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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 step 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 famous women tennis players are also some of the hottest tennis players of all time too.

Few can deny that Steffi Graf is the best female tennis player ever. During her nearly 20-year career, Graf won 22 Grand Slam titles plus was the only tennis player (man or woman) 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 formidable competition from other top women tennis players.

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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Serena Williams is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time
Serena Williams United States of America

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Martina Navratilova is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time
Martina Navratilova United States of America, Czechoslovakia

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Steffi Graf is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time
Steffi Graf West Germany, Germany

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Monica Seles is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time
Monica Seles United States of America, Germany

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Chris Evert is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time
Chris Evert United States of America

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Martina Hingis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time
Martina Hingis Switzerland, Czechoslovakia

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Billie Jean King is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time
Billie Jean King United States of America

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Margaret Court is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time
Margaret Court Australia

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Venus Williams is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time
Venus Williams United States of America

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Maria Sharapova is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time

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Kim Clijsters is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time
Kim Clijsters Belgium

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Justine Henin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time
Justine Henin Belgium

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Helen Wills Moody is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time
Helen Wills Moody United States of America

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Gabriela Sabatini is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time
Gabriela Sabatini Argentina

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Evonne Goolagong Cawley is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time

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Maureen Connolly is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time
Maureen Connolly United States of America

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Althea Gibson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time
Althea Gibson United States of America

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Lindsay Davenport is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time
Lindsay Davenport United States of America

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Suzanne Lenglen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time

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Arantxa Sánchez Vicario is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time

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Maria Bueno is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time
Maria Bueno Brazil

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Ana Ivanovic is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time
Ana Ivanovic Serbia

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Elena Dementieva is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time

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Caroline Wozniacki is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time

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Mary Pierce is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time
Mary Pierce United States of America, France, Canada

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Molla Mallory is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time
Molla Mallory United States of America

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Agnieszka Radwańska is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time

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Amélie Mauresmo is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time

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Margaret Osborne duPont is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time
Margaret Osborne duPont United States of America

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Nancye Wynne Bolton is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time

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Victoria Azarenka is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time

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Jennifer Capriati is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time
Jennifer Capriati United States of America

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Samantha Stosur is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time
Samantha Stosur Australia

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Angelique Kerber is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time
Angelique Kerber Poland, Germany

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Blanche Bingley is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time
Blanche Bingley United Kingdom

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Dorothea Douglass Chambers is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time
Dorothea Douglass Chambers United States of America, United Kingdom

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Doris Hart is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time
Doris Hart United States of America

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Jelena Janković is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time

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Simona Halep is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time
Simona Halep Romania

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Helen Jacobs is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time
Helen Jacobs United States of America

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Lottie Dod is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time

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Sabine Lisicki is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time
Sabine Lisicki Germany

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Amanda Coetzer is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time
Amanda Coetzer South Africa

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Alice Marble is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time
Alice Marble United States of America

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Kimiko Date-Krumm is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time

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Louise Brough is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time
Louise Brough United States of America

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Hana Mandlíková is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time
Hana Mandlíková Australia

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Francesca Schiavone is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time

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Jana Novotná is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time
Jana Novotná Czech Republic

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Petra Kvitová is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time
Petra Kvitová Czech Republic