The 25 Hottest Women of Wimbledon 2012 [PHOTOS]
If you ask anyone who knows anything about tennis, they’ll tell you that Wimbledon is the biggest event of the year. Not only is the tournament filled with years and years of history, it’s the only Grand Slam to be played on the grass. Speaking of which, while we’re not supporters of the “if there’s grass on the field…” phrase we would certainly understand if you were talking about these particular ladies playing at Wimbledon. Not only are they exceptionally good at what they do, these girls look pretty f*cking great doing it. Sign us up for a handicapped match against any of these ladies any day. Check out the hottest women of Wimbledon below. To see more photos, click the thumbnails below their name!
WTA Ranking: 1 | Wimbledons Played: 9 | Age: 25 | Country: Russia
Maria Sharapova is like Anna Kournikova but actually good. Not only was she in Sports Illustrated’s 2006 Swim Suit issue, Maria has also won three Grand Slam titles and pulled in $12 million in prize money alone. That’s not counting the $70 million contract she signed with Nike, dwarfing Serena’s welfare-like $43 million. Unfortunately, she’s engaged to NBA douche Sasha Vujačić. Not everyone’s perfect.
WTA Ranking: 3 | Wimbledons Played: 6 | Age: 23 | Country: Poland
This 23-year-old cutie became the first Polish player in history to win a Sony Ericsson WTA Tour singles title after winning the Nordea Nordic Light Open in 2007, as well as the first Polish woman to win a Grand Salm singles quarterfinal during the open era and the first to pass the $1 million mark in career prize money. There’s still no word yet on whether or not she has screwed in a lightbulb.
WTA Ranking: 7 | Wimbledons Played: 5 | Age: 21 | Country: Denmark
Since turning pro, this Danish hottie has been making quite a name for herself. The twenty-one-year-old has amassed an impressive record of 318-117 and made it to the finals in her first Grand Slam appearance (US Open 2009) before losing to the top-seeded Kim Clijsters. That same season, Caroline was awarded the Newcomer of the Year – just another reason to watch her closely.
WTA Ranking: 8 | Wimbledons Played: 4 | Age: 24 | Country: Germany
Kerber has been competing professionally since 2003 and has risen to become the top ranked German in the world. After winning 11 ITF titles and 2 WTA titles, she has mad quite the name for herself and is poised for a break out. Don’t be surprised to see this beauty sticking around until the late stages of the Open.
WTA Ranking: 12 | Wimbledons Played: 9 | Age: 27 | Nationality: Russia
While it would have been nice to know about this Russian tennis player when she was first introduced to tennis at the age of six, we’re quite happy learning about Vera a little longer down the road. She’s known for her fitness levels and speed, oftentimes outrunning her opponents on the court.
WTA Ranking: 13 | Wimbledons Played: 5 | Age: 23 | Country: Slovakia
Before going pro in 2005, this smokin’ Slovakian stunner is a former World-ranked No. 3 at the junior level. However, Dominika has had limited success in her pro career, with only one WTA title in the bag, though she did beat Jelena Jenkovik at the 2008 Rogers Cup in Montreal. And she lists “hard” as one of her favorite surfaces, which doesn’t make us want to make a penis joke at all.
WTA Ranking: 15 | Wimbledons Played: 7 | Age: 25 | Country: Serbia
You might recognize this good-looking hottie from the image above but Ana’s also pretty good on the court. For this year’s Wimbledon, Ana claims that she’s in the best grass-court shape she’s ever been in, having slimmed down an already good looking physique. Only time will tell how far she can make it, but want to see Ana go all the way (in tennis and in other activities).
WTA Ranking: 15 | Wimbledons Played: 3 | Age: 22 | Country: Germany
2010 was frustrating for Sabine as she battled injuries for most of the year, but she didn’t let that get her down. She came back strong the next ceyear and re-entered the top 100 world rankings. She also became just the second player in Wimbledon history to advance to the semis while making the tournament as a wildcard participant. Not too shabby for someone as young as her.
WTA Ranking: 17 | Wimbledons Played: 9 | Age: 30 | Country: Italy
Flavia is an Italian hottie who has beaten the best in the world (Justine Henin, Martina Hingis, Venus Williams). She is the first Italian to place in the WTA Top 10 and was most recently featured in the new WTA campaign ‘Strong is Beautiful.’ I sincerely hope that girls don’t take that phrase too seriously.
WTA Ranking: 19 | Wimbledons Played: 8 | Age: 25 | Country: Russia
In 2002, Maria Kirilenko became one of the youngest winners of the Canadian Open and the US Open Juniors. She won the doubles title in Estoril om 2008, partnering Flavia Pennetta, and her fourth WTA title in Barcelona. Maria was also in a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Pictorial entitled Valley of the Dolls.
WTA Ranking: 25 | Wimbledons Played: 3 | Age: 27 | Country: Czech Republic
Cetkovska is tri-lingual, fluent in Czech, English and French, but we could care less what language she speaks to us. Her record is at an impressive 348–174 and although she has never advanced further than the fourth round of a Grand Slam tournament, she has beaten some pretty talented competition. Don’t be surprised if we see an upset or two out of this Czech cutie.
WTA Ranking: 29 | Wimbledons Played: 12 | Age: 29 | Nationality: Slovakia
Out of all the girls on this list, Daniela might be my personal favorite. Is she a little older than the rest of her competition on the list? Absolutely, but that shouldn’t distract you from her long legs. You’ve gotta believe those things are one of the reasons she’s been able to stick around for so long.
WTA Ranking: 30 | Wimbledons Played: 4 | Age: 20 | Country: Russia
In 2006, Anastasia caught the tennis world’s attention when she beat Caroline Wozniacki (current No. 1) to win the 2006 junior Australian Open. That same year, Anastasia won the US Open junior title, then defended her title in Australia against Tamira Paszek. This name is going to be an important one to remember, if you can get the spelling / pronunciation down.
WTA Ranking: 31 | Wimbledons Played: 8 | Age: 29 | Nationality: Czech Republic
This blonde Czech hottie has had an up-and-down career, having peaked at No. 27 in world rankings in 2006 and dropping ever since. Having reached eight singles finals with two wins, Klara won the biggest match of her career two years ago after beating 10-time grand slam champion, Serena Williams to win the 2009 Andalucia Tennis Experience in Spain.
WTA Ranking: 35 | Wimbledons Played: 9 | Age: 26 | Country: Russia
Svetlana has two Grand Slam victories under her belt, winning the US Open in 2004 and the French Open in 2009. She has been knocked for being unpredictable on the court, but you won’t hear us complaining about that…we love an unpredictable babe.
WTA Ranking: 36 | Wimbledons Played: 4 | Age: 22 | Nationality: Belgium
For someone as young as Yanina, it must have been a pretty big honor to be included in Time Magazine’s 30 Legends of Women’s Tennis: Past, Present and Future. I guess that’s what happens when you reach the semi-finals of the US Open at the age of 19. Things have admittedly slowed down for the highest-ranked Belgian, but we’re hoping to see as much of this girl as possible.
WTA Ranking: 38 | Wimbledons Played: 6 | Age: 24 | Nationality: Bulgaria
This right-handed Bulgarian is best known for reaching the semifinals last Wimbledon where she lost to Venus Williams. While this kept her from winning her first Grand Slam, she would not go unrewarded for long. When she returned to her hometown, Plovdiv, they named her the best athlete in the whole town.
WTA Ranking: 46 | Wimbledons Played: 2 | Age: 21 | Nationality: Slovenia
Polona did not have a good year in 2011. She started with three straight losses and has since split with her coach. Unfortunately, you don’t have a coach so you can’t fire one for your failings. Sorry.
WTA Ranking: 60 | Wimbledons Played: 0 | Age: 19 | Nationality: United States
Sloane actually had a really great run at the 2012 French Open. She made it to the fourth round to play against #6 Samantha Stosur but lost in two sets. She’s looking for a repeat performance minus that “little losing” bit. She’s the youngest woman on this list.
WTA Ranking: 60 | Wimbledons Played: 5 | Age: 22 | Home Country: France
Alize has a ton of Juniors titles under her belt, having won the 2007 Girls Singels at Roland Garros amongst others. She also scored a payday of $50,000 after winning the 2007 ITF tournament in Dnepropetrovsk. At the 2007 US Open things took a turn for the worse as she lost to Jelena Jankovic in the third round. In 2008, she came back to reached the third round with a win over Camille Pin. We’re guessing she used her clever shirt technique to distract her.
WTA Ranking: 72 | Age: 21 | Wimbledons Played: 2 | Nationality: Netherlands
If you can properly pronounce this girl’s name, we’ll do our best to score you a date with the sexy Dutch woman. She once held the title for the #1 junior player but has been fighting to break past the #71 spot for a few years now. While she played extremely well to reach the round of 16 in the French Open, Arantxa lost to Kaia Kanepi.
WTA Ranking: 81 | Wimbledons Played: 3 | Age: 27 | Nationality: Sweden
We admittedly don’t know much about Mathilde except for the fact that she now resides in France. Reason number 8 million to move to France.
WTA Ranking: 83 | Wimbledons Played: 0 | Age: 26 | Nationality: Luxembourg
While Mandy lists “clay” as her favorite surface, she hasn’t been doing very well on any surface in any WTA tournament. She’s looking for her first victory on the WTA tour in Wimbledon.
WTA Ranking: 90 | Wimbledons Played: 5 | Age: 25 | Nationality: Czech Republic
Andrea started in doubles and has found some success there. Her record is not outstanding, but she does have the title for most attractive athlete with name that sounds like one is hocking a loogie.
WTA Ranking: 145 | Wimbledons Played: 1 | Age: 20 | Nationality: Italy
Just because she’s the lowest-ranked girl on this list doesn’t mean that she doesn’t deserve top billing. Camila holds a special place for Wimbledon as it was the first Gland Slam tournament that she ever entered. While she failed to qualify for this year’s French Open, you can be assured that she wasn’t going to let this one slip through her fingers too.