Ashley Harkleroad was born in Rossville, Georgia on May 2, 1985 and is an American tennis player. Ashley first riveted the tennis world’s attention with a racy outfit at the 2001 US Open when she was just a minor. Harkleroad has often been compared to Anna Kournikova for her blatant use of sex appeal, and her Playboy appearance just furthers the comparison.
Asked about her decision to appear in Playboy, Ashley Harkleroad replied, “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.” This comment was made after her defeat in the first round of the French Open against Serena Williams. In a record, Ashley will be the first tennis player to grace the pages of Playboy.