Women's Tennis Association: Top ten female singles tennis players from the Americas as of December 7, 2015.

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. 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.


  3. Eugenie Bouchard
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    Eugenie Bouchard

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    Eugenie "Genie" Bouchard (born February 25, 1994) is a Canadian professional tennis player currently ranked world No. 24. At the 2014 Wimbledon Championships, Bouchard became the first Canadian to reach the finals of a Grand Slam in singles, finishing runner-up to Petra Kvitová. She also reached the semifinals of the 2014 Australian Open and 2014 French Open, and won the 2012 Wimbledon girls' title. Following the end of the 2013 WTA Tour, she was named WTA Newcomer of the Year. The next year, Bouchard received the WTA Most Improved Player award for the 2014 season.


  4. Gisela Dulko
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    Gisela Dulko

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    Gisela Dulko (born 30 January 1985, in Buenos Aires) is a retired professional tennis player from Argentina. Although she enjoyed a modest success in singles, reaching world no. 26, and winning four WTA Tour titles; her speciality has been doubles, where she has been a world no. 1 player. Partnering with Flavia Pennetta, Dulko won the 2010 WTA Tour Championships and the 2011 Australian Open in doubles. Also, Dulko reached the mixed doubles final at the 2011 US Open, with Edward Schwank. She is remembered for her ability to upset the big names on the tour, such as Maria Sharapova in the 2nd round of Wimbledon in 2009; and Samantha Stosur in the 3rd round of Roland Garros in 2011. She also beat Martina Navratilova in the 2nd round of Wimbledon in 2004 in Navratilova's final grand slam singles match.


  5. Melanie Oudin
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    Melanie Oudin

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    Melanie Oudin (born September 23, 1991) is an American tennis player and former world junior no. 2. She was a member of the American Fed Cup team from 2009 to 2011 and winner of the 2011 U.S. Open mixed doubles title, with fellow American player Jack Sock.


  6. Mónica Puig
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    Mónica Puig

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    Mónica Puig Marchán (born September 27, 1993 in Hato Rey) is a Puerto Rican tennis player.


  7. Bethanie Mattek-Sands
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    Bethanie Mattek-Sands

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    Bethanie Lynn Mattek-Sands (née Mattek; born March 23, 1985, in Rochester, Minnesota) is an American professional tennis player who competes on the WTA Tour. She lives in Miami, Florida, but trains in Phoenix, Arizona. Mattek has won five singles and three doubles titles on the ITF Circuit, and her best results on the WTA Tour to date are reaching the semifinals of the tournaments in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 2005 and Birmingham, United Kingdom, in 2008 and the finals of the Bell Challenge in 2008 and 2010. In doubles, she has won fifteen WTA Tour titles most notably the 2015 Australian Open and French Open 2015. Mattek also plays for the New York Sportimes for World Team Tennis.


  8. Jamie Hampton
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    Jamie Hampton

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    Jamie Lee Hampton (born January 8, 1990, in Frankfurt, West Germany) is an American professional tennis player. On July 29, 2013, she reached her highest singles ranking of world no. 24.


  9. Sloane Stephens
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    Sloane Stephens

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    Sloane Stephens (born March 20, 1993) is an American tennis player who is currently ranked World No. 29 by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA).


  10. Vania King
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    Vania King

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    Vania King (traditional Chinese: 金久慈, simplified Chinese: 金久慈, Hanyu Pinyin: Jīn Jiǔcí) (born February 3, 1989) is an American tennis player. King won both the 2010 Wimbledon Women's Doubles and 2010 US Open Women's Doubles titles with Kazakh partner Yaroslava Shvedova.


  11. Aleksandra Wozniak
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    Aleksandra Wozniak

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    Aleksandra Wozniak (born September 7, 1987) is a Canadian professional tennis player. She turned professional in November 2005. Wozniak achieved a career-best ranking of no. 21 on June 22, 2009, making her the fourth highest-ranked Canadian singles player of all time. She has won one WTA and nine ITF tournaments. At the Bank of the West Classic in Stanford in 2008, she became the first Canadian in 20 years to capture a WTA singles title and the first Quebecer in history to have accomplished such a feat. She reached a career-high ITF junior ranking of No. 3 on January 31, 2005. Wozniak was named Female Player of the Year by Tennis Canada five times (2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2012).


  12. Jill Craybas
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    Jill Craybas

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    Jill N. Craybas (born July 4, 1974) is an American former professional tennis player. At 39 years of age, she was one of the oldest players on the WTA Tour, as well as the longest serving, having turned pro in 1996. From the 2000 US Open to the 2011 US Open, Craybas competed in 45 consecutive Grand Slam main draws, her best result coming in the 2005 Wimbledon Championships where she reached the fourth round which included wins over Marion Bartoli and Serena Williams.


  13. Rebecca Marino
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    Rebecca Marino

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    Rebecca Marino (born December 16, 1990) is a Canadian former professional tennis player. On July 11, 2011, she reached her highest WTA singles ranking of 38. Marino was named Female Player of the Year by Tennis Canada two times, in 2010 and 2011. She decided in late February 2013 to take an indefinite break from tennis.


  14. Coco Vandeweghe
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    Coco Vandeweghe

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    Colleen "CoCo" Vandeweghe (born December 6, 1991) is an American professional tennis player. She reached a junior ranking of world no. 15 and won the 2008 US Open Girls' singles championship.


  15. Christina McHale
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    Christina McHale

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    Christina McHale (born May 11, 1992) is an American professional tennis player. Her highest-ever WTA rankings are No. 24 in singles and No. 111 in doubles. McHale has beaten numerous top WTA tour players throughout her career, including dual Grand Slam champions Svetlana Kuznetsova, Victoria Azarenka and Petra Kvitová, as well as Caroline Wozniacki (ranked World No. 1 at the time), former World No. 3 Nadia Petrova, former world number five Daniela Hantuchová, 2013 Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli and former French Open finalist Sara Errani, among others.


  16. Lauren Davis
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    Lauren Davis

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    Lauren Davis (born October 9, 1993 in Gates Mills, Ohio) is a professional American tennis player. Known for her aggressive backhand, quickness, and clay-court ability, she has won seven singles titles on the ITF tour in her career.


  17. Madison Brengle
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    Madison Brengle

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    Madison Brengle (born April 3, 1990) is an American professional tennis player currently on the WTA Tour. Her biggest success has occurred in 2015, reaching her first WTA final in January followed by a fourth round major appearance at the Australian Open. She also defeated world No. 4 Petra Kvitová in April.


  18. Alison Riske
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    Alison Riske

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    Alison Riske (born July 3, 1990 in Pittsburgh) is an American professional tennis player. She has won one WTA title, six singles and one doubles title on the ITF tour. She reached the third round of the Australian Open in 2014, the third round at Wimbledon in 2013 and 2014 and the fourth round of the US Open in 2014. She reached her career high singles ranking of world number 40 on June 9, 2014 and she won her first WTA tour title on October 12, 2014, when she won the Tianjin Open.


  19. Julie Ditty
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    Julie Ditty

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    Julie Ditty (born January 4, 1979, in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American professional tennis player. Ditty did not have her true WTA breakthrough until 2007, when she reached the semifinals of the Bell Challenge, a result that took her into the top 100 for the first time in her career on November 5, 2007, at No. 91. She beat Alizé Cornet and Vania King before falling to Julia Vakulenko in three sets. In 2007, she was drafted by the Boston Lobsters of the WTT pro league.


  20. Varvara Lepchenko
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    Varvara Lepchenko

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    Varvara Petrovna Lepchenko (Варвара Петрiвна Лепченко); born May 21, 1986 in Tashkent) is an Uzbek-American professional tennis player of Ukrainian descent. As of September 7, 2015, she is ranked No. 46 in the world. Lepchenko has won eleven ITF singles titles during her career.


  21. Irina Falconi
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    Irina Falconi

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    Irina Falconi (born May 4, 1990) is a professional American tennis player, who was born in Portoviejo, Ecuador. Her highest WTA singles ranking is World No. 71, which she reached on July 8, 2015. Her career high in doubles is World No. 70, which she reached on June 10, 2013.


  22. Stephanie Dubois
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    Stephanie Dubois

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    Stéphanie Dubois (born October 31, 1986) is a Canadian former professional tennis player. She turned professional in 2004 and she achieved a career-best ranking of No. 87 in the world on January 30, 2012. Dubois was named Female Player of the Year by Tennis Canada at two occasions (2005, 2007). Dubois retired after the 2014 Coupe Banque Nationale in September.


  23. Madison Keys
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    Madison Keys

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    Madison Keys (born February 17, 1995) is an American professional tennis player.


  24. Teliana Pereira
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    Teliana Pereira

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    Teliana Santos Pereira (born 20 July 1988 in Águas Belas) is a professional Brazilian tennis player.


  25. Mallory Burdette
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    Mallory Burdette

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    Mallory Burdette (born January 28, 1991, in Macon, Georgia) is a retired American collegiate and professional tennis player.




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