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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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495 261
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
388 278
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
213 123
Simona Halep is listed (or ranked) 3 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

4
284 213
Caroline Wozniacki is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Odense, Denmark

Australian Open: Winner 2018

5
229 203
Victoria Azarenka is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Minsk, Belarus

6
193 173
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
175 124
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
131 154
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
163 181
Ana Ivanovic is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Belgrade, Serbia

10
81 67
Garbiñe Muguruza is listed (or ranked) 10 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

11
112 111
Agnieszka Radwańska is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Kraków, Poland

12
69 49
Karolína Plíšková is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Severozápad, Louny, Czech Republic

US Open: Finalist 2016

13
125 131
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
87 137
Jelena Janković is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Belgrade, Serbia

15
128 185
Sabine Lisicki is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Troisdorf, Germany

16
19 2
Naomi Osaka is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now

US Open: Winner 2018

17
80 114
Samantha Stosur is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
scruffenstein added Brisbane, Australia

18
92 132
Daniela Hantuchová is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Poprad, Slovakia

19
40 38
Svetlana Kuznetsova is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Saint Petersburg, Russia

20
88 147
Eugenie Bouchard is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Westmount, Canada

21
60 75
Dominika Cibulková is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
UnbreakableNacho added Bratislava, Slovakia

22
44 46
Julia Görges is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
UnbreakableNacho added Bad Oldesloe, Germany

23
49 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
31 22
Jelena Ostapenko is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Jelena Ostapenko

25
50 52
Lucie Šafářová is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Brno, Jihovýchod, Czech Republic

26
40 45
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
32 36
Timea Bacsinszky is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Belmont-sur-Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland

28
24 35
Mónica Puig is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
UnbreakableNacho added Hato Rey, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico

29
46 86
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 Moscow, Russia

30
28 41
Bethanie Mattek-Sands is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Rochester, Minnesota, United States of America

31
19 21
Coco Vandeweghe is listed (or ranked) 31 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

32
28 43
Sania Mirza is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Mumbai, India

French Open: Winner 2017

33
31 36
Johanna Konta is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Sydney, Australia

34
21 28
Kimiko Date-Krumm is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Kasir Radojica added Kyoto, Keihanshin, Japan

35
30 48
Kristýna Plíšková is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Czechoslovakia

36
16 25
Camila Giorgi is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
UnbreakableNacho added Macerata, Italy

37
33 48
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 39
Belinda Bencic is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Flawil, Switzerland

39
21 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
6 11
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
8 12
Elina Svitolina is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
VinayakMaskibail added Odessa, Ukraine

42
36 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
7 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
20 36
Alizé Cornet is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
UnbreakableNacho added Nice, France

45
14 31
Anna Karolína Schmiedlová is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
UnbreakableNacho added Slovakia

46
4 0
Aryna Sabalenka is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Aryna Sabalenka

47
20 44
Carla Suárez Navarro is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Las Palmas, Spain

48
15 26
Caroline Garcia is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France

49
17 41
Francesca Schiavone is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Milan, Italy

50
13 25
Elena Vesnina is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
VinayakMaskibail added Lviv, Ukraine