WTA Ranking of the top 50 female tennis players worldwide based on ranking points (as of August 25, 2014)

 World Ranking Points
Williams, Serena 9,430
Halep, Simona 6,310
Li, Na 6,170
Kvitova, Petra 5,956
Radwanska, Agnieszka 5,590
Sharapova, Maria 5,335
Kerber, Angelique 4,550
Bouchard, Eugenie 4,405
Ivanovic, Ana 4,065
Jankovic, Jelena 3,695
Wozniacki, Caroline 3,165
Pennetta, Flavia 3,121
Cibulkova, Dominika 3,002
Errani, Sara 2,885
Safarova, Lucie 2,825
Suárez Navarro, Carla 2,790
Azarenka, Victoria 2,783
Makarova, Ekaterina 2,565
Petkovic, Andrea 2,400
Williams, Venus 2,340
Stosur, Samantha 2,045
Kuznetsova, Svetlana 2,010
Cornet, Alizé 1,930
Stephens, Sloane 1,900
Pavlyuchenkova, Anastasia 1,865
Muguruza, Garbiñe 1,793
Keys, Madison 1,605
Lisicki, Sabine 1,576
Zahlavova Strycova, Barbora 1,501
Vinci, Roberta 1,492
Giorgi, Camila 1,465
Dellacqua, Casey 1,441
Nara, Kurumi 1,412
Zhang, Shuai 1,412
Svitolina, Elina 1,405
Jovanovski, Bojana 1,380
Hantuchova, Daniela 1,356
Vandeweghe, Coco 1,279
Peng, Shuai 1,225
Koukalova, Klara 1,205
Garcia, Caroline 1,193
Pliskova, Karolina 1,160
Rybarikova, Magdalena 1,140
McHale, Christina 1,135
Riske, Alison 1,117
Watson, Heather 1,095
Flipkens, Kirsten 1,090
Diyas, Zarina 1,087
Davis, Lauren 1,030
Kanepi, Kaia 1,030
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This statistic shows the top 50 female tennis players worldwide in the WTA Ranking in August 2014. The best-ranked player is Serena Williams with 9,430 points.


Women's professional tennis

The WTA Singles Rankings ranks the top women’s professional tennis players in the world. Players are awarded points based on their success in tournaments on the pro tour and are ranked according to the number of points they earned. The ranking is updated weekly and the results of the last 52 weeks are factored in.

Serena Williams can be considered the most successful player of the past ten years, consistently ranking in the Top-10 in the past few years. Steffi Graf holds the record for the most weeks at number one, with 377 weeks. She also is the player with the most consecutive weeks at the top of the rankings, spending 186 weeks in a row in the top spot from August 17, 1987 to March 10, 1991. Steffi Graf was ranked number one at year-end a total of eight times.

The WTA, short for Women’s Tennis Association, is the governing body of women’s professional tennis. It was founded in 1973 by Billie Jean King, one of the most successful pro tennis players of all time having won a total of 39 Grand Slam titles.

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