WTA Rankings

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The WTA Rankings are the ratings defined by the Women's Tennis Association.[1][2]

Ranking method[edit]

The WTA rankings are based on a rolling 52-week, cumulative system. A player's ranking is determined by her results at a maximum of 16 tournaments for singles and 11 for doubles and points are awarded based on how far a player advances in a tournament. The basis for calculating a player's ranking are those tournaments that yield the highest ranking points during the rolling 52-week period with the condition that they must include points from the Grand Slams, Premier Mandatory tournaments and the WTA Championships. In addition, for Top 20 players, their best two results at Premier 5 tournaments will also count.[3] The WTA also distributes ranking points, for singles players only, who compete at the Summer Olympics.[4] Points earned at the Summer Olympics will only apply to a player's overall ranking during that calendar year.


The points distribution for tournaments in 2014 is shown below. Points earned in 2013 were a little different in some cases and retain their value until they expire after 52 weeks.

Category W F SF QF R16 R32 R64 R128 Q Q3 Q2 Q1
Grand Slam (S) 2000 1300 780 430 240 130 70 10 40 30 20 2
Grand Slam (D) 2000 1300 780 430 240 130 10 40
WTA Championships (S/D) +810 +360 (230 for each round robin win, 70 for each loss)
WTA Premier Mandatory (96S) 1000 650 390 215 120 65 35 10 30 20 2
WTA Premier Mandatory (64/60S) 1000 650 390 215 120 65 10 30 20 2
WTA Premier Mandatory (28/32D) 1000 650 390 215 120 10
WTA Premier 5 (56S,64Q) 900 585 350 190 105 60 1 30 22 15 1
WTA Premier 5 (56S,48/32Q) 900 585 350 190 105 60 1 30 20 1
WTA Premier 5 (28D) 900 585 350 190 105 1
WTA Premier 5 (16D) 900 585 350 190 1
WTA Premier (56S) 470 305 185 100 55 30 1 25 13 1
WTA Premier (32S) 470 305 185 100 55 1 25 18 13 1
WTA Premier (16D) 470 305 185 100 1
Tournament of Champions +195 +75 (60 for each round robin win, 25 for each loss)
WTA International (32S,32Q) 280 180 110 60 30 1 18 14 10 1
WTA International (32S,16Q) 280 180 110 60 30 1 18 12 1
WTA International (16D) 280 180 110 60 1
WTA 125K series (S) 160 95 57 29 15 1 - - 6 - 4 1
WTA 125K series (D) 160 95 57 29 1 - - - - - - -
ITF $100,000 + H(32) 150 90 55 28 14 1 - - 6 4 1 -
ITF $100,000 + H(16) 150 90 55 28 1 - - - - - - -
ITF $100,000 (32) 140 85 50 25 13 1 - - 6 4 1 -
ITF $100,000 (16) 140 85 50 25 1 - - - - - - -
ITF $75,000 + H(32) 130 80 48 24 12 1 - - 5 3 1 -
ITF $75,000 + H(16) 130 80 48 24 1 - - - - - - -
ITF $75,000 (32) 115 70 42 21 10 1 - - 5 3 1 -
ITF $75,000 (16) 115 70 42 21 1 - - - - - - -
ITF $50,000 + H(32) 100 60 36 18 9 1 - - 5 3 1 -
ITF $50,000 + H(16) 100 60 36 18 1 - - - - - - -
ITF $50,000 (32) 80 48 29 15 8 1 - - 5 3 1 -
ITF $50,000 (16) 80 48 29 15 1 - - - - - - -
ITF $25,000 (32) 50 30 18 9 5 1 - - 2 - - -
ITF $25,000 (16) 50 30 18 9 1 - - - - - - -
ITF $15,000 (32) 25 15 9 5 1 0 - - 1 - - -
ITF $15,000 (16) 25 15 9 5 0 - - - - - - -
ITF $10,000 (32) 12 7 4 2 1 0 - - - - - -
ITF $10,000 (16) 12 7 4 2 0 - - - - - - -

"+H" indicates that Hospitality is provided.

Summer Olympics Gold Medal Silver Medal Bronze Medal Fourth Place Quarterfinals Round of 16 Round of 32 Round of 64
Singles only 685 470 340 260 175 95 55 1

Current rankings[edit]

See also: 2014 WTA Tour

Number one ranked players[edit]

The following is a chronological list of players who have achieved the number one position in singles since the WTA began producing computerized rankings on November 3, 1975 (active players in green):

# Player Date reached Total weeks
1 United States Chris Evert Nov 3, 1975 260
2 Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley Apr 26, 1976 2
3 United States Martina Navratilova Jul 10, 1978 332
4 United States Tracy Austin Apr 7, 1980 21
5 Germany Steffi Graf Aug 17, 1987 377
6 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia/Federal Republic of Yugoslavia/United States Monica Seles Mar 11, 1991 178
7 Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario Feb 6, 1995 12
8 Switzerland Martina Hingis Mar 31, 1997 209
9 United States Lindsay Davenport Oct 12, 1998 98
10 United States Jennifer Capriati Oct 15, 2001 17
11 United States Venus Williams Feb 25, 2002 11
12 United States Serena Williams Jul 8, 2002 207
13 Belgium Kim Clijsters Aug 11, 2003 20
14 Belgium Justine Henin Oct 20, 2003 117
15 France Amélie Mauresmo Sep 13, 2004 39
16 Russia Maria Sharapova Aug 22, 2005 21
17 Serbia Ana Ivanovic Jun 9, 2008 12
18 Serbia Jelena Janković Aug 11, 2008 18
19 Russia Dinara Safina Apr 20, 2009 26
20 Denmark Caroline Wozniacki Oct 11, 2010 67
21 Belarus Victoria Azarenka Jan 30, 2012 51

Last update: September 22, 2014

Year-end number one players[edit]

The year-end number one player is the player at the head of the WTA rankings following the completion of the final tournament of the calendar year.

Singles[edit]

No. 1 all weeks of the year

Doubles[edit]

Year Country Player Team
1984 United States USA Martina Navratilova (1) United States Martina Navratilova / United States Pam Shriver
1985 United States USA Pam Shriver (2) United States Martina Navratilova / United States Pam Shriver
1986 United States USA Martina Navratilova United States Martina Navratilova / United States Pam Shriver
1987 United States USA Martina Navratilova United States Martina Navratilova / United States Pam Shriver
1988 United States USA Martina Navratilova United States Martina Navratilova / United States Pam Shriver
1989 United States USA Martina Navratilova Czech Republic Helena Suková / Czech Republic Jana Novotná
1990 Czechoslovakia TCH Helena Suková (3) Czech Republic Helena Suková / Czech Republic Jana Novotná
1991 Czechoslovakia TCH Jana Novotná (4) United States Gigi Fernández / Czech Republic Jana Novotná
1992 Czech Republic CZE Helena Suková Latvia Larisa Neiland / Belarus Natasha Zvereva
1993 United States USA Gigi Fernández (5) United States Gigi Fernández / Belarus Natasha Zvereva
1994 Belarus BLR Natasha Zvereva (6) United States Gigi Fernández / Belarus Natasha Zvereva
1995 Spain ESP Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (7) United States Gigi Fernández / Belarus Natasha Zvereva
1996 Spain ESP Arantxa Sánchez Vicario Czech Republic Jana Novotná / Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
1997 Belarus BLR Natasha Zvereva United States Gigi Fernández / Belarus Natasha Zvereva
1998 Belarus BLR Natasha Zvereva Switzerland Martina Hingis / Czech Republic Jana Novotná
1999 Russia RUS Anna Kournikova (8) Switzerland Martina Hingis / Russia Anna Kournikova
2000 Japan JPN Ai Sugiyama (9) United States Serena Williams / United States Venus Williams
2001 United States USA Lisa Raymond (10) United States Lisa Raymond / Australia Rennae Stubbs
2002 Argentina ARG Paola Suárez (11) Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual / Argentina Paola Suárez
2003 Argentina ARG Paola Suárez Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual / Argentina Paola Suárez
2004 Spain ESP Virginia Ruano Pascual (12) Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual / Argentina Paola Suárez
2005 Zimbabwe ZIM Cara Black (13) United States Lisa Raymond / Australia Samantha Stosur
2006 United States USA
Australia AUS
Lisa Raymond
Samantha Stosur (14)
United States Lisa Raymond / Australia Samantha Stosur
2007 Zimbabwe ZIM
United States USA
Cara Black
Liezel Huber (15)
Zimbabwe Cara Black / United States Liezel Huber
2008 Zimbabwe ZIM
United States USA
Cara Black
Liezel Huber
Zimbabwe Cara Black / United States Liezel Huber
2009 Zimbabwe ZIM
United States USA
Cara Black
Liezel Huber
United States Serena Williams / United States Venus Williams
2010 Argentina ARG Gisela Dulko (16) Argentina Gisela Dulko / Italy Flavia Pennetta
2011 United States USA Liezel Huber Czech Republic Květa Peschke / Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
2012 Italy ITA Roberta Vinci (17) Italy Sara Errani / Italy Roberta Vinci
2013 Italy ITA Roberta Vinci Italy Sara Errani / Italy Roberta Vinci
Italy ITA Sara Errani (18)
No. 1 all weeks of the year

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "WTA Tour Rankings: Singles". Women's Tennis Association. 
  2. ^ "WTA Tour Rankings: Doubles". Women's Tennis Association. 
  3. ^ "WTA – All About Rankings". WTA. 
  4. ^ "Ranking Points". itftennis.com. Retrieved 16 September 2014. 
  5. ^ "WTA Rankings (singles)". wtatennis.com. WTA Tour, Inc. 
  6. ^ "WTA Rankings (doubles)". wtatennis.com. WTA Tour, Inc. 

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