Sweat and sporting skills make a woman sexier. Here are smokin' heroines to love
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Ana Ivanovic, tennis player
Ranked No. 7 in the world by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA), the Serbian turned professional in 2003 and has not looked back since. She's played at major tournaments like the French Open and the Australian Open, and also has 15 WTA Tour singles titles under her belt.
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Carli Lloyd, footballer
The midfielder for the US women’s soccer team is still on a high from helping her team clinch a third FIFA Women’s World Cup trophy on Sunday. They beat Japan 5-2, and in the first 16 minutes of the game, the Texas native scored three of the US team’s goals. Her new nickname? Captain America.
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Lolo Jones, track athlete
Sportstar Lolo, also known as Lori, is a member of the US track-and-field and bobsled teams. Reportedly the most-followed US track athlete on Twitter, she overcame a spinal condition that threatened to put an end to her career, and went on to specialise in 100m hurdles events. She’s also the first woman ever to claim back-to-back World Indoor titles in the 60m hurdles, setting an American record in the process. Sounds superhuman, but the staunch Christian has also admitted to dating online and struggling to maintain her virginity!
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Micky Lin, netballer
Singapore’s own captained her netball team to a gold medal at the recent Southeast Asian Games in July. A star player with 70 international caps, this two-time Asian champion juggles training with her work as an assistant marketing manager. Sporty and savvy.
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Sasha Christian, wakeboarder
This sportswoman is no stranger to winner’s medals, having won the Asian Wakeboard Championships in 2009 and gold medals at the 2011 and 2014 SEA Games. Even a downpour during her event didn’t stop her from pulling off jumps, flips and crosses to rousing cheers.
Michelle Bong Lejtenyi
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