The Sexiest Sports for Women

Tennis

WIMBLEDON - July 6: Anna Kournikova of Russia during her match against Venus and Serena Williams of the USA in the womens doubles semi final at the All England Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon, England, on July 6, 2002. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

During the past two decades professional tennis has joined modelling, prostitution, pole dancing and marriage catalogues as one of the most effective ways for women from former Soviet states to escape the drudgery and poverty of Eastern Europe.
This has had a very positive effect on women’s tennis, where the influx of perfectly toned blondes in short skirts has inspired the male segment of the world’s population to take a keener interest in the activities of the players on the WTA Tour.

Beach Volleyball

GSTAAD, SWITZERLAND - JULY 28: Chen Xue of China dives after the ball during the Womens Semi Final between Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treanor of USA and Chen Xue and Xi Zhang of China during day five of the FIVB 2007 Beach Volleyball World Championships on July 28, 2007 in Gstaad, Switzerland. (Photo by Hamish Blair/Getty Images)

The only reason beach volleyball developed into a legitimate sport was to provide athletic female volleyball players from around the world with a reason to shed their restricting sports kits in favour of bikinis. It is therefore not surprising that beach volleyball is a far more popular spectator sport than its indoor cousin.

Part sport, part exhibitionism/voyeurs dream come true, beach volleyball has a strong following in Latin America. Brazil in particular contributes to the visual appeal of the sport, providing a succession of bronzed beach volleyball stars, apparently recruited at random from the beaches of Rio de Janeiro.

Surfing

31 Aug 2000: World number three Serena Brooke of Australia dominated in her round one heat against Emmanuelle Joly of France to advance to round three of the Billabong Pro in Anglet, France. Photo by: Pierre Tostee / ASP/ALLSPORT

Long the domain of stoned men with washboard stomachs and bleached mullets, surfing is rapidly gaining in popularity amongst female water sport enthusiasts, who bring sophistication and the beauty of the female form to the sport.
A good pair of binoculars is a virtual necessity for proper appreciation of the sport when attempting to watch surfing events live. The skills of women surfers are also best appreciated in warmer climes, where the use of a wetsuit becomes strictly optional.

Cheerleading

JACKSONVILLE, FL - NOVEMBER 23: A Jacksonville Jaguar cheerleader performs during the game against the Minnesota Vikings at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium on November 23, 2008 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

America excels at creating and participating in sports that the rest of the planet finds either pointless, impossible to understand or a combination of both. However, in cheerleading, the United States has finally created a ‘sport’ that transcends all cultural and national barriers.
Most accurately described as a form of mainstream gymnastic vaudeville, cheerleading may be the only reason people attend sports events in the United States at all. The rigours and challenges of the sport, which include tumbling and attempting to avoid premature pregnancy, result in some of the finest female physiques in international sport.

Netball

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 28: Temepara George of the Mystics recieves a pass during the round 12 ANZ Championships match between the Northern Mystics and the Southern Steel at the North Shore Events Centre on June 23, 2008 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

While netball can’t match the previous four sports in terms of the feminine attributes of its contestants, it has the virtue of not being women’s rugby, football, wrestling, weightlifting, basketball or athletics.
While these sports might appeal to the type of men who buy magazines which celebrate female bodybuilders cradling M16s, the average male would most certainly draw a line at netball, where the physique and behaviour of contestants is still recognisably female.

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