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The 20 Greatest *Active Singles* Players on the WTA Tour

Note: This list is completely subjective, and is based on how I think players will be remembered.

Please Read Criteria:
Number of Slams first.
Olympic Gold is second.
Slam finals is third.
Ranking is fourth*

Non-slam career titles fifth.
Doubles titles serve as a tiebreak, when all else is even.

*Exception: #1 ranking trumps slam final.

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Updated 11/1/16.

Top 20 Active Players

LORD ABOVE ALL OTHERS

1. Serena.
34 USA

1 Career Golden Slam, 2 Grand Slams (non-calendar), 1 other Career Slam; 10 other Slams, 6 other Slam finals, 14 GS Doubles, 2 GS Mixed, 3 Olympic Doubles Gold Medals, 47 other singles, 4 other doubles, 300 weeks at No. 1. YE No. 1 player: 2014, 2013, 2009, 2002.












The Mere Earthlings...

2. Venus Williams 36 USA

7 Slams, 1 Olympic Gold, 7 other Slam finals, 14 GS Doubles, 2 GS Mixed, 3 Olympic Doubles Gold, 1 Olympic Mixed Silver, 41 other singles, 5 other doubles, 11 weeks at No. 1.

3. Maria Sharapova, 29 RUS

1 Career Slam, 1 other Slam, 1 Olympic Silver, 5 other Slam finals, 29 other singles, 3 doubles, HR No. 1, 21 weeks.

4. Victoria Azarenka, 27 BLR

2 Slams, 2 other Slam finals, 1 Olympic Bronze, 1 Olympic Mixed Gold, 2 GS Mixed, 18 other singles, 5 other doubles, hr. #1 for 51 weeks. Year ending #1 player, 2012.

5. Angelique Kerber, 28 GER

2 Slams, 1 other Slam final, 1 Olympic Silver, 8 other singles, hr #1 for 8 weeks. Year ending #1 player, 2016.

6. Svetlana Kuznetsova, 31 RUS

2 Slams, 2 other Slam Finals, 2 Slam Doubles, 15 other singles, 12 other doubles, hr. #2

7. Petra Kvitova, 26 CZE

2 Slams, 1 Olympic Bronze, 16 other singles, hr. #2

8. Ana Ivanovic, 28 SRB

1 Slam, 2 other Slam finals, 14 other singles, hr. #1, 12 weeks.

9. Garbine Muguruza, 23, ESP

1 Slam, 1 other Slam final, 2 other singles, 4 doubles, hr. #2

10. Sam Stosur, 32 AUS

1 Slam, 1 Slam final, 2 Slam Doubles, 3 Slam Mixed Doubles, 7 other singles, 20 other doubles, hr #4.

11. Francesca Schiavone, 36 ITA

1 Slam, 1 other Slam final, 6 other singles, 7 doubles, hr. #4.

12. Monica Puig, 23 PUR

1 Olympic Gold, 2 singles, hr #33.

13. Caroline Wozniacki, 26 DEN

2 Slam finals, 25 singles, 2 doubles, hr. #1 for 67 weeks. Year ending #1 player, 2010, 2011.

14. Jelena Jankovic, 31 SRB

1 Slam final, 1 GS Mixed, 16 singles, 2 doubles, hr. #1 for 19 weeks, year-ending #1 player: 2008.

15. Agnieszka Radwanska, 27 POL

1 Slam Final, 20 singles, 2 doubles, hr. #2

16. Simona Halep, 25 ROM

1 Slam final, 14 singles, hr #2.

17. Sara Errani, 29 ITA

1 Slam final, 1 Career Slam Doubles, 1 other Slam Doubles, 9 singles, 13 other doubles, hr. #5

18. Dominika Cibulkova, 27, SVK

1 Slam final, 8 singles, hr. #5

19. Lucie Safarova, 29 CZE

1 Slam final, 1 Slam Doubles, 7 singles, hr. #5

20. Karolina Pliskova, 24 CZE

1 Slam final, 6 singles, 5 doubles, hr. #5

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