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The Beautiful Women of the 2013 Australian Open [PHOTOS]

Australian Open

The first big televised tennis event of 2013 is here — The Australian Open. While some viewers are choosing to write off the competition because Rafael Nadal isn’t going to compete, those people are clearly watching the sport for all the wrong reasons.

What about the beautiful women playing tennis? Their hair might be no match for Rafa’s glorious flow, but that doesn’t mean their matches are any less exciting. In fact, I argue that women’s tennis is the only sport as exciting to watch as men’s tennis.

Those of you who want to watch the action live are reminded that the games can be watched on ESPN, ESPN2, or ESPN3 at “Unholy Hours in the Morning EST.”  The time difference is a a bit rough, so if you’re looking to catch some sleep, we would suggest checking out the ladies’ photographic highlights below.

Victoria Azarenka

WTA Ranking: 1 | Age: 23 | Country: Belarus

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    Maria Sharapova

    WTA Ranking: 2 | Age: 25 | Country: Russia

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      Agnieszka Radwanska

      WTA Ranking: 4 | Age: 23 | Country: Poland

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        Angelique Kerber

        WTA Ranking: 5 | Age: 24 | Country: Germany

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          Petra Kvitova_

          Petra Kvitova

          Petra Kvitova

          WTA Ranking: 8  Age: 20 | Country: Italy

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            Samantha Stosur

            Samantha Stosur

            Samantha Stosur

            WTA Ranking: 9 | Age: 20 | Country: Italy

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              Caroline Wozniacki

              WTA Ranking: 10 | Age: 22 | Country: Denmark

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                Ana Ivanovic

                WTA Ranking: 13 | Age: 25 | Country: Serbia

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                  Dominika Cibulkova

                  WTA Ranking: 14 | Age: 23 | Country: Slovakia

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                    Maria Kirilenko

                    WTA Ranking: 15 | Age: 25 | Country: Russia

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                      Julia Goerges

                      WTA Ranking: 18 | Age: 24 | Country: German

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                        Klara Zakopalova

                        Klara Zakopalova

                        Klara Zakopalova

                        WTA Ranking: 22 | Age: 20 | Country: Italy

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                          Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova

                          Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova

                          Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova

                          WTA Ranking: 23 | Age: 20 | Country: Italy

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                            Yanina Wickmayer

                            WTA Ranking: 24 | Age: 22 | Country: Belgium

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                              Sloane Stephens

                              WTA Ranking: 25 | Age: 19 | Country: USA

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                                Venus Williams

                                Venus Williams

                                WTA Ranking: 26  | Age: 32 | Country: USA

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                                  Sorana Cristea

                                  Sorana Cirstea

                                  Sorana Cirstea

                                  WTA Ranking: 29 | Age: 22 | Country: Romania

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                                    Sabine Lisicki

                                    Sabine Lisicki

                                    WTA Ranking: 36  | Age: 22 | Country: USA

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                                      Tsventana Pironkova

                                      Tsvetana Pironkova

                                      Tsvetana Pironkova

                                      WTA Ranking: 37 | Age: 25 | Country: Bulgaria

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                                        Daniela Hantuchova

                                        WTA Ranking: 44 | Age: 29 | Country: Slovakia

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                                          Simona Halep

                                          WTA Ranking: 45 | Age: 21 | Country: Romania

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                                            Laura Robson

                                            Laura Robson

                                            Laura Robson

                                            WTA Ranking: 53 | Age: 19 | Country: UK

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                                              Olga Govortsova

                                              Olga Govortsova

                                              Olga Govortsova

                                              WTA Ranking: 58 | Age: 24 | Country: Belarus

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                                                Andrea Hlavackova

                                                Andrea Hlavackova

                                                Andrea Hlavackova

                                                WTA Ranking: 66  | Age: 26 | Country: Czech Republic

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                                                  Arantxa Rus

                                                  WTA Ranking: 70 | Age: 22 | Country: The Netherlands

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                                                    Camila Giorgi

                                                    WTA Ranking: 74 | Age: 21 | Country: Italy

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                                                      Mandy Minella

                                                      WTA Ranking: 78 | Age: 27 | Country: Luxembourg

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                                                        Polona Hercog

                                                        WTA Ranking: 79 | Age: 21 | Country: Slovenia

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                                                          Mathilde Johansson

                                                          WTA Ranking: 88 | Age: 27 | Country: France

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                                                            Stephanie Voegele

                                                            Stephanie Voegele

                                                            Stephanie Voegele

                                                            WTA Ranking: 89 | Age: 22 | Country: Switzerland

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                                                              Olga Puchkova

                                                              Olga Puchkova

                                                              Olga Puchkova

                                                              WTA Ranking: 107 | Age: 25 | Country: Russia

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                                                                Edina Gallovits

                                                                Edina Gallovits-Hall

                                                                Edina Gallovits-Hall

                                                                WTA Ranking: 110| Age: 28 | Country: Romania

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                                                                  Eugenie Bouchard

                                                                  Eugenie Bouchard

                                                                  Eugenie Bouchard

                                                                  WTA Ranking: 145| Age: 18 | Country: Canada

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                                                                    Jarmila Groth Gaijdosova

                                                                    Jarmila Gajdosova

                                                                    Jarmila Gajdosova Groth

                                                                    WTA Ranking: 166| Age: 25 | Country: Australia

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                                                                      Sania Mirza

                                                                      Sania Mirza

                                                                      Sania Mirza

                                                                      WTA Ranking: 282| Age: 28 | Country: Italy

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                                                                          Comments

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                                                                          1. Ali says:

                                                                            I'm sorry, but I am so disappointed in this advertisement. These young women are obviously accomplished and hard working individuals, but this advertisement is exploiting them and showing them as nothhing more than hot bodies running around and getting sweaty. It's sad that the advertising team cannot think of something more creative than showing off a little bit of butt cheek or cleavage to try and pull in viewers.

                                                                            1. Paul says:

                                                                              Nothing more than moral decay to use sex to sell….no sense of decency.

                                                                            2. Smitty says:

                                                                              Exactly!

                                                                            3. rob rossi says:

                                                                              This is the only reason I watch women's tennis. Do you think I watch to see Serena sweat?

                                                                            4. Cait says:

                                                                              Seriously! This looks like a Maxim spread. Half of them aren't even playing tennis, and some of them aren't even fully dressed. When was the last time you saw an NFL player lying in a bed, half naked, looking seductively into the camera, in one of their advertisements?
                                                                              "I realize you've spent your entire life working to play this sport professionally, but do you have any pictures of yourself in a string bikini?"

                                                                            5. Kevin says:

                                                                              As you can see from the photos, many of these women posed for the cameras, doing their best to appear sexy and beautiful. So, what's wrong with showing off the beautiful women competing at the Australian Open? People are way too uptight these days.

                                                                            6. Not Gay says:

                                                                              are you gay???????

                                                                            7. NEAL says:

                                                                              Ali you are 100% RIGHT!

                                                                          2. Aaron says:

                                                                            i wished I played tennis!!!

                                                                          3. Rafi says:

                                                                            What is Williams doing there? Slavic girls are the most beautiful. Rafi

                                                                            1. Mickeybjr says:

                                                                              not if you're a black man, then girls with booty is the most beautiful. Mickey

                                                                            2. Bar says:

                                                                              Hope you are kidding — there are so many types of beauty. Venus is extremely elegant and exemplifies Afro-American beauty(if we must classify beauty into enthic categories which is already a pity)

                                                                            3. C.daBohunk says:

                                                                              Yes, Slavic women ARE the most beautiful!

                                                                          4. Woodman says:

                                                                            A celebration of beauty. Get over yourselves.

                                                                          5. Smitty says:

                                                                            Hell yeah, bunch of sexy beeatches! :D

                                                                          6. Zman says:

                                                                            I guess one can only imagine the sexy athletic ability of this main stream talent of rigorous but Brutal competition of endurance that one can enjoy and capture the pure essence of International Beauty at it's best ! Zman

                                                                          7. Jon says:

                                                                            Sania Mirza is from India, not Italy!

                                                                            1. Kimi Grant says:

                                                                              I think she moved. There's no consistency in the locations. Some listed where they were born, some listed where they live NOW. Don't get your panties in a bunch over something so trivial.

                                                                          8. Mickey says:

                                                                            Hey where is dat booty, I don't see Serena, hi Venus, I love you.

                                                                          9. @aargh42 says:

                                                                            Pathetic, these beautiful young women looked at as meat. Why don't they have more respect for themselves. Geez.

                                                                          10. Kimi Grant says:

                                                                            Trust Faux to use soft-core porn in half the pictures. These women are world-class athletes who ALSO happen to be good looking (well, aside from Venus, anyway). They're presented here as stone babes who also happen to play tennis. Meat Market City.

                                                                          11. Beth says:

                                                                            The picture of Simona Halep is inappropriate. She is serving the ball, not modeling. This post is 100% sexist.

                                                                            1. wombat says:

                                                                              You are complaining that a picture in a gallery titled "The Most Beautiful Women in the 2013 Australian Open" is sexist. LMAO. Are you serious? What were you expecting? A discussion of her game style?

                                                                            2. Elmer says:

                                                                              You must be a wildebeest.

                                                                          12. Humpty says:

                                                                            Use what ya got ta get whatcha want! They just happen to have a little extra!

                                                                          13. Bob Mead says:

                                                                            Why is Venus Williams included. She is by no means ever attractive.

                                                                            1. chris says:

                                                                              you are rude and your an asshole

                                                                          14. wombat says:

                                                                            People! It's a *gallery* titled "The Most Beautiful Women in the 2013 Australian Open". And you're (surprised/offended/jealous/pushing an agenda) because there are sexy shots of beautiful women in it?

                                                                            Please find a cluebox somewhere and start grabbing.

                                                                          15. And... says:

                                                                            The same reason there are, apparently, primates able to use the internet and post stupid crap…

                                                                          16. Tony S says:

                                                                            Looking at these hotties makes me grab my balls and want to serve them with a good strong forehand.

                                                                          17. bill says:

                                                                            Not picking sides but the last photo is a player ranked 282 and there are not 282 photo spreads. Some girls must have demanded that they not post their pics. If that is the case then the ones shown are seekers.

                                                                          18. tbuck says:

                                                                            Wait a minute! So people are complaining that these girls are being exploited?!??!
                                                                            Take a look at each of the galleries……MOST are photo shoots off the court as much as when they are on. These ladies are getting paid by advertisers and rag mags to do photo shoots in bikinis and lingerie. So when they are off the court and displaying their bodies…its 'ok' for us to look……but when they are on the court (in company paid outfits from their sponsors…which they have every right to choose, and select from options where they are covered up as MUCH as they would like) we are supposed to forget they are beautiful ladies, and just watch the sport?!?
                                                                            It's THEIR CHOICE…they want to only be known as tennis players….then don't do any off-court promotional campaigning and revenue generating actions, whereby they sign into being provocative and sexy.

                                                                            Stop blaming the onlookers……start blaming the source!

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