The Best Female Tennis Players Of 2022

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Vote up the top women's tennis players this year.

Who is the best female tennis player in the world right now? Here are the best women tennis players on the WTA Tour in 2022. Based on WTA wins and fan votes, these 2022 world tennis rankings feature legends of the sport, rising stars, and new women's tennis players. Who is the best tennis female player right now? Which great women's tennis players do you love?

The top ranked women's tennis players 2022 include Serena Williams and Venus Williams, either of whom could be considered the best female tennis player of all time. The best woman tennis player on the WTA tour so far this year is Ashleigh Barty, while Aryna Sabalenka and Paula Badosa are the highest ranked female tennis players in 2022. Emerging tennis stars like Sofia Kenin and Sloane Stephens are also in the running for best female tennis player right now.

Vote up the worlds best female tennis players of 2022, and check back to see how the rankings change as the WTA Tour rolls on throughout the year. 


  • Iga Świątek
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    1
    98 votes
    Iga Natalia Świątek (born 31 May 2001) is a Polish professional tennis player. She is the youngest player in the top ten of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) rankings, and has a career-high ranking of No. 4 in the world. Świątek was the champion at the 2020 French Open and is the first Polish player to win a Grand Slam singles title. With her French Open title, she also became the youngest singles champion at the tournament since Rafael Nadal in 2005, and the youngest women's singles champion at a major since Maria Sharapova at Wimbledon 2004.
    • Year Turned Pro: 2016
  • Elena Rybakina
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    Elena Andreyevna Rybakina (born 17 June 1999) is a Russian-born Kazakhstani professional tennis player. She has a career-high ranking of No. 12 achieved on 17 January 2022 by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) and became the first Kazakhstani player in the top 15. She is the current Kazakhstani female No. 1 player in singles. Rybakina has reached eight finals on the WTA Tour, including three at the WTA 500 level, winning two titles.
    • Year Turned Pro: 2016
  • Simona Halep
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    3
    24 votes
    Simona Halep (born 27 September 1991) is a Romanian professional tennis player. She has been ranked world No. 1 in singles twice between 2017 and 2019. In total, she has been No. 1 for 64 weeks, which ranks tenth in the history of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) rankings. Halep was the year-end No. 1 in 2017 and 2018. She has finished each year ranked no lower than No. 4 since 2014 and has the longest active streak of being ranked in the top 10. She has won 19 WTA singles titles and has finished runner-up 17 times. Halep has won two Grand Slam singles titles: the 2018 French Open and the 2019 Wimbledon Championships. Halep first broke into the world's top 50 at the end of 2011, ...more
    • Birthplace: Constanța, Sud-Est, Romania
    • Nationality: Romania
    • Year Turned Pro: 2006
  • Ons Jabeur
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    4
    44 votes
    Ons Jabeur (born 28 August 1994) is a Tunisian professional tennis player. She has a career-high ranking of No. 7 by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA), achieved on 1 November 2021. Jabeur is the current No. 1 African player, and the highest-ranked Arab tennis player in ATP or WTA rankings history. At the 2020 Australian Open, she became the first Arab woman to reach the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam tournament, which she once again achieved at the 2021 Wimbledon Championships. Jabeur won her first WTA title at the 2021 Birmingham Classic by defeating Daria Kasatkina, thus becoming the first ever Amazigh/Arab and Tunisian female tennis player to win a WTA title.
    • Birthplace: Ksar Hellal
    • Nationality: Tunisia
    • Year Turned Pro: 2010
  • Emma Raducanu
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    5
    37 votes
    Emma Raducanu (born 13 November 2002) is a British professional tennis player. She reached a career-high ranking of No. 18 by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) and is the current British No. 1. Raducanu is the reigning US Open champion and the first British woman to win a Grand Slam singles title since Virginia Wade in the 1977 Wimbledon Championships. She is considered a baseline player, known for her powerful, flat groundstrokes and aggressive return of serve.
    • Year Turned Pro: 2018
  • Paula Badosa
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    6
    29 votes
    Paula Badosa Gibert (born 15 November 1997) is a Spanish professional tennis player. She reached her career-high rankings of world No. 6 in singles and No. 142 in doubles on 17 January 2022. She won the 2015 French Open girls' singles title by defeating Anna Kalinskaya in the final. In 2021, she won the Indian Wells Open to take her biggest WTA career title to date.
    • Birthplace: Begur, Spain
    • Nationality: Spain
    • Year Turned Pro: 2015