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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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278 179
Maria Sharapova is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World

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200 132
Caroline Wozniacki is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World

4
181 128
Victoria Azarenka is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World

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125 114
Venus Williams is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World

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65 35
Martina Hingis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World
ColinBoddy added Martina Hingis age 37

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110 76
Angelique Kerber is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World
Polar Bear added Angelique Kerber age 29

8
91 76
Simona Halep is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World
alexantonovici added Simona Halep age 26

9
81 65
Agnieszka Radwańska is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World
ColinBoddy added Agnieszka Radwańska age 28

10
133 132
Ana Ivanovic is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World
Ana Ivanovic age 30

11
87 102
Petra Kvitová is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World

12
115 140
Sabine Lisicki is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World

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48 39
Dominika Cibulková is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World
UnbreakableNacho added Dominika Cibulková age 28

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97 94
Li Na is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World
emily dou added Li Na age 35

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70 95
Eugenie Bouchard is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World

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37 20
Karolína Plíšková is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World
ColinBoddy added Karolína Plíšková age 25

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43 31
Garbiñe Muguruza is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World
ColinBoddy added Garbiñe Muguruza age 24

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36 23
Lucie Šafářová is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World
ColinBoddy added Lucie Šafářová age 30

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69 102
Jelena Janković is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World

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23 13
Svetlana Kuznetsova is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World
ColinBoddy added Svetlana Kuznetsova age 32

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62 83
Samantha Stosur is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World
scruffenstein added Samantha Stosur age 33

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77 105
Daniela Hantuchová is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World

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22 13
Timea Bacsinszky is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World
ColinBoddy added Timea Bacsinszky age 28

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32 23
Julia Görges is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World
UnbreakableNacho added Julia Görges age 29

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22 18
Bethanie Mattek-Sands is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World
ColinBoddy added Bethanie Mattek-Sands age 32

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25 24
Kristýna Plíšková is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World
ColinBoddy added Kristýna Plíšková age 25

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22 13
Johanna Konta is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World
ColinBoddy added Johanna Konta age 26

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28 29
Anastasia Rodionova is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World
ColinBoddy added Anastasia Rodionova age 35

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17 21
Sania Mirza is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World
ColinBoddy added Sania Mirza age 31

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13 12
Mónica Puig is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World
UnbreakableNacho added Mónica Puig age 24

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6 0
Jelena Ostapenko is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World
Jelena Ostapenko

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20 24
Belinda Bencic is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World
ColinBoddy added Belinda Bencic age 20

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8 9
Camila Giorgi is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World
UnbreakableNacho added Camila Giorgi age 26

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27 36
Madison Keys is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World
MadisonKeys added Madison Keys age 22

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12 15
Anna Karolína Schmiedlová is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World
UnbreakableNacho added Anna Karolína Schmiedlová age 23

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14 13
Kaia Kanepi is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World
ColinBoddy added Kaia Kanepi age 32

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31 42
Sara Errani is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World
ColinBoddy added Sara Errani age 30

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9 13
Tímea Babos is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World
ColinBoddy added Tímea Babos age 24

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16 19
Alizé Cornet is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World
UnbreakableNacho added Alizé Cornet age 27

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46 86
Anna Kournikova is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World
voting closed at #13 | averagej123 added Anna Kournikova age 36

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13 14
Alison Riske is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World
ColinBoddy added Alison Riske age 27

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17 26
Carla Suárez Navarro is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World
ColinBoddy added Carla Suárez Navarro age 29

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18 21
Kristina Mladenovic is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World
ColinBoddy added Kristina Mladenovic age 24

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5 5
Coco Vandeweghe is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World
Ken Smith added Coco Vandeweghe age 26

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12 18
Kirsten Flipkens is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World
Kasir Radojica added Kirsten Flipkens age 31

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8 12
Yaroslava Shvedova is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World
ColinBoddy added Yaroslava Shvedova age 30

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13 18
Nadiya Kichenok is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World
ColinBoddy added Nadiya Kichenok age 25

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9 18
Tsvetana Pironkova is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World
ColinBoddy added Tsvetana Pironkova age 30

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13 24
Arina Rodionova is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World
ColinBoddy added Arina Rodionova age 28

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10 25
Francesca Schiavone is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World
ColinBoddy added Francesca Schiavone age 37