The 8 Most Eligible Bachelors And Bachelorettes In Sports

Ana IvanovicMichael Regan/GettySerbian tennis player Ana Ivanovic blows a kiss.

This feature is a part of our Sexiest Athletes series.
Our list of the 50 Sexiest Athletes Alive includes a twerking pro surfer, tennis power couple, dozens of part-time models, and the star of the ridiculously photogenic running back meme.

But only a select few possess the winning combination of strength, sex appeal, and singledom.

We rounded up the hottest available commodities in sports.

You’re welcome.

Tom Daley

UK Olympic diver

Age: 19

Baby-faced Daley has been diving since the age of seven, and could swim at age three. Just 17 at the time, he made a splash at last summer's London games when he took home a bronze medal for his outstanding performance.

Daley is now working his way toward the next Olympic games in Brazil in the summer of 2016. In the meantime, he's busy filming a new reality show on ITV called Splash!

Daley reveals that he's dated, but never seriously. '(Diving is) a priority to me and if someone doesn't understand that's fine. But then they're not the person for me.'

Ana Ivanovic

Tennis player

Age: 25

Ana Ivanovic burst onto the scene after winning the French Open in 2008, and is ranked number 16 in singles by the Women's Tennis Association.

The Serbian beauty recently split from wealthy former tennis player Mark Stillitano, whom she dated for less than a year. Ivanovic was also previously involved with Masters Champion Adam Scott and fellow tennis player Fernando Verdasco.

Lolo Jones

U.S. Olympic hurdler and bobsledder

Age: 31

Lolo Jones, who has been likened to celebrity doppelganger Rashida Jones (no relation), racked up three NCAA titles and 11 All-American honours while at Louisiana State University, and in February will join the U.S. bobsled team at the Sochi Olympics.

In an interview with HBO's 'Real Sports' last year, Jones revealed that she is still a virgin and that saving herself for marriage is 'harder than training for the Olympics.'

Julia Mancuso

U.S. Olympic alpine skier

Age: 29

With eight major championships medals under her belt -- three Olympic and five World Championship -- this cheerful ginger dominates the U.S. women's ski scene.

In September the sun set on Mancuso's four-year romance with Norwegian alpine skier Aksel Lund Svindal, but the two parted ways amicably.

Adrian Peterson

Runningback for the Minnesota Vikings

Age: 28

The NFL-dominating runningback has shown real talent this season, and was halfway to breaking Emmitt Smith's all-time rushing record as of the end of July. Peterson dazzles fans with his long touchdown runs, and is even known by some as 'Purple Jesus' (purple for the Vikings' purple jerseys).

Though Peterson suffered the immeasurable loss of his two-year-old son last month, he continues to play, ensuring fans that 'God wants good to come from it.'

Ronda Rousey

Mixed martial arts and judoka fighter

Age: 26

UFC's first and current Women's Bantamweight Champion Ronda 'Rowdy' Rousey took the Olympic Bronze medalist in Judo in 2008, has posed for ESPN the Magazine's 'The Body Issue' and Maxim's 'Hot 100' list, and
next year makes her big screen debut in 'Fast & Furious 7' and 'The Expendables 3.'

Rousey has said that she 'tries to have as much sex as possible' when she has a fight coming up.

Serena Williams

Tennis player

Age: 32

Serena Williams finished the year with 11 titles, two Grand Slams, 78 overall wins, and became the oldest woman to ever be ranked number one in the world.

Williams, who is currently unattached, told the IB Times that she actually plays better when she's not dating anyone.

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