Over the years, Sports Illustrated has featured many beautiful women from across the sports spectrum in its popular and famous swimsuit edition. These are the hottest women in sports who have been in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.
Most of these beautiful women have made names for themselves in their respective sports. A couple of the beautiful women here are included because of their personal connections to sports figures.
Hottest women in sports in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition
- Alex Morgan
Beautiful soccer player Alex Morgan was in the 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition wearing nothing but body paint.
- Serena Williams
Tennis great and superstar Serena Williams was featured in the 2003 swimsuit edition.
- Maria Kirilenko
The hottest female tennis player of all-time, Maria Kirilenko from Russia, was in the 2009 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.
- Maria Sharapova
Lovely tennis star Maria Sharapova was on the cover of the 2006 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition in an inset, and did her own spread inside. Maria Sharapova has won a career Grand Slam in tennis.
- Lauren Jackson
Three-time WNBA MVP Lauren Jackson was in the 2005 swimsuit edition. Lauren is a 6' 5" beauty from Australia.
- Hannah Teter
American Olympic snowboarder Hannah Teter was in the 2010 swimsuit edition.
- Tatiana Golovin
Tennis beauty Tatiana Golovin from France, was in the 2009 swimsuit edition.
- Ekaterina Gordeeva
Two time Olympic gold medal skating champion Ekaterina Gordeeva from Russia was in the 2003 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. Ekaterina Gordeeva won gold in 1988 and 1994 in the pairs competition.
- Jennie Finch
Beautiful Jennie Finch was in the 2005 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. Jennie Finch won a gold medal in softball at the 2004 Olympics. She owns a huge baseball and softball complex near where I live in Flemington, New Jersey, called Diamond Nation, along with Jack Cust.
- Daniela Hantuchova
Beautiful tennis player Daniela Hantuchova from Slovakia was in the 2009 swimsuit edition.
- Gabrielle Reece
Volleyball beauty Gabrielle Reece was in the 1997 swimsuit edition.
- Danica Patrick
Race car driver Danica Patrick appeared in the swimsuit edition in 2008.
Superstar skier Lindsey Vonn was in the 2010 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.
Kate Upton's sports claim to fame comes from the athletes she has dated. Beautiful Kate Upton, on the cover of both the 2012 and 2013 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Editions, has dated both Mark Sanchez from the New York Jets, and Justin Verlander from the Detroit Tigers.
- Amanda Beard
American swimmer and two time Olympic gold medalist Amanda Beard was in the 2005 swimsuit edition.
- Anna Kournikova
Beautiful Russian tennis player Anna Kournikova, now retired, was on the inset cover, and appeared inside in a photo shoot in the 2004 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.
- Ana Ivanovic
Tennis star Ana Ivanovic, who won the French Open in 2008, was in the 2010 swimsuit edition.
Beautiful Brooklyn Decker makes this list because she is married to U.S. Open tennis champion Andy Roddick. Brooklyn Decker was has been in the swimsuit edition many times, and was on the cover of the 2010 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.
- Natalie Coughlin
Olympic gold medal winning swimmer Natalie Coughlin from the United States was in the 2012 swimsuit edition in body paint.
- Natalie Gulbis
Professional golfer and all around beauty Natalie Gulbis was also in the 2012 swimsuit edition in nothing but body paint.