Garbine MuguruzaGarbine Muguruza1 -Spain6115
Simona HalepSimona Halep2 -Romania5965
Elina SvitolinaElina Svitolina3 -Ukraine5640
Karolina PliskovaKarolina Pliskova4 -Czech Republic5520
Venus WilliamsVenus Williams5 -USA4756
Caroline WozniackiCaroline Wozniacki6 -Denmark4640
Johanna KontaJohanna Konta7 -Great Britain4520
Svetlana KuznetsovaSvetlana Kuznetsova8 -Russia4410
Dominika CibulkovaDominika Cibulkova9 -Slovakia3810
Jelena OstapenkoJelena Ostapenko10 -Latvia3781
Madison KeysMadison Keys11 1USA3402
Angelique KerberAngelique Kerber12 2Germany3340
Agnieszka RadwanskaAgnieszka Radwanska13 2Poland3335
Petra KvitovaPetra Kvitova14 1Czech Republic3256
Kristina MladenovicKristina Mladenovic15 -France3095
Coco VandewegheCoco Vandeweghe16 -USA2764
Sloane StephensSloane Stephens17 -USA2711
Anastasija SevastovaAnastasija Sevastova18 -Latvia2295
Anastasia PavlyuchenkovaAnastasia Pavlyuchenkova19 4Russia2190
Caroline GarciaCaroline Garcia20 -France2175
Elena VesninaElena Vesnina21 2Russia2140
Daria GavrilovaDaria Gavrilova22 1Australia2135
Serena WilliamsSerena Williams23 1USA2030
Shuai PengShuai Peng24 -China1860
Barbora StrycovaBarbora Strycova25 -Czech Republic1825
Shuai ZhangShuai Zhang26 4China1805
Daria KasatkinaDaria Kasatkina26 1Russia1580
Julia GoergesJulia Goerges27 1Germany1740
Lucie SafarovaLucie Safarova29 12Czech Republic1690
Kiki BertensKiki Bertens30 5Netherlands1670
Mirjana Lucic-BaroniMirjana Lucic-Baroni32 8Croatia1615
Timea BacsinszkyTimea Bacsinszky33 13Switzerland1588
Anett KontaveitAnett Kontaveit34 2Estonia1550
Ekaterina MakarovaEkaterina Makarova35 8Russia1475
Carla Suarez NavarroCarla Suarez Navarro36 10Spain1470
Ashleigh BartyAshleigh Barty37 40Australia1450
Elise MertensElise Mertens38 19Belgium1338
Ana KonjuhAna Konjuh40 12Croatia1277
Lesia TsurenkoLesia Tsurenko41 1Ukraine1223
Kristyna PliskovaKristyna Pliskova41 5Czech Republic1253
Alizé CornetAlizé Cornet42 2France1217
Lauren DavisLauren Davis43 16USA1219
Samantha StosurSamantha Stosur44 9Australia1176
Donna VekicDonna Vekic45 13Croatia1175
Sorana CirsteaSorana Cirstea46 16Romania1166
Katerina SiniakovaKaterina Siniakova47 7Czech Republic1150
Yaroslava ShvedovaYaroslava Shvedova48 1Kazakhstan1172
Yulia PutintsevaYulia Putintseva48 4Russia1145
Mona BarthelMona Barthel49 -Germany1123
Alison RiskeAlison Riske51 6USA1110
Timea BabosTimea Babos52 14Hungary1095
Catherine BellisCatherine Bellis53 2USA1085
Irina-Camelia BeguIrina-Camelia Begu54 14Romania1078
Qiang WangQiang Wang55 -China1065
Shelby RogersShelby Rogers57 13USA1038
Laura SiegemundLaura Siegemund59 27Germany972
Oceane DodinOceane Dodin60 13France948
Naomi OsakaNaomi Osaka61 -Japan922
Natalia VikhlyantsevaNatalia Vikhlyantseva64 1Russia882
Monica NiculescuMonica Niculescu65 15Romania871
Jennifer BradyJennifer Brady66 27USA865
Kirsten FlipkensKirsten Flipkens67 21Belgium853
Nao HibinoNao Hibino68 19Japan834
Ekaterina AlexandrovaEkaterina Alexandrova69 7Russia813
Viktorija GolubicViktorija Golubic71 2Switzerland826
Kateryna KozlovaKateryna Kozlova71 76Ukraine798
Sara ErraniSara Errani72 1Italy799
Carina WitthoeftCarina Witthoeft72 9Germany794
Heather WatsonHeather Watson73 54Great Britain791
Camila GiorgiCamila Giorgi74 19Italy789
Varvara LepchenkoVarvara Lepchenko76 9USA780
Monica PuigMonica Puig77 26Puerto Rico780
Tsvetana PironkovaTsvetana Pironkova77 2Bulgaria792
Francesca SchiavoneFrancesca Schiavone78 5Italy774
Christina MchaleChristina Mchale79 20USA770
Mandy MinellaMandy Minella80 2Luxembourg732
Maria SakkariMaria Sakkari80 18Greece769
Madison BrengleMadison Brengle81 2USA763
Julia BoserupJulia Boserup81 6USA728
Roberta VinciRoberta Vinci82 49Italy761
Annika BeckAnnika Beck83 3Germany720
Magda LinetteMagda Linette83 8Poland755
Evgeniya RodinaEvgeniya Rodina84 -Russia752
Eugenie BouchardEugenie Bouchard85 29Canada750
Aliaksandra SasnovichAliaksandra Sasnovich85 5Belarus708
Andrea PetkovicAndrea Petkovic86 2Germany700
Saisai ZhengSaisai Zheng87 18China710
Johanna LarssonJohanna Larsson89 36Sweden702
Kurumi NaraKurumi Nara89 2Japan682
Risa OzakiRisa Ozaki91 17Japan688
Lara ArruabarrenaLara Arruabarrena92 32Spain685
Sara Sorribes TormoSara Sorribes Tormo93 4Spain677
Misaki DoiMisaki Doi94 42Japan653
Kristina KucovaKristina Kucova95 2Slovakia640
Su-Wei HsiehSu-Wei Hsieh95 12Chinese Taipei651
Ying-Ying DuanYing-Ying Duan96 32China647
Jana CepelovaJana Cepelova96 1Slovakia647
Mariana Duque-MariñoMariana Duque-Mariño96 2Colombia616
Jelena JankovicJelena Jankovic97 31Serbia641
Yanina WickmayerYanina Wickmayer98 6Belgium640
Kateryna BondarenkoKateryna Bondarenko99 7Ukraine609
Pauline ParmentierPauline Parmentier100 18France631
Vania KingVania King100 -USA599
Irina KhromachevaIrina Khromacheva102 10Russia579
Danka KovinicDanka Kovinic105 4Montenegro536
Belinda BencicBelinda Bencic116 2Hungary452
Nicole GibbsNicole Gibbs117 2USA452
Patricia Maria TigPatricia Maria Tig118 3Romania450
Louisa ChiricoLouisa Chirico129 1USA424
Cagla BuyukakcayCagla Buyukakcay157 1Turkey342
Irina FalconiIrina Falconi159 3USA336
Maria SharapovaMaria Sharapova179 4Russia310
Anna-Lena FriedsamAnna-Lena Friedsam182 28Germany297
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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