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

Updated February 26, 2020 15.4k votes 2.7k voters 87.5k 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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  • Simona Halep1
    565
    267

    BirthplaceConstanța, Sud-Est, Romania

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

  • Madison Keys2
    324
    154

    Madison Keys

    United States of America

    BirthplaceRock Island, Illinois

    Year Turned Pro2009

    US Open: Finalist 2017

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  • Serena Williams3
    849
    589

    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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  • Naomi Osaka4

    Australia Open: Winner 2019

    US Open: Winner 2018

  • Sabine Lisicki5
    355
    221

    BirthplaceTroisdorf, Germany

    Year Turned Pro2006

  • Jelena Janković6
    261
    184

    BirthplaceBelgrade, Serbia

    Year Turned Pro2001

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  • Karolína Plíšková7
    189
    121

    Karolína Plíšková

    Czech Republic

    BirthplaceSeverozápad, Louny, Czech Republic

    US Open: Finalist 2016

  • Angelique Kerber8
    293
    222

    Angelique Kerber

    Germany, Poland

    BirthplaceBremen, Germany

    Year Turned Pro2003

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

  • Maria Sharapova9
    565
    481

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    Maria Sharapova

    Russia

    BirthplaceNyagan, Russia

    Year Turned Pro2001-04-19

    RETIRED IN 2020

    Australian Open: Finalist 2015

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  • Caroline Wozniacki10
    388
    338

    voting closed at #10

    Caroline Wozniacki

    Denmark

    BirthplaceOdense, Denmark

    Year Turned Pro2005-07-18

    RETIRED IN 2020

    Australian Open: Winner 2018

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    #22 of 240 The Best Female Athletes of All Time#4 of 21 Best Current Women's Tennis Serves

  • Garbiñe Muguruza11

    BirthplaceCaracas, Venezuela

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

  • Ashleigh Barty12
    109
    45

    BirthplaceIpswich, Australia

    French Open: 2019 Winner

  • Petra Kvitová13
    233
    208

    Petra Kvitová

    Czech Republic

    BirthplaceBílovec, Czech Republic

    Year Turned Pro2006

    Australian Open: 2019 Finalist

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    #116 of 116 The Greatest Left-Handed Athletes of All Time#2 of 30 The Tallest Women's Tennis Players Of All Time, Ranked

  • Bianca Andreescu14
    153
    48

    Year Turned Pro2017

    U.S Open: Winner 2019

  • Lucie Šafářová15
    140
    90

    Lucie Šafářová

    Czech Republic

    BirthplaceBrno, Jihovýchod, Czech Republic

    Year Turned Pro2002

  • Venus Williams16
    294
    307

    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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  • Elina Svitolina17
    83
    51

    Elina Svitolina

    Ukraine

    BirthplaceOdessa, Ukraine

  • Sloane Stephens18
    110
    103

    Sloane Stephens

    United States of America

    BirthplacePlantation, Florida

    US Open: Winner 2017
    French Open: Finalist 2018

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  • Timea Bacsinszky19
    106
    70

    Timea Bacsinszky

    Switzerland

    BirthplaceBelmont-sur-Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland

    Year Turned Pro2004

  • Caroline Garcia20
    56
    39

    BirthplaceSaint-Germain-en-Laye, France

  • Anastasia Rodionova21
    82
    63

    Anastasia Rodionova

    Russia, Australia

    BirthplaceTambov, Russia

    Year Turned Pro1997

  • Victoria Azarenka22
    255
    301

    BirthplaceMinsk, Belarus

    Year Turned Pro2003

  • Sara Errani23
    87
    70

    BirthplaceBologna, Italy

    Year Turned Pro2002

  • Kiki Bertens24
    53
    44

    Kiki Bertens

    Netherlands

    BirthplaceNetherlands

  • Alizé Cornet25
    57
    54

    BirthplaceNice, France

    Year Turned Pro2006