Ana Ivanovic is the only female athlete to enter in Maxim's Hot 100

May 27, 2014, 08:18 IST | A Correspondent

The sporting world's most glamourous and sexy women don't figure amongst the very best? Yes, save Ana Ivanovic. According to International Business Times, "amongst the many beautiful and sexy female athletes in the sporting world of tennis, 26-year-old Ana Ivanovic of Serbia is the only one who made the cut in 2014 Maxim's Hot 100.

Hot: Ana Ivanovic Pics/Getty Images
Hot: Ana Ivanovic. Pics/Getty Images 

South African super model Candice Swanepoel was placed at No 1. "Ivanovic, who currently ranks 12th in the world, is at 79th spot.

Ivanovic beat the likes of Gal Gadot, Ireland Baldwin and Iggy Azalea, who were positioned in 84th, 90th, and 96th places respectively."

Gadot (29) is an Israeli actress and model. Baldwin, 10 years senior to Gadot, is an American model while Azalea is an Australian musician and model.

Number one: Candice Swanepoel
Number one: Candice Swanepoel 

Ivanovic (26) kicked off the year in style by beating Venus Williams in the final of the ASB Classic in Auckland before losing the Australian Open quarter-finals to Canada's Eugenie Bouchard.

All set to thrive
She is seeded 11 at the French Open where she plays Caroline Garcia of France in the opening round. She would look to repeat her 2008 performance at Roland Garros where she won the singles title by beating Russia's Dinara Safina.

Ivanovic indicated recently that she has never felt so confident as 2008 and she has a backer in the form of legend Martina Navratilova.

Navratilova told ESPN website recently: "It looks to me like she wants to be on the court."

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