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The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now  

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List Rules Only active female tennis players

Here is a list of the top Women's Tennis players in the world today. This is one of the most exciting periods in the history of the game. The 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 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 right now. 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
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, 2019

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Simona Halep is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
alexantonovici added Romania

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

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Maria Sharapova is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Russia

Australian Open: Finalist 2015

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Caroline Wozniacki is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Denmark

Australian Open: Winner 2018

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Angelique Kerber is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Polar Bear added Germany, Poland

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

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Naomi Osaka is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now

Australia Open: Winner 2019

US Open: Winner 2018

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Venus Williams is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
United States of America

Australian Open: Finalist 2017
Wimbledon: Finalist 2017

8
Petra Kvitová is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Czech Republic
9
Victoria Azarenka is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
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Karolína Plíšková is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Czech Republic

US Open: Finalist 2016

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Madison Keys is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
MadisonKeys added United States of America

US Open: Finalist 2017

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Bianca Andreescu is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Canada

U.S Open: Winner 2019

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Garbiñe Muguruza is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Spain

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

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Julia Görges is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
UnbreakableNacho added Germany
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Samantha Stosur is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
scruffenstein added Australia
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Agnieszka Radwańska is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
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Ana Ivanovic is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Serbia
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Jelena Janković is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
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Eugenie Bouchard is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
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Sloane Stephens is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
United States of America

US Open: Winner 2017
French Open: Finalist 2018

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Elina Svitolina is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
VinayakMaskibail added Ukraine
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Ashleigh Barty is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
VinayakMaskibail added Australia
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Svetlana Kuznetsova is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
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Dominika Cibulková is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
UnbreakableNacho added Slovakia
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Sabine Lisicki is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Germany