Women Sportspersons

Throughout history, there have been many women sportspersons who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great female sportspersons such as Ronda Rousey, Sasha Banks, Serena Williams, Sania Mirza, Gabby Douglas.The women sportspersons featured in this list are from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & Australia and many more countries.

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

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 1 Serena Williams

Serena Williams
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Famous As: Tennis Player
Birthdate: September 26, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

With 39 Grand Slam titles and four Olympic gold medals, Serena Williams is clearly amongst the greatest female tennis players in the history. With 23 Grand Slam singles win, she is just a win away from equalling Margaret Court’s record of 24 grand slam titles. She has bagged the top spot in WTA’s world ranking numerous times.

 2 Paige

Paige
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Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: August 17, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British
Retired wrestler Saraya-Jade Bevis, better known as Paige, has won the Divas Championship twice and was also its the youngest winner. She was also the first NXT Women's Champion. Paige later appeared on shows such as Total Divas and Tough Enough, and films such as Santa's Little Helper

 3 Simone Biles

Simone Biles
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Famous As: Gymnast
Birthdate: March 14, 1997
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

Simone Biles is an artistic gymnast. Having won a combined total of 30 World Championship and Olympic medals, Biles is the world's third-most decorated gymnast and the most decorated in America. Regarded as the greatest gymnast of all time by some, Simone Biles continues to inspire several aspiring gymnasts around the world, especially gymnasts from the black community.

 4 Sasha Banks

Sasha Banks
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Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: January 26, 1992
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

One of the most popular female WWE wrestlers of the current generation, Sasha Banks was named the top black wrestler in a list titled BW 500 in 2020. A celebrated wrestler, she was involved in the first Iron Woman match, first women's WWE pay-per-view event, and first women's Hell in a Cell match.

 5 Naomi Osaka

Naomi Osaka
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Famous As: Tennis Player
Birthdate: October 16, 1997
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Japanese, American

 6 Venus Williams

Venus Williams
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Famous As: American tennis player
Birthdate: June 17, 1980
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

Regarded as one of the greatest women's tennis players of all time, Venus Williams is credited with introducing never seen before power and athleticism to women's tennis along with her sister Serena. She is also credited with changing the long-standing practice of paying male tennis players more than their female counterparts as she won the fight for equal prize money.

 7 Nikki Bella

Nikki Bella
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Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: November 21, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

Retired professional wrestler, Nikki Bella, is a two time WWE Divas Champion whose second win lasted for a record time. Earlier, along with her twin sister, she formed a popular tag team and entered the WWE. The sisters have also appeared in reality television show Total Divas and Total Bellas, launched their own YouTube channel, Podcast and ventured into business.

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 8 Aly Raisman

Aly Raisman
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Famous As: Gymnast
Birthdate: May 25, 1994
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
With six Olympic medals, including gold medals won at the 2012 London Olympics and the 2016 Rio Olympics, gymnast Aly Raisman is the second-most-decorated Olympic gymnast in the U.S. She was one of many who accused Olympic team physician Larry Nassar of sexual abuse, leading to his conviction.

 9 AJ Lee

AJ Lee
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Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: March 19, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
April Jeanette Mendez, better known by her ring name AJ Lee, is best known for her stint with WWE. She is a three-time Divas champion and won the Slammy Award for Diva of the Year twice. She has also written a bestselling memoir and is also quite popular on Instagram.

 10 Danica Patrick

Danica Patrick
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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: March 25, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Danica Patrick, the first female driver to clinch an IndyCar series win, became the Rookie of the Year at the 2005 Indianapolis 500 and the 2005 IndyCar Series and later joined stock-car racing with the NASCAR Nationwide Series. She owns a wine brand and an athleisure line, and supports DRIVE4COPD.

 11 Ronda Rousey

Ronda Rousey
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Famous As: Professional wrestler
Birthdate: February 1, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

A professional WWE wrestler, Ronda Rousey was the first UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion and also the first woman to be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame. Earlier, she became the first US woman to win an Olympic medal in judo. Amongst the greatest female MMA fighter, Ronda has also appeared in films like The Expendables 3 and Furious 7.

 12 Saina Nehwal

Saina Nehwal
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Famous As: Indian Badminton Star
Birthdate: March 17, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Indian

A former world no.1, Saina Nehwal holds the feat of being the only Indian female player and overall the second Indian player to achieve this ranking. She is the first Indian female to have bagged in an Olympic medal in badminton. She was also awarded India's third highest civillian award, the Padma Bhushan.

 

 13 Sable

Sable
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: August 8, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 14 Michelle McCool

Michelle McCool
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Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: January 25, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 15 Gabby Douglas

Gabby Douglas
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Famous As: Gymnast
Birthdate: December 31, 1995
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

Retired artistic gymnast Gabby Douglas became an all-around Olympic champion in 2012, becoming the first African-American to achieve the feat. She is also the first American to win gold in both the individual and team competitions at the same Olympic event. She inspired the biopic The Gabby Douglas Story.

 16 Sania Mirza

Sania Mirza
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Famous As: Indian Tennis Star
Birthdate: November 15, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Indian

An impressive doubles tennis player, Sania Mirza has six Grand Slam titles under her belt. A former doubles world No. 1, Sania Mirza is one of the greatest Indian female  tennis players ever. In 2005, Sania Mirza was named in Time magazine's 50 Heroes of Asia list. In 2016, she was named in the magazine's 100 most influential people in the world list.

 17 McKayla Maroney

McKayla Maroney
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Famous As: Artistic Gymnast, Television Actor
Birthdate: December 9, 1995
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Former U.S. gymnast McKayla Maroney soared to fame after winning the gold medal and an individual silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics. A picture of her "not impressed" expression went viral as an internet meme. She was one of the gymnasts who accused doctor Larry Nassar of sexual abuse.

 18 Nadia Comaneci

Nadia Comaneci
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Famous As: Olympic Champion Gymnast
Birthdate: November 12, 1961
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Romanian

Nadia Comaneci is a Romanian former gymnast. One of the best-known gymnasts in the world, Comaneci has five Olympic gold medals under her belt. Credited with popularizing gymnastics around the world, Nadia Comaneci was honored by the Laureus World Sports Academy by including her in their Athletes of the 20th Century list in 2000.

 19 Steffi Graf

Steffi Graf
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: June 14, 1969
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: German
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.

 20 Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova
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Famous As: Tennis Player
Birthdate: April 19, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Russian
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.

 21 Carmella

Carmella
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Famous As: WWE Wrestler
Birthdate: October 23, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
WWE wrestler Leah Van Dale, better known by her ring name, “Carmella,” competes for the SmackDown brand. She became the first female to successfully convert her WWE Money in the Bank opportunity. She was initially a cheerleader and a model, and has appeared in magazines such as Maxim and Esquire.

 22 Nia Jax

Nia Jax
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Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: May 29, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Australian, American

Nia Jax is a professional wrestler signed to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). A former WWE Raw Women's Champion, Nia Jax has been an important member of WWE's women's division since 2018. Nicknamed The Irresistible Force because of her speed and size, Jax has often been criticized for causing unintentional injuries to her colleagues while performing risky moves on the ring.

 23 Megan Rapinoe

Megan Rapinoe
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: July 5, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 24 Bayley

Bayley
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Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: June 15, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

Bayley is an American professional wrestler. Currently, she is one of the most important female members of WWE. She has won several WWE championship titles, such as Raw Women's Championship and SmackDown Women's Championship. Renowned for her tag team partnership with Sasha Banks, Bayley has also won the WWE Women's Tag Team Championship along with Banks.

 25 Asuka

Asuka
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Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: September 26, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Japanese

 26 Lindsey Vonn

Lindsey Vonn
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Famous As: Alpine Ski Racer
Birthdate: October 18, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Lindsey Vonn became the first American woman Olympic gold-medalist in downhill skiing, with her win at the 2010 Winter Olympics. She is one of five women with a World Cup race win in all alpine skiing categories. The 2010 Laureus Sportswoman of the Year is also the second-highest-ranked skier ever.

 27 Amy Dumas (Lita)

Amy Dumas (Lita)
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Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: April 14, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 Amy Dumas (Lita) is an animal welfare activist, singer, and retired professional wrestler. Beginning her career as a wrestler, she was a full-time wrestler with WWE for a few years. After her retirement, she embarked on her second career as a singer and founded the punk rock band, The Luchagors. She is a dedicated animal lover as well.

 28 Martina Hingis

Martina Hingis
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Birthdate: September 30, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Swiss

 29 Tonya Harding

Tonya Harding
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Famous As: Former Figure Skater, Boxer
Birthdate: November 12, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

American figure skater, Tonya Harding, was the 1991 and 1994 US champion but her 1994 title was taken away after a controversy erupted regarding her ex-husband. He was charged with planning an attack on a rival American skater, Nancy Kerrigan. Tonya Harding was banned for life by the US Figure Skating Association after she pleaded guilty to conspiracy to obstruct justice.

 30 Olivia Munn

Olivia Munn
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 3, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 31 Florence Griffith Joyner

Florence Griffith Joyner
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Famous As: Sprinter
Birthdate: December 21, 1959
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: September 21, 1998

 32 Stephanie McMahon

Stephanie McMahon
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Famous As: Chief brand officer of WWE
Birthdate: September 24, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

Stephanie McMahon is an American businesswoman. As the chief brand officer of WWE, McMahon contributes immensely to the development of the entertainment company. Also a popular wrestling personality, she often appears on WWE's SmackDown and Raw brands. She is considered one of the most powerful women in wrestling business around the world.

 33 Holly Holm

Holly Holm
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Famous As: Mixed Martial Artist
Birthdate: October 17, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

Holly Holm is a mixed martial artist. A former world champion in boxing, Holm currently competes in the UFC and holds the distinction of being the first fighter to hold a UFC title and a world boxing title. Her win against Ronda Rousey at UFC 193 is regarded as one of the biggest upsets in the history of combat sports.

 34 Nancy Kerrigan

Nancy Kerrigan
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Famous As: American actress
Birthdate: October 13, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Figure skater Nancy Kerrigan is best known for her 1993 U.S. Figure Skating Championship win. She has also won medals at the 1991 and 1992 World Championships and the 1992 and 1994 Winter Olympics. She was attacked and injured by a man hired by her rival Tonya Harding’s former husband. 

 35 Alex Morgan

Alex Morgan
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Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: July 2, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

Alex Morgan is an American soccer player who helped her national team win the 2015 and 2019 FIFA Women's World Cups. Thanks to her popularity, Morgan has appeared in several magazines and TV shows. Her numerous endorsement deals have made her one of the highest-paid American sportswomen. In 2019, she was named in Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People list.

 36 Beth Phoenix

Beth Phoenix
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Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: November 24, 1980
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 37 Billie Jean King

Billie Jean King
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Famous As: Former Women's Tennis Champion
Birthdate: November 22, 1943
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Tennis legend Billie Jean King has won 39 Grand Slam titles, including 12 singles titles and 16 doubles titles. The former world no. 1 beat Bobby Riggs in the "Battle of the Sexes" match in 1973. She also founded the Women's Tennis Association and the Women's Sports Foundation.

 38 Alexa Bliss

Alexa Bliss
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Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: August 9, 1991
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
WWE wrestler Alexa Bliss began her career with the Arnold Classic professional bodybuilding event. She later became the first woman to earn the SmackDown Women's Championship title twice. She is also the first woman to win both the Raw and SmackDown Women's titles and the second Women's Triple Crown Champion.

 39 Angelique Kerber

Angelique Kerber
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: January 18, 1988
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: German, Polish

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.

 40 Stacy Keibler

Stacy Keibler
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Famous As: Actress, Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: October 14, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

Actress, dancer, and model, Stacy Keibler, has appeared in many TV shows including What About Brian. Prior to becoming an actress, she was a professional wrestler known for her work with World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). She has appeared in eleven WWE video games. She is popular for her beauty and is considered a sex symbol.

 41 Charlotte Flair

Charlotte Flair
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: April 5, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Charlotte Flair, daughter of wrestler Ric Flair, is also known as “Nature Girl.” Apart from winning the 2014 NXT Women's Championship, she has also won the Raw Women's Championship four times and the SmackDown Women's Championship five times. She was also the first lady to headline a WWE pay-per-view event.

 42 Anna Kournikova

Anna Kournikova
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Famous As: Tennis Star
Birthdate: June 7, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Russian
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.

 43 Simona Halep

Simona Halep
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Famous As: Tennis Player
Birthdate: September 27, 1991
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Romanian

Simona Halep is a Romanian tennis player. With 22 WTA singles titles and two Grand Slam singles titles under her belt, Simona Halep is one of the most successful Romanian female tennis players of all time. She is also widely considered one of the WTA Tour's best returners of the current generation.

 44 Allison Stokke

Allison Stokke
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: March 22, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 45 Zelina Vega

Zelina Vega
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Famous As: Professional wrestler
Birthdate: December 27, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 46 Laurie Hernandez

Laurie Hernandez
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Famous As: Gymnast
Birthdate: June 9, 2000
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 47 Rhea Ripley

Rhea Ripley
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: October 11, 1996
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Australian

 48 Zara Tindall

Zara Tindall
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Famous As: Olympian
Birthdate: May 15, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British

 49 Brie Bella

Brie Bella
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Famous As: Pro Wrestler
Birthdate: November 21, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

Brie Bella is an American entrepreneur, TV personality, and retired professional wrestler. One half of the popular wrestling duo The Bella Twins, Brie Bella often appeared in WWE alongside her twin sister, Nikki Bella. Brie Bella became one of the main wrestlers who helped develop the Women's Revolution movement in WWE.

 50 Paige VanZant

Paige VanZant
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Famous As: Mixed Martial Artist
Birthdate: March 26, 1994
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

Paige VanZant is an American mixed martial artist, model, and author. Although she spent over 13 years exploring dance forms like hip hop, ballet, and jazz in a dance studio owned by her parents, VanZant took up martial arts during her teenage years and went on to compete in Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). A multi-talented personality, VanZant also loves hunting.