WTA Tour records

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This is a list of Women's Tennis Association (WTA) records since its inception in 1973. Some tournaments from the predecessor tour, the Virginia Slims Circuit, are also included for completeness. The Virginia Tour Circuit started in September 1970 and was replaced in 1973 by the WTA. For a full list of Open Era records (1968–present) see Tennis records of the Open Era - Women's Singles.

These tables include only official WTA tour and Virginia Slims Circuit events.

Grand Slam singles career records (1973 – present)[edit]

Notes:

  • Grand Slam tournaments began long before the WTA was formed. Therefore some of the players' full Grand Slam statistics are higher than what is listed here, which is only an account of the Grand slam records during the existence of the WTA tour.
  • These statistics were compiled from each players individual Grand Slam tournament performances past and present.

Player totals[edit]

Active players in bold

Titles #
1. West Germany Steffi Graf 22
2. United States Serena Williams 19
3. United States Chris Evert 18
United States Martina Navratilova
5. United States Monica Seles 9
6. Belgium Justine Henin 7
United States Venus Williams
8. Switzerland Martina Hingis 5
Australia Evonne Goolagong
Russia Maria Sharapova
Finals #
1. United States Chris Evert 34
2. United States Martina Navratilova 32
3. West Germany Steffi Graf 31
4. United States Serena Williams 23
5. United States Venus Williams 14
6. United States Monica Seles 13
7. Belgium Justine Henin 12
Switzerland Martina Hingis
Spain Arantxa Sánchez
Australia Evonne Goolagong
Semifinals #
1. United States Chris Evert 52
2. United States Martina Navratilova 44
3. West Germany Steffi Graf 37
4. United States Serena Williams 26
5. Spain Arantxa Sánchez 21
6. Switzerland Martina Hingis 19
United States Venus Williams
Australia Evonne Goolagong
Russia Maria Sharapova
10. United States Monica Seles 18
United States Lindsay Davenport
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
Quarterfinals #
1. United States Chris Evert 54
2. United States Martina Navratilova 53
3. West Germany Steffi Graf 42
4. United States Serena Williams 39
5 Spain Arantxa Sánchez 34
United States Venus Williams
7 United States Monica Seles 31
United States Lindsay Davenport
9. Argentina Gabriela Sabatini 28
10. Switzerland Martina Hingis 24
Match Wins #
1. United States Martina Navratilova 314
2. United States Chris Evert 305
3. West Germany Steffi Graf 280
4. United States Serena Williams 266
5. United States Venus Williams 225
6. Spain Arantxa Sánchez 212
7. United States Lindsay Davenport 198
8. United States Monica Seles 181
9. Spain Conchita Martínez 174
10. Russia Maria Sharapova 171
Appearances #
1. United States Amy Frazier 71
2. United States Martina Navratilova 67
3. United States Venus Williams 65
4. Spain Conchita Martínez 64
5. Japan Ai Sugiyama 63
6. Switzerland Patty Schnyder 59
Thailand Tamarine Tanasugarn
8. Spain Arantxa Sánchez 58
United States Serena Williams
Italy Francesca Schiavone

Consecutive streaks[edit]

Active streaks in bold'

Titles #
1. United States Martina Navratilova 6
2. West Germany Steffi Graf 5
3. West Germany Steffi Graf 4
United States Serena Williams
5. United States Chris Evert 3
West Germany Steffi Graf
West Germany Steffi Graf (2)
West Germany Steffi Graf (3)
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia/United States Monica Seles
Switzerland Martina Hingis
Finals #
1. West Germany Steffi Graf 13
2. United States Martina Navratilova 11
3. United States Chris Evert 6
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia/United States Monica Seles
5. West Germany Steffi Graf 5
Switzerland Martina Hingis
7. United States Martina Navratilova 4
United States Chris Evert
Spain Arantxa Sánchez
United States Serena Williams
United States Venus Williams
Belgium Justine Henin
Semifinals #
1. United States Martina Navratilova 18
2. West Germany Steffi Graf 15
3. United States Chris Evert 11
Switzerland Martina Hingis
5. United States Chris Evert 9
6. United States Chris Evert 7
7. West Germany Steffi Graf 6
United States Serena Williams
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia/United States Monica Seles
United States Jennifer Capriati
Quarterfinals #
1. West Germany Steffi Graf 19
2. United States Martina Navratilova 18
3. Argentina Gabriella Sabatini 15
4. United States Chris Evert 11
Switzerland Martina Hingis
6. United States Lindsay Davenport 10
7. United States Chris Evert 9
West Germany Steffi Graf
United States Serena Williams
Match Wins #
1. United States Martina Navratilova 45
2. West Germany Steffi Graf 40
3. West Germany Steffi Graf 33
United States Serena Williams
5. West Germany Steffi Graf 27
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia/United States Monica Seles
7. West Germany Steffi Graf 26
Switzerland Martina Hingis
9. West Germany Steffi Graf 21
10. Czechoslovakia/United States Martina Navratilova 20
United States Chris Evert
Appearances #
1. Japan Ai Sugiyama 62
2. Italy Francesca Schiavone 58
3. France Nathalie Dechy 54
Russia Elena Likhovtseva
5. Switzerland Patty Schnyder 52
6. Russia Elena Dementieva 46
South Africa Amanda Coetzer
8. United States Jill Craybas 45
Serbia Jelena Jankovic
10. France Marion Bartoli 44

Most singles titles per Grand Slam in the Open Era[edit]

Active players in bold

Match wins per Grand Slam tournament[edit]

As of January 31, 2015

Winning percentages[edit]

Winning percentage in individual Grand Slam tournaments[edit]

As of January 31, 2015.

Source: WTA player career statistics: and WTA Tour Archive 2012:Accessed 01/23/2012

Winning percentage in all Grand Slam tournaments[edit]

WTA Tour singles career records (1973 – present)[edit]

WTA singles titles and finals[edit]

Most titles / finals at a single tournament[edit]

# Finals Tournament Years
14 United States Martina Navratilova Chicago 1975, 1978–83, 1986–88, 1990–93
United States Martina Navratilova WTA Tour Finals 1975, 1978–86,twice in 1986 1989, 1991–92
13 United States Martina Navratilova Eastbourne 1978–79, 1982–87, 1988–91, 1993
12 United States Martina Navratilova Wimbledon 1978–79, 1982–90, 1994
11 United States Martina Navratilova Washington 1975, 1977–1980, 1982–1983, 1985–1986, 1988, 1990
United States Martina Navratilova Dallas 1975–76, 1979–83, 1985–87, 1990
United States Martina Navratilova Los Angeles 1977–81, 1983, 1986, 1989–90, 1992–93
Germany Steffi Graf German Open 1985–89, 1990–94, 1996
10 United States Chris Evert Wimbledon 1973-74, 1976,1978–82,1984–85
9 Germany Steffi Graf Wimbledon 1987–89, 1991–93, 1995–96, 1999
Germany Steffi Graf French Open 1987–90, 1992–93, 1995–96, 1999
Germany Steffi Graf Florida 1986–89, 1991–95
United States Chris Evert French Open 1973–75, 1979–80, 1983–86
United States Chris Evert Family Circle 1974–78, 1981, 1984–86
United States Chris Evert US Open 1975–80, 1982–84
United States Martina Navratilova Houston 1976–80, 1983, 1985, 1987–88
United States Martina Navratilova Stuttgart 1979, 1981–83, 1986–88, 1991–92
United States Martina Navratilova West Classic 1979–80, 1984, 1988, 1990–94
United States Serena Williams Miami Masters 1999, 2002–04, 2007–09, 2013-14

Most titles won in a season in Open Era[edit]

Consecutive records[edit]

  • Active players in bold

Sources: Except for the information concerning active players, the source for the all-time table is the '2014 Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Official Guide'. Court and Wade began their careers and were winning events long before the open era started in 1968; therefore, the statistics shown above do not reflect their entire careers. For example, the Billie Jean King career statistics Wikipedia article lists 129 career singles titles for King. And an external website claims that Court won 197 and Wade won 68 career singles titles and 2010 Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Official Guide, compiled by the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour, page 163.

Matches won and winning percentages[edit]

All surfaces[edit]

Match wins per court type[edit]

Outdoor #
1. United States Martina Navratilova 756
2. United States Chris Evert 724
3. Germany Steffi Graf 693
4. Spain Arantxa Sánchez 687
5. United States Serena Williams 621
6. Spain Conchita Martínez 614
7. United States Venus Williams 586
8. United States Lindsay Davenport 585
9. Argentina Gabriela Sabatini 495
10. United States Monica Seles 480
Indoor #
1. United States Martina Navratilova 607
2. United States Chris Evert 287
3. United States Pam Shriver 200
4. United States Zina Garrison 191
5. Germany Steffi Graf 189
6. Czech Republic Helena Sukova 187
7. Czech Republic Jana Novotna 164
8. United States Lindsay Davenport 155
9. Switzerland Manuela Maleeva 149
10. France Amelie Mauresmo 144

Career winning percentage[edit]

  • Note that the figures below represent career winning percentages of players that are retired (regular font) as well as current active players (boldface). The latter are subject to change and do not reflect the final figure.

Single season winning percentage[edit]

Winning streaks[edit]

Tour Year End Championships[edit]

Match Won #
1. United States Martina Navratilova 60
2. United States Chris Evert 34
3. Germany Steffi Graf 31
4. United States Serena Williams 30
5. Argentina Gabriela Sabatini 21
Win % W–L *
1. United States Serena Williams 83.33 30–6
2. Germany Steffi Graf 81.57 31–7
3. United States Martina Navratilova 81.08 60–14
4. United States Chris Evert 79.07 34–9
5. United States Monica Seles 75.00 18–6
* Minimum + 18 Wins
Not losing a set Year
United States Martina Navratilova 1984, 1985 (2)
United States Serena Williams 2001, 2012 (2)
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini 1988
Belgium Kim Clijsters 2002

WTA Premier Mandatory & 5/Tier One (since inception in 1988)[edit]

  • Overall totals include premier mandatory,premier five and tier one tournaments only.
  • Tier one events were played on 3 surfaces, (carpet) ceased as a surface in 1995.

Titles by court type[edit]

Hard #
1. United States Serena Williams 14
2. Russia Maria Sharapova 9
3. West Germany Steffi Graf 8
4. Belarus Victoria Azarenka 7
5. United States Monica Seles 6
Belgium Kim Clijsters
United States Venus Williams
8. Switzerland Martina Hingis 5
Denmark Caroline Wozniacki
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Clay #
1. West Germany Steffi Graf 8
Spain Conchita Martinez
3. United States Serena Williams 6
4. Switzerland Martina Hingis 5
Belgium Justine Henin
6. France Amélie Mauresmo 4
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
8. United States Monica Seles 3
Russia Dinara Safina
Serbia Jelena Janković
Russia Maria Sharapova

WTA rankings (since 1973)[edit]

Main article: WTA Rankings

As of March 2, 2015

  • Bold font denotes active players

Most career singles wins over world No. 1[edit]

This table lists the players with the most career singles wins over the world No. 1 ranked player since the Women's Tennis Association began computerized rankings on November 3, 1975.

Source: 2012 WTA Media Guide, compiled by the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour, page 178.

Lowest-ranked players to defeat world No. 1[edit]

This table lists the lowest-ranked players to defeat world No. 1 ranked player since the Women's Tennis Association began computerized rankings on November 3, 1975. (Not including matches in which No.1-ranked player retired.)

WTA Tour doubles career records[edit]

Most doubles titles won[edit]

Other selected achievements[edit]

Youngest winners of a singles title[edit]

In the following table,[3] only the first tournament won by each player is listed. For example, Capriati won two additional tournaments before reaching the age of Seles listed below.

  1. Tracy Austin: 14 years, 0 months, 28 days (1977 Portland)
  2. Kathy Rinaldi: 14 years, 6 months, 24 days (1981 Kyoto)
  3. Jennifer Capriati: 14 years, 6 months, 29 days (1990 Puerto Rico)
  4. Andrea Jaeger: 14 years, 7 months, 14 days (1980 Las Vegas)
  5. Mirjana Lučić: 15 years, 1 month, 25 days (1997 Bol)
  6. Nicole Vaidišová: 15 years, 3 months, 23 days (2004 Vancouver)
  7. Monica Seles: 15 years, 4 months, 29 days (1989 Houston)
  8. Anke Huber: 15 years, 8 months, 22 days (1990 Schenectady)
  9. Tamira Paszek: 15 years, 9 months, 18 days (2006 Portorož)

Oldest winners of a singles title[edit]

In the following table,[3] only the last tournament won by each player is listed. For example, Navratilova won many other tournaments between the ages of 33 and 37.

  1. Billie Jean King: 39 yrs, 7 months, 23 days (1983 Edgbaston Cup)
  2. Kimiko Date-Krumm: 38 yrs, 11 months, 30 days (2009 Hansol Korea Open)
  3. Martina Navratilova: 37 yrs, 4 months, 2 days (1994 Open Gaz de France)
  4. Venus Williams: 34 years, 6 months, 23 days (2015 ASB Classic)
  5. Margaret Court: 34 yrs, 4 months, 26 days (1976 Toyota Classic)
  6. Chris Evert: 33 years, 9 months, 18 days (1988 Virginia Slims of New Orleans)
  7. Nathalie Tauziat: 33 years, 8 months (2001 DFS Classic)
  8. Tamarine Tanasugarn: 33 years, 4 months, 23 days (2010 HP Open)
  9. Serena Williams: 33 years, 4 months, 5 days (2015 Australian Open)
  10. Virginia Wade: 33 years, 2 months, 2 days (1978 Florida Federal Open)

Longest gap between titles[edit]

Gap[4] Player Tournaments
16 years, 4 months Mirjana Lucic-Baroni 1998 Bol — 2014 Quebec City
13 years, 1 month Kimiko Date-Krumm 1996 San Diego — 2009 Seoul
8 years, 11 months Jelena Dokic 2002 Birmingham — 2011 Kuala Lumpur

WTA Prize money leaders[edit]

As of Aug 9, 2014:

  • 306 players have earned at least US $1 million since September 1970.
  • 154 players have earned at least US $2 million since September 1970.
  • 113 players have earned at least US $3 million since September 1970.
  • 78 players have earned at least US $4 million since September 1970.
  • 65 players have earned at least US $5 million since September 1970.
  • 51 players have earned at least US $6 million since September 1970.
  • 42 players have earned at least US $7 million since September 1970.
  • 39 players have earned at least US $8 million since September 1970.
  • 34 players have earned at least US $9 million since September 1970.
  • 30 players have earned at least US $10 million since September 1970.
  • 27 players have earned at least US $11 million since September 1970.
  • 23 players have earned at least US $12 million since September 1970.
  • 22 players have earned at least US $13 million since September 1970.
  • 20 players have earned at least US $14 million since September 1970.
  • 18 players have earned at least US $15 million since September 1970.
  • 10 players have earned at least US $20 million since September 1970.
  • 3 players have earned at least US $30 million since September 1970.
  • 1 player has earned at least US $60 million since September 1970.

See also[edit]

References[edit]