The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time Tennis Players
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The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time

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The best women's tennis players of all time are multiple Grand Slam champions, Olympic tennis gold medalists and simply the best ladies to ever stop on the clay or grass courts around the world. These record holders hail from around the world, leaving aspiring female tennis players in the dust as they dominate at the top tennis tournaments around including the Australian Open, the French Open, the US Open and Wimbledon. That's not to mention that these ladies are also some of the hottest tennis players of all time too.

Few can deny that Steffi Graf is not the best female tennis player ever. During her nearly 20-year career, Graf won 22 Grand Slam titles plus was the only tennis player in history to win the Calendar Year Golden Slam by winning al four Grand Slam singles titles and an Olympic gold medal in the same year (1988). Additionally, she dominated both the major tennis competitions and the Women's Tennis Association rankings during much of her career despite good competition.

Beyond Graf, the world of women's tennis has seen numerous notable ladies play the game during the years. Top names like Martina Navatilova, Serena Williams, Chris Evert, Monica Seles and Margaret Smith Court all come to mind among the best to ever play the game as do Billie Jean King, Justine Henin, Maria Sharapova and Kim Clijsters. Each of these ladies have seen a great deal of success throughout the years and easily earn recognition as among the greatest female tennis players ever.

While it's arguable whether these women are better than the greatest men's tennis players of all time, one thing is certain. They will go down, and already are recognized, as the best women to ever play the game of tennis. They hold the gold standard for aspiring female tennis players and have set that bar quite high for any who wish to follow in their footsteps.
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    the people's #1 &most listed
    Steffi Graf

    1969 More
    100
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    1956 More
    93
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    1954 More
    91
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    1981 More
    89
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    1973 More
    83
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    1943 More
    73
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    1980 More
    72
    added by: kdoumu
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    1942 More
    70
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    1980 More
    66
    added by: kdoumu
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    1982 More
    66
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    ranked low on reranks
    Maria Sharapova

    1987 More
    60
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    1983 More
    58
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    1905 More
    55
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    1951 More
    51
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    1976 More
    46
    added by: magej
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    1899 More
    45
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    1934 More
    44
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    1927 More
    43
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    1962 More
    32
    added by: JasonWrayAnderson
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    1985 More
    31
    added by: magej
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Maria Bueno

    1939 More
    30
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    1991 More
    16
    added by: get.julian
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