Female Tennis Players

Throughout history, there have been many women tennis players who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great female tennis players such as Serena Williams, Sania Mirza, Mirka Federer, Anna Kournikova, Maria Sharapova.The women tennis players featured in this list are from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & Australia and many more countries.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 
Venus Williams
(One of the Greatest Tennis Players of All Time)

Venus Williams
30
Birthdate: June 17, 1980
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lynwood, California, United States

Regarded as one of the greatest women's tennis players of all time, Venus Williams is credited with introducing never seen before power and athleticism to women's tennis along with her sister Serena. She is also credited with changing the long-standing practice of paying male tennis players more than their female counterparts as she won the fight for equal prize money.

 2 
Naomi Osaka
(Tennis Player)

Naomi Osaka
33
Birthdate: October 16, 1997
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chūō-ku, Osaka, Japan

Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka made history by being the first player of Asian origin to hold the world number one rank in singles. Osaka made headlines when in 2021, she withdrew from the French Open after refusing to be part of a press conference to protect her mental health.

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Maria Sharapova
(Tennis player)

Maria Sharapova
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Birthdate: April 19, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nyagan, Russia
One of Time’s 30 Legends of Women's Tennis, Maria Sharapova, the first Russian woman tennis player to top the singles rankings, earned three doubles and five Grand Slam titles. A failed drug test led to her temporary suspension. She bounced back with modeling and launched her confectionary brand Sugarpova.

 4 
Steffi Graf
(Tennis player)

Steffi Graf
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Birthdate: June 14, 1969
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mannheim, Germany
Known for her footwork and forehand drive, former world number one tennis star Steffi Graf has won 22 Grand Slam titles, the third all-time record. She became the first player to win four Grand Slams and the Olympic gold in a year. She is married to fellow player Andre Agassi.

 5 
Billie Jean King
(Tennis player)

Billie Jean King
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Birthdate: November 22, 1943
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States
Tennis legend Billie Jean King has won 39 Grand Slam titles, including 12 singles titles and 16 doubles titles. The former world no. 1 beat Bobby Riggs in the "Battle of the Sexes" match in 1973. She also founded the Women's Tennis Association and the Women's Sports Foundation.

 6 
Martina Hingis
(Tennis player)

Martina Hingis
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Birthdate: September 30, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Košice, Switzerland

Swiss tennis sensation Martina Hingis made waves when she won the Australian Open at age 16, becoming the youngest Grand Slam singles winner of the 20th century. The youngest world number 1, too, she was named after Martina Navratilova and was the daughter of a Czech tennis player and a tennis coach.

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Martina Navratilova
(Tennis player)

Martina Navratilova
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Birthdate: October 18, 1956
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Prague, Czechia
Martina Navratilova is the world’s only tennis player to be no. 1 for more than 200 weeks in both singles and doubles. She is one of three women with a "Grand Slam Boxed Set.” She is openly lesbian and had earlier fled her country, Czechoslovakia, due to political issues.
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 8 
Chris Evert
(Tennis player)

Chris Evert
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Birthdate: December 21, 1954
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Former number 1 tennis player Chris Evert secured 18 Grand Slam singles wins. She won 157 singles and 32 doubles titles, and served as the WTA president for 11 years. The Philippe Chatrier awardee has also served as a coach and an ESPN analyst, and owns an activewear line.

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Monica Seles
(Tennis player)

Monica Seles
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Birthdate: December 2, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Novi Sad, Serbia
Former world number 1 tennis player Monica Seles has nine Grand Slam singles titles to her credit, eight of them for Yugoslavia and one for the U.S. At 16, she was the youngest French Open champion. Her career was affected after being stabbed on court by a Steffi Graf fan.

 10 
Serena Williams
(Professional Tennis player)

Serena Williams
34
Birthdate: September 26, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saginaw, Michigan, United States

With 39 Grand Slam titles and four Olympic gold medals, Serena Williams is clearly amongst the greatest female tennis players in the history. With 23 Grand Slam singles win, she is just a win away from equalling Margaret Court’s record of 24 grand slam titles. She has bagged the top spot in WTA’s world ranking numerous times.

 11 
Margaret Court
(Tennis player)

Margaret Court
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Birthdate: July 16, 1942
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Perth

Margaret Court is an Australian retired tennis player. She is a former world No. 1 with 24 Grand Slam women's singles titles to her name. She also holds 19 Grand Slam doubles titles and 21 Grand Slam mixed doubles titles. She is considered one of the greatest tennis players of all time. Following her retirement, she became a Christian minister. 

 12 
Simona Halep
(Tennis Player)

Simona Halep
10
Birthdate: September 27, 1991
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Constanta, Romania

Simona Halep is a Romanian tennis player. With 22 WTA singles titles and two Grand Slam singles titles under her belt, Simona Halep is one of the most successful Romanian female tennis players of all time. She is also widely considered one of the WTA Tour's best returners of the current generation.

 13 
Angelique Kerber
(Tennis player)

Angelique Kerber
7
Birthdate: January 18, 1988
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bremen, Germany

Winning her first Grand Slam at 28, Angelique Kerber is an example of a talented later bloomer in tennis. The former World No. 1 German player is known for her defensive tactics, speed, and footwork. She blamed a 2-week COVID-related quarantine for her loss at the 2021 Australian Open.

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Evonne Goolagong Cawley
8
Birthdate: July 31, 1951
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Griffith, New South Wales, Australia

Legendary Australian tennis player Evonne Goolagong Cawley was once world number 1 and the world’s first mother to earn a Wimbledon win in 66 years. A Wiradjuri Aborigine, she is now part of the International Tennis Hall of Fame and also became the Australian of the Year in 1971.

 15 
Anna Kournikova
(Tennis player)

Anna Kournikova
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Birthdate: June 7, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Anna Kournikova was once world no. 8 in singles tennis rankings, in spite of never having won a singles title. She was no. 1 in doubles, teaming up with Martina Hingis. Following her retirement from tennis due to a spinal issue, she became a popular TV personality.

 16 
Justine Henin
(Tennis player)

Justine Henin
9
Birthdate: June 1, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Liège, Belgium

 17 
Bianca Andreescu
(Tennis player)

Bianca Andreescu
9
Birthdate: June 16, 2000
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

 18 
Ana Ivanović
(Tennis player)

Ana Ivanović
10
Birthdate: November 6, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia

 19 
Victoria Azarenka
(Tennis player)

Victoria Azarenka
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Birthdate: July 31, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Minsk, Belarus

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Petra Kvitová
(Tennis player)

Petra Kvitová
7
Birthdate: March 8, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bílovec, Czechia

 21 
Coco Gauff
(Tennis player)

Coco Gauff
10
Birthdate: March 13, 2004
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Coco Gauff is an American tennis player who became the youngest singles WTA Tour title-holder since 2004 when she won her first WTA title at the 2019 Upper Austria Ladies Linz at the age of 15. Coco Gauff, who has achieved a career-high ranking of 23 in singles, is the youngest player ranked by the WTA in the top 100.

 22 
Sania Mirza
(Tennis player)

Sania Mirza
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Birthdate: November 15, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mumbai, India

An impressive doubles tennis player, Sania Mirza has six Grand Slam titles under her belt. A former doubles world No. 1, Sania Mirza is one of the greatest Indian female  tennis players ever. In 2005, Sania Mirza was named in Time magazine's 50 Heroes of Asia list. In 2016, she was named in the magazine's 100 most influential people in the world list.

 23 
Mirka Federer
(Tennis Player)

Mirka Federer
10
Birthdate: April 1, 1978
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bojnice, Slovakia

Mirka Federer is a Swiss former tennis player best known as the wife of legendary tennis player Roger Federer whom she met at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Having supported Federer throughout his career, Mirka is often praised for being a pillar of strength and is largely credited for Roger Federer's achievements on the tennis court. 

 24 
Garbine Muguruza
(Tennis player)

Garbine Muguruza
9
Birthdate: October 8, 1993
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela

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Madison Keys
(Tennis player)

Madison Keys
6
Birthdate: February 17, 1995
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Rock Island, Illinois, United States

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Gabriela Sabatini
(Tennis player)

Gabriela Sabatini
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Birthdate: May 16, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Gabriela Sabatini is an Argentine former professional tennis player. One of the leading female tennis players in the 1980s and 1990s, she amassed 41 titles, including the WTA Finals in 1988 and the 1990 US Open. She was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2006. Also a businesswoman, she runs a line of fragrances.

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Jeļena Ostapenko
(Tennis player)

Jeļena Ostapenko
7
Birthdate: June 8, 1997
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Riga, Latvia

 28 
Heather Watson
(Tennis player)

Heather Watson
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Birthdate: May 19, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Saint Peter Port, Guernsey

Heather Watson is a professional tennis player who has won nine career titles so far, including four singles titles. In 2012, she became the first British female player to win a WTA singles title since 1988. In 2016, she won the mixed-doubles at Wimbledon, becoming the first British player to win at Wimbledon since Joanna Mary Durie in 1987. 

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Leylah Fernandez
(Winner of the singles title at the 2021 Monterrey Open)

Leylah Fernandez
1
Birthdate: September 6, 2002
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

 30 
Karolína Plíšková
(Tennis player)

Karolína Plíšková
8
Birthdate: March 21, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Louny, Czechoslovakia

 31 
Amanda Anisimova
(Tennis player)

Amanda Anisimova
6
Birthdate: August 31, 2001
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Freehold Township, New Jersey, United States

 32 
Kim Clijsters
(Tennis player)

Kim Clijsters
8
Birthdate: June 8, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bilzen, Belgium

 33 
Danielle Collins
(Tennis player)

Danielle Collins
3
Birthdate: December 13, 1993
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: St. Petersburg, Florida, United States

 34 
Camila Giorgi
(Tennis player)

Camila Giorgi
5
Birthdate: December 30, 1991
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Macerata, Italy

 35 
Emma Raducanu
(Tennis player)

Emma Raducanu
4
Birthdate: November 13, 2002
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 36 
Jana Novotná
(Former Tennis player who won the women's singles title at Wimbledon in 1998 and three Olympic medals)

Jana Novotná
7
Birthdate: October 2, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brno, Czech Republic

 37 
Donna Vekic
(Tennis player)

Donna Vekic
7
Birthdate: June 28, 1996
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Osijek, Croatia

 38 
Kristina Mladenovic
(Tennis player)

Kristina Mladenovic
9
Birthdate: May 14, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Saint-Pol-sur-Mer, France

 39 
Maria Sakkari
(Tennis player)

Maria Sakkari
7
Birthdate: July 25, 1995
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Athens, Greece

The daughter of former WTA player Angelikí Kanellopoúlou, Sakkari was introduced to tennis at age six. Greek tennis sensation Maria Sakkari has had a career-high ranking of number 6 in singles. Known for her aggressive style, Sakkari was born and raised in Athens but moved to Barcelona at 18 to train.

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Sofia Kenin
(Tennis Player)

Sofia Kenin
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Birthdate: November 14, 1998
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Sofia Kenin is an American tennis player who won her first Grand Slam title in 2020 when she defeated Garbiñe Muguruza in the Australian Open. By virtue of her Australian Open triumph, Sofia Kenin received the prestigious WTA Player of the Year award in the same year. She is renowned for her persistent determination and mental toughness.

 41 
Li Na
(Tennis player)

Li Na
8
Birthdate: February 26, 1982
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Wuhan, China

Li Na is a Chinese former tennis player. A former world No. 2, Li Na won two Grand Slam singles titles over the course of her career. She achieved international recognition in 2011 after becoming the first Asian Grand Slam singles champion. In 2019, she became the first Asian-born player to be inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. 

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CoCo Vandeweghe
(Tennis Player)

CoCo Vandeweghe
5
Birthdate: December 6, 1991
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

 43 
Ashleigh Barty
(Tennis player)

Ashleigh Barty
10
Birthdate: April 24, 1996
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ipswich, Queensland, Australia

Ashleigh Barty is an Australian tennis player and the current world No. 1 as per the Women's Tennis Association. Barty has won two Grand Slam singles titles:  2019 French Open and 2021 Wimbledon, and one Grand Slam doubles title at the 2018 US Open She also won on a bronze medal in mixed doubles at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021.

 44 
Virginia Wade
(Tennis Player)

Virginia Wade
7
Birthdate: July 10, 1945
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bournemouth, Hampshire, England

Virginia Wade is a British former tennis player. A former world No. 2, Wade won three Grand Slam singles titles, including the famous 1977 Wimbledon, which was attended by Queen Elizabeth II. A former world No. 1 in doubles, Wade won four Grand Slam doubles titles. After retiring as a player, Wade has worked as a game analyst and commentator.

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Althea Gibson
(Tennis player)

Althea Gibson
6
Birthdate: August 25, 1927
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Clarendon County, South Carolina, United States
Died: September 28, 2003

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Jennifer Capriati
(Tennis player)

Jennifer Capriati
11
Birthdate: March 29, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

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Eugenie Bouchard
(Tennis player)

Eugenie Bouchard
10
Birthdate: February 25, 1994
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Sloane Stephens
(Tennis player)

Sloane Stephens
11
Birthdate: March 20, 1993
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Plantation, Florida, United States

The daughter of swimmer Sybil Smith and football player John Stephens, Sloane Stephens was first introduced to tennis by her mother at age 9. The 2017 US Open champion has 6 singles titles in her kitty. Through the Sloane Stephens Foundation, she supports the needs of disadvantaged tennis players.

 49 
Amélie Mauresmo
(Tennis player)

Amélie Mauresmo
4
Birthdate: July 5, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France

 50 
Pam Shriver
(Tennis player)

Pam Shriver
9
Birthdate: July 4, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States