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Here is a list of the top Women's Tennis players in the world today in 2016-2017. This is one of the most exciting periods in the history of the game. The 2016 WTA rankings factor in the past calendar year's tournaments, which neglects not only how the players have been performing lately, but also their career record. Both the player's past and recent history is taken into account, but the list will focus primarily on a particular player's recent body of work, with the the past history plus latest few matches taken into account, especially performances at the four major tournaments, when it comes to a tiebreaker between two players.

The list only includes players who are currently playing in WTA tour events, not the senior tour or Pro Ams. This is not a historical list of the best tennis players of all time. A lot of the players on this list have fared well in all tournaments, especially the majors. While there are a few players who are dominating others at the moment, the list is subject to change since Women's Tennis is one of the most volatile sports when it comes to players moving up and down the current ranking system. There is a group of players in the top tier playing extremely well, but that can change at any moment depending on performances at the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and US Open.

Vote on who you think is the best women's tennis player in the world in 2016-2017. Make your own list and ranking as you deem fit. You can include your favorite players not on the list, but the only caveat is that they must be current players.

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Serena Williams is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World

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Maria Sharapova is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World

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Victoria Azarenka is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World

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Caroline Wozniacki is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World

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Venus Williams is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World

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Angelique Kerber is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World

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Martina Hingis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World

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Simona Halep is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World
Simona Halep age 26

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Agnieszka Radwańska is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World

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Petra Kvitová is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World

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Ana Ivanovic is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World
Ana Ivanovic age 30

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Sabine Lisicki is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World

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Dominika Cibulková is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World

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Lucie Šafářová is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World

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Li Na is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World
Li Na age 35

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Eugenie Bouchard is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World

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Garbiñe Muguruza is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World

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Samantha Stosur is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World

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Jelena Janković is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World

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Karolína Plíšková is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World

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Daniela Hantuchová is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World

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Svetlana Kuznetsova is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World

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Timea Bacsinszky is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World

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Julia Görges is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World
Julia Görges age 29

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Bethanie Mattek-Sands is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World

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Kristýna Plíšková is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World

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Johanna Konta is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World
Johanna Konta age 26

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Mónica Puig is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World
Mónica Puig age 24

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Anastasia Rodionova is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World

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Sania Mirza is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World
Sania Mirza age 31

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Anna Karolína Schmiedlová is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World

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Kaia Kanepi is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World
Kaia Kanepi age 32

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Belinda Bencic is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World

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Madison Keys is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World
Madison Keys age 22

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Camila Giorgi is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World
Camila Giorgi age 26

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Sara Errani is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World
Sara Errani age 30

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Tímea Babos is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World
Tímea Babos age 24

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Jelena Ostapenko is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World
Jelena Ostapenko

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Alizé Cornet is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World
Alizé Cornet age 27

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Anna Kournikova is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World
voting closed at #13 Anna Kournikova age 36

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Alison Riske is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World
Alison Riske age 27

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Kristina Mladenovic is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World

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Carla Suárez Navarro is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World

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Coco Vandeweghe is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World

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Kirsten Flipkens is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World

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Yaroslava Shvedova is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World

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Nadiya Kichenok is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World

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Tsvetana Pironkova is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World

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Arina Rodionova is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World

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Francesca Schiavone is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World