Famous Lesbian Athletes

Amelie Mauresmo

Former World No. 1 tennis player, Amelie Mauresmo, was the first openly lesbian on the WTA tour since Martina Navratilova. At only 19, the frenchwoman surged into the 1999 Australian Open finals and with much speculation about her sexuality, Mauresmo also took the opportunity to come out to the national press after she jumped into her girlfriend’s arms for making the grand slam final down under. Mauresmo is a two-time grand slam singles champion, winning the Australian Open and Wimbledon in 2006. She also holds an Olympic silver medal from the 2004 Athens summer games.