“Sports and Women” are two words which don’t suit with each other. Doyou think that I am a bloody conservative minded person? No, that’s wrong. I am talking about what most of the people think. In the previous years, women started to participate vastly in the different male dominated sports like wrestling (Ronda Rousy) and skateboarding (Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins Pastrana). Women’s didn’t stop their journey after becoming an athlete under a male coach or instructor. They also flourish their sports talent by becoming coach even the coach of the male players.
Their journey to achieve these positions wasn’t the bed of roses. They have to struggle more than their male counterpart.
Now I’m going to tell you about some famous sportswomen who are not only influential in their field but also the queen of record. To accumulate all the information of 10 players, I took the help of some renowned international newspaper and Wikipedia. I am starting my writing with the famous and fabulous Serena Williams.
Serena Williams- Tennis
If you search on the internet about famous 10 tennis players, you must find the name of the Serena Williams.
She has won her 20th Grand Slam title at the French Open including 13 doubles grand slam with Venus Williams. Still now she has gained $72 million prize money. She is also involved in the different business.
She was included in top 100 most influential women list of Forbes magazine several times.
Lindsey Vonn- Ski racing
Lindsey Vonn is the only alpine ski racer who has won highest 20th world cup crystal globe title among either sex. In 2016, she gets her 20th world cup crystal globe. Till now, she has won 76 world cup races.
There are five disciplines in alpine ski racing. She has won all of the disciplines and this landmark is achieved by only five women before Vonn. In American ski racing history, she is the most successful racer.
Charlotte Edwards- Cricket
This 34-years old cricketer is the captain of the England women’s national cricket team. England wins Ashes after 18 years of her international debut. So, it was a great achievement for her career.
In 2008, ICC announced her Women’s Cricketer of the Year. She was also in the list of Wisden Cricketers of the year.
Maria Sarapova- Tennis
Sharapova is the most marketable and successful player of the last several years. She gained attention not only for her stunning look but also for her performance on the tennis court. If she competes in any event, that event draws the huge attention of public as well as sponsors.
She is a popular advertising face to the international companies and highest paid female athlete in the world. In 2011, she was the most searched female athlete.
After the violation of the anti-doping rule, she was banned by International Tennis Federation for 2 years. This punishment started from 26 January, 2016. This happened because of her ignorance about new anti-doping rule.
Jeanie Buss- Sports business
Jeanie started her professional life at the age of 19 and became general manager of the professional tennis team Los Angels Strings.
By becoming the owner of Los Angels Blades, she started professional roller hockey team. Later, she has become part-owner of the Los Angels Lakers of NBA (National Basketball Associations).
Now she is also the president of the Los Angels Lakers.According to the Forbes Jeanie Buss is one of the powerful women in sports.
Ellyse Perry- Cricket and football
Ellyse Perry is the first Australian ever who played both international cricket and football team. She also participated in Women’s cricket and football World Cups. At the age of 16, she made her debut in this two sports internationally.
In first Women’s World T20 in 2009, she gets the chance to play for Australia as an all-rounder. She performed really superb in that world cup.
Her performance was becoming better day by day. When Australia won ICC Women’s cricket world cup in 2013, Perry bowled in the final match in spite of her injury over the ankle.
She has taken the highest run as well as wickets in Women’s Ashes and become the player of the series in 2015. Now she has over 1000 runs and 100 wickets in ODI.
After starting her international career as a cricketer, she gets the chance to play international football within two weeks. She plays as the defender.
In the Olympic qualifying match, she played her first football match against Hong Kong. As soon as the match started, she made a goal. Australia won this match by huge difference of 8-1.
In 2011, she was selected for the FIFA Women’s world Cup 2011in the Matildas squad. She was included in the Australian team in the group game. In this way, she also made a new record as a first Australian player of playing two different sports in the senior World Cup.
Lydia Ko- Golf
Ko is a Korean-born women golfer of the New Zealand.
In 2015, Lydia became the youngest player who ranked No.1 in professional golf among both male and female golfers. At the same year on the September, she has won a major championship which was also a world record. She becomes the youngest women who had won a major championship.
After winning ANA Inspiration in April 2016, she becomes the youngest player who wins two women’s major championship.
She also gets the annual New Zealander of the Year Awards in 2016.
Li Na- Tennis
Li Na is the first Asian-born tennis player who has won a Grand Slam singles.
This 32 years old player became famous when she won her second career Grand Slam title and rose to the no.2 in world women tennis ranking.
At the same time, she gets the chance to work with Nike, Mercedes, Rolex, Babolat and several Chinese companies to promote their product.
Helena Costa- Football coaching
This Portugese woman is the first female football coach of the men’s professional football club. In 2013-14, she became the coach of the French Men’s football club (Clermont Foot) although she resigned after 49 days.
She is the Masters in sports science and achieved the UEFA A License in coaching. She was also the manager of the Qatar Women’s football team and Iran Women’s team.
Rimla Akhter- Soccer
Rimla was the former soccer player and the first Muslim female member of the Football Association Council.
This Muslim Women’s Sports Foundation chairman tried to promote and make soccer popular among the Muslim girls.
These are the best women’s in sports in present time according to me. You guys can include or exclude any women from this list. Let me know that through your comment in the comment section.