WTAhotties 2009 Hot 100: #10 - #6

10- Dominika Cibulkova (#28, SVK)
After reaching the semifinals at Roland Garros and a career-high ranking at #12, injuries cut the progression of the 20 y.o. Slovak. She was featured on men's magazine FHM along with Anna Chakvetadze, Victoria Azarenka and Alona Bondarenko.

9- Sorana Cirstea (#45, ROM)
19 y.o. Romanian had an irregular season, highlighted by quarter-finalist place at Roland Garros, defeating Wozniacki and Jankovic on her way. Although she wasn't able to level her 2008 breakthrough season, she managed to stay in Top-50. Nevertheless, her popularity is increasing and some people see her as the new Ivanovic, as there is a slight resemblance between them.

8- Serena Williams (#1, USA)
Either loved or hated, Serena Williams does not leave anybody indifferent. If she is hot or not is a matter of taste, but it can't be denied that she has been the strongest player of 2009 season, with 2 Grand Slam titles at the Australian Open and Wimbledon, besides the Sony Ericsson Championships title. Furthermore, she was the tennis player selected for the Body issue of ESPN featuring naked athletes. Of the six athletes that were featured on the cover, the issue with Williams on the cover sold the best.

7- Victoria Azarenka (#7, BLR)
20 y.o. Victoria Azarenka had a fantastic start of the season with a 24-2 record and titles at Brisbane, Memphis and Miami (aka the 5th Grand Slam), defeating Serena Williams in the final. Quarter-finalist places at Roland Garros and Wimbledon helped her to secure a place among the Top-8 players of the season.

6- Maria Kirilenko (#62, RUS)
After finishing inside or near the Top-30 for the last few years, the gorgeous Russian had a really poor season and dropped out of Top-50. Nevertheless she still is one of the beauties of the WTA Tour and we were able to enjoy her bikini photoshoot for the Swimsuit edition of Sports Illustrated.

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