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Most Googled Female Athletes

Female athletes from all corners of the globe took the sporting world by storm this year.

Whether it was at the Summer Olympics or at grand slam tennis events, 2012 featured some top-notch performances and impressive milestones by female sports stars.

TotalProSports.com listed its top 50 most-Googled female athletes of the 2012. Thirteen of the top 30 most-Googled female athletes were tennis players, while 14 of the top 30 are American athletes.

Some notable athletes in the top 50 were gold medalist Aly Raisman (No. 33) from Needham, Mass., who drew 224,000 Google searches and Sam Gordon (No 38.),  the 9-year-old running back who drew 104,000 Google searches this year.

Last year’s most-Googled female athlete, Serena Williams, cracked the Top 5 this year, as it was a British track star to capture the No. 1 ranking.

Check out the Top 30 below, with the top 50-31 athletes listed underneath the link.

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50. Francesca Piccinini 40. Natalie Coughlin
49. Kim Yu-Na 39. Candace Parker
48. Luciana Aymar 38. Sam Gordon
47. Simona Halep 37. Alana Blanchard
46. Yanina Wickmayer 36. Stephanie Rice
45. Vera Zvonareva 35. Andrea Petkovic
44. Natalie Gulbis 34. Daniela Hantuchova
43. Tina Charles 33. Aly Raisman
42. Michelle Wie 32. Christine Sinclair
41. Miesha Tate 31. Dominika Cibulkova
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