Simona HalepSimona Halep1 1Romania6175
Garbine MuguruzaGarbine Muguruza2 1Spain6135
Caroline WozniackiCaroline Wozniacki3 3Denmark6015
Karolina PliskovaKarolina Pliskova4 -Czech Republic5730
Venus WilliamsVenus Williams5 -USA5597
Elina SvitolinaElina Svitolina6 3Ukraine5500
Jelena OstapenkoJelena Ostapenko7 3Latvia5010
Caroline GarciaCaroline Garcia8 12France4385
Johanna KontaJohanna Konta9 2Great Britain3610
Coco VandewegheCoco Vandeweghe10 6USA3258
Kristina MladenovicKristina Mladenovic11 4France2935
Svetlana KuznetsovaSvetlana Kuznetsova12 4Russia2856
Sloane StephensSloane Stephens13 4USA2802
Julia GoergesJulia Goerges14 13Germany2655
Anastasia PavlyuchenkovaAnastasia Pavlyuchenkova15 4Russia2485
Anastasija SevastovaAnastasija Sevastova16 2Latvia2475
Ashleigh BartyAshleigh Barty17 20Australia2236
Elena VesninaElena Vesnina18 3Russia2220
Madison KeysMadison Keys19 8USA2213
Angelique KerberAngelique Kerber21 9Germany2121
Serena WilliamsSerena Williams22 1USA2030
Barbora StrycovaBarbora Strycova23 2Czech Republic2025
Daria GavrilovaDaria Gavrilova25 3Australia1865
Daria KasatkinaDaria Kasatkina26 1Russia1580
Dominika CibulkovaDominika Cibulkova26 17Slovakia1860
Shuai PengShuai Peng27 3China1765
Agnieszka RadwanskaAgnieszka Radwanska28 15Poland1715
Petra KvitovaPetra Kvitova29 15Czech Republic1653
Lucie SafarovaLucie Safarova30 1Czech Republic1650
Kiki BertensKiki Bertens31 1Netherlands1610
Mirjana Lucic-BaroniMirjana Lucic-Baroni32 -Croatia1605
Ekaterina MakarovaEkaterina Makarova33 2Russia1580
Anett KontaveitAnett Kontaveit34 -Estonia1535
Shuai ZhangShuai Zhang35 9China1535
Elise MertensElise Mertens36 2Belgium1483
Sorana CirsteaSorana Cirstea37 9Romania1455
Timea BacsinszkyTimea Bacsinszky39 6Switzerland1362
Carla Suarez NavarroCarla Suarez Navarro40 4Spain1341
Samantha StosurSamantha Stosur41 3Australia1211
Lesia TsurenkoLesia Tsurenko41 1Ukraine1223
Alizé CornetAlizé Cornet42 2France1217
Irina-Camelia BeguIrina-Camelia Begu43 11Romania1194
Ana KonjuhAna Konjuh44 4Croatia1176
Qiang WangQiang Wang45 10China1165
Katerina SiniakovaKaterina Siniakova47 -Czech Republic1100
Lauren DavisLauren Davis48 5USA1093
Carina WitthoeftCarina Witthoeft49 23Germany1093
Yulia PutintsevaYulia Putintseva50 2Russia1085
Maria SakkariMaria Sakkari51 29Greece1081
Mona BarthelMona Barthel52 3Germany1068
Catherine BellisCatherine Bellis53 2USA1085
Donna VekicDonna Vekic54 9Croatia1045
Timea BabosTimea Babos55 3Hungary1032
Monica PuigMonica Puig57 20Puerto Rico1025
Shelby RogersShelby Rogers58 1USA1020
Maria SharapovaMaria Sharapova59 120Russia1006
Kristyna PliskovaKristyna Pliskova61 20Czech Republic965
Natalia VikhlyantsevaNatalia Vikhlyantseva62 2Russia961
Varvara LepchenkoVarvara Lepchenko63 13USA960
Christina MchaleChristina Mchale64 15USA950
Jennifer BradyJennifer Brady65 1USA947
Naomi OsakaNaomi Osaka68 7Japan930
Laura SiegemundLaura Siegemund69 10Germany904
Alison RiskeAlison Riske70 19USA875
Magda LinetteMagda Linette72 11Poland860
Belinda BencicBelinda Bencic74 42Hungary812
Heather WatsonHeather Watson75 2Great Britain811
Kirsten FlipkensKirsten Flipkens76 9Belgium808
Monica NiculescuMonica Niculescu79 14Romania784
Camila GiorgiCamila Giorgi80 6Italy777
Pauline ParmentierPauline Parmentier81 19France761
Johanna LarssonJohanna Larsson82 7Sweden761
Eugenie BouchardEugenie Bouchard83 2Canada760
Kateryna KozlovaKateryna Kozlova84 13Ukraine760
Madison BrengleMadison Brengle85 4USA753
Lara ArruabarrenaLara Arruabarrena86 6Spain750
Oceane DodinOceane Dodin87 27France750
Aliaksandra SasnovichAliaksandra Sasnovich88 3Belarus735
Ying-Ying DuanYing-Ying Duan91 5China726
Francesca SchiavoneFrancesca Schiavone92 14Italy725
Kateryna BondarenkoKateryna Bondarenko93 6Ukraine703
Saisai ZhengSaisai Zheng94 7China701
Ekaterina AlexandrovaEkaterina Alexandrova96 27Russia699
Mariana Duque-MariñoMariana Duque-Mariño96 2Colombia616
Nao HibinoNao Hibino97 29Japan693
Andrea PetkovicAndrea Petkovic98 12Germany660
Kurumi NaraKurumi Nara101 12Japan644
Su-Wei HsiehSu-Wei Hsieh103 8Chinese Taipei625
Sara Sorribes TormoSara Sorribes Tormo104 11Spain620
Jana CepelovaJana Cepelova109 13Slovakia589
Nicole GibbsNicole Gibbs110 7USA584
Evgeniya RodinaEvgeniya Rodina111 27Russia582
Yanina WickmayerYanina Wickmayer113 15Belgium577
Viktorija GolubicViktorija Golubic115 44Switzerland571
Roberta VinciRoberta Vinci117 35Italy558
Risa OzakiRisa Ozaki119 28Japan539
Misaki DoiMisaki Doi120 26Japan515
Danka KovinicDanka Kovinic123 18Montenegro506
Irina FalconiIrina Falconi130 29USA465
Sara ErraniSara Errani132 60Italy454
Julia BoserupJulia Boserup135 54USA447
Mandy MinellaMandy Minella145 65Luxembourg400
Jelena JankovicJelena Jankovic157 60Serbia365
Cagla BuyukakcayCagla Buyukakcay158 1Turkey361
Tsvetana PironkovaTsvetana Pironkova166 89Bulgaria351
Annika BeckAnnika Beck179 96Germany319
Anna-Lena FriedsamAnna-Lena Friedsam182 28Germany297
Irina KhromachevaIrina Khromacheva187 85Russia307
Victoria AzarenkaVictoria Azarenka210 759Belarus270
Louisa ChiricoLouisa Chirico214 85USA264
Patricia Maria TigPatricia Maria Tig235 117Romania238
Kristina KucovaKristina Kucova248 153Slovakia222
Yaroslava ShvedovaYaroslava Shvedova290 242Kazakhstan169
Vania KingVania King497 397USA64

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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