The Best Female Athletes in the World

We’re always looking for something that we will deem “the best”. The best sportsperson, the best workplace, the best website… But what classifies something as the best in its own category? How do we know why is seen as the best website for that type of entertainment and why is Messi one of the best football players this world has ever seen?

Naturally, we tend to ask this question, and we ask it a lot, when it comes to sports. However, even if it’s such a popular question, we don’t often ask it when it comes to women athletes. So, let us do it: Who are the best female athletes in the world? This is a list of women who have significantly impacted sports while playing and excelling at it. These women have changed the landscape of their sport, inspiring other generations to follow in their footsteps.

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Simone Biles

Simone Biles is one of the greatest athletes of all time. The Olympic gymnast has dominated the sport for the past few years, and she’s showing no signs of slowing down. Biles began her career as a 10-year-old and has won every major competition since then. She’s been incredibly successful in her sport and has even been named “Sports Illustrated”s 2016 Sportsperson of the Year. The first time she competed at the Olympics was in 2012 when she was just 16 years old; she ended up winning gold medals in all four events she competed in! In 2016, she came back to compete again at age 19, where she took home gold medals in three more events—including individual all-around—and silver in vaulting.

Serena Williams

Serena Williams is one of the best athletes in the world. She has won 23 Grand Slam titles, which is a record for women. In addition to her tennis career, she has also been a successful model and fashion designer. Her fashion line includes clothing for men and women as well as accessories such as watches and handbags. In 1999, Williams teamed up with Venus Williams to become the first sisters to play together in a Grand Slam tournament since 1969. The duo went on to win two Olympic gold medals in 2000 and 2008 as well as four Australian Open titles between 1999 and 2002. In 2002, Williams was ranked number one in the world by the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA). She held this position until 2017 when she was overtaken by Angelique Kerber at age 36 years old! During this time period, Williams won three Wimbledon titles (2002–03), four Australian Open titles (2003–05), five French Open titles (2003–08) and three U.S. Open titles (2002–03). In total, she has earned 23 Grand Slam singles titles—the most among active players—and 14 Grand Slam doubles titles

Mia Ham

Mia Ham is a soccer player who has been described as “America’s sweetheart.” She’s one of the most well-known female athletes in the world, and her career is just getting started. Mia was born in California on January 1st, 2000. Her father is British, while her mother grew up in the United States. When she was 10 years old, she was diagnosed with scoliosis. The brace restricted her movement and made it difficult for her to play sports like soccer and tennis. This didn’t stop Mia from pursuing her love of sports though! In fact, it made her more determined than ever before! She kept playing soccer with her friends after school every day until finally winning a scholarship to play for UCLA at age 16.