WTA Ranking of the top 50 female tennis players worldwide based on ranking points (as of May 23, 2016)

This statistic shows the top 50 female tennis players worldwide in the WTA Ranking in May 2016. The best-ranked player is Serena Williams with 9,030 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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 World Ranking Points
Williams, Serena 9,030
Radwanska, Agnieszka 5,850
Kerber, Angelique 5,740
Muguruza, Garbiñe 5,196
Azarenka, Victoria 4,341
Halep, Simona 4,301
Vinci, Roberta 3,405
Bencic, Belinda 3,330
Bacsinszky, Timea 3,150
Pennetta, Flavia 2,963
Williams, Venus 2,886
Kvitova, Petra 2,878
Safarova, Lucie 2,843
Suárez Navarro, Carla 2,585
Kuznetsova, Svetlana 2,585
Ivanovic, Ana 2,560
Keys, Madison 2,482
Errani, Sara 2,450
Pliskova, Karolina 2,420
Svitolina, Elina 2,416
Konta, Johanna 2,280
Stephens, Sloane 2,260
Sharapova, Maria 2,141
Stosur, Samantha 2,050
Cibulkova, Dominika 1,951
Jankovic, Jelena 1,940
Pavlyuchenkova, Anastasia 1,840
Begu, Irina-Camelia 1,655
Makarova, Ekaterina 1,552
Mladenovic, Kristina 1,550
Petkovic, Andrea 1,545
Kasatkina, Daria 1,538
Strycova, Barbora 1,520
Wozniacki, Caroline 1,456
Niculescu, Monica 1,450
Ostapenko, Jelena 1,365
Siegemund, Laura 1,345
Schmiedlova, Anna Karolina 1,340
Beck, Annika 1,335
Garcia, Caroline 1,305
Tsurenko, Lesia 1,301
Doi, Misaki 1,290
Vandeweghe, Coco 1,242
Giorgi, Camila 1,230
Babos, Timea 1,200
Gavrilova, Daria 1,180
Bouchard, Eugene 1,170
Friedsam, Anna-Lena 1,160
Vesnina, Elena 1,159
Cornet, Alizé 1,145
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