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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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Steffi Graf is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time
Steffi Graf West Germany, Germany

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Serena Williams is listed (or ranked) 2 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) 3 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time
Martina Navratilova United States of America, Czechoslovakia

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728 501
Chris Evert is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time
Chris Evert United States of America

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966 622
Monica Seles is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time
Monica Seles United States of America, Germany

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464 398
Billie Jean King is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time
Billie Jean King United States of America

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548 477
Martina Hingis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time
kdoumu added Martina Hingis Switzerland, Czechoslovakia

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480 401
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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653 614
Venus Williams is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time
kdoumu added Venus Williams United States of America

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415 441
Justine Henin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time
Justine Henin Belgium

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652 641
Maria Sharapova is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time

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410 400
Kim Clijsters is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time
Kim Clijsters Belgium

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265 286
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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204 252
Evonne Goolagong Cawley is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time

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253 299
Lindsay Davenport is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time
magej added Lindsay Davenport United States of America

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Gabriela Sabatini is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time
ColinBoddy added Gabriela Sabatini Argentina

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204 245
Maureen Connolly is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time
Maureen Connolly United States of America

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178 210
Althea Gibson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time
Althea Gibson United States of America

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175 225
Suzanne Lenglen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time

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137 220
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time
ColinBoddy added Arantxa Sánchez Vicario Spain

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127 207
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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124 182
Ana Ivanovic is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time
L.B.Nash added Ana Ivanovic Serbia

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163 225
Jennifer Capriati is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time
ColinBoddy added Jennifer Capriati United States of America

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150 201
Simona Halep is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time
get.julian added Simona Halep Romania

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Garbiñe Muguruza is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time
ColinBoddy added Garbiñe Muguruza Spain

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Mary Pierce is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time
ColinBoddy added Mary Pierce Canada, France, United States of America

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119 148
Caroline Wozniacki is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time
Lawrence Bobo Jr added Caroline Wozniacki Denmark

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Elena Dementieva is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time
ColinBoddy added Elena Dementieva Russia

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74 81
Amélie Mauresmo is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time
ColinBoddy added Amélie Mauresmo France

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Molla Mallory is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time
BaruchLalaev added Molla Mallory United States of America

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118 252
Svetlana Kuznetsova is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time
magej added Svetlana Kuznetsova Russia

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57 93
Jelena Janković is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time
ColinBoddy added Jelena Janković Serbia

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45 51
Kimiko Date-Krumm is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time
ColinBoddy added Kimiko Date-Krumm Japan

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Margaret Osborne duPont is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time
Margaret Osborne duPont United States of America

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79 112
Nancye Wynne Bolton is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time

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65 109
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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67 89
Agnieszka Radwańska is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time
ColinBoddy added Agnieszka Radwańska Poland

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64 90
Doris Hart is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time
Doris Hart United States of America

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36 48
Samantha Stosur is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time
Trenton Myers added Samantha Stosur Australia

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Blanche Bingley is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time
Blanche Bingley United Kingdom

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73 56
Victoria Azarenka is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time
Sheena Edwards Vis added Victoria Azarenka Belarus

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79 77
Angelique Kerber is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time
ColinBoddy added Angelique Kerber Poland, Germany

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78 98
Lottie Dod is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time

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

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Alice Marble is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time
Alice Marble United States of America

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60 82
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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44 55
Hana Mandlíková is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time
ColinBoddy added Hana Mandlíková Australia

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Jana Novotná is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time
ColinBoddy added Jana Novotná Czech Republic

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38 57
Amanda Coetzer is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time
ColinBoddy added Amanda Coetzer South Africa

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