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robbie12
May 10th, 2008, 03:56 PM
There was a thread a few months ago (which I now can't seem to find!) with all the people ranked top 20 in singles. It got me thinking about the same for doubles. I've only done the top 10. I know there are some missing. The only trouble is the WTA site doesn't have career high rankings for some people on their bios. Anyway here goes...

List as at 17 February 2014 (active players in bold)

1 - Black, Errani, Huber, Pennetta, Peng, Peschke, Raymond, Srebotnik, Stosur, Vinci, S Williams, V Williams, Clijsters, Davenport, Dulko, G Fernandez, Halard Decugis, Hingis, Kournikova, Morariu, Navratilova, Neiland, Novotna, Ruano Pascual, Sanchez-Vicario, Shriver, Stubbs, Suarez, Sugiyama, Sukova, Zvereva
2 - Hsieh
3 - Hlavackova, Husarova, King, Kuznetsova, Medina Garrigues, Petrova, Vesnina, Zheng, Arendt, Graf, Kohde-Kilsch, Likhovtseva, Pierce, Sabatini, Tauziat
4 - Hradecka, Makarova, Martinez Sanchez, Shvedova, Bollegraf, Fendick, MJ Fernandez, McNeil, Shaughnessy, Yan
5 - Chuang, Hantuchova, Kirilenko, Dementieva, Garrison, Llagostera Vives, McGrath, Santangelo, Smylie
6 - Chan, Fusai, Hetherington, Hobbs, K Jordan, Mandlikova, Molik, Po
7 - Azarenka, Groenefeld, Mirza, Martinez, Schultz-McCarthy
8 - Schiavone, Adams, Burgin, Dechy, Parkhomenko, Safina, Schett, Testud, White
9 - Dellacqua, Zvonareva, Basuki, K Bondarenko, Gorrochategui, Rubin, Tatarkova, Vis
10 - Dokic, Kleybanova, Rehe, Reinach

Unknown career highs - Potter (at least no.3), Walsh (at least no.5), Kiyomura (at least no.8), Durie (at least no.9)

spiceboy
May 12th, 2008, 05:02 PM
I'm pretty sure all these players reached the Top 10 in the doubles rankings:

Claudia Kohde Kilsch
Mercedes Paz
Anne Smith
Andrea Temesvari
Wendy Turnbull

Incredible how 1998 Australian Open champion Mirjana Lucic peaked only at #19 :eek:

Dave.
May 12th, 2008, 05:34 PM
Hey nice list. :D

Must have been difficult given the poor data on wtatour.com


I don't think anyone peaked at no.2 because to get that high, you would have probably had the same partner for the whole year (e.g. Black/Huber, Raymond/Stubbs or Stosur), so both players would be at number 1, therefore using up the no.2 position aswell.

If you are part of the best team in the world, it is inevitable you will become no.1 at some point. If you look below no.1, there are some good players, but never anyone from a no.1 team. Kuznetsova/Likhovtseva, Graf/Sabatini were good but never the best in the world. The only one you could make an argument for are Serena/Venus but they hardly played so they could never be known as the best.

CrossCourt~Rally
May 12th, 2008, 06:39 PM
Nice job Robbie :bounce:.

robbie12
May 12th, 2008, 07:12 PM
I'm pretty sure all these players reached the Top 10 in the doubles rankings:

Claudia Kohde Kilsch
Mercedes Paz
Anne Smith
Andrea Temesvari
Wendy Turnbull

Incredible how 1998 Australian Open champion Mirjana Lucic peaked only at #19 :eek:

Paz reached no.12 but as for the other four I was also certain they would have been top 10 at some time, but their highest doubles rankings (or even singles) aren't on their bio page on the WTA website.


Hey nice list. :D

Must have been difficult given the poor data on wtatour.com


I don't think anyone peaked at no.2 because to get that high, you would have probably had the same partner for the whole year (e.g. Black/Huber, Raymond/Stubbs or Stosur), so both players would be at number 1, therefore using up the no.2 position aswell.

If you are part of the best team in the world, it is inevitable you will become no.1 at some point. If you look below no.1, there are some good players, but never anyone from a no.1 team. Kuznetsova/Likhovtseva, Graf/Sabatini were good but never the best in the world. The only one you could make an argument for are Serena/Venus but they hardly played so they could never be known as the best.

It wasn't as hard as you might think. All the no.1's are already on the website and for just about all the others I went through everyone who had reached a GS final as I was certain (with the odd exception like Lucic that Spiceboy mentioned) that they would have been top 10. The WTA has all the year end rankings back to 1989 and the top 10 itself seems to feature the same players year after year! The missing ones will probably be from when the rankings started (Sep 84)


Nice job Robbie :bounce:.

Thanks!

*Jool*
May 12th, 2008, 08:01 PM
Tatarkova reaching 9th spot :eek:
good job BTW !

robbie12
Sep 8th, 2008, 08:18 AM
A new addition to the list today (see updated post) - Medina Garrigues enters at no.7

zveeen
Sep 8th, 2008, 09:46 AM
Alg was no. 7 too... :)

robbie12
Sep 8th, 2008, 11:51 AM
Alg was no. 7 too... :)

Thanks Zveeen! List updated

Ellery
Sep 8th, 2008, 12:16 PM
Jie making top 3 but not Zi :lol:

robbie12
Sep 28th, 2008, 03:04 PM
Two changes for the week of 29 Sep 2008 (see updated post) - Medina Garrigues moves to a career high no.5 and Kateryna Bondarenko enters at no.10. It would be good if her sister could join her as well!!

propi
Sep 28th, 2008, 10:23 PM
Anabel!!! What a year!!! Awful in singles but awfully good in doubles :)
If the Serna-Molik would have stayed healthy they could be up there too thye seemed to do fine if I remember correctly :(
Pity both of them got hit by injuries :sad:

Sammm
Sep 29th, 2008, 12:07 AM
Graf got up to number 3 :worship:


Is there anything she didn't manage to accomplish in the course of her career?

Dave.
Sep 29th, 2008, 12:12 AM
Here http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/2/players/playerprofiles/Playerbio.asp?PlayerID=190074&flag=0 it says Anne Smith got to no.1, but I don't think she's on the list of weeks spent at no.1 :shrug:

^bibi^
Sep 29th, 2008, 08:09 AM
Great Thread :bounce:

robbie12
Sep 29th, 2008, 08:11 AM
Here http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/2/players/playerprofiles/Playerbio.asp?PlayerID=190074&flag=0 it says Anne Smith got to no.1, but I don't think she's on the list of weeks spent at no.1 :shrug:

Thanks Dave. I'd seen that too on the player profile, yet it says she got there in 1981, but the official doubles rankings didn't start until September 1984, so I left her off the list I'd done. Curiously she's the only one I've found the WTA have done that for.

robbie12
Apr 20th, 2009, 04:14 PM
New entry at no. 10 - Dellacqua joins the list today.

martinafan
Apr 22nd, 2009, 11:30 AM
Very interesting list!

Thanks for doing it and for keeping it updated! :bounce:

robbie12
Jul 11th, 2009, 07:10 PM
The new WTA site seems to have found the rankings for the ones I was missing! Kohde Kilsch, Garrison, K Jordan & MJ Fernandez now added to the list.

Dave.
Jul 11th, 2009, 07:16 PM
Thanks for updating Robbie :bounce:

Great to see Anabel join the no.3 group :yeah:

robbie12
Sep 14th, 2009, 03:50 PM
A few changes in this week's rankings:

Williamses up to joint third (a new career high)
Llagostera Vives breaks into the top 10 (Martinez Sanchez almost certain to follow with Sugiyama retiring in a couple of weeks)

Imperfect Angel
Sep 14th, 2009, 06:53 PM
so still no one peaked at #2?:lol: :unsure:

robbie12
Oct 19th, 2009, 05:37 PM
Another new entry - Martinez Sanchez in at no.10 following Sugiyama's removal from the rankings. Also with YEC points coming off this week, Hsieh guaranteed to be top 10 next week.

List updated in first post

*Jool*
Oct 19th, 2009, 05:39 PM
Nuriajo :bigclap:

JolinA
Oct 21st, 2009, 11:39 PM
Su-Wei :eek: :inlove:

Harvs
Oct 22nd, 2009, 12:11 AM
Stosur, Molik, Dellacqua AND Dokic :drool::hearts:

Martian KC
Oct 22nd, 2009, 12:43 AM
Congrats in advance, Su-Wei!

JolinA
Oct 27th, 2009, 08:04 AM
Su-Wei is ranked number 9 this week :D

Uranium
Oct 27th, 2009, 07:27 PM
That's so weird that no one peaked at #2:lol:

robbie12
Feb 1st, 2010, 03:33 PM
Another new entry - Kleybanova in at no.10 (see first post)

robbie12
May 10th, 2010, 04:09 PM
First new one in a while (first post updated. Almost from nowhere Dulko leaps in at no.10. If my maths is right, Williamses will be joint no.2 if they win Madrid.

Uranium
May 16th, 2010, 02:14 AM
#2:dance:

robbie12
May 17th, 2010, 05:17 PM
so still no one peaked at #2?:lol: :unsure:

We have now! Williamses up to no.2 now. Would have to say it's almost certain they'll be no.1 after RG. As V&S lost 3R last year, Black and Huber would have to reach the semis again to stand any chance of stopping them. Llagostera/Martinez also have a very slim chance if they win but I think a QF for the sisters would eliminate them.

Uranium
May 17th, 2010, 06:41 PM
^Yep. But only Mariajo would be #1 I think, since she has 2 more tournaments than Nuria.

robbie12
May 18th, 2010, 03:36 PM
^Yep. But only Mariajo would be #1 I think, since she has 2 more tournaments than Nuria.

Doh! Forgot about that. Thanks!

HOS
May 19th, 2010, 07:36 AM
Great Thread
Beetty Stove got to no 1
i thought Amanda Coetzer may have made it- but she peaked @ no 15. Fellow spingbok Ros Fairbank almost made it- no 12. What about Candy Reynolds- I think she won the french open? JoAnne Russell as well- can't get any info on her
Roby Vinci is 12...
Manuela Maleeva got to 11
Maggie no 13
Sprilea 13...man, all the ones I thought could have made it didn't....you guys have done great research

robbie12
Jun 7th, 2010, 04:27 PM
Another new entry - Pennetta in at no.10. Obviously the big news is that the Williamses have now become co-no1's. List updated in first post.

Fantasy Hero
Jun 7th, 2010, 06:18 PM
Flavia :inlove:

robbie12
Jul 2nd, 2010, 04:20 PM
Updated again after Wimbledon (first post).I know it hasn't finished but the final result will not have an impact on the top 10 rankings.

Martinez Sanchez, Dulko and Pennetta at career highs now.

robbie12
Sep 13th, 2010, 08:00 PM
Updated after US Open. Dulko up to no.2 and Pennetta up to no.3. King a new entry all the way in at no.4. Shvedova holding 2 GS but only ranked 14 at the moment!

robbie12
Nov 1st, 2010, 04:43 PM
Another new no.1 - none for 2 1/2 years then three in five months! Dulko at the top, Pennetta up to no.2 and Shvedova now in the top 10. List updated in first post.

hkyen
Nov 2nd, 2010, 12:09 PM
nice:bounce:

jrm
Nov 5th, 2010, 11:10 AM
Who was Schultz-McCarthy's doubles partner when she got thaz high? Manon?

Randy H
Nov 6th, 2010, 01:51 PM
Who was Schultz-McCarthy's doubles partner when she got thaz high? Manon?

She played with quite a few players that year, but made the Chase Champs with Sabatini :) Should be noted though that she did reach the US Open final with Rennae Stubbs that year too (1995)

CrossCourt~Rally
Nov 7th, 2010, 12:46 PM
I forgot that Basuki went as high as #9 in doubles :worship:

AdeyC
Nov 28th, 2010, 07:14 PM
I'd have thought that Sue Barker/Ann Kiymoura were in the Top 10 at one point

also, Jo Durie/Ann Kiymoura must surely have been Top 10??

Wiggly
Dec 19th, 2010, 04:40 AM
I'd have thought that Sue Barker/Ann Kiymoura were in the Top 10 at one point

also, Jo Durie/Ann Kiymoura must surely have been Top 10??

Jo Durie was never into the top 25, peaking at 29.
No information on Barker and Ann Kiymoura can't even be googled.

*Jool*
Dec 19th, 2010, 11:48 AM
^^ lol, but Ann KiYOmura can .

AdeyC
Jan 3rd, 2011, 06:58 PM
Jo Durie was never into the top 25, peaking at 29.
No information on Barker and Ann Kiymoura can't even be googled.

I find that hard to believe re Durie as she was seeded No 3 in doubles with Anne Hobbs in Wimbledon 1983 and she won 3 doubles titles in '83 (not that I'm saying you're wrong)

robbie12
Feb 5th, 2011, 01:13 PM
Another new one added to the list - Kirilenko in at no.9 (updated in first post)

nevetssllim
Feb 5th, 2011, 01:17 PM
I'm hoping Iveta and Barbora can make this list over the next few months. :)

robbie12
Feb 17th, 2011, 08:41 PM
The WTA seem to have recently published all the old year end rankings going all the back to when they started http://www.wtatour.com/page/PressCentre/0,,12781,00.html

A few ones to add to the list, though not sure of their exact career high (as the bios for those people differ from the rankings list. Anyway new ones added in first post

robbie12
Feb 28th, 2011, 09:41 AM
Updated in first post - Pennetta finally makes it to no1 :)

Fantasy Hero
Feb 28th, 2011, 10:27 AM
Flavia :inlove: :worship: first italian ever to get to world n°1

robbie12
May 11th, 2011, 04:30 PM
Another new one to add - Vesnina enters at no.10 (updated in first post)

robbie12
Jul 4th, 2011, 06:07 PM
New no.1's - Peschke and Srebotnik reach the top. List updated in first post as usual!

Sammo
Jul 4th, 2011, 09:18 PM
Molik is still active, well kind of... but not retired, so pls put her in bold

robbie12
Sep 12th, 2011, 08:40 AM
Another new entry - Mirza in at no.10 (updated list in first post as ever!)

hkyen
Jan 24th, 2012, 11:22 PM
Xd Xd

robbie12
Jan 31st, 2012, 04:45 PM
More changes to the first post. Hlavackova joins the list and a couple of career highs for others.

the jamierbelyea
Feb 1st, 2012, 07:38 AM
Stephanie Rehe hit #10 at the end of 1992.

robbie12
Feb 1st, 2012, 04:31 PM
Stephanie Rehe hit #10 at the end of 1992.

So she did! Thanks for pointing that out :)

robbie12
Sep 11th, 2012, 07:32 PM
This list always seems to change after a grand slam funnily enough!! Errani new number one. Vinci should take it next month when Sara's Linz point come off. First post updated

alex.2812
Sep 11th, 2012, 08:31 PM
So Paola Suarez retired ?

joeh37
Sep 12th, 2012, 02:25 PM
Yan Zi is active again so should be bold!

robbie12
Sep 15th, 2012, 08:14 AM
I'd forgotten to rebold Suarez when she came out of retirement! Though I'm certain she only came back for the Olympics which are now done. Yan back to active as well

*Jool*
Sep 15th, 2012, 09:47 AM
Paola played a tournament this summer , post-Olympics , which was a nice surprise, with another partner (can't remember where nor who ) but I'm not sure she's gonna keep playing now :awww:

robbie12
Feb 17th, 2014, 06:32 PM
List updated in first post - career highs for this week's top three.

coolfish1103
Feb 17th, 2014, 09:40 PM
Can you highlight the player who currently own the spot? It's easier to spot.

It's funny that Su-Wei is the only one occupying that 2nd spot :oh: