WTA Tour records

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This is a list of Women's Tennis Association (WTA) records since its inception in June 1973. Some records additionally extend back a few more years in order to include the immediately preceding Virginia Slims Circuit era for completeness. The Virginia Slims Circuit started in September 1970 and was replaced in 1973 by the WTA. These however do not make up the entire Open Era records (1968 – present). For those, see Open Era tennis records – women's singles.

Grand Slam singles (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 player's individual Grand Slam tournament performances past and present.

Player totals[edit]

Active players in bold

Titles No.
1. United States Serena Williams 23
2. West Germany Steffi Graf 22
3. United States Chris Evert 18
Czech Republic/United States Martina Navratilova
5. Australia Margaret Court 11
6. Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles 9
7. United States Billie Jean King 8
8. Australia Evonne Goolagong 7
Belgium Justine Henin
United States Venus Williams

Finals No.
1. United States Chris Evert 34
2. United States Serena Williams 33
3. Czech Republic/United States Martina Navratilova 32
4. West Germany Steffi Graf 31
5. Australia Evonne Goolagong 18
6. United States Venus Williams 16
7. United States Monica Seles 13
8. Spain Arantxa Sánchez 12
Switzerland Martina Hingis
Belgium Justine Henin

Semifinals No.
1. United States Chris Evert 52
2. Czech Republic/United States Martina Navratilova 44
3. United States Serena Williams 38
4. West Germany Steffi Graf 37
5. United States Venus Williams 23
6. Australia Evonne Goolagong 22
Spain Arantxa Sánchez
8. Russia Maria Sharapova 20
9. Switzerland Martina Hingis 19
10. Argentina Gabriela Sabatini 18

Quarterfinals No.
1. United States Chris Evert 54
2. Czech Republic/United States Martina Navratilova 53
3. United States Serena Williams 52
4. West Germany Steffi Graf 42
5. United States Venus Williams 39
6. Spain Arantxa Sánchez 35
7. United States Monica Seles 31
United States Lindsay Davenport
9. Argentina Gabriela Sabatini 28
10. Australia Evonne Goolagong 26
Match wins No.
1. United States Serena Williams 349
2. Czech Republic/United States Martina Navratilova 306
3. United States Chris Evert 299
4. West Germany Steffi Graf 278
5. United States Venus Williams 269
6. Spain Arantxa Sánchez 210
7. United States Lindsay Davenport 198
8. Russia Maria Sharapova 197
9. United States Monica Seles 180
10. Spain Conchita Martínez 174

Appearances No.
1. United States Venus Williams 84
2. United States Serena Williams 73
3. United States Amy Frazier 71
4. Italy Francesca Schiavone 69
5. Czech Republic/United States Martina Navratilova 67
6. Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova 66
7. Spain Conchita Martínez 64
Australia Samantha Stosur
9. Japan Ai Sugiyama 63
10. Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová 61
Czech Republic Helena Sukova

Consecutive streaks[edit]

Active streaks in bold

Titles No.
1. Czech Republic/United States Martina Navratilova 6
2. West Germany Steffi Graf 5
3. West Germany Steffi Graf 4
United States Serena Williams
United States Serena Williams (2)
6. Czech Republic/United States Martina Navratilova 3
United States Chris Evert
West Germany Steffi Graf
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia/United States Monica Seles
West Germany Steffi Graf (2)
West Germany Steffi Graf (3)
Switzerland Martina Hingis

Finals No.
1. West Germany Steffi Graf 13
2. Czech Republic/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. Czech Republic/United States Martina Navratilova 4
United States Chris Evert
Spain Arantxa Sánchez
United States Venus Williams
Belgium Justine Henin
United States Serena Williams
United States Serena Williams (2)

Semifinals No.
1. Czech Republic/United States Martina Navratilova 18
2. West Germany Steffi Graf 15
3. United States Chris Evert 11
Switzerland Martina Hingis
5. United States Serena Williams 10
6. United States Chris Evert 9
7. United States Chris Evert 7
8. Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia/United States Monica Seles 6
West Germany Steffi Graf
United States Jennifer Capriati
United States Serena Williams

Quarterfinals No.
1. West Germany Steffi Graf 19
2. Czech Republic/United States Martina Navratilova 18
3. Argentina Gabriela Sabatini 15
4. United States Chris Evert 11
Switzerland Martina Hingis
6. United States Lindsay Davenport 10
United States Serena Williams
8. United States Chris Evert 9
West Germany Steffi Graf
United States Serena Williams
Match wins No.
1. Czech Republic/United States Martina Navratilova 45
2. West Germany Steffi Graf 40
3. West Germany Steffi Graf 33
United States Serena Williams
United States Serena Williams (2)
6. Czech Republic/United States Martina Navratilova 27
West Germany Steffi Graf
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia/United States Monica Seles
9. West Germany Steffi Graf 26
Switzerland Martina Hingis

Appearances No.
1. Japan Ai Sugiyama 62
2. Italy Francesca Schiavone 61
3. Serbia Jelena Janković 56
4. Russia Elena Likhovtseva 54
France Nathalie Dechy
6. Switzerland Patty Schnyder 52
France Alize Cornet
8. Serbia Ana Ivanovic 48
9. Bulgaria Tsvetana Pironkova 47
Poland Agnieszka Radwańska

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

Active players in bold

Match wins per Grand Slam tournament[edit]

Winning percentages[edit]

Winning percentage in individual Grand Slam tournaments[edit]

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 (1973 – present)[edit]

Titles and finals[edit]

Most titles / finals at a single tournament[edit]

# Titles Tournament Years
12 Czech Republic/United States Martina Navratilova Chicago 1978–83, 1986–88, 1990–92
11 Czech Republic/United States Martina Navratilova Eastbourne 1978, 1982–86, 1988–91, 1993
9 Czech Republic/United States Martina Navratilova Washington 1975, 1977–78, 1982–83, 1985–86, 1988, 1990
Czech Republic/United States Martina Navratilova Wimbledon 1978–79, 1982–87, 1990
Czech Republic/United States Martina Navratilova Dallas 1979–83, 1985–87, 1990
Germany Steffi Graf German Open 1986–89, 1991–94, 1996
8 United States Chris Evert Family Circle 1974–78, 1981, 1984–85
Czech Republic/United States Martina Navratilova WTA Tour Finals 1978–79, 1981, 1983–86twice in 1986
Czech Republic/United States Martina Navratilova Los Angeles 1978, 1980–81, 1983, 1986, 1989, 1992–93
United States Serena Williams Miami Masters 2002-04, 2007–08, 2013–15
7 United States Chris Evert French Open 1974–75, 1979–80, 1983, 1985–86
Czech Republic/United States Martina Navratilova Orlando 1974, 1980–85
Germany Steffi Graf Wimbledon 1988–89, 1991–93, 1995–96
United States Serena Williams Wimbledon 2002–03, 2009–10, 2012, 2015–16
United States Serena Williams Australian Open 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009–10, 2015, 2017
# Finals Tournament Years
14 Czech Republic/United States Martina Navratilova Chicago 1975, 1978–83, 1986–88, 1990–93
Czech Republic/United States Martina Navratilova WTA Tour Finals 1975, 1978–86,twice in 1986 1989, 1991–92
13 Czech Republic/United States Martina Navratilova Eastbourne 1978–79, 1982–87, 1988–91, 1993
12 Czech Republic/United States Martina Navratilova Wimbledon 1978–79, 1982–90, 1994
11 Czech Republic/United States Martina Navratilova Washington 1975, 1977–1980, 1982–1983, 1985–1986, 1988, 1990
Czech Republic/United States Martina Navratilova Dallas 1975–76, 1979–83, 1985–87, 1990
Czech Republic/United States Martina Navratilova Los Angeles 1977–81, 1983, 1986, 1989–90, 1992–93
Germany Steffi Graf German Open 1985–89, 1990–94, 1996
United States Serena Williams Wimbledon 2002–2004, 2008–2010, 2012, 2015–2016, 2018-2019
10 United States Chris Evert Wimbledon 1973-74, 1976,1978–82,1984–85
United States Serena Williams Miami Masters 1999, 2002–04, 2007–09, 2013-15
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
Czech Republic/United States Martina Navratilova Houston 1976–80, 1983, 1985, 1987–88
Czech Republic/United States Martina Navratilova Stuttgart 1979, 1981–83, 1986–88, 1991–92
Czech Republic/United States Martina Navratilova West Classic 1979–80, 1984, 1988, 1990–94
United States Venus Williams Wimbledon 2000–2003, 2005, 2007–2009, 2017
United States Serena Williams US Open 1999, 2001–02, 2008, 2011–14, 2018-2019

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

Consecutive records[edit]

  • Active streaks 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.

Matches won and winning percentages[edit]

All surfaces[edit]

Match wins per court type[edit]

Outdoor #
1. United States Chris Evert 903
2. Czech Republic/United States Martina Navratilova 755
5. United States Serena Williams 705
3. Germany Steffi Graf 693
4. Spain Arantxa Sánchez 687
7. United States Venus Williams 633
6. Spain Conchita Martínez 614
8. United States Lindsay Davenport 585
9. Serbia Jelena Janković 507
10. Australia Margaret Court 501

Indoor #
1. Czech Republic/United States Martina Navratilova 605
2. United States Chris Evert 406
3. Germany Steffi Graf 201
4. United States Pam Shriver 200
5. United States Zina Garrison 191
6. Czech Republic Helena Suková 187
7. United States Venus Williams 173
8. United States Lindsay Davenport 168
9. Czech Republic Jana Novotná 164
10. Switzerland Manuela Maleeva 149

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]

Titles # Years
1. Czech Republic/United States Martina Navratilova 8 1978, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986 (2)
2. Germany Steffi Graf 5 1987, 1989, 1993, 1995, 1996
United States Serena Williams 2001, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014
4. United States Chris Evert 4 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977
5. United States Monica Seles 3 1990, 1991, 1992
Belgium Kim Clijsters 2002, 2003, 2010
Match Won #
1. Czech Republic/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
Russia Maria Sharapova

Win % W–L *
1. United States Serena Williams 83.33 30–6
2. Germany Steffi Graf 81.57 31–7
3. Czech Republic/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
Czech Republic/United States Martina Navratilova 1984, 1985 (2)
United States Serena Williams 2001, 2012 (2)
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini 1988
Belgium Kim Clijsters 2002

Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 level records (since inception as "Tier One" in 1988)[edit]

  • Only events of Premier mandatory and Premier 5 and their predecessor (Tier 1) level tournament records are included.
  • Tier one events were played on 3 surfaces, one of which (carpet) ceased to be used from around 1995.

Titles by court type[edit]

Hard #
1. United States Serena Williams 16
2. Belarus Victoria Azarenka 9
Russia Maria Sharapova
4. West Germany Steffi Graf 8
5. United States Venus Williams 7
6. United States Monica Seles 6
Belgium Kim Clijsters
Denmark Caroline Wozniacki
9. Switzerland Martina Hingis 5
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Poland Agnieszka Radwańska
Romania Simona Halep
Czech Republic Petra Kvitová

Clay #
1. West Germany Steffi Graf 8
Spain Conchita Martínez
3. United States Serena Williams 7
4. Switzerland Martina Hingis 5
Belgium Justine Henin
6. France Amélie Mauresmo 4
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
Russia Maria Sharapova
9. United States Monica Seles 3
Russia Dinara Safina
Serbia Jelena Janković
Czech Republic Petra Kvitová

WTA rankings (since 3 November 1975)[edit]

  • As of January 21, 2019
  • Bold font denotes active players or currently active consecutive streaks

Youngest WTA No. 1[3]

Name Age Date of Birth Date of Achievement
Switzerland Martina Hingis 16 years, 152 days 9 September 1980 1 March 1997

Oldest WTA No. 1[4]

Name Age Date of Birth Date of Achievement
United States Serena Williams 35 years, 224 days 26 September 1981 8 May 2017

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. Updated: Jan. 21, 2019

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.)

Lowest-ranked players to win a singles title[edit]

Ranking[5] Player Tournament
Unranked Croatia Mirjana Lučić-Baroni 1997 Bol
Unranked Belgium Kim Clijsters 2009 U.S. Open
579 Indonesia Angelique Widjaja 2001 Bali
299 Russia Margarita Gasparyan 2018 Tashkent
285 Colombia Fabiola Zuluaga 2002 Bogotá
259 Austria Tamira Paszek 2006 Portorož
234 United States Lindsay Davenport 2007 Bali
233 Czech Republic Markéta Vondroušová 2017 Biel Bienne
209 Romania Alexandra Dulgheru 2009 Warsaw
208 United States Melanie Oudin 2012 Birmingham
207 Argentina Federica Haumüller 1989 Guarujá
205 Japan Kumiko Okamoto 1989 Tokyo
201 Czech Republic Petra Langrová 1988 Paris

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,[6] only the first tournament won by each player is listed.

  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-Baroni: 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. Gabriela Sabatini: 15 years, 5 months, 2 days (1985 Japan)
  9. Coco Gauff: 15 years, 7 months (2019 Linz)
  10. Anke Huber: 15 years, 8 months, 22 days (1990 Schenectady)

Oldest winners of a singles title[edit]

In the following table, only the last tournament won by each player is listed.

  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. Francesca Schiavone: 36 years, 9 months, 23 days (2017 Copa Colsanitas)
  5. Venus Williams: 35 years, 7 months, 28 days (2016 Taiwan Open)
  6. Helga Niessen Masthoff: 35 years, 5 months, 1 day (1977 Monte Carlo Open)
  7. Serena Williams: 35 yrs, 4 months, 2 days (2017 Australian Open)
  8. Marie Pinterova: 35 years, 2 months, 3 days (1981 Japan Open)
  9. Maria Bueno: 34 years, 11 months, 26 days (1974 Japan Open)
  10. Helga Schultze: 34 years, 5 months, 6 days (1974 Swiss Open Championships)

Longest gap between titles[edit]

Gap[7] Player Tournaments
16 years, 4 months Mirjana Lučić-Baroni 1998 Bol — 2014 Quebec City
13 years, 1 month Kimiko Date-Krumm 1996 San Diego — 2009 Seoul
9 years, 9 months Pauline Parmentier 2008 Bad Gastein — 2018 Istanbul

WTA career prize money leaders[edit]

As of October 7, 2019
  • 416 players have earned at least US$1 million since September 1970.
  • 238 players have earned at least US$2 million since September 1970.
  • 110 players have earned at least US$5 million since September 1970.
  • 52 players have earned at least US$10 million since September 1970.
  • 25 players have earned at least US$15 million since September 1970.
  • 16 players have earned at least US$20 million since September 1970.
  • 10 players have earned at least US$25 million since September 1970.
  • 7 players have earned at least US$30 million since September 1970.
  • 2 players have earned at least US$40 million since September 1970.
  • 1 player has earned at least US$50 million since September 1970.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Martina Navratilova Biography". 2015. WTA. Retrieved 27 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-02-15. Retrieved 2014-02-11.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-10-08. Retrieved 2016-01-27.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ admin (29 January 2016). "The Serena Williams Stats You Need".
  5. ^ "The resurgent Margarita Gasparyan outplayed Anastasia Potapova in an all-Russian contest to claim her second WTA title at the Tashkent Open". www.wtatour.com.
  6. ^ 2012 Official Guide to Professional Tennis, compiled by the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour, page 253
  7. ^ "Mirjana Lucic-Baroni's Record-Breaking Quebec Title". www.tennisnow.com.

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