The rise of female athletes over the past decade has been overwhelming. Women in every sport have gained national attention for their amazing feats and accomplishments in each of their respective sports while at the same time receiving praise for being a role model for girls all over the country. Here are some of the best female athletes.
The softball legend has enough softball records and achievements to fill her own record book. Finch graduated the University of Arizona with a 119-16 record with a 1.08 ERA and 1,028 strikeouts, including winning 51 consecutive game. Her proudest accomplishment may be her insane resume with the United States National team. Her international record is 36-2, with a .42 ERA and 397 strikeouts in 239 innings. Finch was one of the first softball players
Our country has had a number of fantastic women’s soccer players, but Hamm will definitely top any list referring to who is the greatest. Hamm led US Women’s National Soccer Team to two Women’s World Cups, two Olympic gold medals, and was named FIFA Player of the Year in 2001 and 2002. Hamm was one of only two women to be named to the FIFA 100, a 2004 list of the 125 greatest living soccer players, which celebrated FIFA’s 100th anniversary. At her peak, Hamm was the global ambassador for not only women’s soccer, but for all women’s sports across the globe.
Williams is undoubtedly the best female tennis player ever and should be considered one of the best tennis players of all-time. Williams’ 22 Grand Slam singles is the most for a tennis player (male or female) in the Open Era (1968 – present). In total, Serena has 38 major singles, doubles, and mixed doubles titles are combined for the most amongst active players, fourth all-time and second in the Open Era. If you have the chance set to get your hands on some US Open Tennis Championship tickets, you need to take action on it simply to witness Serena dominate. She also sports a 775-129 career singles record, essentially holds every women’s tennis record, and was named Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson of the Year in 2015 after she won the Australian Open, French Open, and Wimbledon all at the age of 34.