Tennis tops list of female sports stars, not male

by: TENNIS.com | July 20, 2010

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email

TENNIS.com

Tennis players make up five of the U.S.'s Top 10 favorite female sports stars, according to a poll by Harris Media.
 
Serena and Venus Williams were No. 1 and 2 on the list, respectively, followed by No. 5 Maria Sharapova, No. 6 Anna Kournikova, No. 9 Billie Jean King and No. 10 Martina Navratilova. Chris Evert, No. 8 last year, did not rank in the Top 10 this year.
 
Car racer Danica Patrick, soccer player Mia Hamm, beach volleyballer Misty May, gymnast Shawn Johnson and basketball player Lisa Leslie were the non-tennis players on the women's list.
 
No tennis players were on the list of Top 10 favorite male athletes, where Tiger Woods and Kobe Bryant tied for first place.
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email

More Stories

WATCH: The WTA 125K Hawaii Open is streaming live on TENNIS.com

The WTA event is held at the Patsy T. Mink Central Oahu Regional Park. 

Former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna dies at 49 after cancer battle

The Czech won 24 singles titles and, in 1997, reached No. 2 in the WTA rankings.

Grigor Dimitrov showed off newfound mental toughness in ATP Finals win

The Bulgarian's run in London resulted in the biggest victory of his career.