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The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 2000s 

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Updated December 17, 2019 707 votes 189 voters 10.3k views 15 items

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List of the best women's tennis players from 2000s, listed by popularity with photos of the players when available. From 2000 to 2009, tennis had some of the greatest women's tennis players of all time. These are some of the most talented 2000s tennis players to ever live, so if you're a fan of tennis and are aspiring to play tennis professionally then these people should be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular women's tennis player from the 2000s then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

This list is made up of a variety of players, including Serena Williams, Venus Williams, and Maria Sharapova. Featuring Grand Slam champions, Wimbledon winners, Doubles players, and more, this list has it all. 

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest 2000s tennis players?" and "Who is the best tennis player of 2000s?"

You can click on the names of these legendary tennis players of the 2000s in order to get more information about each one. If you play tennis or just love the sport then use this list of the top 2000s tennis players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.

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1
Serena Williams is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 2000s
United States of America

Age: 38

Birthplace: Saginaw, Michigan, United States of America

Year Turned Pro: 1995

Australian Open: Winner 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009
French Open: Winner 2002
Wimbledon: Winner 2002, 2003, 2009; Finalist 2004, 2008
US Open: Winner 2002, 2008; Finalist 2001

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Venus Williams is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 2000s
United States of America

Age: 39

Birthplace: Lynwood, California, United States of America

Year Turned Pro: 1994-10-31

Australian Open: Finalist 2003
French Open: Finalist 2002
Wimbledon: Winner 2000, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2008; Finalist 2002, 2004, 2009
US Open: Winner 2000, 2001; Finalist 2002

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3
Justine Henin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 2000s
Belgium

Age: 37

Birthplace: Liège, Belgium

Year Turned Pro: 1999-01-01

Autralian Open: Winner 2004; Finalist 2006
French Open: Winner 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007
Wimbledon: Finalist 2001, 2006
US Open: Winner 2003, 2007; Finalist 2006

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4
Kim Clijsters is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 2000s
Belgium

Age: 36

Birthplace: Bilzen, Belgium

Year Turned Pro: 1997-08-17

Australian Open: Finalist 2004
French Open: Finalist 2001, 2003
US Open: Winner 2005, 2009; Finalist 2003

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5
Maria Sharapova is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 2000s
Russia

Age: 32

Birthplace: Nyagan, Russia

Year Turned Pro: 2001-04-19

Australian Open: Winner 2008; Finalist 2007
Wimbledon: Winner 2004
US Open: Winner 2006

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6
Lindsay Davenport is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 2000s
United States of America

Age: 43

Birthplace: Palos Verdes, California, United States of America

Year Turned Pro: 1993-02-22

Australian Open: Winner 2000; Finalist 2004
Wimbledon: Finalist 2000, 2005
US Open: Finalist 2000

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7
Jennifer Capriati is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 2000s
United States of America

Age: 43

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Year Turned Pro: 1990-03-05

Australian Open: Winner 2001, 2002
French Open: Winner 2001

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8
Amélie Mauresmo ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 2000s
France

Age: 40

Birthplace: Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France

Year Turned Pro: 1993

Australian Open: Winner 2006
Wimbledon: Winner 2006

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9
Mary Pierce is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 2000s
Canada, France, United States of America

Age: 44

Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

Year Turned Pro: 1989-03

French Open: Winner 2000; Finalist 2005
US Open: Finalist 2005

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10
Svetlana Kuznetsova is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 2000s
Russia

Age: 34

Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

Year Turned Pro: 2000

French Open: Winner 2009; Finalist 2006
US Open: Winner 2004; Finalist 2007

11
Ana Ivanovic is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 2000s
Serbia

Age: 32

Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia

Year Turned Pro: 2003-08-17

Australian Open: Finalist 2008
French Open: Winner 2008; Finalist 2007

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12
Martina Hingis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 2000s
Kasir Radojica added Switzerland, Czechoslovakia

Age: 39

Birthplace: Košice, Slovakia

Year Turned Pro: 1994

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13
Angelique Kerber is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 2000s
Hudtennis10 added Germany, Poland

Age: 31

Birthplace: Bremen, Germany

Year Turned Pro: 2003

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14
Li Na is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 2000s
Hudtennis10 added China

Age: 37

Birthplace: Wuhan, China

Year Turned Pro: 1999

15
Anastasia Myskina is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 2000s
Russia

Age: 38

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Year Turned Pro: 1998

French Open: Winner 2004

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