Tennis tops list of female sports stars, not male

by: TENNIS.com July 20, 2010

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.

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