Angelique KerberAngelique Kerber1 -Germany6965
Simona HalepSimona Halep2 -Romania6850
Karolina PliskovaKarolina Pliskova3 -Czech Republic6690
Serena WilliamsSerena Williams4 -USA4810
Elina SvitolinaElina Svitolina5 -Ukraine4765
Dominika CibulkovaDominika Cibulkova6 -Slovakia4420
Johanna KontaJohanna Konta7 1Great Britain4400
Caroline WozniackiCaroline Wozniacki8 1Denmark4345
Svetlana KuznetsovaSvetlana Kuznetsova9 -Russia4310
Agnieszka RadwanskaAgnieszka Radwanska10 -Poland3985
Venus WilliamsVenus Williams11 -USA3941
Kristina MladenovicKristina Mladenovic12 1France3095
Jelena OstapenkoJelena Ostapenko13 1Latvia3085
Garbine MuguruzaGarbine Muguruza14 1Spain2876
Elena VesninaElena Vesnina15 1Russia2876
Petra KvitovaPetra Kvitova16 1Czech Republic2720
Anastasia PavlyuchenkovaAnastasia Pavlyuchenkova17 1Russia2580
Madison KeysMadison Keys18 4USA2523
Anastasija SevastovaAnastasija Sevastova19 -Latvia2075
Timea BacsinszkyTimea Bacsinszky20 2Switzerland1873
Daria GavrilovaDaria Gavrilova21 3Australia1755
Barbora StrycovaBarbora Strycova22 2Czech Republic1745
Caroline GarciaCaroline Garcia23 2France1730
Mirjana Lucic-BaroniMirjana Lucic-Baroni24 2Croatia1686
Kiki BertensKiki Bertens25 2Netherlands1685
Carla Suarez NavarroCarla Suarez Navarro26 3Spain1645
Daria KasatkinaDaria Kasatkina26 1Russia1580
Lauren DavisLauren Davis27 1USA1611
Ana KonjuhAna Konjuh28 5Croatia1580
Coco VandewegheCoco Vandeweghe30 5USA1559
Shuai ZhangShuai Zhang31 1China1550
Laura SiegemundLaura Siegemund32 1Germany1500
Roberta VinciRoberta Vinci33 1Italy1490
Samantha StosurSamantha Stosur35 1Australia1405
Anett KontaveitAnett Kontaveit36 13Estonia1390
Shuai PengShuai Peng37 2China1380
Timea BabosTimea Babos38 2Hungary1350
Katerina SiniakovaKaterina Siniakova40 1Czech Republic1318
Lucie SafarovaLucie Safarova41 3Czech Republic1295
Lesia TsurenkoLesia Tsurenko41 1Ukraine1223
Alizé CornetAlizé Cornet42 2France1217
Ekaterina MakarovaEkaterina Makarova43 2Russia1265
Yulia PutintsevaYulia Putintseva44 2Russia1250
Alison RiskeAlison Riske45 2USA1215
Kristyna PliskovaKristyna Pliskova46 1Czech Republic1181
Oceane DodinOceane Dodin47 1France1173
Yaroslava ShvedovaYaroslava Shvedova48 1Kazakhstan1172
Mona BarthelMona Barthel49 1Germany1139
Monica NiculescuMonica Niculescu50 -Romania1110
Monica PuigMonica Puig51 2Puerto Rico1085
Misaki DoiMisaki Doi52 2Japan1080
Johanna LarssonJohanna Larsson53 2Sweden1080
Catherine BellisCatherine Bellis53 2USA1085
Julia GoergesJulia Goerges54 2Germany1070
Qiang WangQiang Wang55 2China1060
Eugenie BouchardEugenie Bouchard56 4Canada1057
Elise MertensElise Mertens57 6Belgium1053
Donna VekicDonna Vekic58 12Croatia1050
Christina MchaleChristina Mchale59 1USA1005
Lara ArruabarrenaLara Arruabarrena60 1Spain1004
Naomi OsakaNaomi Osaka61 1Japan985
Sorana CirsteaSorana Cirstea62 3Romania977
Carina WitthoeftCarina Witthoeft63 3Germany972
Ying-Ying DuanYing-Ying Duan64 1China948
Natalia VikhlyantsevaNatalia Vikhlyantseva65 9Russia944
Jelena JankovicJelena Jankovic66 6Serbia940
Varvara LepchenkoVarvara Lepchenko67 2USA925
Irina-Camelia BeguIrina-Camelia Begu68 4Romania888
Saisai ZhengSaisai Zheng69 2China850
Shelby RogersShelby Rogers70 2USA848
Viktorija GolubicViktorija Golubic71 2Switzerland826
Sara ErraniSara Errani72 1Italy799
Francesca SchiavoneFrancesca Schiavone73 1Italy790
Risa OzakiRisa Ozaki74 1Japan788
Magda LinetteMagda Linette75 2Poland775
Ekaterina AlexandrovaEkaterina Alexandrova76 -Russia762
Tsvetana PironkovaTsvetana Pironkova77 2Bulgaria792
Ashleigh BartyAshleigh Barty77 11Australia755
Madison BrengleMadison Brengle79 4USA733
Mandy MinellaMandy Minella80 2Luxembourg732
Julia BoserupJulia Boserup81 6USA728
Pauline ParmentierPauline Parmentier82 3France722
Annika BeckAnnika Beck83 3Germany720
Evgeniya RodinaEvgeniya Rodina84 4Russia718
Aliaksandra SasnovichAliaksandra Sasnovich85 5Belarus708
Andrea PetkovicAndrea Petkovic86 2Germany700
Nao HibinoNao Hibino87 2Japan689
Kirsten FlipkensKirsten Flipkens88 13Belgium685
Kurumi NaraKurumi Nara89 2Japan682
Yanina WickmayerYanina Wickmayer92 11Belgium667
Camila GiorgiCamila Giorgi93 6Italy647
Jennifer BradyJennifer Brady93 -USA665
Kristina KucovaKristina Kucova95 2Slovakia640
Jana CepelovaJana Cepelova96 1Slovakia647
Mariana Duque-MariñoMariana Duque-Mariño96 2Colombia616
Sara Sorribes TormoSara Sorribes Tormo97 1Spain635
Maria SakkariMaria Sakkari98 -Greece624
Kateryna BondarenkoKateryna Bondarenko99 7Ukraine609
Vania KingVania King100 -USA599
Irina KhromachevaIrina Khromacheva102 10Russia579
Danka KovinicDanka Kovinic105 4Montenegro536
Su-Wei HsiehSu-Wei Hsieh107 3Chinese Taipei527
Belinda BencicBelinda Bencic116 2Hungary452
Nicole GibbsNicole Gibbs117 2USA452
Patricia Maria TigPatricia Maria Tig118 3Romania450
Heather WatsonHeather Watson127 19Great Britain428
Louisa ChiricoLouisa Chirico129 1USA424
Kateryna KozlovaKateryna Kozlova147 1Ukraine378
Cagla BuyukakcayCagla Buyukakcay157 1Turkey342
Irina FalconiIrina Falconi159 3USA336
Maria SharapovaMaria Sharapova179 4Russia310
Anna-Lena FriedsamAnna-Lena Friedsam182 28Germany297
Sloane StephensSloane Stephens185 1USA292
Victoria AzarenkaVictoria Azarenka969 -Belarus10

WTA Rankings

The Women’s Tennis Association, the WTA, is the governing body of women’s professional tennis.

The WTA history begins in 1970 with Billie Jean King and 8 more female tennis players, who signed $1 contracts with Gladys Heldman, the World Tennis publisher, to compete in a new women’s tennis tour. They were called the Original 9: Billie Jean King, Judy Dalton, Julie Heldman, Rosie Casals, Kristy Pigeon, Valerie Ziegenfuss, Peaches Bartkowicz, Kerry Melville and Nancy Richey.

2,500 players stand for the WTA, the leader in women’s tennis professional sport. They compete for $137 million in prize money and represent 92 nations. The 2016 WTA showcases the best female athletes competing in the world’s most breathtaking venues (57 tournaments, four Grand Slams and the Olympic Games) in 33 countries. In 2015, The WTA was watched by 395 million fans on TV around the globe.

To get more interesting info about each player – click on their names!

Women’s professional tennis

The WTA Singles Rankings classify the top women’s professional tennis players worldwide. Players are adjudged points depending on that how successful they are at the pro tour tournaments. They earn their own number of points and then they are assorted according to these numbers. Every week this ranking is updated and the last-52-weeks results are factored in.

Over the past 10 years, Serena Williams can be considered the best-ranked player. She has an enormous success with her total 8,330 points and is steady ranks in the top-10 for the past few years.

From the 17th of August 1987 to the 10th of March 1991 Steffi Graf spent 186 weeks in a row ranking at the top, so she is a player with the most consistent weeks at the top. Steffi Graf holds the No. 1 record for the most weeks (377) and was also ranked No.1 eight times in general at the end of the year.

Greatest female players

As with the men there are frequent discussions about who is the greatest female singles player of all time with Steffi Graf, Martina Navratilova and Serena Williams being the three players most often nominated.

In March 2012 the TennisChannel published a combined list of the 100 greatest men and women tennis players of all time. It ranked Steffi Graf as the greatest female player (in 3rd place overall), followed by Martina Navratilova (4th place) and Margaret Court (8th place). The rankings were determined by an international panel.

Sportwriter John Wertheim of Sports Illustrated stated in an article in July 2010 that Serena Williams is the greatest female tennis player ever with the argument that “Head-to-head, on a neutral surface (i.e. hard courts), everyone at their best, I can’t help feeling that she crushes the other legends”. In a reaction to this article Yahoo sports blog Busted Racket published a list of the top-10 women’s tennis players of all time placing Martina Navratilova in first spot. This top-10 list was similar to the one published in June 2008 by the Bleacher Report who also ranked Martina Navratilova as the top female player of all time.

Steffi Graf is considered by some to be the greatest female player. Billie Jean King said in 1999, “Steffi is definitely the greatest women’s tennis player of all time.” Martina Navratilova has included Graf on her list of great players. In December 1999, Graf was named the greatest female tennis player of the 20th century by a panel of experts assembled by the Associated Press.

Tennis writer Steve Flink, in his book “The Greatest Tennis Matches of the Twentieth Century“, named her as the best female player of the 20th century, directly followed by Martina Navratilova.

Tennis magazine selected Martina Navratilova as the greatest female tennis player for the years 1965 through 2005. Tennis historian and journalist Bud Collins has called Navratilova “arguably, the greatest player of all time.” Billie Jean King said about Navratilova in 2006, “She’s the greatest singles, doubles and mixed doubles player who’s ever lived.”


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