Sport is never a boring topic. I think all of you can undoubtedly agree with that. There always existed, a disparity between male and female sportsperson but the last decade has considerably increased the importance of females in sports. Beating several odds fighting against all the obstacles, women have set their steps in the field of sports and nothing could drag them behind. Here is a list of the top 10 Amazing sportswomen of the world in 2020 that have amused the viewers and set an example to all the young minds out there. So are you guys excited to find out about some of the sportswomen in the world that have instilled a deep sense of passion and hailed themselves as inspiration to each one of us?
1. SERENA WILLIAMS
The 38-year-old 23 grand slam singles titles winner never fails to astonish anyone. she was the first to get 23 grand slams. Serena set a revolutionary era in the field of tennis and among the sportswomen of the world. Serena Jemeka Williams is an American tennis player born on 26th September 1981. In 1999 she won her first grand singles title. However, she was the second African woman to win the grand slam singles tournament.
Serena Williams won her first singles grand slams as a mother at the 2020 ASB classics. she became the first woman in the professional area to win a title in all four decades(1990,2000,2010,2020,)respectively. In 2016 Earning almost $29 million in prize money and endorsements, Williams was the highest-paid female athlete. In 2017 she was the only female athlete on the Forbes list thereby repeating the feat.
Similarly, She has won the ‘Laureus Sportswoman of the Year’ award four times (2003, 2010, 2016, 2018). And above all in December 2015, she got the sportswomen of the year award. In 2019 she ranked 63rd in Forbes’ World’s Highest-Paid Athletes list.
2. NADIA COMANEC
The Romanian gymnast, still known among the top 10 amazing sportswomen of the world of all time in 2020. It should be noted that she amused the audience and the judges by scoring a perfect 10.0 at the 1976 Montreal Olympic games. Nobody thought it was achievable until she did it.
Most importantly at the same game, she won six more perfect tens leading her to achieve three gold medals making her one of the finest sportswomen in the world of all time. Comăneci is regarded as one of the world’s best-known gymnasts. She is attributed to popularizing the game throughout the world.
3. MARIA SHARAPOVA
Maria Yuryevna Sharapova the Russian retired professional tennis player.on August 22 2005, she became the first Russian female to win the grand slam singles title. Above all, She rose to the top 10 amazing sportswomen of the world in the world tennis rankings.
In 2007, an injury in the shoulder contributed to a series of losses. Despite that, she ranked among the Top 5 women’s tennis players at the end of that year. In June 2012, Sharapova defeated Sara Errani in the women’s French Open, becoming the 10th woman to complete a career Grand Slam, winning all four major tennis tournaments. Sharapova regained momentum in 2014 after she won her second French Open title against Simona Halep. Above all Sharapova indeed remains among the top 10 amazing sportswomen of the world in 2020.
4. MARY KOM
Chungneijang Mary Kom Hmangte popularly known as Mary Kom is the only female boxer to win six times the world’s amateur boxing championship. Notably, she is the only sportswoman to secure a medal in each of the seven world championships. On 11 December 2018, The title of “methoi leima” was awarded to her by the Manipur government loosely translated as the great or the exceptional in a felicitation ceremony held in Imphal. Mary Kom was exceptional in showing that motherhood was not a barrier to achieve women’s dreams. In 2020 She received the Padma vibhushan India’s second-highest civilian award.
5. NAOMI OSAKA
The first Asian sportswoman of the world who has secured top rankings in singles titles. Naomi Osaka from Japan is all set to retain her position as the world’s number one tennis player. The 22-year old player has already won the three grand slam singles title .she is currently the reigning champion at the US Open. WTA has ranked her number one.
Most importantly the Japanese sensation has won millions of hearts all over the world for defending the rights of the community of color. she is one of the most marketable athletes in the world, building off her status in spite of her multi-ethnic background. She was the highest-earning female athlete of all-time by her annual income in 2020 and ranked 29th among all athletes. On the court, Osaka is aggressive with her exuberant serve.
6. RONDA ROUSEY
The 29-year-old American mixed martial arts player. Ronda Rousey shot up to third on the list of highest-paid sportswomen of the world. Unquestionably she is one of the only two athletes in the Top 10 who are not tennis players. since 2018 She signed to WWE.she stands as the only female player to win medals both at UFC and WWE.FOX defined her as one of the finest athletes of the 21st century.
7. SAINA NEHWAL
The former world number 1 badminton player. Saina Nehwal won 24 titles that include 11 superseries titles. she is indeed credited for increasing the popularity of badminton in India. She received Padma Bhushan the third-highest civilian award in India. she also received the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award and Padma Bhushan the two national sporting honors. In 2006, she became the first Indian female and among the youngest Asian sportswomen of the world to win a 4-star tournament.
Most importantly She has the distinction of being the first Indian to win a Super Series title. On the list of most charitable athletes, Nehwal ranked 18th.
8. FU YUANHUI
Yuan hui made a name for herself at the Rio Olympics through her candid-yet-unorthodox demeanor. She is also known for her exuberant personality and infectious happiness. The 22-year-old Chinese swimmer,89th on the World Fame 100, became an internet sensation in Rio Olympics. she speaks her mind on many Talk shows and blurts out phrases that raise many eyebrows.
9. ALEX MORGAN
Alex morgan without a doubt stands as a groundbreaking female soccer player and a two-time world cup achiever. The face of U.S. women’s soccer found tremendous success overseas last year . In addition to that, she won the Women’s French Cup and the UEFA Women’s Champions League in the 2016-17 season.
In 2015, Morgan, along with Christine Sinclair and Steph cater, became the first women’s soccer players to appear on the cover of FIFA video games. Morgan also appeared alongside Lionel Messi on covers of FIFA 16 sold in the United States. Morgan is one of the highest-paid sportswomen of the world among American soccer players largely due to her endorsement deals
10. SANIA MIRZA
Sania Mirza is an Indian professional tennis player. she was a former doubles world No. 1. She has won a total of six Grand Slam titles in her career. From 2003 until she retired from singles in 2013, the Women’s Tennis Association ranked her as India’s No. 1 tennis player among the sportswomen of the world. The time named Mirza one of the “50 heroes of Asia “in October 2005.
In March 2010 the economic times named mirza as “33 women who made India proud”.She was appointed as the UN Women’s Goodwill Ambassador for South Asia during the event held to mark the International Day To End Violence Against Women on 25 November 2013. She was named in Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world in 2016.
In conclusion, the sportswomen of the world never cease to inspire anyone. Its high time that they get as highly recognized as their male contemporaries.
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