Women's Tennis Association: Top European female singles tennis players as of 2 November 2015

Posted May 4, 2011
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  1. 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.


  2. Ana Ivanovic
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    Ana Ivanovic

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    Ana Ivanovic (Serbian: Ana Ivanović, Ана Ивановић; born 6 November 1987) is a Serbian professional tennis player who as of August 10, 2015 is ranked No. 6 in the world by the Women's Tennis Association. Ranked No. 1 in the world in 2008, she beat Dinara Safina to win the 2008 French Open and was the runner-up at the 2007 French Open and the 2008 Australian Open. She has also qualified for the annual WTA Tour Championships three times, in 2007, 2008 and 2014 and has won the year-end WTA Tournament of Champions twice, in 2010 and 2011.


  3. Caroline Wozniacki
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    Caroline Wozniacki

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    Caroline Wozniacki (born 11 July 1990) is a Danish professional tennis player. She is a former World No. 1 on the WTA Tour, having held this position for 67 weeks. She was the first woman from a Scandinavian country to hold the top ranking position and 20th overall.


  4. Victoria Azarenka
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    Victoria Azarenka

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    Victoria Azarenka (Belarusian: Вікторыя Фёдараўна Азаранка, Łacinka Viktoryja Fjodoraŭna Azaranka Russian: Викто́рия Фёдоровна Аза́ренко, Viktoriya Fyodorovna Azarenko; born 31 July 1989) is a Belarusian professional tennis player. She is a former world No. 1 and is currently world No. 21 as of 17 August 2015.


  5. Dominika Cibulková
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    Dominika Cibulková

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    Dominika Cibulková (born 6 May 1989) is a professional Slovak tennis player. Known for her quick and aggressive style of play, she has won four career singles titles.


  6. Agnieszka Radwanska
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    Agnieszka Radwanska

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    Agnieszka "Aga" Radwańska [aɡˈɲɛʂka radˈvaɲska](born 6 March 1989) is a Polish professional tennis player. Radwańska achieved a career-high singles ranking of World No. 2 in July 2012 and is currently ranked World No. 7 by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA). Known for constructing points and making intelligent use of the court, she has won fourteen career singles titles.


  7. Jelena Jankovic
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    Jelena Jankovic

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    Jelena Janković (Serbian Cyrillic: Јелена Јанковић, born 28 February 1985) is a Serbian professional tennis player. Janković is a former World No. 1 in singles, a ranking achieved in the months following her finals appearance at the 2008 US Open. Janković's career highlights include winning the 2007 Wimbledon Mixed Doubles title with Jamie Murray, the 2010 BNP Paribas Open, the Internazionali BNL d'Italia twice, in 2007 and 2008, and the aforementioned appearance in the finals of the 2008 US Open. She is coached by her brother Marko.


  8. Svetlana Kuznetsova
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    Svetlana Kuznetsova

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    Svetlana Aleksandrovna Kuznetsova (Russian: Светла́на Алекса́ндровна Кузнецо́ва; born 27 June 1985) is a Russian professional tennis player and currently No. 18 in the WTA singles and No. 170 in the doubles ranking. Kuznetsova has appeared in four Grand Slam singles finals, winning two, and has also appeared in seven doubles finals, winning twice. As a doubles player, Kuznetsova has reached the finals of each grand slam at least once, winning the Australian twice. She has qualified five times for the round-robin stage of the WTA Tour Championships but has never qualified for the semifinals.


  9. Flavia Pennetta
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    Flavia Pennetta

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    Flavia Pennetta (born 25 February 1982) is an Italian professional tennis player. She became Italy's first top-10 female singles player on 17 August 2009 and also the first Italian tennis player to be ranked No. 1 in doubles on 28 February 2011. She is a Grand Slam singles champion, having won the 2015 US Open.


  10. Vera Zvonareva
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    Vera Zvonareva

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    Vera Igorevna Zvonareva (Russian: Ве́ра И́горевна Звонарёва; born 7 September 1984) is a Russian professional tennis player. She was introduced to tennis at the age of six and turned professional in 2000. Her career high is World No. 2 by the WTA. Zvonareva has won twelve WTA Tour singles titles and reached the finals of the 2008 WTA Tour Championships, 2010 Wimbledon Championships, and 2010 US Open. She also was a bronze medalist at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. In doubles, she has won four Grand Slam titles. Two of the titles came in women's doubles, the first one at the 2006 US Open, partnering Nathalie Dechy, and the other at the 2012 Australian Open, partnering Svetlana Kuznetsova. Her other two came in mixed doubles, the first at the 2004 US Open, partnering Bob Bryan, and her second at the 2006 Wimbledon Championships, partnering Andy Ram.


  11. Sabine Lisicki
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    Sabine Lisicki

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    Sabine Katharina Lisicki born 22 September 1989) is a German professional tennis player. She turned professional in 2006 and her breakthrough came in 2009 when she reached the quarterfinals of the Wimbledon Championships and won her first WTA title, the Family Circle Cup, against Caroline Wozniacki. In March 2010, she suffered an ankle injury at the Indian Wells Masters that kept her out of competition for five months and saw her fall out of the top 200.


  12. Angelique Kerber
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    Angelique Kerber

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    Angelique Kerber (born 18 January 1988 in Bremen) is a German tennis player of German Polish background.


  13. Nadia Petrova
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    Nadia Petrova

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    Nadezhda Viktorovna Petrova (Russian: Надежда Викторовна Петрова; born June 8, 1982) is a Russian professional tennis player.


  14. 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.


  15. 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.


  16. Andrea Petkovic
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    Andrea Petkovic

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    Andrea Petkovic (Serbian Cyrillic: Андреа Петковић born 9 September 1987) is a German tennis player. Born in Tuzla, SFR Yugoslavia, to Serbian father Zoran and Bosniak mother Amira, she moved to Germany at six months old.


  17. Iveta Benesová
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    Iveta Benesová

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    Iveta Benešová (born 1 February 1983) is a Czech former professional tennis player. She began playing tennis at age of 7 and turned professional in 1998 in Prague. She has won two WTA Tour events and one Grand Slam in mixed doubles partnering with Jürgen Melzer at the 2011 Wimbledon Championships. On 14 September 2012 she married Jürgen Melzer and adopted his family name. She announced her retirement from professional tennis via her Facebook page 13/08/2014.


  18. Francesca Schiavone
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    Francesca Schiavone

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    Francesca Schiavone (born 23 June 1980 in Milan) is an Italian professional tennis player who turned professional in 1998. She won the 2010 French Open singles title, becoming the first Italian woman to win a Grand Slam event in singles. She was also runner-up at the 2011 French Open. Her career high ranking is World No. 4, achieved on 31 January 2011. To date, Schiavone is the last one handed-backhand player to win a Grand Slam title on the women's tour.


  19. Sara Errani
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    Sara Errani

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    Sara Errani (born April 29, 1987) is a professional tennis player from Italy. She is the Italian no. 1 (out of six Italians in the top-100). As of 23 February 2015, she is ranked world no. 19 in singles and world no. 29 in doubles. She has won eight career singles titles, and 25 career doubles titles, including five Grand Slam championships and five Premier Mandatory/Premier 5 titles.


  20. Simona Halep
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    Simona Halep

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    Simona Halep (born 27 September 1991) is a Romanian professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No. 2. Halep first broke into the world's top 50 at the end of 2012, the top 20 in August 2013, and then the top 10 in January 2014 (after reaching the Australian Open quarterfinal). She won her first 6 WTA titles in the same calendar year in 2013 (a feat that was last achieved by Steffi Graf in 1986 when she won her first 7), being named the WTA's Most Improved Player at its end, as well as being named ESPN Center Court's 2013 Most Improved Player. Halep reached the 2014 French Open final, her first Grand Slam final, where she played against Maria Sharapova. She lost this final in three sets. She also reached the final of the WTA Finals the same year, but lost to Serena Williams. Despite being only twenty-three years old, Halep has already defeated several current and former world No. 1's and Grand Slam tournament champions, including Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Ana Ivanovic, Jelena Janković, Caroline Wozniacki, Li Na, Samantha Stosur, and Petra Kvitová.


  21. Katarina Srebotnik
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    Katarina Srebotnik

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    Katarina Srebotnik (born March 12, 1981) is a Slovenian professional tennis player. Srebotnik is right-handed, 1.80 m, weighs 65 kg and lives in Dubai. She reached a career-high ranking of No. 20 on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour on August 7, 2006.


  22. Elena Vesnina
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    Elena Vesnina

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    Elena Sergeyevna Vesnina (Russian: Еле́на Серге́евна Веснина́; born in Lviv, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union, on 1 August 1986) is a Russian professional tennis player. Her career-high rank is World No. 21, achieved in July 2013. Vesnina is a two-time Grand Slam champion in doubles competition, having won the 2013 French Open and the 2014 US Open tournaments with Ekaterina Makarova.


  23. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
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    Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova

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    Anastasia Sergeyevna Pavlyuchenkova (Russian: Анастаси́я Серге́евна Павлюче́нкова, born 3 July 1991) is a Russian professional tennis player and a multiple junior Grand Slam champion. Her career-high rank of World No. 13 was achieved on 4 July 2011. From July 2007 to September 2009 she was coached at the Mouratoglou Tennis Academy in France. Since then she has been coached by her brother Aleksandr Pavlyuchenkov and in 2013 Martina Hingis joined her team.


  24. María José Martínez Sánchez
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    María José Martínez Sánchez

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    María José Martínez Sánchez (born 12 August 1982) is a Spanish professional tennis player. In singles, she has won five WTA singles titles, the 2009 Copa Sony Ericsson Colsanitas, the 2009 Swedish Open, the Premier 5 event, 2010 Internazionali BNL d'Italia, the 2011 Gastein Ladies and the 2011 Hansol Korea Open. She was also a runner-up at the 2008 Barcelona KIA. As a junior she won the 1999 Orange Bowl, a year-ending tennis event for junior players. She reached her career high ranking in singles of World No. 19 on 10 May 2010.


  25. Ekaterina Makarova
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    Ekaterina Makarova

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    Ekaterina Valeryevna Makarova (Russian: Екатери́на Вале́рьевна Мака́рова; born on 7 June 1988) is a Russian professional tennis player and the current Russian No. 2. She achieved her career-high ranking of number 8 on 6 April 2015. Her best Grand Slam singles results have come at the 2014 US Open and the 2015 Australian Open where she reached the semifinals on both occasions. Makarova is a three-time Grand Slam champion in doubles competition, having won the 2012 US Open mixed doubles tournament with Bruno Soares, and the 2013 French Open and the 2014 US Open with Elena Vesnina.


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