Whether they are starring on the tennis court, ice rink, football pitch, swimming pool or velodrome, there's no shortage of beautiful women competing in international sport.
Some, like tennis star Maria Sharapova, enjoys global recognition for her sporting prowess and her looks. The 23-year-old former world No 1 boasts three grand slam singles titles and is the world's highest-paid female athlete. In August 2010, Forbes magazine estimated her annual earnings to be a staggering $24.5 million.
However, there are numerous female stars competing in other sports who are equally talented and glamorous.
MSN Sports celebrates, in no order of preference, 25 of the most beautiful sportswomen in the world.
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