The Best Female Tennis Players Of 2023
Who is the best female tennis player in the world right now? These are the best women tennis players on the WTA Tour in 2023. Based on WTA wins and fan votes, these 2023 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 2023 include Serena Williams and Venus Williams, until they officially retire, 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 Iga Świątek, while Ons Jabeur and Paula Badosa are the highest ranked female tennis players in 2023. 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 2023, and check back to see how the rankings change as the WTA Tour rolls on throughout the year.
- Photo: si.robi / flickr / CC-BY-SA 2.0Iga 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.
- Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
- Photo: paulabadosa / InstagramPaula 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: Manhattan, New York
- Photo: Henrik Gustavsson - SweTennis / flickr / CC-BY-NC 2.0Caroline Garcia (French pronunciation: [kaʁɔlin ɡaʁsja]; Spanish: García, pronounced [ɡaɾˈθi.a]; born 16 October 1993) is a French professional tennis player. She has won seven singles and six doubles titles on the WTA tour, one singles and one doubles title on the WTA 125K series, and as one singles and four doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit. On 10 September 2018, she reached her best WTA singles ranking of world No. 4, and on 24 October 2016 she peaked at No. 2 in the doubles rankings, tied with fellow Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic. Garcia's breakthrough in doubles stemmed from her partnership with Mladenovic in 2016. The pair won four titles together, the greatest of which was ...more
- Birthplace: Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France
- Photo: Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games / flickr / CC-BY-NC 2.0Ons 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, Tunisia
- Photo: chococliff / flickr / CC-BY-NC 2.0Maria Sakkari (born 25 July 1995) is a Greek professional tennis player. On 17 May 2021, she reached a career-high singles ranking of No. 18. Her best WTA doubles ranking is 169, achieved on 9 September 2019. Sakkari has won one singles title on the WTA Tour, at 2019 Morocco Open, where she defeated Johanna Konta in the final. She was also semifinalist of 2017 Wuhan Open, where she defeated Caroline Wozniacki en route, her first top-10 win. In 2019, she reached another Premier 5 semifinal at the Italian Open where she defeated, among other players, Petra Kvitová. In 2020, Sakkari reached the fourth round at both the Australian Open and US Open, and in 2021 she has reached the semifinals at ...more
- Birthplace: Athens, Greece
- Photo: anett_kontaveit / InstagramAnett Kontaveit (born 24 December 1995) is an Estonian professional tennis player. She achieved her best singles ranking of No. 7 on 15 November 2021, becoming the highest-ranked Estonian singles player of all time, and peaked at No. 95 in the WTA doubles rankings on 2 March 2020. With her qualification for the 2021 WTA Finals she became the first Estonian to participate in the year-end tournament and reach the final.
- Birthplace: Tallinn, Estonia