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Here is a list of the top Women's Tennis players in the world today in 2017-2018. This is one of the most exciting periods in the history of the game. The 2017 WTA rankings factor in the past calendar year's tournaments, which neglects not only how the players have been performing lately, but also their career record. Both the player's past and recent history is taken into account, but the list will focus primarily on a particular player's recent body of work, with the the past history plus latest few matches taken into account, especially performances at the four major tournaments, when it comes to a tiebreaker between two players.

The list only includes players who are currently playing in WTA tour events, not the senior tour or Pro Ams. This is not a historical list of the best tennis players of all time. A lot of the players on this list have fared well in all tournaments, especially the majors. While there are a few players who are dominating others at the moment, the list is subject to change since Women's Tennis is one of the most volatile sports when it comes to players moving up and down the current ranking system. There is a group of players in the top tier playing extremely well, but that can change at any moment depending on performances at the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and US Open.

Vote on who you think is the best women's tennis player in the world in 2017-18. Make your own list and ranking as you deem fit. You can include your favorite players not on the list, but the only caveat is that they must be current players.

 

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Serena Williams is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Serena Williams Saginaw, Michigan, United States of America

Australian Open: Winner 2015, 2017; Finalist 2016
French Open: Winner 2015; Finalist 2016
Wimbledon: Winner 2015, 2016; Finalist 2018

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Maria Sharapova is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Maria Sharapova Nyagan, Russia

Australian Open: Finalist 2015

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Caroline Wozniacki is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Caroline Wozniacki Odense, Denmark

Australian Open: Winner 2018

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Simona Halep is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
alexantonovici added Simona Halep Constanța, Sud-Est, Romania

Australian Open: Winner 2018
French Open: Winner 2018; Finalist 2017

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Victoria Azarenka is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Victoria Azarenka Minsk, Belarus

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Venus Williams is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Venus Williams Lynwood, California, United States of America

Australian Open: Finalist 2017
Wimbledon: Finalist 2017

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Angelique Kerber is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Polar Bear added Angelique Kerber Bremen, Germany

Australian Open: Winner 2016
Wimbledon: Winner 2018; Finalist 2016
US Open: Winner 2016

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Petra Kvitová is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Petra Kvitová Bílovec, Czech Republic

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Ana Ivanovic is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Ana Ivanovic Belgrade, Serbia

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Li Na is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
emily dou added Li Na Wuhan, China

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Garbiñe Muguruza is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Garbiñe Muguruza Caracas, Venezuela

French Open: Winner 2016
Wimbledon: Winner 2017; Finalist 2015

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Agnieszka Radwańska is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Agnieszka Radwańska Kraków, Poland

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Samantha Stosur is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
scruffenstein added Samantha Stosur Brisbane, Australia

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Sabine Lisicki is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Sabine Lisicki Troisdorf, Germany

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Jelena Janković is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Jelena Janković Belgrade, Serbia

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Karolína Plíšková is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Karolína Plíšková Louny, Severozápad, Czech Republic

US Open: Finalist 2016

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Eugenie Bouchard is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Eugenie Bouchard Westmount, Canada

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Daniela Hantuchová is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Daniela Hantuchová Poprad, Slovakia

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Dominika Cibulková is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
UnbreakableNacho added Dominika Cibulková Bratislava, Slovakia

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Svetlana Kuznetsova is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Svetlana Kuznetsova Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Julia Görges is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
UnbreakableNacho added Julia Görges Bad Oldesloe, Germany

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Lucie Šafářová is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Lucie Šafářová Brno, Jihovýchod, Czech Republic

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Timea Bacsinszky is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Timea Bacsinszky Belmont-sur-Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland

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Madison Keys is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
MadisonKeys added Madison Keys Rock Island, Illinois, United States of America

US Open: Finalist 2017

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Jelena Ostapenko is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Jelena Ostapenko

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Bethanie Mattek-Sands is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Bethanie Mattek-Sands Rochester, Minnesota, United States of America

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Mónica Puig is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
UnbreakableNacho added Mónica Puig Hato Rey, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico

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Sloane Stephens is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Sloane Stephens Plantation, Florida, United States of America

US Open: Winner 2017
French Open: Finalist 2018

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Anna Kournikova is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
voting closed at #13 averagej123 added Anna Kournikova Moscow, Russia

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Johanna Konta is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Johanna Konta Sydney, Australia

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Sania Mirza is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Sania Mirza Mumbai, India

French Open: Winner 2017

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Kimiko Date-Krumm is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Kasir Radojica added Kimiko Date-Krumm Kyoto, Keihanshin, Japan

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Kristýna Plíšková is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Kristýna Plíšková Czechoslovakia

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Coco Vandeweghe is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Ken Smith added Coco Vandeweghe New York City, New York, United States of America

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Camila Giorgi is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
UnbreakableNacho added Camila Giorgi Macerata, Italy

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Anastasia Rodionova is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Anastasia Rodionova Tambov, Russia

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Belinda Bencic is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now

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Kaia Kanepi is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Kaia Kanepi Soviet Union

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Alizé Cornet is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
UnbreakableNacho added Alizé Cornet Nice, France

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Sara Errani is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Sara Errani Bologna, Italy

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Anna Karolína Schmiedlová is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
UnbreakableNacho added Anna Karolína Schmiedlová Slovakia

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Peng Shuai is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
VinayakMaskibail added Peng Shuai Xiangtan, China

The Best Women's Tennis Serves of All Time

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Francesca Schiavone is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Francesca Schiavone Milan, Italy

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Kiki Bertens is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
VinayakMaskibail added Kiki Bertens Netherlands

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Francoise Durr is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Leroy Madison added Francoise Durr

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Elena Vesnina is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
VinayakMaskibail added Elena Vesnina Lviv, Ukraine

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Carla Suárez Navarro is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Carla Suárez Navarro Las Palmas, Spain

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
VinayakMaskibail added Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova Samara, Russia

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Alison Riske is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Alison Riske Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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Kirsten Flipkens is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Kasir Radojica added Kirsten Flipkens Geel, Belgium