9. Saina Nehwal (Badminton)
Saina Nehwal is an Indian badminton player. Nehwal, the former world no. 1, has maintained her world ranking in the top ten since 2009. She has won over twenty international titles, which include ten Superseries titles. Considered as one of the most successful Indian female sportsperson, she is credited for increasing the popularity of badminton in India.
10. Sunitha Rao (Tennis)
Tennis player Sunita Rao makes the temperatures rise when she walks on to the tennis court. Born in Jersey City in the US, Rao has reached 7 finals in singles and has 8 career titles on the ITF Women’s Circuit. She has played on numerous WTA Tour events. She has also represented India on an international level in the 2008 Summer Olympics and the Fed Cup, and represented US on all other occasions.