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

Updated February 26, 2020 15.3k votes 2.7k voters 86.3k views66 items

List RulesOnly 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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  • 1
    Simona Halep
    581
    276

    BirthplaceConstanța, Sud-Est, Romania

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

  • 2
    Serena Williams
    871
    616

    Serena Williams

    United States of America

    BirthplaceSaginaw, Michigan, United States of America

    Year Turned Pro1995

    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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  • 3
    Madison Keys
    337
    158

    Madison Keys

    United States of America

    BirthplaceRock Island, Illinois

    Year Turned Pro2009

    US Open: Finalist 2017

  • 4
    Naomi Osaka

    Australia Open: Winner 2019

    US Open: Winner 2018

  • 5
    Maria Sharapova
    590
    507

    voting closed at #5

    Maria Sharapova

    Russia

    BirthplaceNyagan, Russia

    Year Turned Pro2001-04-19

    RETIRED IN 2020

    Australian Open: Finalist 2015

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  • 6
    Angelique Kerber
    307
    233

    Angelique Kerber

    Germany, Poland

    BirthplaceBremen, Germany

    Year Turned Pro2003

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

  • 7
    Caroline Wozniacki
    407
    355

    voting closed at #7

    Caroline Wozniacki

    Denmark

    BirthplaceOdense, Denmark

    Year Turned Pro2005-07-18

    RETIRED IN 2020

    Australian Open: Winner 2018

  • 8
    Karolína Plíšková
    198
    129

    Karolína Plíšková

    Czech Republic

    BirthplaceSeverozápad, Louny, Czech Republic

    US Open: Finalist 2016

  • 9
    Garbiñe Muguruza

    BirthplaceCaracas, Venezuela

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

  • 10
    Petra Kvitová
    242
    219

    Petra Kvitová

    Czech Republic

    BirthplaceBílovec, Czech Republic

    Year Turned Pro2006

    Australian Open: 2019 Finalist

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  • 11
    Ashleigh Barty
    115
    46

    BirthplaceIpswich, Australia

    French Open: 2019 Winner

  • 12
    Venus Williams
    303
    324

    Venus Williams

    United States of America

    BirthplaceLynwood, California, United States of America

    Year Turned Pro1994-10-31

    Australian Open: Finalist 2017
    Wimbledon: Finalist 2017

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  • 13
    Bianca Andreescu
    156
    48

    Year Turned Pro2017

    U.S Open: Winner 2019

  • 14
    Elina Svitolina
    87
    52

    Elina Svitolina

    Ukraine

    BirthplaceOdessa, Ukraine

  • 15
    Sloane Stephens
    112
    107

    Sloane Stephens

    United States of America

    BirthplacePlantation, Florida

    US Open: Winner 2017
    French Open: Finalist 2018

  • 16
    Victoria Azarenka
    265
    317

    BirthplaceMinsk, Belarus

    Year Turned Pro2003

  • 17
    Anastasia Rodionova
    83
    67

    Anastasia Rodionova

    Russia, Australia

    BirthplaceTambov, Russia

    Year Turned Pro1997

  • 18
    Caroline Garcia
    56
    42

    BirthplaceSaint-Germain-en-Laye, France

  • 19
    Kiki Bertens
    55
    45

    Kiki Bertens

    Netherlands

    BirthplaceNetherlands

  • 20
    Sara Errani
    87
    72

    BirthplaceBologna, Italy

    Year Turned Pro2002

  • 21
    Alizé Cornet
    57
    56

    BirthplaceNice, France

    Year Turned Pro2006

  • 22
    Jelena Ostapenko
    61
    73

    BirthplaceRiga, Latvia

    Year Turned Pro2012

  • 23
    Johanna Konta
    66
    72

    Johanna Konta

    Australia

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

  • 24
    Julia Görges
    86
    114

    BirthplaceBad Oldesloe, Germany

    Year Turned Pro2005

  • 25
    Coco Gauff
    39
    22

    BirthplaceDelray Beach, Florida, USA

    Year Turned Pro2018