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Here is a list of the top Women's Tennis players in the world today in 2018-2019. 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 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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577 345
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
468 344
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
296 156
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
335 241
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
219 145
Angelique Kerber is listed (or ranked) 5 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

6
250 234
Victoria Azarenka is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Minsk, Belarus

7
221 205
Venus Williams is listed (or ranked) 7 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

8
158 172
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
67 18
Naomi Osaka is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Osaka, Japan

Australia Open: Winner 2019

US Open: Winner 2018

10
94 64
Karolína Plíšková is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Severozápad, Louny, Czech Republic

US Open: Finalist 2016

11
180 206
Ana Ivanovic is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Belgrade, Serbia

12
146 201
Sabine Lisicki is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Troisdorf, Germany

13
97 88
Garbiñe Muguruza is listed (or ranked) 13 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

14
132 150
Li Na is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
emily dou added Wuhan, China

15
118 131
Agnieszka Radwańska is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Kraków, Poland

16
96 156
Jelena Janković is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Belgrade, Serbia

17
87 130
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
97 170
Eugenie Bouchard is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Westmount, Canada

19
66 63
Madison Keys is listed (or ranked) 19 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

20
98 152
Daniela Hantuchová is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Poprad, Slovakia

21
67 89
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
54 56
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
41 50
Svetlana Kuznetsova is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Saint Petersburg, Russia

24
37 32
Jeļena Ostapenko is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players in the World Right Now

25
55 62
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