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WTA Female Tennis Player Height & Weight

Data + Stats

By Jon Crim
TennisCompanion

Tennis demands exceptional physical fitness from its athletes, so it’s no surprise that the women on the pro tour are some of the fittest and leanest athletes on the planet and generally taller.

However, if you’re watching tennis in person, on TV, or online, it can be challenging to gauge their actual height and weight, which piques the curiosity of many fans and aspiring athletes.

As a point of reference, the average height of a female tennis player on the pro tour is 5′ 9″ or (1.74 m), but averages can often be misleading, so it’s worth digging into the details.

To that end, this guide breaks down the height of the WTA tour’s most prominent active and retired tennis players while providing helpful stats and an explanation for why weight data isn’t publically available for these female athletes.

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Player Height

The top female tennis players in the world are generally a bit taller than the average height for American women, which is 5′ 4″. However, you might be surprised that many aren’t quite as tall as you imagined, with 20% measuring 5′ 6″ or below.

This section details the height of active WTA tennis players ranked in the top 100 and available data on prominent retired players who no longer compete on tour.

Active

The following table showcases the height of active WTA tennis players in the top 100. Here are a few data points you might find interesting about the data below.

  • Average Height: 6′ 2″ (1.87 m)
  • Tallest Player: Venus Williams 6′ 1″ (1.85 m)*
  • Shortest Player: Lauren Davis 5′ 2″ (1.57m)

*Qinwen Zheng, Alycia Parks, Beatriz Haddad Maia, and Coco Vandeweghe are the same height.

Last NameFirst NameHeight (ft/in)Height (m)Height (cm)Height (in)
AlexandrovaEkaterina5′ 9″1.7517569
AndreescuBianca5′ 7″1.7017067
AnisimovaAmanda5′ 11″1.8018071
AzarenkaVictoria6′ 0″1.8318372
BadosaPaula5′ 11″1.8018071
BeguIrina-Camelia5′ 11″1.8118171
BencicBelinda5′ 9″1.7517569
BogdanAna5′ 7″1.7117167
BondarAnna5′ 8″1.7217268
BouchardEugenie5′ 10″1.7817870
BoulterKatie5′ 12″1.8218272
BouzkovaMarie5′ 11″1.8018071
BrengleMadison5′ 6″1.6816866
BronzettiLucia5′ 5″1.6416465
CandewegheCoco6′ 1″1.8518573
CirsteaSorana5′ 9″1.7617669
CocciarettoElisabetta5′ 5″1.6616665
CollinsDanielle5′ 10″1.7817870
CornetAlize5′ 8″1.7317368
CristianJaqueline5′ 12″1.8218272
DartHarriet5′ 9″1.7517569
DavisLauren5′ 2″1.5715762
DodinOceane6′ 0″1.8318372
DoiMisaki5′ 3″1.5915963
ErraniSara5′ 5″1.6416465
FernandezLeylah5′ 6″1.6816866
GalfiDalma5′ 10″1.7817870
GarciaCaroline5′ 10″1.7717770
GauffCoco5′ 9″1.7517569
GiorgiCamila5′ 6″1.6816866
GolubicViktorija5′ 7″1.6916967
GrachevaVarvara5′ 10″1.7717770
Haddad MaiaBeatriz6′ 1″1.8518573
HalepSimona5′ 6″1.6816866
HsiehSu-Wei5′ 7″1.6916967
JabeurOns5′ 6″1.6716766
JuvanKaja5′ 7″1.7017067
KalininaAnhelina5′ 10″1.7917970
KalinskayaAnna5′ 9″1.7517569
KanepiKaia5′ 11″1.8118171
KasatkinaDaria5′ 7″1.7017067
KeninSofia5′ 7″1.7017067
KerberAngelique5′ 8″1.7317368
KeysMadison5′ 10″1.7817870
KontaveitAnett5′ 9″1.7417469
KostyukMarta5′ 9″1.7417469
KovinicDanka5′ 7″1.6916967
KrejcikovaBarbora5′ 10″1.7817870
KrunicAleksandra5′ 4″1.6316364
KudermetovaVeronika5′ 9″1.7517569
KvitovaPetra5′ 12″1.8218272
LiAnn5′ 7″1.7017067
LinetteMagda5′ 7″1.7117167
LiuClaire5′ 7″1.7017067
MariaTatjana5′ 8″1.7217268
MarticPetra5′ 11″1.8118171
MartincovaTereza5′ 10″1.7717770
Mattek-SandsBethanie5′ 6″1.6816866
McNallyCatherine5′ 11″1.8018071
MertensElise5′ 10″1.7917970
MladenovicKristina6′ 0″1.8418472
MuguruzaGarbine5′ 12″1.8218272
OsakaNaomi5′ 11″1.8018071
OsorioCamila5′ 7″1.7017067
OstapenkoJelena5′ 10″1.7717770
PaoliniJasmine5′ 4″1.6316364
ParksAlycia6′ 1″1.8518573
Parrizas DiazNuria5′ 5″1.6616665
ParryDiane5′ 7″1.7017067
PegulaJessica5′ 7″1.7017067
PeraBernarda5′ 9″1.7617669
PetersonRebecca5′ 8″1.7317368
PigossiLaura5′ 5″1.6416465
PliskovaKarolina6′ 1″1.8618673
PotapovaAnastasia5′ 9″1.7517569
PutintsevaYulia5′ 4″1.6316364
RaducanuEmma5′ 9″1.7517569
RakhimovaKamilla5′ 7″1.6916967
Riske-AmritrajAlison5′ 9″1.7517569
RogersShelby5′ 9″1.7517569
RusArantxa5′ 11″1.8018071
RybakinaElena6′ 0″1.8418472
SabalenkaAryna5′ 12″1.8218272
SakkariMaria5′ 8″1.7217268
SamsonovaLiudmila5′ 11″1.8118171
SasnovichAliaksandra5′ 9″1.7417469
SavilleDaria5′ 5″1.6616665
SherifMayar5′ 11″1.8018071
ShuaiPeng5′ 10″1.7717770
SiniakovaKaterina5′ 9″1.7417469
Sorribes TormoSara5′ 9″1.7617669
StephensSloane5′ 7″1.7017067
SvitolinaElina5′ 9″1.7417469
SwanKatie5′ 9″1.7417469
SwiatekIga5′ 9″1.7617669
TanHarmony5′ 7″1.6916967
TausonClara5′ 12″1.8218272
TeichmannJil5′ 7″1.7017067
TomljanovicAjla5′ 11″1.8018071
TomovaViktoriya5′ 7″1.7017067
TrevisanMartina5′ 3″1.6016063
TsurenkoLesia5′ 9″1.7417469
UdvardyPanna5′ 7″1.7017067
Van UytvanckAlison5′ 8″1.7317368
VekicDonna5′ 10″1.7917970
VondrousovaMarketa5′ 8″1.7217268
WangXiyu5′ 12″1.8218272
WangXinyu5′ 12″1.8218272
WatsonHeather5′ 7″1.7017067
WilliamsSerena5′ 9″1.7517569
WilliamsVenus6′ 1″1.8518573
WozniackiCaroline5′ 10″1.7717770
YastremskaDayana5′ 9″1.7517569
ZanevskaMaryna5′ 9″1.7517569
ZhangShuai5′ 10″1.7717770
ZhengQinwen6′ 1″1.8518573
ZhuLin5′ 8″1.7317368
ZidansekTamara5′ 6″1.6816866

Retired

For a glimpse into the past, here’s a table outlining the height and weight of prominent retired tennis players.

Last NameFirst NameHeight (ft/in)Height (m)Height (cm)Height (in)
AustinTracy5′ 5″1.6516565
BartyAshleigh5′ 5″1.6616665
BuenoMaria5′ 7″1.7017067
CapriatiJennifer5′ 7″1.7017067
ClijstersKim5′ 9″1.7417469
Connolly BrinkerMaureen5′ 5″1.6516565
CourtMargaret5′ 9″1.7517569
DavenportLindsay6′ 2″1.8918974
EvertChris5′ 6″1.6816866
GoolagongEvonne5′ 6″1.6816866
GrafSteffi5′ 9″1.7517569
HeninJustine5′ 6″1.6716766
HingisMartina5′ 7″1.7017067
IvanovicAna6′ 0″1.8418472
JankovicJelena5′ 10″1.7717770
Jean KingBillie5′ 5″1.6416465
KontaJohanna5′ 11″1.8018071
KournikovaAnna5′ 8″1.7317368
KuznetsovaSvetlana5′ 9″1.7417469
LenglenSuzanne5′ 5″1.6416465
MalloryMolla
MauresmoAmelie5′ 9″1.7517569
NaLia5′ 8″1.7217268
NavratilovaMartina5′ 8″1.7317368
NovotnáJana5′ 9″1.7517569
Osborne DuPontMargaret5′ 5″1.6516565
SabatiniGabriella5′ 9″1.7517569
SafinaDinara6′ 1″1.8518573
Sanchez VicarioArantxa5′ 7″1.6916967
SelesMonica5′ 10″1.7817870
SharapovaMaria6′ 2″1.8818874
Wills MoodyHellen5′ 7″1.7117167

Tallest & Shortest Players

From 5′ 2″ (1.57m) to 6′ 1″ (1.86m), the WTA features players with wide-ranging heights. This section outlines the tallest and shortest female tennis players worldwide.

Tallest Players

Compared to the average height of women, most WTA tour players would be considered tall, but a few stand out, with heights nearly a foot taller than the shortest players.

Venus Williams is currently tied as the tallest player in the top 100, measuring 6′ 1″ or 1.86 m. The following table outlines the remainder of the players for you to explore.

Last NameFirst NameHeight (ft/in)Height (m)Height (cm)Height (in)
PliskovaKarolina6′ 1″1.8618673
CandewegheCoco6′ 1″1.8518573
Haddad MaiaBeatriz6′ 1″1.8518573
ParksAlycia6′ 1″1.8518573
WilliamsVenus6′ 1″1.8518573
ZhengQinwen6′ 1″1.8518573
MladenovicKristina6′ 0″1.8418472
RybakinaElena6′ 0″1.8418472
AzarenkaVictoria6′ 0″1.8318372
DodinOceane6′ 0″1.8318372
BoulterKatie5′ 12″1.8218272
CristianJaqueline5′ 12″1.8218272
KvitovaPetra5′ 12″1.8218272
MuguruzaGarbine5′ 12″1.8218272
SabalenkaAryna5′ 12″1.8218272
TausonClara5′ 12″1.8218272
WangXiyu5′ 12″1.8218272
WangXinyu5′ 12″1.8218272

Shortest Players

Over 90% of female tennis players on the WTA tour are 5′ 5″ or taller, which is above the average of 5′ 4″ for an American woman, so there’s no doubt height is a factor in success.

However, with that said, shorter players still find success on tour – Lauren Davis clocks in the shortest height at 5′ 2″ or 1.57 m.

Last NameFirst NameHeight (ft/in)Height (m)Height (cm)Height (in)
DavisLauren5′ 2″1.5715762
DoiMisaki5′ 3″1.5915963
TrevisanMartina5′ 3″1.6016063
KrunicAleksandra5′ 4″1.6316364
PaoliniJasmine5′ 4″1.6316364
PutintsevaYulia5′ 4″1.6316364
BronzettiLucia5′ 5″1.6416465
ErraniSara5′ 5″1.6416465
PigossiLaura5′ 5″1.6416465
CocciarettoElisabetta5′ 5″1.6616665
Parrizas DiazNuria5′ 5″1.6616665
SavilleDaria5′ 5″1.6616665
JabeurOns5′ 6″1.6716766
BrengleMadison5′ 6″1.6816866
FernandezLeylah5′ 6″1.6816866
GiorgiCamila5′ 6″1.6816866
HalepSimona5′ 6″1.6816866
Mattek-SandsBethanie5′ 6″1.6816866
ZidansekTamara5′ 6″1.6816866

Player Weight

Professional tennis players compete under tremendous pressure, and women are often highly critiqued by the media, especially on social platforms where abuse is rampant.

Furthermore, they receive outsized attention for their looks and relationships as they are their talent, which is thoroughly disrespectful and often sexist.

As a result, it’s not surprising that you won’t find the weight of female tennis athletes published in WTA player profiles and, more broadly, across the internet.

If you’re looking to gain a general sense of a player’s weight for your personal use, you can use a player’s height in conjunction with the following Healthline chart. It looks at the relationship between height and weight for healthy individuals.

Height in feet and inchesHealthy weight in pounds (or BMI 18.5–24.9)
4’10”91–119
4’11”94–123.5
5’97–127.5
5’1”100–132
5’2”104–136
5’3”107–140.5
5’4”110–145
5’5”114–149.5
5’6”118–154
5’7”121–159
5’8”125–164
5’9”128–168.5
5’10”132–173.5
5’11”136–178.5
6’140–183.5
6’1”144–189
6’2”148–194
6’3”152–199

Beyond that, the weight of an individual player is your best guess, but there’s no doubt that not measuring or publishing this data is in the best interest of the players.

Frequently Asked Questions

Height and weight are popular topics online regarding female tennis players. Here are some of the most common questions.

Who is the tallest WTA female tennis player of all time?

Akgul Amanmuradova and Eva Hrdinova, who have career-high rankings of 35 and 55, tie as the tallest female tennis players ever to play on the WTA tour with a height of 6′ 3″ or 1.91 m.

Who is the shortest WTA female tennis player of all time?

Standing at 4′ 9.5″ (1.46 m) tall, Gem Hoahing of the United Kindom is the shortest tennis player in recorded history. She played tennis from the late 1930s through the early 1960s, with her best result being the quarterfinals of Wimbledon in 1948.

How much should a female tennis player weigh?

It depends. There’s a strong relationship between player height and weight, with taller players typically weighing more and shorter players less. The ideal weight for a female tennis player is a healthy weight for her height, so players might consider using a BMI calculator to see where they stand.

Are long arms an advantage in tennis?

In some cases, long arms give players an advantage playing tennis because they provide greater reach and court coverage when chasing down balls, fielding returns, and volleying. Long arms can also give players extra leverage for generating more pace when serving, which can be beneficial.

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