Sports

The Shortest Women's Tennis Players Of All Time, Ranked 

Ranker Tennis
Updated January 31, 2020 1.4k votes 493 voters 20.9k views 30 items

List Rules Vote up the best women's tennis players under 5'7".

While we often assume athletes tower over the normal population, there are actually quite a few short tennis players. For a game like tennis, where agility and precision are key, a person's height doesn't necessarily affect their game. Many female tennis players are under 5'10". 

Who are the shortest female tennis players? Sara Errani stands at only 5'4". Dominika Cibulková is even shorter, measuring only 5'3". Vania King, Zheng Jie, and Marion Bartoli are also vertically challenged. If you're on the shorter side yourself, and insecure about your stature, keep in mind some of the top female tennis players aren't too tall themselves. 

Which short female tennis player is your favorite? Cast your vote below and add anyone you feel is missing. 

list ordered by
1
Simona Halep is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Shortest Women's Tennis Players Of All Time, Ranked
Constanța, Sud-Est, Romania

Year Turned Pro: 2006

5 ft 6 in

2
Dominika Cibulková... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Shortest Women's Tennis Players Of All Time, Ranked
3
Justine Henin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Shortest Women's Tennis Players Of All Time, Ranked
Kasir Radojica added Liège, Belgium

Year Turned Pro: 1999

5 ft 5 1/2 in

More Justine Henin 

#698 of 2,181 The Best Athletes Of All Time #11 of 77 The Greatest Women's Tennis Players of All Time #13 of 60 The Greatest Female Tennis Players Of The Open Era

4
Chris Evert is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Shortest Women's Tennis Players Of All Time, Ranked
Kasir Radojica added Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States of America

Year Turned Pro: 1972

5 ft 6 in

More Chris Evert 

#79 of 2,181 The Best Athletes Of All Time #7 of 319 The Most Inspiring (Non-Hollywood) Female Role Modelslisted on Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative

5
Marion Bartoli is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Shortest Women's Tennis Players Of All Time, Ranked
Marion Bartoli Le Puy-en-Velay, France

Year Turned Pro: 2000-02

5 ft 6 in

6
Billie Jean King is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Shortest Women's Tennis Players Of All Time, Ranked
Kasir Radojica added Long Beach, California, United States of America

Year Turned Pro: 1968

5 ft 4 1/2 in

More Billie Jean King 

#806 of 2,181 The Best Athletes Of All Time #160 of 319 The Most Inspiring (Non-Hollywood) Female Role Models #216 of 771 American Public Figures Who Are National Treasures

7
Sara Errani is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Shortest Women's Tennis Players Of All Time, Ranked
Bologna, Italy

Year Turned Pro: 2002

5 ft 4 in

8
Amanda Coetzer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Shortest Women's Tennis Players Of All Time, Ranked
Kasir Radojica added Amanda Coetzer Hoopstad, Free State, South Africa

Year Turned Pro: 1988

5 ft 2 in

More Amanda Coetzer 

#1,069 of 2,181 The Best Athletes Of All Time #489 of 677 Rank the Sexiest Current Female Athletes #67 of 77 The Greatest Women's Tennis Players of All Time

9
Monica Niculescu is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Shortest Women's Tennis Players Of All Time, Ranked
Sud-Vest, Slatina, Romania

Year Turned Pro: 2005

5 ft 6 in

10
Carla Suárez Nava... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Shortest Women's Tennis Players Of All Time, Ranked
Las Palmas, Spain

Year Turned Pro: 2003

5 ft 4 in

11
Francesca Schiavone is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Shortest Women's Tennis Players Of All Time, Ranked
12
Bethanie Mattek-Sands is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Shortest Women's Tennis Players Of All Time, Ranked
Rochester, Minnesota

Year Turned Pro: 1999

5 ft 6 in

13
Barbora Záhlavov&... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Shortest Women's Tennis Players Of All Time, Ranked
Pilsen, Czech Republic

Year Turned Pro: 2003

5 ft 4 in

14
Roberta Vinci is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Shortest Women's Tennis Players Of All Time, Ranked
Taranto, Italy

Year Turned Pro: 1999

5 ft 4 in

15
Zheng Jie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Shortest Women's Tennis Players Of All Time, Ranked
Zheng Jie Chengdu, China

Year Turned Pro: 2003-01-16

5 ft 4 in

16
Kimiko Date-Krumm is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Shortest Women's Tennis Players Of All Time, Ranked
17
Zina Garrison is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Shortest Women's Tennis Players Of All Time, Ranked
18
Alberta Brianti is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Shortest Women's Tennis Players Of All Time, Ranked
Alberta Brianti San Secondo Parmense, Italy

Year Turned Pro: 1999

5 ft 5 in

19
Anabel Medina Garrigues ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Shortest Women's Tennis Players Of All Time, Ranked
Valencia, Torrent, Spain

Year Turned Pro: 1998-01

5 ft 6 in

20
Stéphanie Foretz ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Shortest Women's Tennis Players Of All Time, Ranked
Issy-les-Moulineaux, France

Year Turned Pro: 1997

5 ft 5 in

21
Klara Zakopalova is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Shortest Women's Tennis Players Of All Time, Ranked
Klara Zakopalova Prague, Czech Republic

Year Turned Pro: 1999

5 ft 5 in

22
Tamira Paszek is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Shortest Women's Tennis Players Of All Time, Ranked
Dornbirn, Austria

Year Turned Pro: 2005-10-26

5 ft 5 in

23
Romina Oprandi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Shortest Women's Tennis Players Of All Time, Ranked
Jegenstorf, Switzerland

Year Turned Pro: 2005

5 ft 6 in

24
Ayumi Morita is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Shortest Women's Tennis Players Of All Time, Ranked
Ota, Japan

Year Turned Pro: 2005

5 ft 5 in

25
Lourdes Domínguez... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Shortest Women's Tennis Players Of All Time, Ranked
Pontevedra, Spain

Year Turned Pro: 1997

5 ft 4 in