Ranking of the 10 greatest female tennis players of all time

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Serena WilliamsSteffi Graf and Monica Seles are among the greatest women tennis players of all time, but who is considered the greatest of the lot?

All three have been at the top of the game for several years when playing, with Williams always competing against the best.

how they play have compiled a list of their top 10 female tennis players of all time, let’s see who they picked and how they were ranked…

10. Martina Hingis and Evonne Goolagong

PARIS, FRANCE – JUNE 03: Martina Hingis of Switzerland celebrates winning her mixed doubles final match against India’s Sania Mirza and Croatia’s Ivan Dodig on day thirteen of the 2016 French Open at Roland Garros on June 3, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

The pair ended up on the list for 10th place, with Hingis retiring with five Grand Slam victories in 2017 after a career spanning more than two decades, winning a total of 45 titles in the process.

Evonne Goolagong is often forgotten, but she amassed 68 career titles including seven Grand Slams, but the US Open eluded her.

9. Justine Henin

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 30: Justine Henin of Belgium celebrates winning a point in her women’s final match against Serena Williams of the United States of America on day thirteen of the Australian Open 2010 at Melbourne Park on January 30 January 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Justine Henin has always been considered a powerful player, earning over $20 million during her career, but she failed to win the famous Wimbledon. She did, however, reach number one in the world in 2003.

8. Venus Williams

MASON, OHIO – AUGUST 15: Venus Williams celebrates breaking Donna Vekic of Croatia in the second set during the Western & Southern Open at Lindner Family Tennis Center on August 15, 2019 in Mason, Ohio. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

One half of the famous Williams sisters, Venus has been in her sister’s shadow during her career. Despite that, she has been one of the best, she has seven Grand Slam titles which could have been so much more without Serena. She managed to usurp her sister and become world number one in 2002.

7. Billie Jean King

Billie Jean King
GUADALAJARA, MEXICO – NOVEMBER 17: Tennis legend Billie Jean King waves to the audience next to the singles trophy name after her during day 8 of the 2021 Akron WTA Guadalajara Finals at Centro Panamericano de Tenis on November 17, 2021 in Guadalajara, Mexico. (Photo by Hector Vivas/Getty Images for WTA,)

The prolific Californian has won 129 titles including 12 Grand Slam tournaments, half of them at Wimbledon. Billie Jean King dominated women’s tennis for the better part of a decade.

6. Monica Seles

January 27, 1996: Monica Seles of the United States celebrates with the Australian Open trophy after defeating Anke Huber of Germany to win the 1996 Ford Australian Open final at Flinders Park in Melbourne, Australia. Mandatory Credit: Phil Cole/Allsport

Monica Seles’ career was impacted when she was tragically stabbed on the pitch while a fan was running in 1993. She was never the same after the injury, but she still managed to win nine titles impressive Grand Slams.

5. Chris Evert

Chris Evert Lloyd of the United States plays a doubles return shot against compatriot Martina Navratilova in their women’s singles final match on center court at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships on July 7, 1984 at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London, England. Chris Evert Lloyd won the match and the championship 7-6, 6-2. (Photo by Trevor Jones/Allsport/Getty Images)

There is no doubt that Chris Evert’s place on this list, she has won 18 Grand Slams after reaching a record 34 finals. She also won every major tournament at least twice to show us how good she was.

4. Court of Margaret

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Court of Margaret

Margaret Court is considered the greatest female player of all time with a record 24 Grand Slams and 192 career titles, including 19 doubles and 19 mixed doubles.

3. Martina Navratilova

July 1990: Martina Navratilova of the USA holds the winners plaque after winning the Wimbledon Championships being played at Wimbledon, London, England. Mandatory Credit: Allsport UK/Allsport

She holds the record for career Open Era titles with 167 and has 59 Grand Slam titles in total, including 18 singles crowns. She brought the big serve and volley back to women’s football.

2. Steffi Graf

June 6, 1999: Germany’s Steffi Graf poses with the trophy during a portrait session, a day after winning the women’s singles final of the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris, France.

Steffi Graf’s 22 Grand Slam titles have been spread evenly across all surfaces, including four in Australia, six in France, seven in England and five in America. She has amassed 107 career titles but narrowly misses the top spot on this list.

1. Serena Williams

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 28: Serena Williams waves to the crowd as she leaves the court with the Daphne Akhurst Trophy after winning the women’s singles final against Venus Williams of the United States on day 13 of the Australian Open 2017 at Melbourne Park on January 28, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Serena Williams is in most people’s books the tallest woman to ever grace the court, winning 23 Grand Slam titles and earning just under $100 million in prize money. Her major victories lasted the best time in two decades, proving how well she has stood the test of time.


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