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Today’s Top 10 Female Athletes Worldwide

#10 Lindsey Vonn

Lindsey Vonn

At 31 years old, Lindsey Vonn is one of the world’s most accomplished skiers and has no plans to stop anytime soon. In February, Vonn won her 76th World Cup race creating an all-time women’s record. Additionally, Von has won more Super G and downhill victories than any other female skier in world history.

#9 Elena Delle Donne

Elena Delle Donne

At 26 years old, Elena Delle Donne is the current WNBA MVP and about to hold the title of the world’s best women’s basketball player. Delle Donne’s 6’5” height advantage gives her a rare skill set and ability to play both inside and out. Not only was Delle Donne a star volleyball player in high school, last season she averaged a 95% free throw line shot, over 13 points, 2 blocks, and 8 rebounds a game.

#8 Hope Solo

Hope Solo

Hope Solo is currently the US Women’s National Team goalkeeper and arguably the greatest female goalie of all time. Solo has won 2 Olympic gold medals, and the highly coveted Golden Glove trophy as best goalkeeper because she only allowed 3 goals to pass during the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. This 36 year old is blocking goals and taking names.

#7 Lauren Haeger

Lauren Haeger

At only 23 years old, Lauren Haeger is the 2015 USA Softball National Collegiate Player of the Year. Haeger was the first player in the history of college softball to record 70 home runs as well as 70 wins. Not only did Haeger lead Florida to a national champion last season, she also compiled a record of 32-2 with a 1.23 ERA. Currently, Haeger is playing for the Dallas Charge of National Pro Fastpitch.

#6 Simone Biles

Simone Biles

At only 19 years old, Simone Biles, an American gymnast, is not only a 3 time World All-Around Champion, but is also the runaway favorite set to win the Olympics All-Around Gold Medal. Biles is currently rewriting the record book for USA gymnastics. As the most decorated American female gymnast in the history of World Championships, Biles holds a total of 14 medals.

#5 Maya Moore

Maya Moore

At 26 years old, the WNBA star, Maya Moore has led her team, the Minnesota Lynx, to 3 championships and has no plans to stop winning anytime soon. In high school, Moore was a four year varsity starter and led her team to 4 straight state title appearances with a record of 125-3. Then following at UConn, Moore led her team to win 2 national championships with a record of 150-4. Thus, all Maya Moore knows how to do, is win.

#4 Carli Lloyd

Carli Lloyd

At 35 years old, Carli Lloyd is the new face of USA Women’s Soccer. As the star of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, Lloyd scored 6 goals during the championship game including the USA ‘hat trick’ which aided in the 5-2 win over Japan. This epic performance helped Lloyd to earn the 2015 FIFA Women’s Player of the Year Award.

#3 Jessica Ennis-Hill

Jessica Ennis-Hill

At 31 years old, Jessica Ennis-Hill is the heptathlon reigning world champion! Unfortunately, Ennis-Hill took a short break in competing due to a Achilles injury. However, she bounced back as a favored win for now her second consecutive Olympic heptathlon gold medal in Rio.

#2 Katie Ledecky

Katie Ledecky

At only 18 years old, Katie Ledecky is considered one of the world’s best swimmers right along side the arena of Michael Phelps. Ledecky has impressively won 5 gold medals as well as broken 3 world records during the Russia 2015 World Championships. Plus, she is the first swimmer to win all the 1500, 800, 400, and 200 meter freestyles in major competition.

#1 Serena Williams

Serena Williams

At 35 years old, the tennis star, Serena Williams shows no signs of slowing down. She has been winning countless major tennis championships for almost twenty years. Williams established herself in the tennis scene during 1998 and has since won 13 double titles and 21 Grand Slam singles titles. Additionally, Williams has won 4 Olympic Gold Medals including one singles and three doubles. Not to mention, she is still the world’s number 1 ranked player and the reigning champion of Wimbledon and the French Open.

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