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Women Tennis Players – the 10 Hottest at Wimbledon 2009 – It must be something in the court-side water cooler, but for some reason tennis players are historically hot.  Sure, there’s the occasional Billie Jean King here and there, but there are seemingly countless beauties all over the world who make their fortune with a tennis racket.  In praise of their beauty and athleticism, we honor the 10 hottest female athletes at Wimbledon 2009.

Number Ten: Stephanie Dubois

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  • Name: Stephanie Dubois
  • Age: 22
  • Country: Canada
  • Career Earnings: $391,738

Stephanie Dubois is an up-and-comer in the world of professional tennis.  In 2006, she became the first Canadian woman to qualify for the US Open.  While she’s still fresh in her career, she’s shown promise in Wimbledon, the French Open and the Australian Open as well.  Keep your eyes on her, she’s likely to show more potential in the years ahead.

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Number Nine: Venus Williams

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  • Name: Venus Williams
  • Age: 29
  • Country: USA
  • Career Earnings: $22,749,613

One of the top names in tennis — along with her twin sister Serena — Venus Williams is loved both on court and off.  Having earned nearly $23 million in match winnings, Williams is both hot AND successful.  That’s not a bad combination, and certainly enough to earn number nine on our list.

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Number Eight: Carly Gullickson

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  • Name: Carly Gullickson
  • Age: 22
  • Country: USA
  • Career Earnings: $307,164

Like a few others on this list, Carly Gullickson is new to the world of professional tennis.  She’s new to Wimbledon as well, as this is her first year in qualifying for the event.  This Ohio native has caught the eye of Tennis fans with her long blonde hair and girl-next-door charm.  We wouldn’t mind if that “next door” address was a number away from our own…

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Number Seven: Sorana Cirstea

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  • Name: Sorana Cirstea
  • Age: 19
  • Country: Romania
  • Career Earnings: $703,629

This nineteen-year-old pro from Romania is quickly climbing the seeding charts.  Earlier this year, she defeated Carly Gullickson at the French Open, although she is already out of this year’s Wimbledon tournament.  Why is she on this list?  This tanned brunette could be the “next big thing” in both competitive tennis and men’s magazines like Maxim, FHM and even StyleCrave.

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Number Six: Mathilde Johansson

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  • Name: Mathilde Johansson
  • Age: 24
  • Country: France
  • Career Earnings: $398,943

This Swedish-born French blonde is likely set for a quiet career in terms of championships.  24-year-old Mathilde Johansson has qualified for many of the world’s top events, but she hasn’t yet found solid success.  We don’t mind, because as long as she continues to qualify, we’ll continue watching her play.  Tall, blonde and lovely is a combo we’re happy to keep our eyes on.

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Number Five: Michelle Larcher De Brito

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  • Name: Michelle Larcher De Brito
  • Age: 16
  • Country: Portugal
  • Career Earnings: $155,565

We’re a bit leery about adding a 16-year-old to a “hot list”, so consider this an inclusion about the bright future of Portugal’s Michelle Larcher De Brito.  As she grows as a tennis player and a woman, Larcher De Brito is likely to become a hit on the tennis courts and in the spotlight.  Her wavy hair and energetic look will earn her plenty of attention in the years to come.

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Number Four: Serena Williams

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  • Name: Serena Williams
  • Age: 27
  • Country: USA
  • Career Earnings: $24,205,248

The other half of the infamous Williams duo, Serena Williams has earned a whopping $24 million on the tennis court, and is poised to add a few million more at this year’s Wimbledon.  For those who like athletic, toned women, Williams has a clear amazonian appeal.  Having been linked to rapper Common and other names in the past, her body of work is adored by many.

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Number Three: Daniela Hantuchova

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  • Name: Daniela Hantuchova
  • Age: 26
  • Country: Slovakia
  • Career Earnings: $6,293,457

This 26-year-old Slovakian beauty has amassed a hefty sum of prize money throughout her tennis career.  Beyon what Daniela Hantuchova does on the court, she’s quite friendly to the camera off court.  It’s not difficult to find lusty pictures of “Danka” in the slightest of sun wear, as exhibited above.  She won Wimbledon’s mixed doubles set in 2001, and is back again this year to show her skill on the court.  We’re watching, Miss Hantuchova, you’re quite easy to look at…

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Number Two: Ana Ivanovic

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  • Name: Ana Ivanovic
  • Age: 21
  • Country: Serbia
  • Career Earnings: $6,753,904

21-year-old Ana Ivanovic is easily one of the most beautiful women in tennis today.  While tennis fans normally lean toward Russian blondes, this Serbian brunette has a fresh look that drives tennis fans wild.  We’re hooked, and we certainly enjoy this young pro doing her thing on the tennis court.  While she’s already out of the Wimbledon 2009 competition, expect plenty more of this successful beauty in the future.

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Number One: Maria Sharapova

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  • Name: Maria Sharapova
  • Age: 22
  • Country: Russia
  • Career Earnings: $12,383,566

How could we pick anyone else for the number one slot?  At 22, Sharapova has not only earned $12 million, she’s captured the attention of millions and brought new fans to the sport.  She is a true celebrity, ranking in endorsement deals as often as she rakes in grand slam winnings.  A full career is ahead of this one, and unlike her past counterparts like Anna Kournikova, this beauty can PLAY.  How many wins are ahead of her?  We don’t know, but we’ll be watching…

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