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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

Birthplace: Saginaw, Michigan, United States of America

Year Turned Pro: 1995

Australian Open: Winner 2015, 2017; Finalist 2016
French Open: Winner 2015; Finalist 2016
Wimbledon: Winner 2015, 2016; Finalist 2018, 2019
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

Birthplace: Constanța, Sud-Est, Romania

Australian Open: Winner 2018
French Open: Winner 2018; Finalist 2017
Wimbledon: Winner 2019

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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
voting closed at #3 Russia

Birthplace: Nyagan, Russia

Year Turned Pro: 2001-04-19

RETIRED IN 2020

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
voting closed at #4 Denmark

Birthplace: Odense, Denmark

Year Turned Pro: 2005-07-18

RETIRED IN 2020

Australian Open: Winner 2018

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#70 of 229 The Best Female Athletes of All Time #29 of 60 The Greatest Female Tennis Players Of The Open Era

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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

Birthplace: Bremen, Germany

Year Turned Pro: 2003

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

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Madison Keys is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
MadisonKeys added United States of America

Birthplace: Rock Island, Illinois

Year Turned Pro: 2009

US Open: Finalist 2017

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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

Birthplace: Lynwood, California, United States of America

Year Turned Pro: 1994-10-31

Australian Open: Finalist 2017
Wimbledon: Finalist 2017

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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
Czech Republic

Birthplace: Bílovec, Czech Republic

Year Turned Pro: 2006

Australian Open: 2019 Finalist

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#431 of 677 Rank the Sexiest Current Female Athletes #42 of 77 The Greatest Women's Tennis Players of All Time

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Victoria Azarenka is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Belarus

Birthplace: Minsk, Belarus

Year Turned Pro: 2003

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Karolína Pl&iacut... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Karolína Plíšková Czech Republic

Birthplace: Severozápad, Louny, Czech Republic

US Open: Finalist 2016

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Naomi Osaka is listed (or ranked) 11 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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Garbiñe Muguruza ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Spain

Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela

Australian Open: Finalist 2020
French Open: Winner 2016
Wimbledon: Winner 2017; Finalist 2015

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Ana Ivanovic is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Serbia

Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia

Year Turned Pro: 2003-08-17

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Sloane Stephens is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
United States of America

Birthplace: Plantation, Florida

US Open: Winner 2017
French Open: Finalist 2018

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Agnieszka Radwańska is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Poland

Birthplace: Kraków, Poland

Year Turned Pro: 2005-04-23

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Julia Görges is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
UnbreakableNacho added Germany

Birthplace: Bad Oldesloe, Germany

Year Turned Pro: 2005

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#545 of 2,166 The Best Athletes Of All Time #135 of 677 Rank the Sexiest Current Female Athletes #8 of 30 The Tallest Women's Tennis Players Of All Time, Ranked

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Elina Svitolina is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
VinayakMaskibail added Elina Svitolina Ukraine

Birthplace: Odessa, Ukraine

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Bianca Andreescu is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Canada

Year Turned Pro: 2017

U.S Open: Winner 2019

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Ashleigh Barty is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
VinayakMaskibail added Australia

Birthplace: Ipswich, Australia

French Open: 2019 Winner

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Belinda Bencic is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now

Birthplace: Flawil, Switzerland

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Johanna Konta is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
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Svetlana Kuznetsova is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Russia

Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

Year Turned Pro: 2000

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Jeļena Ostapenko is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now

Year Turned Pro: 2012

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Kiki Bertens is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
VinayakMaskibail added Netherlands

Birthplace: Netherlands

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Lucie Šafářov&aac... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Czech Republic

Birthplace: Brno, Jihovýchod, Czech Republic

Year Turned Pro: 2002