Women Turning Heads at the Australian Open
You don't need to be a fan of tennis to appreciate the game — especially if you're just scoping out the athletes' enviable physiques.
PHOTOS: Women Turning Heads at the U.S. Open
In August, we featured photos of the hottest players at the U.S. Open, and now that the Australian Open is in full swing, we can't resist going back for another round.
PICS: Pippa Middleton, Tennis Superfan
Take a look at the Grand Slam's latest crop of competitors.
Serbia's Ana Ivanovic is currently number 13 on the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) rankings. The 25-year-old first became interested in tennis at just five years old after watching Monica Seles on television.
This is the first Australian Open for 20-year-old Heather Watson of Great Britain, who is ranked 50th by the WTA. She looks at Serena Williams and Beyoncé as style icons.
With a WTA singles ranking of No. 4 in the world, Agnieszka Radwańska is shaping up to be a serious competitor at the Australian Open. The 23-year-old Polish player also enjoys the travel aspect of her career, as she's a student of tourism at the Polish Sport University in Krakow.
The WTA ranks Czech player Klara Zakopalova at No. 22. The 30-year-old also leads a very active life off the court with her soccer-player husband Jan Zakopal: Zakopalova enjoys running and in-line skating when she's not playing tennis.
Venus Williams isn't ranked quite as high as her sister Serena (26th and 3rd, respectively), but her record at the Australian Open isn't too shabby. As the author of 2010's "Come To Win: On How Sports Can Help You Top Your Profession," she also might be the only New York Times best-selling author in the competition.
24-year-old Julia Goerges of Germany is ranked at No. 18 by the WTA, but her goal is to slowly get better until she reaches the top spot. This is her sixth appearance at the Australian Open, which she has stated is her favorite tennis competition.
Taiwan's Su-wei Hsieh is ranked 27th by the WTA. The 27-year old has a younger sister, Shu-ying Hsieh, who is also a professional tennis player.
Jelena Ristic may not be a tennis player, but she's making her presence known at the Australian Open. As the girlfriend of Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic, she's one of the tournament's most recognizable spectators.
Russia's Maria Kirilenko is ranked 15th by the WTA. The 25-year-old tennis player also dabbles in modeling, and was featured in the 2009 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue's "Volley of the Dolls" pictorial.
Maria Sharapova has already won one Australian Open championship back in 2008, when she was only 20 (she's now 25). The Russian player is currently ranked second in the world by the Women's Tennis Association.