List of WTA number 1 ranked players

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The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) world number one ranking is a 52-week system based on the total points won by a female professional tennis player, during a WTA season. The WTA started ranking players on 3 November 1975, and 21 women have achieved the number one status in singles and 32 players in doubles.

Key[change | change source]

* Current number 1 player as of 4 August 2014
^ Open-era record
˟ Final total for a player

Singles Number 1[change | change source]

Player Start date End date Weeks Total
United States Chris Evert (1) 3 November 1975 25 April 1976 25 25
Australia Evonne Goolagong (2) 10 May 1976 9 July 1978 2
United States Martina Navratilova (3) 10 July 1978 13 January 1979 26 26
United States Chris Evert 14 January 1979 27 January 1979 2 140
United States Martina Navratilova 28 January 1979 24 February 1979 4 30
United States Chris Evert 25 February 1979 15 April 1979 7 147
United States Martina Navratilova 16 April 1979 24 June 1979 10 40
United States Chris Evert 25 June 1979 9 September 1979 11 158
United States Martina Navratilova 10 September 1979 6 April 1980 31 71
United States Tracy Austin (4) 7 April 1980 20 April 1980 2 2
United States Martina Navratilova 21 April 1980 6 July 1980 11 82
United States Tracy Austin 7 July 1980 17 November 1980 19 21˟
United States Chris Evert 18 November 1980 2 May 1982 76 234
United States Martina Navratilova 3 May 1982 16 May 1982 2 84
United States Chris Evert 17 May 1982 13 June 1982 4 238
United States Martina Navratilova 14 June 1982 9 June 1985 156 240
United States Chris Evert 10 June 1985 13 October 1985 18 256
United States Martina Navratilova 14 October 1985 27 October 1985 2 242
United States Chris Evert 28 October 1985 24 November 1985 4 260˟
United States Martina Navratilova 25 November 1985 16 August 1987 90 332˟
Germany Steffi Graf (5) 17 August 1987 10 March 1991 186 ^ 186
Yugoslavia Monica Seles (6) 11 March 1991 4 August 1991 21 21
Germany Steffi Graf 5 August 1991 11 August 1991 1 187
Yugoslavia Monica Seles 12 August 1991 18 August 1991 1 22
Germany Steffi Graf 19 August 1991 8 September 1991 3 190
Yugoslavia Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles 9 September 1991 6 June 1993 91 113
Germany Steffi Graf 7 June 1993 5 February 1995 87 277
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (7) 6 February 1995 19 February 1995 2 2
Germany Steffi Graf 20 February 1995 26 February 1995 1 278
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 27 February 1995 9 April 1995 6 8
Germany Steffi Graf 10 April 1995 14 May 1995 5 283
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 15 May 1995 11 June 1995 4 12˟
Germany Steffi Graf 12 June 1995 14 August 1995 9 292
Germany Steffi Graf
United States Monica Seles
15 August 1995 3 November 1996 64 356
177
Germany Steffi Graf 4 November 1996 17 November 1996 2 358
Germany Steffi Graf
United States Monica Seles
18 November 1996 24 November 1996 1 359
178˟
Germany Steffi Graf 25 November 1996 30 March 1997 18 377^ ˟
Switzerland Martina Hingis (8) 31 March 1997 11 October 1998 80 80
United States Lindsay Davenport (9) 12 October 1998 7 February 1999 17 17
Switzerland Martina Hingis 8 February 1999 4 July 1999 21 101
United States Lindsay Davenport 5 July 1999 8 August 1999 5 22
Switzerland Martina Hingis 9 August 1999 2 April 2000 34 135
United States Lindsay Davenport 3 April 2000 7 May 2000 5 27
Switzerland Martina Hingis 8 May 2000 14 May 2000 1 136
United States Lindsay Davenport 15 May 2000 21 May 2000 1 28
Switzerland Martina Hingis 22 May 2000 14 October 2001 73 209˟
United States Jennifer Capriati (10) 15 October 2001 4 November 2001 3 3
United States Lindsay Davenport 5 November 2001 13 January 2002 10 38
United States Jennifer Capriati 14 January 2002 24 February 2002 6 9
United States Venus Williams (11) 25 February 2002 17 March 2002 3 3
United States Jennifer Capriati 18 March 2002 21 April 2002 5 14
United States Venus Williams 22 April 2002 19 May 2002 4 7
United States Jennifer Capriati 20 May 2002 8 June 2002 3 17˟
United States Venus Williams 10 June 2002 7 July 2002 4 11˟
United States Serena Williams (12) 8 July 2002 10 August 2003 57 57
Belgium Kim Clijsters (13) 11 Aug 2003 19 October 2003 10 10
Belgium Justine Henin (14) 20 October 2003 26 October 2003 1 1
Belgium Kim Clijsters 27 October 2003 9 November 2003 2 12
Belgium Justine Henin 10 November 2003 12 September 2004 44 45
France Amélie Mauresmo (15) 13 September 2004 17 October 2004 5 5
United States Lindsay Davenport 18 October 2004 21 August 2005 44 82
Russia Maria Sharapova (16) 22 August 2005 28 August 2005 1 1
United States Lindsay Davenport 29 August 2005 11 September 2005 2 84
Russia Maria Sharapova 12 September 2005 23 October 2005 6 7
United States Lindsay Davenport 24 October 2005 29 January 2006 14 98˟
Belgium Kim Clijsters 30 January 2006 19 March 2006 7 19
France Amélie Mauresmo 20 March 2006 12 November 2006 34 39˟
Belgium Justine Henin 13 November 2006 28 January 2007 11 56
Russia Maria Sharapova 29 November 2007 18 March 2007 7 14
Belgium Justine Henin 19 March 2007 18 May 2008 61 117˟
Russia Maria Sharapova 19 May 2008 8 June 2008 3 17
Serbia Ana Ivanovic (17) 9 June 2008 10 August 2008 9 9
Serbia Jelena Janković (18) 11 August 2008 17 August 2008 1 1
Serbia Ana Ivanovic 18 August 2008 7 September 2008 3 12˟
United States Serena Williams 8 September 2008 5 October 2008 4 61
Serbia Jelena Janković 6 October 2008 1 February 2009 17 18˟
United States Serena Williams 2 February 2009 19 April 2009 11 72
Russia Dinara Safina (19) 20 April 2009 11 October 2009 25 25
United States Serena Williams 12 October 2009 25 October 2009 2 74
Russia Dinara Safina 26 October 2009 1 Nov 2009 1 26˟
United States Serena Williams 2 November 2009 10 October 2010 49 123
Denmark Caroline Wozniacki (20) 11 October 2010 13 February 2011 18 18
Belgium Kim Clijsters 14 February 2011 20 February 2011 1 20˟
Denmark Caroline Wozniacki 21 February 2011 29 January 2012 49 67˟
Belarus Victoria Azarenka (21) 30 January 2012 10 June 2012 19 19
Russia Maria Sharapova 11 June 2012 8 July 2012 4 21˟
Belarus Victoria Azarenka 9 July 2012[1] 17 February 2013 32 51˟
United States Serena Williams * 18 February 2013[2] Current 81 204˟

Year-end number 1[change | change source]

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Overall
Exact

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