WTA Rankings

The WTA Rankings are the ratings defined by the Women's Tennis Association, introduced in November 1975.[1]

Ranking method

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 4 Grand Slams, the 4 Premier Mandatory tournaments and the WTA Finals. In addition, for Top 20 players, their best two results at Premier 5 tournaments will also count.[2] Up until 2016, the WTA also distributed ranking points, for singles players only, who competed at the Summer Olympics. However, this has since been discontinued.[3]

In order to appear on the WTA rankings, players must earn ranking points in at least three tournaments, or a minimum of 10 singles ranking points or 10 doubles ranking points in one or more tournaments.

The points distribution for tournaments in 2021 is shown below. Points earned in 2013 were a little different in some cases and retained their value until they expired after 52 weeks.

CategoryWFSFQFR16R32R64R128QQ3Q2Q1
Grand Slam (S)2000130078043024013070104030202
Grand Slam (D)200013007804302401301040
WTA Finals (S)1500*1080*750*(+125 per Round Robin Match; +125 per Round Robin Win)
WTA Finals (D)15001080750375
WTA 1000 - Mandatory (96S)100065039021512065351030202
WTA 1000 - Mandatory(64/60S)1000650390215120651030202
WTA 1000 - Mandatory (28/32D)100065039021512010
WTA 1000 - Non Mandatory (56S,64Q)9005853501901056013022151
WTA 1000 - Non Mandatory (56S,48/32Q)90058535019010560130201
WTA 1000 - Non Mandatory (28D)9005853501901051
WTA 1000 - Non Mandatory (16D)9005853501901
WTA Elite Trophy (S)700*440*240*(+40 per Round Robin Match; +80 per Round Robin Win)
WTA 500 (56S)4703051851005530125131
WTA 500 (32S)4703051851005512518131
WTA 500 (16D)4703051851001
WTA 250 (32S,32Q)280180110603011814101
WTA 250 (32S,16Q)2801801106030118121
WTA 250 (16D)280180110601
WTA 125K series (S)160955729151641
WTA 125K series (D)1609557291-
ITF $100,000+H (S)15090552814164
ITF $100,000+H (D)1509055281
ITF $100,000 (S)14085502513164
ITF $100,000 (D)1408550251
ITF $80,000+H (S)13080482412153
ITF $80,000+H (D)1308048241
ITF $80,000 (S)11570422110153
ITF $80,000 (D)1157042211
ITF $60,000+H (S)1006036189153
ITF $60,000+H (D)1006036181
ITF $60,000 (S)804829158153
ITF $60,000 (D)804829151
ITF $25,000+H (S)60362211612
ITF $25,000+H (D)603622111
ITF $25,000 (S)503018951
ITF $25,000 (D)50301891
ITF $15,000 (S) 10 6 4 2 1 1
ITF $15,000 (D) 10 6 4 1

S = singles players, D = doubles teams, Q = qualification players.
* Assumes undefeated Round Robin match record.
"+H" indicates that Hospitality is provided.

Note that if a player or team receives one or more byes and then loses their first match of the tournament, they will only receive points for the first round of that tournament. For example, if a player receives a bye in R64 and then loses her match in R32, she will only receive points for R64 despite having advanced (via bye) to R32. Similarly, if a player or team withdraws from their first match after receiving a bye, they will not be awarded any points for that tournament.[4]

In ITF tournaments, the main draw is normally 32 for singles and 16 for doubles. Losers in the first round of doubles will receive points equal to that shown in the R32 column above. For subsequent rounds (quarter-finals onwards) the points are the same as for singles.

Current rankings

Number one ranked players

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
No.PlayerDate reachedTotal weeks
1 Chris EvertNov 3, 1975260
2 Evonne Goolagong CawleyApr 26, 19762
3/ Martina NavratilovaJul 10, 1978332
4 Tracy AustinApr 7, 198021
5 Steffi GrafAug 17, 1987377
6// Monica SelesMar 11, 1991178
7 Arantxa Sánchez VicarioFeb 6, 199512
8 Martina HingisMar 31, 1997209
9 Lindsay DavenportOct 12, 199898
10 Jennifer CapriatiOct 15, 200117
11 Venus WilliamsFeb 25, 200211
12 Serena WilliamsJul 8, 2002319
13 Kim ClijstersAug 11, 200320
14 Justine HeninOct 20, 2003117
15 Amélie MauresmoSep 13, 200439
16 Maria SharapovaAug 22, 200521
17 Ana IvanovicJun 9, 200812
18 Jelena JankovićAug 11, 200818
19 Dinara SafinaApr 20, 200926
20 Caroline WozniackiOct 11, 201071
21 Victoria AzarenkaJan 30, 201251
22 Angelique KerberSep 12, 201634
23 Karolína PlíškováJuly 17, 20178
24 Garbiñe MuguruzaSep 11, 20174
25 Simona HalepOct 9, 201764
26 Naomi OsakaJan 28, 201925
27 Ashleigh BartyJun 24, 201980

Last update: As of 14 June 2021

Year-end number one players

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

No. 1 all weeks of the year

Doubles

YearCountryPlayerTeam
1984 USAMartina Navratilova (1) Martina Navratilova / Pam Shriver
1985 USAPam Shriver (2) Martina Navratilova / Pam Shriver
1986 USAMartina Navratilova Martina Navratilova / Pam Shriver
1987 USAMartina Navratilova Martina Navratilova / Pam Shriver
1988 USAMartina Navratilova Martina Navratilova / Pam Shriver
1989 USAMartina Navratilova Helena Suková / Jana Novotná
1990 TCHHelena Suková (3) Helena Suková / Jana Novotná
1991 TCHJana Novotná (4) Gigi Fernández / Jana Novotná
1992 CZEHelena Suková Larisa Neiland / Natasha Zvereva
1993 USAGigi Fernández (5) Gigi Fernández / Natasha Zvereva
1994 BLRNatasha Zvereva (6) Gigi Fernández / Natasha Zvereva
1995 ESPArantxa Sánchez Vicario (7) Gigi Fernández / Natasha Zvereva
1996 ESPArantxa Sánchez Vicario Jana Novotná / Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
1997 BLRNatasha Zvereva Gigi Fernández / Natasha Zvereva
1998 BLRNatasha Zvereva Martina Hingis / Jana Novotná
1999 RUSAnna Kournikova (8) Martina Hingis / Anna Kournikova
2000 JPNAi Sugiyama (9) Serena Williams / Venus Williams
2001 USALisa Raymond (10) Lisa Raymond / Rennae Stubbs
2002 ARGPaola Suárez (11) Virginia Ruano Pascual / Paola Suárez
2003 ARGPaola Suárez Virginia Ruano Pascual / Paola Suárez
2004 ESPVirginia Ruano Pascual (12) Virginia Ruano Pascual / Paola Suárez
2005 ZIMCara Black (13) Lisa Raymond / Samantha Stosur
2006 USA
AUS
Lisa Raymond
Samantha Stosur (14)
Lisa Raymond / Samantha Stosur
2007 ZIM
USA
Cara Black
Liezel Huber (15)
Cara Black / Liezel Huber
2008 ZIM
USA
Cara Black
Liezel Huber
Cara Black / Liezel Huber
2009 ZIM
USA
Cara Black
Liezel Huber
Serena Williams / Venus Williams
2010 ARGGisela Dulko (16) Gisela Dulko / Flavia Pennetta
2011 USALiezel Huber Květa Peschke / Katarina Srebotnik
2012 ITARoberta Vinci (17) Sara Errani / Roberta Vinci
2013 ITA Roberta Vinci Sara Errani / Roberta Vinci
ITASara Errani (18)
2014 ITA
ITA
Roberta Vinci
Sara Errani
Sara Errani / Roberta Vinci
2015 INDSania Mirza (19) Martina Hingis / Sania Mirza
2016 INDSania Mirza Caroline Garcia / Kristina Mladenovic
2017 TPE
SUI
Latisha Chan (20)
Martina Hingis (21)
Latisha Chan / Martina Hingis
2018 CZEKateřina Siniaková (22) Barbora Krejčíková / Kateřina Siniaková
2019 CZEBarbora Strýcová (23) Hsieh Su-wei / Barbora Strýcová
2020 TPE Hsieh Su-wei (24) Hsieh Su-wei / Barbora Strýcová
No. 1 all weeks of the year

Players with highest career rank 2–5

The following is a list of singles players who were ranked world No. 5 or higher but not No. 1 since Nov 3, 1975:

  Active players in green
World No. 2
Player Date reached
Virginia Wade Nov 3, 1975
Andrea Jaeger Aug 17, 1981
Conchita Martínez Oct 30, 1995
Jana Novotná Jul 7, 1997
Anastasia Myskina Sep 13, 2004
Svetlana Kuznetsova Sep 10, 2007
Vera Zvonareva Oct 25, 2010
Petra Kvitová Oct 31, 2011
Agnieszka Radwańska Jul 9, 2012
Li Na Feb 17, 2014
World No. 3
Player Date reached
Pam Shriver Mar 20, 1984
/ Hana Mandlíková Apr 30, 1984
Wendy Turnbull Jan 7, 1985
/ Manuela Maleeva Feb 4, 1985
Gabriela Sabatini Feb 27, 1989
Mary Pierce Jan 30, 1995
Amanda Coetzer Nov 3, 1997
Nathalie Tauziat May 8, 2000
Nadia Petrova May 15, 2006
Elena Dementieva Apr 6, 2009
Elina Svitolina Sep 11, 2017
Sloane Stephens Jul 16, 2018
World No. 4
Player Date reached
Sue Barker Mar 20, 1977
Dianne Fromholtz Mar 19, 1979
Helena Suková Mar 18, 1985
Claudia Kohde-Kilsch Sep 2, 1985
Zina Garrison Nov 20, 1989
Mary Joe Fernández Oct 22, 1990
Kimiko Date May 13, 1995
Magdalena Maleeva Jan 29, 1996
Iva Majoli Feb 5, 1996
Anke Huber Oct 14, 1996
/ Jelena Dokić Aug 19, 2002
Francesca Schiavone Jan 31, 2011
Samantha Stosur Feb 21, 2011
Dominika Cibulková Mar 20, 2017
Johanna Konta Jul 17, 2017
Caroline Garcia Sep 10, 2018
Kiki Bertens May 13, 2019
Bianca Andreescu Oct 21, 2019
Belinda Bencic Feb 17, 2020
Sofia Kenin Mar 9, 2020
Aryna Sabalenka May 10, 2021
World No. 5
Player Date reached
Rosemary Casals Sep 13, 1976
Margaret Court[7] Feb 21, 1977
Betty Stöve Jul 3, 1977
Sylvia Hanika Sep 12, 1983
Kathy Jordan Mar 19, 1984
Jo Durie Apr 29, 1984
/ Natasha Zvereva May 22, 1989
Daniela Hantuchová Jan 27, 2003
Anna Chakvetadze Sep 10, 2007
Sara Errani May 20, 2013
Eugenie Bouchard Oct 20, 2014
Lucie Šafářová Sep 14, 2015
Jeļena Ostapenko Mar 19, 2018

Players with highest career rank 6–10

The following is a list of players who were ranked world No. 6 to No.10 in the period since the 1975 introduction of the WTA rankings.

  Active players in green
World No. 6
Player Date reached
Mima Jaušovec Mar 22, 1982
Bettina Bunge Mar 28, 1983
Katerina Maleeva Jul 9, 1990
Chanda Rubin Apr 8, 1996
Flavia Pennetta Sep 28, 2015
Carla Suárez Navarro Feb 29, 2016
World No. 7
Player Date reached
Olga Morozova Nov 3, 1975
Kerry Melville Jul 4, 1976
Greer Stevens Jul 7, 1980
Barbara Potter Dec 6, 1982
Andrea Temesvári Jan 23, 1984
Kathy Rinaldi May 26, 1986
Irina Spîrlea Oct 13, 1997
Barbara Schett Sep 13, 1999
Julie Halard-Decugis Feb 14, 2000
Patty Schnyder Nov 14, 2005
Nicole Vaidišová May 14, 2007
Marion Bartoli Jan 30, 2012
Roberta Vinci May 9, 2016
Madison Keys Oct 10, 2016
World No. 8
Player Date reached
Nancy Richey Nov 3, 1975
Virginia Ruzici May 21, 1979
Bonnie Gadusek Jul 9, 1984
Carling Bassett-Seguso Mar 4, 1985
Anna Kournikova Nov 20, 2000
Ai Sugiyama Feb 9, 2004
Alicia Molik Feb 28, 2005
Ekaterina Makarova Apr 6, 2015
World No. 9
Player Date reached
Françoise Dürr Nov 3, 1975
Lisa Bonder Aug 20, 1984
Lori McNeil Jul 4, 1988
Brenda Schultz-McCarthy May 20, 1996
Dominique Monami Oct 12, 1998
Sandrine Testud Feb 7, 2000
Paola Suárez Jun 7, 2004
Andrea Petkovic Oct 10, 2011
Timea Bacsinszky May 16, 2016
CoCo Vandeweghe Jan 15, 2018
Julia Görges Aug 20, 2018
Iga Świątek May 17, 2021
World No. 10
Player Date reached
Kathy May Jul 3, 1977
Kristien Shaw Aug 21, 1977
Kathleen Horvath Jun 11, 1984
Catarina Lindqvist Apr 15, 1985
Stephanie Rehe Mar 13, 1989
Barbara Paulus Nov 18, 1996
Karina Habšudová Feb 10, 1997
Maria Kirilenko Jun 10, 2013
Kristina Mladenovic Oct 23, 2017
Daria Kasatkina Oct 22, 2018

Consecutive weeks in the Top 10

The below lists the singles players with the most consecutive weeks in the Top 10 of the WTA World rankings:[8]

  Active players in green
Player#
Martina Navratilova1000
Chris Evert746
Steffi Graf625
Gabriela Sabatini508
Pam Shriver458
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario429
Hana Mandlikova421
Simona Halep366
Lindsay Davenport333
Conchita Martinez319

Last update: As of 14 June 2021

See also

  • WTA Tour records
  • WTA Awards
  • List of WTA number 1 ranked players
  • Lists of tennis records and statistics
  • ATP Rankings

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