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

Updated January 31, 2020 2.0k votes 579 voters 26.2k views30 items

List RulesVote 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. 

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  • Simona Halep1
    199
    81

    Simona Halep

    Constanța, Sud-Est

    Year Turned Pro2006

    5 ft 6 in

  • Dominika Cibulková2
    168
    88

    Dominika Cibulková

    Bratislava, Slovakia

    Year Turned Pro2005

    5 ft 3 in

     

  • Justine Henin3
    104
    41

    Justine Henin

    Liège, Belgium

    Year Turned Pro1999

    5 ft 5 1/2 in

  • Chris Evert4
    97
    55

    Chris Evert

    Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    Year Turned Pro1972

    5 ft 6 in

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  • Billie Jean King5
    57
    23

    Billie Jean King

    Long Beach, California

    Year Turned Pro1968

    5 ft 4 1/2 in

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  • Amanda Coetzer6
    54
    27

    Amanda Coetzer

    Hoopstad, Free State

    Year Turned Pro1988

    5 ft 2 in

  • Marion Bartoli7
    68
    46

    Marion Bartoli

    Le Puy-en-Velay, France

    Year Turned Pro2000-02

    5 ft 6 in

  • Sara Errani8
    42
    27

    Sara Errani

    Bologna, Italy

    Year Turned Pro2002

    5 ft 4 in

  • Carla Suárez Navarro9
    28
    16

    Carla Suárez Navarro

    Las Palmas, Spain

    Year Turned Pro2003

    5 ft 4 in

  • Bethanie Mattek-Sands10
    24
    15

    Bethanie Mattek-Sands

    Rochester, Minnesota

    Year Turned Pro1999

    5 ft 6 in

  • Zina Garrison11
    20
    10

    Zina Garrison

    Houston, Texas

    Year Turned Pro1982

    5 ft 5 in

  • Kimiko Date-Krumm12
    21
    12

    Kimiko Date-Krumm

    Kyoto, Keihanshin

    Year Turned Pro1989-03

    5 ft 4 in

  • Roberta Vinci13
    26
    22

    Roberta Vinci

    Taranto, Italy

    Year Turned Pro1999

    5 ft 4 in

  • Zheng Jie14
    29
    26

    Zheng Jie

    Chengdu, China

    Year Turned Pro2003-01-16

    5 ft 4 in

  • Monica Niculescu15
    38
    39

    Monica Niculescu

    Slatina, Sud-Vest

    Year Turned Pro2005

    5 ft 6 in

  • Francesca Schiavone16
    29
    28

    Year Turned Pro1998

    5 ft 5 in

  • Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová17
    25
    26

    Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová

    Pilsen, Czech Republic

    Year Turned Pro2003

    5 ft 4 in

  • Alberta Brianti18
    12
    12

    Alberta Brianti

    San Secondo Parmense, Italy

    Year Turned Pro1999

    5 ft 5 in

  • Klara Zakopalova19
    18
    23

    Klara Zakopalova

    Prague, Czech Republic

    Year Turned Pro1999

    5 ft 5 in

  • Stéphanie Foretz Gacon20
    10
    10

    Stéphanie Foretz Gacon

    Issy-les-Moulineaux, France

    Year Turned Pro1997

    5 ft 5 in

  • Romina Oprandi21
    8
    9

    Romina Oprandi

    Jegenstorf, Switzerland

    Year Turned Pro2005

    5 ft 6 in

  • Tamira Paszek22
    13
    20

    Tamira Paszek

    Dornbirn, Austria

    Year Turned Pro2005-10-26

    5 ft 5 in

  • Ayumi Morita23
    13
    21

    Ayumi Morita

    Ota, Japan

    Year Turned Pro2005

    5 ft 5 in

  • Tamarine Tanasugarn24
    7
    14

    Tamarine Tanasugarn

    Los Angeles, California

    Year Turned Pro1994

    5 ft 5 in

  • Lourdes Domínguez Lino25
    8
    15

    Lourdes Domínguez Lino

    Pontevedra, Spain

    Year Turned Pro1997

    5 ft 4 in