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World No.1 Ranked Female Tennis Players

Sl No.PlayerStart dateEnd dateTotal Weeks
1Chris EvertNov 3, 1975Apr 25, 197625
2Evonne Goolagong CawleyApr 26, 1976May 9, 19762
.Chris Evert (2)May 10, 1976Jul 9, 1978138
3Martina NavratilovaJul 10, 1978Jan 13, 197926
.Chris Evert (3)Jan 14, 1979Jan 27, 1979140
.Martina Navratilova (2)Jan 28, 1979Feb 24, 197930
.Chris Evert (4)Feb 25, 1979Apr 15, 1979147
.Martina Navratilova (3)Apr 16, 1979Jun 24, 197940
.Chris Evert (5)Jun 25, 1979Sep 9, 1979158
.Martina Navratilova (4)Sep 10, 1979Apr 6, 198071
4Tracy AustinApr 7, 1980Apr 20, 19802
.Martina Navratilova (5)Apr 21, 1980Jul 6, 198082
.Tracy Austin (2)Jul 7, 1980Nov 17, 198021
.Chris Evert (6)Nov 18, 1980May 2, 1982234
.Martina Navratilova (6)May 3, 1982May 16, 198284
.Chris Evert (7)May 17, 1982Jun 13, 1982238
.Martina Navratilova (7)Jun 14, 1982Jun 9, 1985240
.Chris Evert (8)Jun 10, 1985Oct 13, 1985256
.Martina Navratilova (8)Oct 14, 1985Oct 27, 1985242
.Chris Evert (9)Oct 28, 1985Nov 24, 1985260
.Martina Navratilova (9)Nov 25, 1985Aug 16, 1987332
5Steffi GrafAug 17, 1987Mar 10, 1991186
6Monica SelesMar 11, 1991Aug 4, 199121
.Steffi Graf (2)Aug 5, 1991Aug 11, 1991187
.Monica Seles (2)Aug 12, 1991Aug 18, 199122
.Steffi Graf (3)Aug 19, 1991Sep 8, 1991190
.Monica Seles (3) [n 1]Sep 9, 1991Jun 6, 1993113
.Steffi Graf (4)Jun 7, 1993Feb 5, 1995277
7Arantxa Sánchez VicarioFeb 6, 1995Feb 19, 19952
.Steffi Graf (5)Feb 20, 1995Feb 26, 1995278
.Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (2)Feb 27, 1995Apr 9, 19958
.Steffi Graf (6)Apr 10, 1995May 14, 1995283
.Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (3)May 15, 1995Jun 11, 199512
.Steffi Graf (7)Jun 12, 1995Aug 14, 1995292
.Steffi Graf (7)Aug 15, 1995Nov 3, 1996356
.Monica Seles[n 1] (4)Aug 15, 1995Nov 3, 1996177
.Steffi Graf (7)Nov 4, 1996Nov 17, 1996358
.Steffi Graf (7)Nov 18, 1996Nov 24, 1996359
.Monica Seles (5)Nov 18, 1996Nov 24, 1996178
.Steffi Graf (7)Nov 25, 1996Mar 30, 1997377
8Martina HingisMar 31, 1997Oct 11, 199880
9Lindsay DavenportOct 12, 1998Feb 7, 199917
.Martina Hingis (2)Feb 8, 1999Jul 4, 1999101
.Lindsay Davenport (2)Jul 5, 1999Aug 8, 199922
.Martina Hingis (3)Aug 9, 1999Apr 2, 2000135
.Lindsay Davenport (3)Apr 3, 2000May 7, 200027
.Martina Hingis (4)May 8, 2000May 14, 2000136
.Lindsay Davenport (4)May 15, 2000May 21, 200028
.Martina Hingis (5)May 22, 2000Oct 14, 2001209
10Jennifer CapriatiOct 15, 2001Nov 4, 20013
.Lindsay Davenport (5)Nov 5, 2001Jan 13, 200238
.Jennifer Capriati (2)Jan 14, 2002Feb 24, 20029
11Venus WilliamsFeb 25, 2002Mar 17, 20023
.Jennifer Capriati (3)Mar 18, 2002Apr 21, 200214
.Venus Williams (2)Apr 22, 2002May 19, 20027
.Jennifer Capriati (4)May 20, 2002Jun 9, 200217
.Venus Williams (3)Jun 10, 2002Jul 7, 200211
12Serena WilliamsJul 8, 2002Aug 10, 200357
13Kim ClijstersAug 11, 2003Oct 19, 200310
14Justine HeninOct 20, 2003Oct 26, 20031
.Kim Clijsters (2)Oct 27, 2003Nov 9, 200312
.Justine Henin (2)Nov 10, 2003Sep 12, 200445
15Amélie MauresmoSep 13, 2004Oct 17, 20045
.Lindsay Davenport (6)Oct 18, 2004Aug 21, 200582
16Maria SharapovaAug 22, 2005Aug 28, 20051
.Lindsay Davenport (7)Aug 29, 2005Sep 11, 200584
.Maria Sharapova (2)Sep 12, 2005Oct 23, 20057
.Lindsay Davenport (8)Oct 24, 2005Jan 29, 200698
.Kim Clijsters (3)Jan 30, 2006Mar 19, 200619
.Amélie Mauresmo (2)Mar 20, 2006Nov 12, 200639
.Justine Henin (3)Nov 13, 2006Jan 28, 200756
.Maria Sharapova (3)Jan 29, 2007Mar 18, 200714
.Justine Henin (4)Mar 19, 2007May 18, 2008117
.Maria Sharapova (4)May 19, 2008Jun 8, 200817
17Ana IvanovicJun 9, 2008Aug 10, 20089
18Jelena JankovićAug 11, 2008Aug 17, 20081
.Ana Ivanovic (2)Aug 18, 2008Sep 7, 200812
.Serena Williams (2)Sep 8, 2008Oct 5, 200861
.Jelena Janković (2)Oct 6, 2008Feb 1, 200918
.Serena Williams (3)Feb 2, 2009Apr 19, 200972
19Dinara SafinaApr 20, 2009Oct 11, 200925
.Serena Williams (4)Oct 12, 2009Oct 25, 200974
.Dinara Safina (2)Oct 26, 2009Nov 1, 200926
.Serena Williams (5)Nov 2, 2009Oct 10, 2010123
20Caroline WozniackiOct 11, 2010Feb 13, 201118
.Kim Clijsters (4)Feb 14, 2011Feb 20, 201120
.Caroline Wozniacki (2)Feb 21, 2011Jan 29, 201267
21Victoria AzarenkaJan 30, 2012Jun 10, 201219
.Maria Sharapova (5)Jun 11, 2012Jul 8, 201221
.Victoria Azarenka (2)Jul 9, 2012Feb 17, 201351
.Serena Williams (6)Feb 18, 2013Sep 11, 2016309
22Angelique KerberSep 12, 2016Jan 29, 201720
.Serena Williams (7)Jan 30, 2017Mar 19, 2017316
.Angelique Kerber (2)Mar 20, 2017Apr 23, 201725
.Serena Williams (8)Apr 24, 2017May 14, 2017319
.Angelique Kerber (3)May 15, 2017Jul 16, 201734
23Karolína PlíškováJul 17, 2017Sep 10, 20178
24Garbiñe MuguruzaSep 11, 2017Oct 8, 20174
25Simona HalepOct 9, 2017Jan 28, 201816
.Caroline Wozniacki (3)Jan 29, 2018Feb 25, 201871
.Simona Halep (2)Feb 26, 2018Jan 27, 201964
26Naomi OsakaJan 28, 2019Present1

*Updated on 29 January 2019


Who is the number one ranked female tennis player in the world?

Naomi Osaka is the number one ranked female Tennis player currently.


Who is the greatest women's tennis player ever?

Steffi Graf is the greatest female tennis player in the world, she has been ranked WTA No.1 for 377 weeks.


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