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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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487 256
Serena Williams is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
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
US Open: Winner 1999, 2002, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014; Finalist 2018

2
379 273
Maria Sharapova is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Nyagan, Russia

Australian Open: Finalist 2015

3
281 206
Caroline Wozniacki is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Odense, Denmark

Australian Open: Winner 2018

4
204 118
Simona Halep is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
alexantonovici added Constanța, Sud-Est, Romania

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

5
226 198
Victoria Azarenka is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Minsk, Belarus

6
187 170
Venus Williams is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Lynwood, California, United States of America

Australian Open: Finalist 2017
Wimbledon: Finalist 2017

7
165 123
Angelique Kerber is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Polar Bear added Bremen, Germany

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

8
128 150
Petra Kvitová is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Bílovec, Czech Republic

9
161 176
Ana Ivanovic is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Belgrade, Serbia

10
111 106
Agnieszka Radwańska is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Kraków, Poland

11
79 63
Garbiñe Muguruza is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Caracas, Venezuela

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

12
66 46
Karolína Plíšková is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Louny, Severozápad, Czech Republic

US Open: Finalist 2016

13
121 129
Li Na is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
emily dou added Wuhan, China

14
127 180
Sabine Lisicki is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Troisdorf, Germany

15
80 111
Samantha Stosur is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
scruffenstein added Brisbane, Australia

16
86 134
Jelena Janković is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Belgrade, Serbia

17
88 143
Eugenie Bouchard is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Westmount, Canada

18
39 36
Svetlana Kuznetsova is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Saint Petersburg, Russia

19
91 131
Daniela Hantuchová is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Poprad, Slovakia

20
60 72
Dominika Cibulková is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
UnbreakableNacho added Bratislava, Slovakia

21
44 43
Julia Görges is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
UnbreakableNacho added Bad Oldesloe, Germany

22
50 49
Lucie Šafářová is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Brno, Jihovýchod, Czech Republic

23
46 53
Madison Keys is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
MadisonKeys added Rock Island, Illinois, United States of America

US Open: Finalist 2017

24
28 21
Jelena Ostapenko is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Jelena Ostapenko

25
32 33
Timea Bacsinszky is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Belmont-sur-Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland

26
37 44
Sloane Stephens is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Plantation, Florida, United States of America

US Open: Winner 2017
French Open: Finalist 2018

27
24 32
Mónica Puig is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
UnbreakableNacho added Hato Rey, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico

28
7 1
Naomi Osaka is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Naomi Osaka Osaka, Japan

US Open: Winner 2018

29
28 39
Bethanie Mattek-Sands is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Rochester, Minnesota, United States of America

30
46 86
Anna Kournikova is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
voting closed at #13 averagej123 added Moscow, Russia

31
21 26
Kimiko Date-Krumm is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Kasir Radojica added Kyoto, Keihanshin, Japan

32
30 34
Johanna Konta is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Sydney, Australia

33
27 41
Sania Mirza is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Mumbai, India

French Open: Winner 2017

34
30 46
Kristýna Plíšková is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Czechoslovakia

35
16 23
Camila Giorgi is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
UnbreakableNacho added Macerata, Italy

36
17 20
Coco Vandeweghe is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Ken Smith added New York City, New York, United States of America

37
33 47
Anastasia Rodionova is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Tambov, Russia

38
27 38
Belinda Bencic is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now

39
20 26
Kaia Kanepi is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Soviet Union

40
4 10
Kiki Bertens is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
VinayakMaskibail added Netherlands

41
20 35
Alizé Cornet is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
UnbreakableNacho added Nice, France

42
35 58
Sara Errani is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Bologna, Italy

43
6 13
Peng Shuai is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
VinayakMaskibail added Xiangtan, China

44
5 12
Elina Svitolina is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
VinayakMaskibail added Odessa, Ukraine

45
20 43
Carla Suárez Navarro is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Las Palmas, Spain

46
13 31
Anna Karolína Schmiedlová is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
UnbreakableNacho added Slovakia

47
14 26
Caroline Garcia is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France

48
16 41
Francesca Schiavone is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Milan, Italy

49
13 12
Francoise Durr is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Leroy Madison added Francoise Durr

50
10 26
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
VinayakMaskibail added Samara, Russia