Top ten ranked female singles tennis players from the Asian Tennis Federation (ATF) as of 27 July 2015

Posted May 4, 2011
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  1. Sania Mirza

    Sania Mirza


    Sania Mirza (born 15 November 1986) is an Indian professional tennis player who is currently ranked No. 1 in the women's doubles rankings. From 2003 until her retirement from singles in 2013, she was ranked by the Women's Tennis Association as India's No. 1 player, both in singles and doubles. Throughout her career, Mirza has established herself as the most successful female Indian tennis player ever and one of the highest-paid and high-profile athletes in the country.

  2. Na Li

    Na Li


    Li Na (born 26 February 1982) is a Chinese former professional tennis player, who achieved a career-high ranking of world No. 2 on the WTA Tour on 17 February 2014, but retired from the sport seven months later due to a chronic left knee injury that had kept her out of the game for many years previously. Over the course of her career, Li won nine WTA singles titles, including two Grand Slam singles titles at the 2011 French Open and 2014 Australian Open. Li's rise to prominence came after those victories, which made her the first and only Grand Slam singles champion from Asia. Prior to this, she had already become the first player representing an Asian country to appear in a Grand Slam singles final, a milestone she achieved at the 2011 Australian Open. Li was also the runner-up at the 2013 Australian Open and 2013 WTA Tour Championships, a three-time quarterfinalist at Wimbledon and a semifinalist at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and 2013 US Open. Among her other most notable accolades, she was the first Chinese player to win a WTA tour title at the Guangzhou International Women's Open in 2004, the first to reach a Grand Slam singles quarterfinal at the 2006 Wimbledon Championships, and the first to break into the world's top 10. Her feats have sparked a major population growth of tennis players in Asia, earning her the reputation as the region's tennis pioneer and trailblazer.

  3. Yaroslava Shvedova

    Yaroslava Shvedova


    Yaroslava Vyacheslavovna Shvedova (Russian: Яросла́ва Вячесла́вовна Шве́дова, born 12 September 1987) is a Russian-born Kazakhstani tennis player.

  4. Zheng Jie

    Zheng Jie


    Zheng Jie (born 5 July 1983 in Chengdu, Sichuan) is a Chinese professional tennis player. Her career high ranking is World No. 15 which she achieved on 18 May 2009. As of 9 June 2014, Zheng is ranked World No. 90 in singles and World No. 22 in doubles and is the 4th ranked Chinese player.

  5. Galina Voskoboeva

    Galina Voskoboeva


    Galina Olegovna Voskoboeva (Russian: Галина Олеговна Воскобоева, born 18 December 1984) is a professional Russian-born Kazakhstani tennis player. She reached her career-high singles rank of World No. 42 on 7 May 2012. Her career high in doubles is 26th, set on 20 August 2012.

  6. Chang Kai-chen

    Chang Kai-chen


    Chang Kai-chen (traditional Chinese: 張凱貞; simplified Chinese: 张凯贞; pinyin: Zhāng Kǎizhēn; born January 13, 1991) is a professional Taiwanese tennis player.

  7. Kimiko Date Krumm

    Kimiko Date Krumm


    Kimiko Date-Krumm (クルム伊達 公子 Kurumu-Date Kimiko, née Date; born 28 September 1970) is a Japanese professional tennis player. She reached the semifinals of the 1994 Australian Open, the 1995 French Open and the 1996 Wimbledon Championships, and has won the Japan Open four times. In 1994, she was ranked in the top-ten women players in the world, and reached a career-high World No. 4. In 1992, the WTA awarded her the "Most Improved Player of the Year". After playing in her second Olympic Games, she announced her retirement on 24 September 1996.

  8. Peng Shuai

    Peng Shuai


    Peng Shuai (born 8 January 1986) is a Chinese professional female tennis player. She reached a career high ranking of World No. 1 in doubles by the Women's Tennis Association on 17 February 2014, making her the first Chinese professional tennis player (male or female, and in singles or doubles) to reach World No. 1. She won a gold medal at the 2010 Asian Games, defeating Akgul Amanmuradova in the final. At the 2013 Wimbledon Championships, Peng won her first ladies' double championship with Hsieh Su-wei of Taiwan and again won at the 2014 French Open with Hsieh.

  9. Ayumi Morita

    Ayumi Morita


    Ayumi Morita (森田 あゆみ Morita Ayumi, born March 11, 1990) is a Japanese tennis player. She reached her career-high ranking of 42nd in the world on June 6, 2011 and is currently the fifth highest ranked Japanese player in the world at world No. 153. At Junior level, she reached a career high ranking of No. 3.

  10. Akgul Amanmuradova

    Akgul Amanmuradova


    Akgul Charievna Amanmuradova (Uzbek: Оқгул Омонмуродова; born June 23, 1984 in Tashkent) is an Uzbek female tennis player.

  11. Tamarine Tanasugarn

    Tamarine Tanasugarn


    Tamarine Tanasugarn (Thai: แทมมารีน ธนสุกาญจน์,  born 24 May 1977) is a professional Thai tennis player. She was born in Los Angeles, United States, and turned professional in 1994. She has been in the top 20 in both singles and doubles.

  12. Shahar Peer

    Shahar Peer


    Shahar Pe'er (/ˈʃɑːhɑːr ˈp.ər/; Hebrew: שחר פאר, born May 1, 1987) is an Israeli professional tennis player.

  13. Junri Namigata

    Junri Namigata


    Junri Namigata (Japanese: 波形純理, born 5 July 1982 in Koshigaya) is a Japanese professional tennis player. Her career high WTA singles ranking is 105, which she reached on 28 February 2011. Her career high doubles ranking is 109, set on 14 April 2008.

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