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WTA Female Tennis Player Height & Weight

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By Jon Crim
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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 Name First Name Height (ft/in) Height (m) Height (cm) Height (in)
Alexandrova Ekaterina 5′ 9″ 1.75 175 69
Andreescu Bianca 5′ 7″ 1.70 170 67
Anisimova Amanda 5′ 11″ 1.80 180 71
Azarenka Victoria 6′ 0″ 1.83 183 72
Badosa Paula 5′ 11″ 1.80 180 71
Begu Irina-Camelia 5′ 11″ 1.81 181 71
Bencic Belinda 5′ 9″ 1.75 175 69
Bogdan Ana 5′ 7″ 1.71 171 67
Bondar Anna 5′ 8″ 1.72 172 68
Bouchard Eugenie 5′ 10″ 1.78 178 70
Boulter Katie 5′ 12″ 1.82 182 72
Bouzkova Marie 5′ 11″ 1.80 180 71
Brengle Madison 5′ 6″ 1.68 168 66
Bronzetti Lucia 5′ 5″ 1.64 164 65
Candeweghe Coco 6′ 1″ 1.85 185 73
Cirstea Sorana 5′ 9″ 1.76 176 69
Cocciaretto Elisabetta 5′ 5″ 1.66 166 65
Collins Danielle 5′ 10″ 1.78 178 70
Cornet Alize 5′ 8″ 1.73 173 68
Cristian Jaqueline 5′ 12″ 1.82 182 72
Dart Harriet 5′ 9″ 1.75 175 69
Davis Lauren 5′ 2″ 1.57 157 62
Dodin Oceane 6′ 0″ 1.83 183 72
Doi Misaki 5′ 3″ 1.59 159 63
Errani Sara 5′ 5″ 1.64 164 65
Fernandez Leylah 5′ 6″ 1.68 168 66
Galfi Dalma 5′ 10″ 1.78 178 70
Garcia Caroline 5′ 10″ 1.77 177 70
Gauff Coco 5′ 9″ 1.75 175 69
Giorgi Camila 5′ 6″ 1.68 168 66
Golubic Viktorija 5′ 7″ 1.69 169 67
Gracheva Varvara 5′ 10″ 1.77 177 70
Haddad Maia Beatriz 6′ 1″ 1.85 185 73
Halep Simona 5′ 6″ 1.68 168 66
Hsieh Su-Wei 5′ 7″ 1.69 169 67
Jabeur Ons 5′ 6″ 1.67 167 66
Juvan Kaja 5′ 7″ 1.70 170 67
Kalinina Anhelina 5′ 10″ 1.79 179 70
Kalinskaya Anna 5′ 9″ 1.75 175 69
Kanepi Kaia 5′ 11″ 1.81 181 71
Kasatkina Daria 5′ 7″ 1.70 170 67
Kenin Sofia 5′ 7″ 1.70 170 67
Kerber Angelique 5′ 8″ 1.73 173 68
Keys Madison 5′ 10″ 1.78 178 70
Kontaveit Anett 5′ 9″ 1.74 174 69
Kostyuk Marta 5′ 9″ 1.74 174 69
Kovinic Danka 5′ 7″ 1.69 169 67
Krejcikova Barbora 5′ 10″ 1.78 178 70
Krunic Aleksandra 5′ 4″ 1.63 163 64
Kudermetova Veronika 5′ 9″ 1.75 175 69
Kvitova Petra 5′ 12″ 1.82 182 72
Li Ann 5′ 7″ 1.70 170 67
Linette Magda 5′ 7″ 1.71 171 67
Liu Claire 5′ 7″ 1.70 170 67
Maria Tatjana 5′ 8″ 1.72 172 68
Martic Petra 5′ 11″ 1.81 181 71
Martincova Tereza 5′ 10″ 1.77 177 70
Mattek-Sands Bethanie 5′ 6″ 1.68 168 66
McNally Catherine 5′ 11″ 1.80 180 71
Mertens Elise 5′ 10″ 1.79 179 70
Mladenovic Kristina 6′ 0″ 1.84 184 72
Muguruza Garbine 5′ 12″ 1.82 182 72
Osaka Naomi 5′ 11″ 1.80 180 71
Osorio Camila 5′ 7″ 1.70 170 67
Ostapenko Jelena 5′ 10″ 1.77 177 70
Paolini Jasmine 5′ 4″ 1.63 163 64
Parks Alycia 6′ 1″ 1.85 185 73
Parrizas Diaz Nuria 5′ 5″ 1.66 166 65
Parry Diane 5′ 7″ 1.70 170 67
Pegula Jessica 5′ 7″ 1.70 170 67
Pera Bernarda 5′ 9″ 1.76 176 69
Peterson Rebecca 5′ 8″ 1.73 173 68
Pigossi Laura 5′ 5″ 1.64 164 65
Pliskova Karolina 6′ 1″ 1.86 186 73
Potapova Anastasia 5′ 9″ 1.75 175 69
Putintseva Yulia 5′ 4″ 1.63 163 64
Raducanu Emma 5′ 9″ 1.75 175 69
Rakhimova Kamilla 5′ 7″ 1.69 169 67
Riske-Amritraj Alison 5′ 9″ 1.75 175 69
Rogers Shelby 5′ 9″ 1.75 175 69
Rus Arantxa 5′ 11″ 1.80 180 71
Rybakina Elena 6′ 0″ 1.84 184 72
Sabalenka Aryna 5′ 12″ 1.82 182 72
Sakkari Maria 5′ 8″ 1.72 172 68
Samsonova Liudmila 5′ 11″ 1.81 181 71
Sasnovich Aliaksandra 5′ 9″ 1.74 174 69
Saville Daria 5′ 5″ 1.66 166 65
Sherif Mayar 5′ 11″ 1.80 180 71
Shuai Peng 5′ 10″ 1.77 177 70
Siniakova Katerina 5′ 9″ 1.74 174 69
Sorribes Tormo Sara 5′ 9″ 1.76 176 69
Stephens Sloane 5′ 7″ 1.70 170 67
Svitolina Elina 5′ 9″ 1.74 174 69
Swan Katie 5′ 9″ 1.74 174 69
Swiatek Iga 5′ 9″ 1.76 176 69
Tan Harmony 5′ 7″ 1.69 169 67
Tauson Clara 5′ 12″ 1.82 182 72
Teichmann Jil 5′ 7″ 1.70 170 67
Tomljanovic Ajla 5′ 11″ 1.80 180 71
Tomova Viktoriya 5′ 7″ 1.70 170 67
Trevisan Martina 5′ 3″ 1.60 160 63
Tsurenko Lesia 5′ 9″ 1.74 174 69
Udvardy Panna 5′ 7″ 1.70 170 67
Van Uytvanck Alison 5′ 8″ 1.73 173 68
Vekic Donna 5′ 10″ 1.79 179 70
Vondrousova Marketa 5′ 8″ 1.72 172 68
Wang Xiyu 5′ 12″ 1.82 182 72
Wang Xinyu 5′ 12″ 1.82 182 72
Watson Heather 5′ 7″ 1.70 170 67
Williams Serena 5′ 9″ 1.75 175 69
Williams Venus 6′ 1″ 1.85 185 73
Wozniacki Caroline 5′ 10″ 1.77 177 70
Yastremska Dayana 5′ 9″ 1.75 175 69
Zanevska Maryna 5′ 9″ 1.75 175 69
Zhang Shuai 5′ 10″ 1.77 177 70
Zheng Qinwen 6′ 1″ 1.85 185 73
Zhu Lin 5′ 8″ 1.73 173 68
Zidansek Tamara 5′ 6″ 1.68 168 66

Retired

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

Last Name First Name Height (ft/in) Height (m) Height (cm) Height (in)
Austin Tracy 5′ 5″ 1.65 165 65
Barty Ashleigh 5′ 5″ 1.66 166 65
Bueno Maria 5′ 7″ 1.70 170 67
Capriati Jennifer 5′ 7″ 1.70 170 67
Clijsters Kim 5′ 9″ 1.74 174 69
Connolly Brinker Maureen 5′ 5″ 1.65 165 65
Court Margaret 5′ 9″ 1.75 175 69
Davenport Lindsay 6′ 2″ 1.89 189 74
Evert Chris 5′ 6″ 1.68 168 66
Goolagong Evonne 5′ 6″ 1.68 168 66
Graf Steffi 5′ 9″ 1.75 175 69
Henin Justine 5′ 6″ 1.67 167 66
Hingis Martina 5′ 7″ 1.70 170 67
Ivanovic Ana 6′ 0″ 1.84 184 72
Jankovic Jelena 5′ 10″ 1.77 177 70
Jean King Billie 5′ 5″ 1.64 164 65
Konta Johanna 5′ 11″ 1.80 180 71
Kournikova Anna 5′ 8″ 1.73 173 68
Kuznetsova Svetlana 5′ 9″ 1.74 174 69
Lenglen Suzanne 5′ 5″ 1.64 164 65
Mallory Molla
Mauresmo Amelie 5′ 9″ 1.75 175 69
Na Lia 5′ 8″ 1.72 172 68
Navratilova Martina 5′ 8″ 1.73 173 68
Novotná Jana 5′ 9″ 1.75 175 69
Osborne DuPont Margaret 5′ 5″ 1.65 165 65
Sabatini Gabriella 5′ 9″ 1.75 175 69
Safina Dinara 6′ 1″ 1.85 185 73
Sanchez Vicario Arantxa 5′ 7″ 1.69 169 67
Seles Monica 5′ 10″ 1.78 178 70
Sharapova Maria 6′ 2″ 1.88 188 74
Wills Moody Hellen 5′ 7″ 1.71 171 67

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 Name First Name Height (ft/in) Height (m) Height (cm) Height (in)
Pliskova Karolina 6′ 1″ 1.86 186 73
Candeweghe Coco 6′ 1″ 1.85 185 73
Haddad Maia Beatriz 6′ 1″ 1.85 185 73
Parks Alycia 6′ 1″ 1.85 185 73
Williams Venus 6′ 1″ 1.85 185 73
Zheng Qinwen 6′ 1″ 1.85 185 73
Mladenovic Kristina 6′ 0″ 1.84 184 72
Rybakina Elena 6′ 0″ 1.84 184 72
Azarenka Victoria 6′ 0″ 1.83 183 72
Dodin Oceane 6′ 0″ 1.83 183 72
Boulter Katie 5′ 12″ 1.82 182 72
Cristian Jaqueline 5′ 12″ 1.82 182 72
Kvitova Petra 5′ 12″ 1.82 182 72
Muguruza Garbine 5′ 12″ 1.82 182 72
Sabalenka Aryna 5′ 12″ 1.82 182 72
Tauson Clara 5′ 12″ 1.82 182 72
Wang Xiyu 5′ 12″ 1.82 182 72
Wang Xinyu 5′ 12″ 1.82 182 72

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 Name First Name Height (ft/in) Height (m) Height (cm) Height (in)
Davis Lauren 5′ 2″ 1.57 157 62
Doi Misaki 5′ 3″ 1.59 159 63
Trevisan Martina 5′ 3″ 1.60 160 63
Krunic Aleksandra 5′ 4″ 1.63 163 64
Paolini Jasmine 5′ 4″ 1.63 163 64
Putintseva Yulia 5′ 4″ 1.63 163 64
Bronzetti Lucia 5′ 5″ 1.64 164 65
Errani Sara 5′ 5″ 1.64 164 65
Pigossi Laura 5′ 5″ 1.64 164 65
Cocciaretto Elisabetta 5′ 5″ 1.66 166 65
Parrizas Diaz Nuria 5′ 5″ 1.66 166 65
Saville Daria 5′ 5″ 1.66 166 65
Jabeur Ons 5′ 6″ 1.67 167 66
Brengle Madison 5′ 6″ 1.68 168 66
Fernandez Leylah 5′ 6″ 1.68 168 66
Giorgi Camila 5′ 6″ 1.68 168 66
Halep Simona 5′ 6″ 1.68 168 66
Mattek-Sands Bethanie 5′ 6″ 1.68 168 66
Zidansek Tamara 5′ 6″ 1.68 168 66

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 inches Healthy 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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