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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    Steffi Graf

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    Maria Sharapova

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    1983 More
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