From racing to snowboarding—and every sport in between—we’ve selected our list of winning ladies.
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It’s no surprise that athletes and good looks go hand in hand. Whether they’re catching waves or scoring goals, these women work tirelessly at maintaining their sexy bodies—and as spectators, we get to reap the benefits. Score.But aside from being in shape, these 10 ladies also happen to be and pretty damn kickass at their respective sports. If you don’t consider yourself much of a women’s sports fan, we’re confident that will change after you check out our list. Below, we present the 10 sexiest athletes alive.See also Our 25 Hottest Women of 2012
1. Tia Norfleet — RACING
Whether you’re a NASCAR guy or not, you’ll be blown away by Tia. The daughter of NASCAR driver Bobby Norfleet, she’s the youngest—and first African American—female driver on the NASCAR circuit. Now if only that racing uniform was a bit more revealing...
2. Victoria Azarenka — TENNIS
At just 22 years old, Azarenka won the 2012 Australian Open, and this year she’s on par to maintain her reputation as one of the top-ranked players in the world. There aren’t many women this sexy who can give Serena Williams a run for her money.
3. Sage Erickson — SURFING
With blonde hair and blue eyes, Erickson is the California girl of your dreams. After a rocky season in early 2012, the 22-year-old surfer came back with a vengeance at the end of last year, and now holds the top spot in the Association of Pro Surfers Women’s World Ranking. Pretty but with a lot of fight—we sure like that in a woman, don't you?
4. Sydnee Michaels — GOLF
We certainly wouldn’t associate golf with hot women, but that all changes when it comes to Sydnee Michaels. She’s the former Futures Tour Rookie of the Year, and has since joined the ranks of the LPGA. At the age of 24, we can only imagine there’s more to come from this gorgeous golfer—and we’ll be watching her the whole way.
5. Sydney Leroux — SOCCER
Leroux was the youngest member of the U.S. Women's Soccer team at the London Olympics and managed to break the world record for number of goals from a substitute player: Sydney scored 10. She’s a Canadian-born cutie, but don’t be fooled—the feisty forward can kick your ass. She’s been referred to as one of the most dangerous attackers in the game.
6. Alissa Czisny — FIGURE SKATING
Two-time U.S. champion figure skater Alissa Czisny has her eye on the 2014 Winter Olympic Games—and we have our eye on Alissa. The only problem? The brunette bombshell recently dislocated a hip. Perhaps we should volunteer to nurse her back to health?
7. Alana Blanchard — SURFING
With a body like Blanchard’s, it’s no wonder she juggles careers as both a professional surfer and a bikini model. She snagged the second place spot during this summer’s Movistar Women’s Pro in Peru, but what we love most about her isn’t her surfing skills. It’s the smoking hot photos she routinely uploads to her Twitter feed.
8. Aimee Fuller — SNOWBOARDING
Aimee Fuller is the quintessential girl next door—if the girl next door just happened to be a ridiculously talented snowboarder. This past year, the fearless Fuller was one of the first women to land a double backflip on the slopes. When she’s not busy being super hot, she’s gearing up for a spot on the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. No big deal.
9. Kaylyn Kyle — SOCCER
If we didn’t know any better, we’d probably assume Kaylyn Kyle was a Playboy Playmate. But as it turns out, she’s a Canadian-born soccer player who stuns both on the field and off. Tip: This blonde-haired, blue-eyed babe recently left the Vancouver Whitecaps to join Seattle Reign FC, so you might want to start tuning into U.S. women’s soccer more regularly.
10. Agnieszka Radwanska — TENNIS
She might not be as well-known as Serena or Sharapova, but this Polish babe is quietly making waves on the pro tennis circuit. Radwanska is currently ranked number four in the world—and we have a feeling she’ll be moving on up to the top spot in no time.