

 31 Irina Rodnina

Irina Rodnina
3
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 12, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

 32 Tatiana Gutsu

Tatiana Gutsu
2
Famous As: Gymnast
Birthdate: September 5, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Odesa, Ukraine

 33 Yuliya Yefimova

Yuliya Yefimova
3
Famous As: Swimmer
Birthdate: April 3, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Grozny, Russia

 34 Maria Kirilenko

Maria Kirilenko
3
Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: January 25, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

 35 Tatiana Volosozhar

Tatiana Volosozhar
7
Famous As: Pair Skater
Birthdate: May 22, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dnipro, Ukraine

 36 Irena Szewińska

Irena Szewińska
2
Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: May 24, 1946
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: June 29, 2018

 37 Alexandra Trusova

Alexandra Trusova
67
Famous As: Figure Skater
Birthdate: June 23, 2004
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ryazan, Russia

 38 Elena Dementieva

Elena Dementieva
5
Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: October 15, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

 39 Julia Apostoli

Julia Apostoli
3
Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: August 13, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

 40 Lyudmila Rudenko

Lyudmila Rudenko
3
Famous As: Chess player
Birthdate: July 27, 1904
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lubny, Ukraine
Died: February 28, 1986

Ukrainian chess player Lyudmila Rudenko made history by becoming the second world women’s chess champion. Though she had begun playing chess as a child, she took it up seriously while on an economic planning meeting in Moscow. She also evacuated countless children during the Siege of Leningrad.

 41 Mariya Lasitskene

Mariya Lasitskene
3
Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: January 14, 1993
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Prokhladny, Russia

 42 Darya Klishina

Darya Klishina
3
Famous As: Long jumper
Birthdate: January 15, 1991
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tver, Russia

 43 Elena Radionova

Elena Radionova
10
Famous As: Figure skater
Birthdate: January 6, 1999
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

 44 Anna Shcherbakova

Anna Shcherbakova
49
Famous As: Figure skater
Birthdate: March 28, 2004
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

 45 Yekaterina Lisina

Yekaterina Lisina
3
Famous As: Model
Birthdate: October 15, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Penza, Russia

 46 Angelina Melnikova

Angelina Melnikova
3
Famous As: Gymnast
Birthdate: July 18, 2000
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Voronezh, Russia

 47 Oksana Grishuk

Oksana Grishuk
2
Famous As: Ice dancer, Figure skater
Birthdate: March 17, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Odesa, Ukraine

 48 Adelina Sotnikova

Adelina Sotnikova
21
Famous As: Figure skater
Birthdate: July 1, 1996
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

 49 Dina Averina

Dina Averina
3
Famous As: Gymnast
Birthdate: August 13, 1998
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Zavolzhye, Russia

 50 Ludmila Belousova

Ludmila Belousova
2
Famous As: Figure skaters
Birthdate: November 22, 1935
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ulyanovsk, Russia
Died: September 26, 2017