Ashley Harkleroad: Tennis star turns OnlyFans model as she 'likes posting pretty pics'
'I’m the first Professional tennis player ever to be on the cover of Playboy and now on Onlyfans!'
Former Wimbledon tennis star Ashley Harkleroad has shifted from balls to bikinis as she has started an OnlyFans account. Harkleroad has started posting adult content now, but she came into the spotlight for her sultry looks when she posed topless for the cover of Playboy magazine during the peak of her career as a player.
Harkleroad, once ranked number 39 in the world, earned almost $10,56,120 during her time as a tennis player. She has competed against Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, among other champions. That said, her current career path is fairly different.
Her Instagram bio explains that she once ranked in the top 40 in Women's Tennis Association (WTA), and citing her cover of Playboy, it reads, "I like posting pretty pics." These 'pretty pics' now have a platform of their own on her OnlyFans account. She describes herself as "sporty, flirty, playful, fun, and in her prime" as she tries to attract sports fans to her page on the adult content platform.
The 37-year-old former tennis player believes that she is the first ex-professional who has taken this career path after entering the Wimbledon singles draw on six occasions and reaching the third round in 2006. Harkleroad claims: "I’m the first Professional tennis player ever to be on the cover of Playboy and now on Onlyfans!"
In a doubles pair, Hakleroad reached the quarter finals at the US Open and Australian Open during her career. In 2008, she posed for Playboy and explained how she took inspiration from Amanda Beard's 2007 cover. She said, "I thought about it, and it was something that I did. I’m proud of my body. I was representing a female athlete’s body."
Harkleroad's OnlyFans is a paid subscription that costs around $8.50 per months. Moreover, other sports stars like UFC champ Paige VanZant, footballer Madelene Wright, basketball legend Liz Cambage and racing star Renee Gracie have also joined the platform to better connect with their fans.
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