They've sprinted, kicked, backflipped, triple-lutzed, and TKO'd their way into sports history. Learn more about notable female athletes such as Bonnie Blair, Hope Solo, Maria Sharapova, Venus Williams, and Jackie Joyner-Kersee.
In a CNN interview, beach volleyball champion Kerri Walsh-Jennings says she was warned she might lose her sponsorships when she discovered she was six weeks pregnant with her first child at the London Olympics. “Certain brands stepped up when others leave. That’s just the cycle of life,” she said.
Venus Williams is scheduled for a highly-anticipated match versus sister Serena in Friday’s U.S. Open. "Unfortunately and fortunately, we have to play each other. We make each other better. We bring out the best when we play each other...I think we're used to it now,” Serena said.