The female tennis players also strive hard to be among the top in the WTA rankings. These are an important metric gauge of your success on the court and credibility as a tennis champion. Great tennis stars always aim to reach world number 1 and stay inside the top 10 for most of their careers. We take a look at the top-ranked female tennis stars on the WTA tour presently. These rankings are determined by the points earned while performing in all the tournaments.
The sensational Aussie hard-hitter Ashleigh Barty tops the WTA rankings list of female tennis players. She was the 1st Aussie female to top the WTA rankings in more than 40 years. She had a great run in 2019, lifting the French Open female championships as well as the WTA year-end finale in Shenzhen. Barty has so far won 252 matches at eight titles in her 9-year-old singles professional tennis career. She has also won a Grand Slam in doubles at the 2018 US Open. She is one of the most talented young female tennis players currently on tour. The Aussie is expected to have a dominant run for many years on the women’s tour.
The 2019 Wimbledon champion from Romania is emerging as one of the legends of the game. Halep has been one of the best on tour for the last five years. She was the 1st female player from Romania to top the WTA rankings as well as lift the Grand Slam title. Simona has so far been victorious in 2 major championships, which include the 2018 French Open and 2019 Wimbledon. She has also been to the final at the Australian Open. The Romanian starlet has won 20 singles career titles so far. She is expected to win a lot more as in the coming years.
The former world number 1 is currently placed 3rd on the current ATP rankings list of female tennis players. Pliskova won her first premier mandatory title in the 2018 Italian Open. She has won 16 career titles so far but not been able to win a Grand Slam trophy. Pliskova did reach the 2016 US Open finals but only to lose in the three sets final to Germany’s Angelique Kerber. The Czech starlet has been a regular feature among the top 10 WTA rankings for the past many years. She is also regarded among the most consistent tennis players on tour.
The 2020 Australian Open Women’s singles champion Kenin tasted her first Grand Slam success in Melbourne. She is the latest entrant among the top 4 of WTA rankings in female tennis players. Sofia turned pro in 2017 and has been rapidly progressing since then in rankings as well as performance. The Aussie has already won 2015 singles matches and 5 titles. She has a great baseline game and good net skills also. The hard-hitting right-hander has the potential to top the WTA rankings in the coming years. She is regarded as one of the most talented and versatile with immense potential.