Wimbledon (Open era) ladies' singles champions

Posted May 4, 2011
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  1. Serena Williams
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    Serena Williams

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    Serena Jameka Williams (born September 26, 1981) is an American professional tennis player who is ranked No. 1 in women's singles tennis. The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) has ranked her world No. 1 in singles on six separate occasions. She became the world No. 1 for the first time on July 8, 2002, and achieved this ranking for the sixth time on February 18, 2013. Williams has spent 256 weeks overall as the WTA ranked #1 as of August 30, 2015, placing her 4th on the List of WTA number 1 ranked players. On July 13, 2015 she marked the first time in WTA history that the No. 1 player had more than twice as many points as No. 2. She is the reigning champion of the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, U.S. Open, WTA Tour Championships and Olympic women's singles and doubles.


  2. Maria Sharapova
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    Maria Sharapova

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    Maria Yuryevna Sharapova (Russian: Мари́я Ю́рьевна Шара́пова; born 19 April 1987) is a Russian professional tennis player, who is ranked world No. 3 by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA). A United States resident since 1994, Sharapova has competed on the WTA tour since 2001. She has been ranked world No. 1 in singles by the WTA on five separate occasions, for a total of 21 weeks. She is one of ten women, and the only Russian, to hold the career Grand Slam and is an Olympic medalist, having earned silver for Russia in women's singles at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.


  3. Venus Williams
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    Venus Williams

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    Venus Ebony Starr Williams (born June 17, 1980) is an American professional tennis player who is a former World No. 1 and is ranked World No. 11 in singles as of February 1, 2015. She has been ranked World No. 1 in singles by the Women's Tennis Association on three separate occasions, for a total of eleven weeks. She became the World No. 1 for the first time on February 25, 2002, becoming the first black American woman to achieve this feat during the Open Era. She is credited as changing the women's game and ushering a new, modern era of power and athleticism on the women's professional tennis tour. She is also regarded as the best grass court player of her generation and is widely considered as one of the all-time greats of women's tennis.


  4. Martina Hingis
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    Martina Hingis

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    Martina Hingis (born 30 September 1980) is a Swiss professional tennis player who spent a total of 209 weeks as world No. 1. She has won five Grand Slam singles titles (three at the Australian Open, one at Wimbledon, and one at the US Open), eleven Grand Slam women's doubles titles, winning a calendar-year doubles Grand Slam in 1998, and four Grand Slam mixed doubles titles; for a combined total of twenty major titles.


  5. Steffi Graf
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    Steffi Graf

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    Stefanie Maria "Steffi" Graf (born 14 June 1969) is a German former world No. 1 tennis player.


  6. Chris Evert
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    Chris Evert

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    Christine Marie "Chris" or "Chrissie" Evert (born December 21, 1954), known as Chris Evert-Lloyd from 1979 to 1987, is a former World No. 1 professional tennis player from the United States. She won 18 Grand Slam singles championships and three doubles titles. She was the year-ending World No. 1 singles player in 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, and 1981. Overall Evert won 157 singles championships and 29 doubles titles.


  7. Amélie Mauresmo
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    Amélie Mauresmo

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    Amélie Simone Mauresmo (born 5 July 1979) is a French former professional tennis player, and a former World No. 1. Mauresmo won two Grand Slam singles titles at the Australian Open and at Wimbledon, and also won a Silver Medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics.


  8. Martina Navratilova
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    Martina Navratilova

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    Martina Navratilova (Czech: Martina Navrátilová born Martina Šubertová October 18, 1956) is a retired Czech and American tennis player and coach. In 2005, Tennis magazine selected her as the greatest female tennis player for the years 1965 through 2005.


  9. Lindsay Davenport
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    Lindsay Davenport

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    Lindsay Ann Davenport (born June 8, 1976) is an American former World No. 1 retired professional tennis player. She was ranked World No. 1 on eight different occasions, for a total of 98 weeks. She is one of five women who have been the year-end World No. 1 at least four times (1998, 2001, 2004, and 2005) since 1975; the others are Chris Evert, Steffi Graf, Martina Navratilova and Serena Williams. She has achieved the No. 1 ranking in doubles as well.


  10. Billie Jean King
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    Billie Jean King

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    Billie Jean King (née Moffitt; born November 22, 1943) is an American former World No. 1 professional tennis player. King won 39 Grand Slam titles, including 12 singles, 16 women's doubles, and 11 mixed doubles titles. King won the singles title at the inaugural WTA Tour Championships. King often represented the United States in the Federation Cup and the Wightman Cup. She was a member of the victorious United States team in seven Federation Cups and nine Wightman Cups. For three years, King was the United States' captain in the Federation Cup.


  11. Jana Novotna
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    Jana Novotna

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    Jana Novotná (born 2 October 1968 in Brno, Czechoslovakia) is a former professional tennis player from the Czech Republic. She played a serve and volley game, an increasingly rare style of play among women during her career. She won the women's singles title at Wimbledon in 1998 and was runner-up in three previous Grand Slam tournaments. Novotná also won 12 Grand Slam women's doubles titles and four Grand Slam mixed doubles titles. Novotná achieved a career-high singles ranking of No.2 in 1997, and achieved a No. 1 ranking in doubles.


  12. Petra Kvitová
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    Petra Kvitová

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    Petra Kvitová (born 8 March 1990) is a Czech professional tennis player. Known for her powerful left-handed groundstrokes and variety, she has won seventeen career singles titles including two Grand Slam titles at Wimbledon. She reached her career-high ranking of world No. 2 in October 2011, and is currently ranked 5th by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) as of 24th August 2015. As such, Kvitová is the current Czech number 1 in the WTA.


  13. Marion Bartoli
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    Marion Bartoli

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    Marion Bartoli (born 2 October 1984) is a French former professional tennis player. She won the 2013 Wimbledon Championships singles title after previously being runner-up in 2007, and was a semifinalist at the 2011 French Open. She also won eight Women's Tennis Association singles titles and three doubles titles. She announced her immediate retirement from professional tennis on 14 August 2013.


  14. Conchita Martínez
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    Conchita Martínez

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    Conchita Martínez Bernat (born 16 April 1972) is a Spanish former professional tennis player. She is the only Spanish player to have won the women's singles title at Wimbledon, where she beat Martina Navratilova to win the 1994 title. Martínez also was the singles runner-up at the 1998 Australian Open and the 2000 French Open. She reached a highest world ranking of No. 2 in October 1995. She is currently the captain of the Spain Fed Cup team and the Spain Davis Cup team.


  15. Virginia Wade
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    Virginia Wade

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    Sarah Virginia Wade, OBE (born 10 July 1945) is a British former professional tennis player. She won three Grand Slam singles championships and four Grand Slam doubles championships, and is the only British woman in history to have won titles at all four Grand Slam tournaments. She was ranked as high as No. 2 in the world in singles, and No. 1 in the world in doubles. She won the women's singles championship at Wimbledon on 1 July 1977, in that tournament's centenary year, and was the last British tennis player to have won a Grand Slam singles tournament until Andy Murray won the US Open in 2012. She remains the last British female to have won a Grand Slam singles title. After retiring from competitive tennis, she coached for four years and has also worked as a tennis commentator and game analyst for the BBC and Eurosport.


  16. Evonne Goolagong
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    Evonne Goolagong

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    Evonne Goolagong Cawley AO MBE (born 31 July 1951) is an Australian former World No. 1 female tennis player. She was one of the world's leading players in the 1970s and early 1980s, when she won 14 Grand Slam titles: seven in singles (four Australian Open, two Wimbledon and one French Open), six in women's doubles, and one in mixed doubles.


  17. Margaret Court
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    Margaret Court

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    Margaret Court AO, MBE (née Smith; born 16 July 1942), also known as Margaret Smith Court, is a retired world No. 1 professional tennis player. She is currently a Christian minister in Perth, Australia, but is best known for her sporting career, in which she amassed more major titles than any other player in history.


  18. Ann Haydon-Jones
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    Ann Haydon-Jones

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    Adrianne Shirley Haydon Jones CBE (born 7 October 1938), known as Ann Haydon at the beginning of her career, is a British former tennis champion. She won a total of 7 Grand Slam championships during her career: three in singles, three in women's doubles, and one in mixed doubles.


  19. Ann Haydon Jones
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    Ann Haydon Jones

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    Adrianne Shirley Haydon Jones CBE (born 7 October 1938), known as Ann Haydon at the beginning of her career, is a British former tennis champion. She won seven Grand Slam championships during her career: three in singles, three in women's doubles, and one in mixed doubles.




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