Active Female Tennis Players
The following female tennis players are active and currently playing on the WTA tour.
However, keep in mind that some players may be playing on reduced schedules or making fewer appearances due to injury.
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As one of the greatest tennis players of all time, Serena Williams likely needs no introduction.
Since turning pro in 1995, Serena has dominated the sport and accumulated 39 Grand Slam titles. For 319 weeks throughout her career, she’s held the No. 1 ranking and has four Olympic Gold medals, 1 in singles and 3 in doubles.
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Although Venus never reached the same level of accomplishment as her younger sister, Serena, her achievements are substantial, and she’s left an enormous impact on the game and is undoubtedly one of the most recognizable names in our sport.
During her career, she’s amassed 21 Grand Slam titles, reached world No. 1, and won four Gold medals at the Olympics.
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Although Naomi Osaka only has seven titles to her name, four are Grand Slam victories. Based on her success and worldwide appeal, Naomi has received lucrative endorsement deals resulting in her becoming the highest-paid female athlete in 2021.
However, beyond her success on the court, Naomi has earned recognition as an activist, showcasing support for the Black Lives Matter movement, and in 2021 she became the first tennis player to light the Olympic cauldron during the opening ceremony in Tokyo, Japan.
Without a doubt, Naomi Osaka is one of the most recognizable names in tennis and female sports more broadly.
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If there’s one word that comes to mind when I think of Simona Halep, it’s consistency.
Despite not having accumulated massive results in Grand Slam tournaments or the Olympics, she did win the French Open and Wimbledon.
Furthermore, she’s owned the world’s No. 1 ranking for a total of 64 weeks during her career and is the first Romanian ever to do so.
Beyond her results on the court, Simona is well-liked among her peers and fans, having won the WTA Most Popular Player of the Year twice and WTA Fan Favorite Singles Player of the Year three times.
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In 2012, Victoria Azarenka became the first Belarusian player to win a Grand Slam singles title, which she defended in 2013 for her second and helped elevate her name worldwide.
Beyond that, Vika made it to the US Open finals three times and became world No. 1 on January 30, 2012, which she’s held for a total of 51 weeks throughout her career.
Combined with lucrative endorsements from a range of high-profile companies, including Nike, Red Bull, and American Express, to name a few, Victoria Azarenka is undoubtedly one of the most famous female tennis players in the world.
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Throughout her career, Garbiñe Muguruza has made it to three Grand Slam finals and won two of them, at the French Open in 2016 and Wimbledon in 2017.
On September 11, 2017, Muguruza reached the world No. 1 ranking, which she held for four weeks. Along with lucrative endorsements that feature her in marketing materials from Adidas, Babolat, Rolex, and Mazda, to name a few, she’s become one of the most famous tennis players.
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Australian tennis player, Ashleigh Barty, is the second female tennis player to achieve a world No. 1 ranking, which she reached on June 24, 2019, and has held for a total of 109 weeks.
As a result of her consistent performance, Barty has won three Grand Slam titles, two in singles and one in doubles.
Notably, Barty is well-known for taking a hiatus from tennis in 2014 due to her hectic schedule and constantly being away from the sport. During the break, she played cricket professionally but eventually returned to tennis in 2016.
Eugenie “Genie” Bouchard
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A few years after turning pro, Genie reached the semi-finals at the 2014 Australian and French Open for an excellent start to the year.
However, she’d take things one step further that year, earning a spot in the finals at Wimbledon before falling to Petra Kvitová. Her results eventually netted her a career-high ranking of No. 5 on October 20, 2014.
After a successful year, Bouchard struggled in 2015 but managed a solid appearance at the US Open before suffering a concussion in the locker room, which forced her to withdraw from the fourth round and effectively ended her season.
Since then, her career has been up and down. She did win her first doubles and singles titles in 2019 and 2020, respectively.
Off the court, Bouchard has attracted a massive fan following on social media, and she’s been featured in Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit edition on two separate occasions. In 2021, she worked as a commentator for The Tennis Channel.
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Bursting onto the scene in 2021, Emma Raducanu became the youngest British woman to reach the round of 16 at Wimbledon after receiving a wildcard into the tournament. Unfortunately, she retired due to breathing difficulties.
Later that year, Emma earned her way into the US Open main draw through the qualifiers and managed to reach the tournament’s final without dropping a set. As a result, she became the youngest woman to reach the final since Maria Sharapova did so in 2002.
Emma defeated Leylah Fernandez in the finals to become the first qualifier to win a Grand Slam tournament in the Open Era, which resulted in her meteoric rise and overnight stardom.
Although it’s very early in her career, Emma has already earned sponsorships from Nike, Wilson, Tiffany & Co., and Dior, which will undoubtedly increase her worldwide exposure.
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German tennis player, Angelique Kerber, is a successful female tennis player with three Grand Slam titles to her name and thirteen titles overall.
On September 12, 2016, she ascended to world No. 1 for the first time, and she won a silver medal at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
Beyond her success on the court, she’s inked various endorsements over the years, including Adidas and Yonex for tennis. However, her fame has grown further as she’s become a global ambassador for Porche, along with others, including insurance company Generali, Bare Minerals cosmetics, and Rolex.
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Lefty Petra Kvitová started her career on the WTA tour in 2006 and has achieved substantial success, winning 28 titles.
Her two most significant achievements came in 2011 and 2014 as the champion of Wimbledon. However, she also had an opportunity as the finalist at the Australian Open in 2019.
On top of her international exposure coming from her success on the court, Petra has earned many endorsement deals from Nike, Wilson, ALO diamonds, to name a few.
Cori “CoCo” Gauff
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Teenage tennis star CoCo Gauff first burst onto the scene in 2019 when she defeated Venus Williams in the first round at Wimbledon after earning her way into the tournament through qualifying at the age of 15.
Her results at Wimbledon received significant media attention, resulting in her matches receiving the highest viewership the days ESPN covered them.
CoCo has consistently achieved results on the WTA tour, including her first two singles titles and a handful of doubles titles. As a young athlete, she’s received a handful of endorsements from Head, New Balance, and Barilla.
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Although Karolína Plíšková hasn’t won any Grand Slam titles, she’s come close on several occasions. She’s reached the finals of the US Open and Wimbledon and the semi-finals of the Australian Open and French Open.
Her consistent performance during her career has netted her 16 singles titles, which combined helped her to reach the world No. 1 ranking on July 17, 2021, a position she held for eight weeks.
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At the relatively young age of 19, Sloane Stephens burst onto the scene when she reached the Australian Open semi-finals in 2013, which was unique because she defeated world No. 3, Serena Williams, en route.
Since then, Sloane Stephens has performed consistently on the WTA tour and won six titles while gaining a substantial fan base. She also made it to the finals of the French Open in 2018.
During her career, she’s reached a world No. 6 ranking and accumulated several strong endorsements from companies like Nike, Mercedes-Benz, and American Express.
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Along with her success as a young athlete, Bianca Andreescu became the highest-ranked Canadian tennis player on the WTA tour in October of 2019 as world No. 4.
Her ranking came from her success that year, where she defeated Serena Williams twice on her way to winning the Canadian Open and US Open. At 18 years old, she was the first teenage Grand Slam champion since Maria Sharapova in 2006.
Bianca Andresscu receives strong fan support in Canada, where she was born and Romania, due to her heritage in that country.
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Like many players, Sofia Kenin started playing tennis early, but she drew attention to her skills from the age of five, which is unique.
However, what put Kenin on the map was winning the Australian Open in 2020 at 21 years old, making her the youngest American woman to win a Grand Slam since Serena Willimas in 2002.
Despite some ups and downs, Sofia Kenin remains a strong competitor on tour, and endorsements from companies like Fila, Nike, Babolat, and Motorola have helped increase her fame and exposure throughout her career.
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Breaking onto the WTA tour in 2019 and making it to the French Open’s fourth round, Iga debuted in the top 50 at the age of 18.
However, in 2020, Iga managed to take things a step further, winning the French Open. She also earned WTA Fan Favorite Singles Player of the Year, which helped raise her exposure.
As a result of her relatively quick success on tour, Iga has earned several endorsements from companies like Asics, Red Bull, Xiamoi, and Lexus, further increasing her fame.
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At the 2021 US Open, Leylah Fernandez made it to the finals but eventually lost to Champion and fellow teenager Emma Raducannu.
Despite the loss, Leylah Fernandez achieved international recognition, especially considering she defeated three top-5 players on her way to the finals of that tournament.
Leylah’s career is still in its infancy, but she’s quickly made a name for herself and already owns one title, which she won earlier in 2021 at the Monterrey Open in Mexico.
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In 2006, Camila Giorgi turned pro, and for a few years, she achieved moderate results on tour.
However, fast forward to 2012, Camila made it to the fourth round of Wimbledon, her second appearance at the Championships. The result would push her into the top 100 rankings.
In 2014, Camila found her way into the top 50 rankings after reaching the finals at two tournaments. Then in 2015, she debuted in the top 30 along with her first singles title at the Topshelf Open in Rosmalen, Netherlands.
Camila has continued her consistent performance throughout her career and logged her most impressive win at the Canadian Open, a WTA 1000 event, defeating Karolína Plíšková.
Off the court, Camila is well-known for her appearance and has a solid social media following, which has helped increase her awareness on and off the tour.
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In December 2009, Ajla turned pro, initially playing for her birth country of Croatia. However, she eventually established a permanent residence and citizenship in Australia and has played for the country since February 2018.
Ajla has delivered consistent results on the court, earning her regular appearances in virtually all Grand Slam tournaments since 2014.
However, despite her success, she hasn’t claimed any WTA titles. Her best result is at Wimbledon, where she reached the quarterfinals in 2021. Outside of that, she’s found her way to the finals at four different tournaments.
One factor that has increased her exposure is her relationships with high-profile ATP athletes, including Nick Kyrios and Matteo Berrettini, who have career-high rankings of 13 and 7, respectively.
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American Madison Keys first joined the WTA tour in 2009 and since then has delivered consistent results on the WTA Tour.
In Grand Slam tournaments, she’s made it deep into the events on numerous occasions, including a finals appearance at the 2017 US Open, where she lost to fellow American and Sloane Stephens.
In 2016, Madison debuted in the top 10 rankings for the first time, and she remains one of the strongest competitors on tour.
Of the court, Madison has boosted her exposure through endorsements with Nike, Wilson, Evian, Acuvue, and others.
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Croatian Donna Veckic turned pro in September 2012 and, since 2013, has consistently appeared in nearly all Grand Slam tournaments.
In 2019 and 2021, she reached the quarterfinals of Wimbledon and the Australian Open, respectively. Donna has also won three titles during her career, including her most recent at the Courmayeur Open in Italy.
As a result of her success in 2019, she finished the year ranked No. 19, the highest during her career.
Off the court, Donna’s appearance has provided her with several endorsement opportunities, including Nike, Yonex, and most recently Peugeot.
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In 2001, Su-Wei Hsieh turned pro, but it wasn’t until 2008, when she made it to the fourth round of the Australian Open, that she’d make a name for herself as the first Taiwanese player to go that far.
Since then, she’s claimed three singles titles and is well known as a challenging opponent with an unorthodox style of play.
However, beyond singles, Su-Wei Hsieh has made a name for herself in doubles with thirty titles, including four at the Grand Slam tournaments.
Overall, she’s a WTA tour veteran and well-respected by her peers.
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A highly accomplished player in singles and doubles, Svetlana Kuznetsova is a tour veteran who reached a career-high ranking of No. 1 on September 10, 2007.
At Grand Slam tournaments, she’s delivered some fantastic results, including a singles title at the US and French Open in 2004 and 2009, respectively. She also has two doubles Grand Slam titles at the Australian Open.
Although it’s been a while since some of her milestone achievements, Svetlana remains a highly competitive athlete and one of the best known on tour.
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Hailing from the UK, Katie Boulter isn’t one of the game’s top competitors, but she did break into the top 100 in 2019 and has amassed a sizable fan base.
Her best results have come at Grand Slam tournaments, with a few second-round finishes, one a the Australian Open and two at Wimbledon.
Colleen “CoCo” Vandeweghe
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American Coco Vandeweghe is a former top 10 player who’s delivered solid results throughout her career.
During her best year on tour, CoCo made it to the Australian Open and the US Open semi-finals and appeared in the quarterfinals at Wimbledon.
Beyond singles, CoCo has performed well in doubles winning the 2018 US Open with partner Ashleigh Barty, one of four doubles titles she owns.
A 2019 ankle injury slowed her results, but in 2021 she found her way into the main draw at Wimbledon and the US Open.
Catherine “CiCi” Bellis
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Still early in her career, CiCi Bellis is an American tennis player who has a career-high ranking of No. 35, which she achieved on August 14, 2017, after a promising season.
In 2016, CiCi claimed her first and only WTA title at the Bank of West Classic in Stanford, CA.
During 2017, she reached the third round of the French Open and first round at Wimbledon and nearly defended her title at the Bank of West Classic. Based on her performance, the WTA awarded her Newcomer of the Year.
CiCi has struggled with injuries and in 2018 had surgery on her wrist, arm, and elbow.
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Tour veteran Peng Shuai is a tour veteran who’s seen great results in singles and doubles.
Peng became extremely well-known in China when she reached the No. 1 ranking in doubles on August 22, 2011. In doing so, she became the first Chinese player to achieve that ranking.
Peng won doubles at Wimbledon and the French Open in 2013 and 2014, respectively, and has posted consistent results in singles throughout her career.
In 2021, Peng Shuai received global media attention when she accused a former government official of sexual assault.
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American Bethanie Mattek-Sands has achieved excellent results in singles and doubles.
Although she never won a singles title, she’s been a solid competitor over the years with a handful of deep runs at Grand Slams, including the fourth round at the French Open and Wimbledon.
However, for many, Bethanie is better known for her doubles results. She’s a former world No. 1 and has five doubles and four mixed doubles Grand Slam titles to her name.
Bethanie’s bubbly personality and eccentric fashion choices, along with her excellent on-court performance, have made her a highly recognizable player with a dedicated fan base.