Today’s sporting world is packed with female athletes who are absolutely excelling in their respective fields. And while some of these sportswomen are household names and others relative unknowns, all of them are undoubtedly world class – whether they’re a record-breaking race car driver or a medal-winning martial artist.
40. Serena Williams
Who better to start the list with than possibly the world’s most famous sportswoman? Serena Williams has spent over 300 weeks as the top-ranked female tennis player on the planet, has earned more than three dozen major trophies and is one of the few players to have ever won four Grand Slams in the same year. She’s also achieved huge success on the doubles circuit thanks to her partnership with sister Venus, who is a world-conquering champion in her own right.