Tennis is indeed a wonderful game. A lot of people are getting inclined towards this game of tennis today. The reason is an increasing scope in the field along with making great deal of money. This game is today played not only by the men, but by the women as well.
If we go back to the history of this sport, we find that there have been a number of great women players who have established their career well in the game of tennis. They have achieved some remarkable records and have gained massive popularity over the time. Wanting to know who are the top ten greatest female tennis players of all the time? Here is the list:
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Top Ten Greatest Female Tennis Players of All The Time
10 Martina Hingis
She is one of those greatest female tennis players who have 5 Grand Slam as well as a fine prize money of $20,130,657. Martina Hingis holds some of the highest records of tennis that have been surpassed only by a few. She started off her tennis career at the young age of 14 years and since then she has been excelling in the field. She owns 40 career titles as well as a win-loss record of 463-95 since she turned pro at such a young age of 14 years.
She has been the World’s No. 1 Tennis Player for almost 209 weeks. She has been termed as the youngest-ever player to hold such fine records. She met a ligament injuries because of which she was forced to temporarily withdraw from her career.
9 Justine Henin
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She hails from Belgium who is presently a retired professional tennis player as well as a former World No. 1 Tennis player. Justine Henin holds a record of 7 grand slams, 525/115 @ a win percentage of 82%. She owns price money of $20,863,335.
She has always been considered as one of the best volleyers on tour and gradually she has established herself as one of the best in this modern era. Her competitors have gone all-praise of her as a result of her fine performance and skills. She has more weeks at No. 1 than her competitors and is one of the finest tennis players of all the time. She has dominated the singles as well as the doubles with great skill.
8 Venus Williams
Photo Venus Williams is known for her 7 Grand Slams, 675-180 (approx 78.95 win percentage) and 46 titles in her game. This American professional owns a prize money of $30,203,596. She has been a formal World No. 1 tennis player for quite a while and has also been ranked in many lists as one of the finest tennis players of all the time. The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) has ranked her World No. 1 tennis player on three different and separate occasions. She has won five of her grand slams in the Wimbledon Championship and the other two at the US Open as a result of her one trick pony. Venus is amazingly skilful and has attracted a massive fan following in her tennis career.
7 Monica Seles
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At No. 7 of the greatest female tennis players of all the time is Monica Seles who has won nine grand slams, 595/122 @ a win percentage of 82.89 as well as 53 titles. This tennis player of Yugoslav owns a prize money of $14,891,762. She has been the former No. 1 tennis player of the world and is also the member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
Out of her nine grand slam titles, she has one eight of them being a citizen of Yugoslavia and the other as a citizen of the United States. She has been the greatest sensation of sports. She is one of the youngest players to win eight Grand Slam singles title before the age of 20 years. Her tragic stabbing had kept her out of the sport for two long years, but she bounced back to become one of the tippets players in the tennis history.
6 Serena Williams
Serena Williams needs no introduction. She is currently ranked as the No. 1 tennis player in the Women’s singles. She holds the most singles in major, doubles as well as mixed doubles titles. She is also the holder of 19 grand slams, 65 WTA titles along with a huge prize money of $66,600,779. She is undoubtedly a prodigy in the field and has a fine skill, mental strength as well as longevity. She is the younger Williams sister and is at the peak of her career today.
She has a strong resume in the field that makes her the sixth best female tennis player of all the time.
5 Billie Jean King
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Billy Jean King is undoubtedly one of the finest women tennis players of all the time who has won 12 grand slams, 84 titles and a prize money of $1,966,487. She is the most influential female tennis player of all the time. Apart from being 12-time grand slam winner, King has also won six Wimbledon singles championship as well as twelve majors.
This eventually makes her the member of Grand Slam club. Billie Jean King is an amazing volleyer who has got some amazing control points and an outstanding attacking style. Presently, she has drawn herself to a multitude of social and noble causes.
4 Chris Evert
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Chris Evert is a powerful baseline player and has been an undisputed female tennis player of her time in the 1970s. She dominated this game in the latter half of the 70s and her career has recorded 90% wins of her total game. She has won 18 Grand Slams, 157 titles and has owned a fine prize money of $8,895,195.
Her trick of two-handed backhand is still considered as legendary among all the recent tennis players. She has a fine tennis career and has never failed to excel in her ownself. She has the highest record of tennis which is yet to be beaten by any player.
3 Margaret Court
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She is the third greatest female tennis players of all the time who has won 24 grand slams, 92 titles and prize money of over $200,000. This Australian tennis player is one of the best tennis players of all the time and has been nicknamed as ‘The Aussie Amazon’ by her fans. Her strokes in the game are considered as the most powerful strokes of all the time.
She has won more Grand Slam singles titles than any other female tennis player. She bounced back to the game with a great enthusiasm even after her child-birth and won a lot of success in her tennis career.
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In her whole tennis career, she has won 18 Grand Slams, 167 titles and huge prize money of $21,626,089. She is one magnificent athlete and the fittest player of all the time. She has successfully secured a record of nine Wimbledon singles championships along with 1,442 wins as well as 167 titles, as mentioned earlier. She is a true championed with a honed physique who is also a 53-year old breast cancer survivor. She could probably finely hold her own tour at this point of time.
1 Steffi Graf
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She is the greatest female tennis player of all the time who has won 22 grand slams, 107 titles and prize money of $21,891.306. She is the lone tennis player who has won every of her Grand Slam event for at least four times in singles.
She is amazingly skillful and her incomparable forehand is considered as legendary even today. She is the best tennis player the world has today.