30. Carling Bassett
Career: Bassett was ranked as high as eighth in her career, but she’s perhaps just as well known for her post career disclosure that she had suffered from bulimia for much of her life. Currently runs a tennis center, along with Chris Evert.
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29. Sorana Cirstea
Career: Cirstea is only 18 years old, but has already won five tennis tournaments, including a WTA event. She is possibly a better doubles player, with 10 tournament wins in that event.
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28. Iveta Benesova
Career: Benesova turned pro at the age of 15, but has somewhat failed to live up to expectations. She’s never made it past the third round of a Grand Slam event, but she has won five different events, and achieved a high ranking of 33rd (2005).
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27. Sania Mirza
Career: Mirza is one of the most famous Indian athletes in the world. She’s only won one event, but has played well in her career, achieving a ranking high of 27th (2007). Mirza is also a solid doubles player, with seven titles and a high ranking of 18th (2007).
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26. Caroline Wozniacki
Career: Wozniacki is an accomplished junior’s player, only recently making the steps to pro. She’s already won three WTA events and made it to the third or fourth round of all four grand slams this year. Look for her to make even deeper Grand Slam runs in the coming years.
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25. Maria Kirilenko
Career: Kirilenko is another example of the blonde Russian tennis archetype that they churn out so well. She’s got five career titles and a high ranking of 18th (2008).
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24. Nicole Vaidisova
Career: One of female tennis’ more recognizable faces currently, Vaidisova is a spokeswoman for Reebok and Citizen watches. She has achieved a ranking high of 7th in the world (2007) and has 8 singles titles under her belt.
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23. Marta Domachowska
Career: Domachowska has six ITF singles titles, and her highest world ranking has been 37th (2006). Turned pro at the age of 15.
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22. Olga Poutchkova
Career: Yet another Russian blonde, Poutchkova models in her spare time when she’s not playing tennis. She’s been ranked as high as 32nd in the world.
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21. Tamira Paszek
Career: Tamira might look pretty um, advanced, she actually doesn’t turn 18 until this December. She already has two singles titles to her name. Her first WTA win made her the seventh youngest tournament winner of all time.
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