5. Maria Sharapova

Judged on her star power alone, Russian tennis expert Maria Sharapova isn't only one of the best ladies in the game - she's probably the best.

Sharapova has created a brand and advertising empire on the heels of winning a profession Grand Slam (the Australian, French and U.S.

Opens and Wimbledon).

As of now, Sharapova is positioned as the ninth-best female tennis player on the planet by the WTA.

Sharapova's magnificence, ability and appeal makes her a top athlete to emulate.

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