Male athletes dominate most lists of the greatest athletes of all time, yet there have been many female athletes who have excelled in their sport and had a big impact on it. These are the world’s most finest and famous female athletes listed below.
1) Ronda Rousey – UFC Fighter
Rousey began her athletic career in Judo, where she became the first American woman to win an Olympic medal in judo by capturing a bronze medal at the 2008 Games. The UFC star had immense success in the UFC before suffering a shocking defeat at the hands of Holly Holm in 2015 and losing her Bantamweight title. After a brief hiatus from the UFC and public life, she returned to the ring in December 2016 and suffered her second consecutive defeat, this time at the hands of Amanda Nunes; she would shortly retire from MMA.Rousey is presently under contract with WWE as a wrestler. She is the only woman to have won a UFC and WWE championship.
followers on Instagram – 14.4 M
Followers on Facebook – 16M
Followers on Twitter – 3.4 M
2) Maria Sharapova – Tennis Player
Maria Sharapova was a tennis superstar who reached the top of the singles rankings five times. She is one of just twelve women in history to have completed the career Grand Slam. Not to mention that she’s an Olympic medalist, having won silver for Russia at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. She is now retired.
Followers on Instagram – 4.1M
Followers on Facebook – 15M
Followers on Twitter – 8.4M
3) Serena Williams – Tennis Player
When it comes to the most popular female athletes, Serena Williams tops the list. Serena has the most Grand Slam championships in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles combined among current players. Her 39 Grand Slam championships rank third all-time and second in the Open Era: 23 in singles, 14 in women’s doubles, and 2 in mixed doubles, making her the greatest female tennis player of all time.
Followers on Instagram – 14.1M
Followers on Facebook – 7.4M
Followers on Twitter – 10.7M