WTA Rankings

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

Current rankings[edit]

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 181
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: January 6, 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.

Year Player
1975 United States Chris Evert (1)
1976 United States Chris Evert
1977 United States Chris Evert
1978 United States Martina Navratilova (2)
1979 United States Martina Navratilova
1980 United States Chris Evert
1981 United States Chris Evert
1982 United States Martina Navratilova
1983 United States Martina Navratilova
1984 United States Martina Navratilova
1985 United States Martina Navratilova
1986 United States Martina Navratilova
1987 West Germany Steffi Graf (3)
1988 West Germany Steffi Graf
1989 West Germany Steffi Graf
1990 Germany Steffi Graf
1991 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles (4)
1992 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles
1993 Germany Steffi Graf
1994 Germany Steffi Graf
1995 Germany Steffi Graf
United States Monica Seles
1996 Germany Steffi Graf
1997 Switzerland Martina Hingis (5)
1998 United States Lindsay Davenport (6)
1999 Switzerland Martina Hingis
2000 Switzerland Martina Hingis
2001 United States Lindsay Davenport
2002 United States Serena Williams (7)
2003 Belgium Justine Henin (8)
2004 United States Lindsay Davenport
2005 United States Lindsay Davenport
2006 Belgium Justine Henin
2007 Belgium Justine Henin
2008 Serbia Jelena Janković (9)
2009 United States Serena Williams
2010 Denmark Caroline Wozniacki (10)
2011 Denmark Caroline Wozniacki
2012 Belarus Victoria Azarenka (11)
2013 United States Serena Williams
No. 1 all weeks of the year

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "WTA Tour Rankings: Singles". Women's Tennis Association. 
  2. ^ "WTA Tour Rankings: Doubles". Women's Tennis Association. 
  3. ^ "WTA Rankings (doubles)". wtatennis.com. WTA Tour, Inc. 

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