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This maybe easier. A list of the top 10 players ever from each country.
Generally players will be ranked with the country they played the majority of their best tennis under. Notations will be made if players played for other countries.
Initially focus will be on countries that have been represented in Grand Slams.


1 - Gabriela Sabatini - US Open winner, career high rank of no. 3 and Wimbledon & US finalist.
2 – Paola Suárez – very difficult to split numbers 2 to 4 for Argentina. Suárez reached a SF at the French and QF at the US and Wimbledon and world rank of 9. Her doubles record with 8 grand slams (4 in a row at France) and the number 1 doubles ranking for 90+ weeks gives her the slight edge.
3 - Norma Baylon – QF 1965 & 66 at the US, QF French, including three times 4R and the 4R at Wimbledon in 1963 & 64. Very difficult to split her and Weiss.
*** 4 - Maria Weiss – switched to representing Spain most probably after 1957 but her best results came under the Argentine flag. QF US in 1945, 4R Wimbledon in 1950 and QF French in 1948 & 52.
5 - Racquel Giscafre – just edges Madruga-Osses with a slam SF at the French 1974, as a seed reached the QF at the French in 1975 and her 9-year Fed Cup record, 18-15.
6 – Ivana Madruga-Osses – three slam QF (French and US) and a career high rank of 17.
7 - Innes Gorrochategui – QF French in 1994, career high rank of 19 in 2004 and a slam final in doubles at the US, leading to a top 10 doubles ranking in 2004.
8 - Gisela Dulko – has a career high rank of no. 26, won 4 WTA Tour titles and reached the 4R of slams three times. Had wins over high seeds Sharapova and Stosur in slams. Her strength was in doubles, where she achieved a world no. 1 ranking and won the 2010 WTA Tour Championships and 2011 Australian Open with Flavia Pennetta.
9 - Bettina Fulco-Villella – QF at the French and a career high rank of 23 in 1988. On clay had wins over all Maleeva sisters, Mandlikova (at the French) and Navratilova.
10 – Mercedes Paz - very difficult to split Mercedes Paz and Patricia Tarabini who share the same career high doubles rank and Paz has a career high singles rank of 28 compared with Tarabini’s at 29. They both excelled in doubles and Tarabini does hold a mixed slam and an Olympic bronze. Paz did have some great moments in singles, two French 4R, one of those beating defending champion Sanchez-Vicario and 3 WTA titles, one of those beating no. 1 seed Sabatini (albeit a young Sabatini) along the way (compared with 0 for Tarabini) and just gets the nod. Clarissa Fernandez does have a slam semi but unfortunately was unable to replicate anything close to that victory afterwards.

1. Judith Polzl-Wiesner. Very hard to split the first three Austrian players. Polzl-Weisner just edges Schett and Paulus with her 2 slam QF’s, most Fed Cup wins and a final of Key Biscayne losing to Seles. A CHR of 12, with 5 WTA titles.
2. Barbara Schett, CHR of 7, 3 WTA titles, QF of the US Open, at least 4R of all slams 7-times.
3. Barbara Paulus, CHR of 10 with 6 WTA titles and 4R of a slam five times.
4. Sybille Bammer, CHR of 19, 2 WTA titles, QF at the US Open and after her WTA title in 2007, was the first time in 18 years that a mother had won on tour.
5. Tamira Paszek, CHR of 26, 2 time Wimbledon QF, 3 WTA titles.
***6. Eva Duldig-de Jong was an Jewish, Austrian born, Australian and Dutch player in the 1950s and 60s. Fleeing Austria from Nazi Germany, the Duldig family moved to Switzerland, then Singapore. The family were arrested in Singapore due to holding German identity documents and were deported to Australia. From the ages of two to four, she was detained by Australia in an isolated internment camp, as an enemy alien. As an Australian citizen she reached the 4R at the Australian, 3-times and the 3R at Wimbledon, 3-times. She represented Netherlands in Fed Cup after she married her Dutch husband in 1962.
7. Sonja Pachta, a 19-time national singles champion, was active on tour from the 1950s through to the 1970s. Played in 16 Fed Cup rubbers and reached the 4R at Wimbledon losing to Billie Jean King.
8.-10. Very hard to split the last few positions with four players having successful times on the tour. Barbara Schwartz, CHR of 40, QF of the French as a qualifier beating Venus Williams. Sylvia Plischke, CHR 27, with a QF at the French beating Schett on the way. Petra Schwarz-Ritter, CHR of 52, QF at the French, 1 WTA final and Petra Huber, CHR of 37 in the 1980’s, 4R of the US Open, 1 WTA title.

1. Margaret Smith Court, considered one of the greatest tennis players of all time with 64 slam titles (24 singles,19 doubles and 21 mixed doubles titles). Held 192 titles with 92 in open era.
2. Evonne Goolagong Cawley, won 14 slam titles including 7 in singles (four at the Australian Open, two at Wimbledon and one at the French Open). Was ranked No. 1 by Lance Tingay in 1971 and 1976.
3. Nancye Wynne Bolton, won 6 Australian singles and 10 doubles titles and a finalist at the US. According to Wallis Myers and John Orloff, Bolton was ranked in the world top ten in 1938, 1947, and 1948 (no rankings issued from 1940-1945), reaching a CHR 4 in 1947 and 1948. Other rankings had Bolton was the second ranked player in 1947, behind Louise Brough.
4. Daphne Akhurst, won the Australian 5-times. women's singles title at the Australian Championships five times between 1925 and 1930. In 1925 she was part of the first Australian women's team to tour Europe and reached the quarterfinal of Wimbledon. In 1928 she reached the French QF and Wimbledon SF. According to Wallis Myers she was ranked World No. 3 in 1928.
5. Ashleigh Barty. 3-time slam winner, with 15 WTA titles and held the no. 1 ranking for 121 weeks.
6. Lesley Turner Bowrey, won the French twice and runner-up in the slams 4 times. 7-time slam doubles winner. A CHR of no. 2 in 1964.
7. Joan Hartigan, won the Australian Championships three times, a SF at Wimbledon in 1934 and 1935.
8. Thelma Coyne Long, won the Australian twice, runner-up four times and won the doubles title a staggering 12 times. According to Lance Tingay she was ranked in the world top ten in 1952 and 1954 (no rankings issued from 1940 to 1945), reaching a CHR of no. 7 in 1952.
9. Kerry Melville Reid, won the Australian, 26 WTA titles and in the year-end world top-ten rankings for 12 consecutive years, 1968–1979. Her CHR was no. 5 in 1971.
10. Samantha Stosur – just edges Wendy Turnbull in relation to her US Open win and French runner-up compared to Wendy’s three slam runner up. Dianne Fromholtz Balestrat is unlucky to miss as well.

1 - Viktoria Azarenka
2 - Natasha Zvereva
3 - Olga Govortsova
4 - Olga Barabanschikova
5 - Anastasiya Yakimova
6 - Tatiana Poutchek
7 - Tatiana Ignatieva
8 - Nadja Ostrovskaya
9 - Iryna Kuryanovich - Bremond
10 - Aliaksandra Sasnovich

1. Justine Henin-Hardenne
2. Kim Clijsters
*** 3. Nelly Adamson-Landry - Belgian born and become French in 1938 after marriage. Best tennis after her marriage.
4. Josane Sigart - In 1932 she was ranked world no. 10 in unofficial rankings
5. Dominique Van Roost
6. Sabine Appelmans
7. Anne de Borman
8. Christiane Mercelis
9. Yanina Wickmayer
10. Kirstin Flipkens
11. Michelle Gurdal or Els Callens

1. Heather Brewer – clearly Bermuda’s best player. Consistent slam performer winning rounds at Wimbledon, US and French. Best result was a quarter final in 1957.
2. Gladys Hutchings – won a round at the 1922 US Open
3. Beryl Robinson-Cape – played the US Open twice in the 1920’s.
4-5. Peggy Stone and Barbara Freisenbruch – all played the French Open one year with no success. Freisenbruch seems to be Bermuda’s only tour player in the late 30’s, with Stone playing on tour just before Brewer.
6. Danielle Paynter - Fed Cup stalwart in the 2000's, played 24 ties for 7 singles victories.
7. Tara Lambert - Fed Cup stalwart in the 2000's, played 23 ties since 1999 predominantly doubles. Represented Bermuda in the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
8. Jacklyn Lambert - won a round in the 2010 Commonwealth Games. and played in 15 Fed Cup ties.
9. Gill Butterfield - probably not on this list for any special tennis accomplishments, however represented Bermuda in the 1996 Fed Cup at the age of 53!

1. Maria Bueno
2. Patricia Medrado-Summers
3. Niege Dias
4. Claudia Monteiro
5. Andrea Vieira
6. Teliana Peirera
7. Giselle Miro
8. Vanessa Menga
9. Luciana Corsato
10. Joanna Cortez

*** 1. Manuela.Maleeva-Fragniere - from 1990 represented Switzerland and if those results post-90 are discounted is still the clear number 1 ranked Bulgarian.

2. Katerina Maleeva
3. Magdalena Maleeva
4. Julia Berberian-Maleeva
5. Tsvetlana Pironkova
6. Lubomira Bacheva
7. Sesil Karatancheva
8. Elena Pampulova-Wagner
9. Pavlina Stojanova-Nola
10. Svetlana Kriventcheva

*** Mary Peirce was born in Canada though represented France throughout her senior career. If she was listed as Canadian she would be a clear no. 1.

1. Eugenie Bouchard
2. Carling Bassett-Seguso
3. Helen Kelesi
4. Patricia Hy-Boulais
5. Alexandria Wozniacki
6. Jill Hetherington
7. Marjorie Blackwood
8. Sonya Jeyaseelan
9. Maureen Drake
10. Rene Simpson

1. Anita Lizana – Chile’s US Nationals Slam winner
2. Michele Rodriguez – No. 1 Chilean Fed Cup representative in the 70’s. Won a round at the French in the 70’s.
3. Ana Maria Arias – Was the Chilean no. 2 player in Fed Cup in the 70’s. Reached the 3rd round of the French in 1970.
4. Ana Maria Pinto-Bravo – played the slams in 1972 and 74. Qualified for the US Open in 1974. (In some records she has been listed as Argentinian)
5 & 6. Alice Heegewaldt & Maria Ayala – played the French and Wimbledon in 1959 and 60’s.
7. Carmen Ibarra – played the French in 1958 and then four years later in 1962. No slam activity in between.
8. Paula Cabezas - has played a mammoth 39 ties for Chile, 8 years with a win loss record of 49-22. No slam activity.
9. Paulina Sepulveda - No. 1 player for Chile in 1980's. Played the 1984 Olympics.
10. Germaine Ohaco - played the US Open in the 1980's. Germaine didn't represent Chile often in Fed Cup despite being good enough to play a slam.

1. Li Na
2. Zheng Jie
3. Shaui Peng
4. Shaui Zhang - QF 2016 AO and top 30 ranking
5. Fang Li
6. Jing-Qian Yi
7. Yan Zi
8. Sun Tian Tian
9. Li Ting
10. Chen Li - 90's competemporary of Fang Li and Yi.
** Hu Na - defected to the US when she was 20 (during a Chinese tennis tour of California). Hu reached the top 50 and won her only tour title under the USA flag. If included in this list she would've been ranked no. 5 behind Zhang.

Chinese Taipea

1. Shi Ting Wang
2. Su Wei Hsieh
3. Yung Jan Chan
4. Janet Lee
5. M. C. Tsu - played in the 1984 Olympics
6. Kai Chen Chang
7. Chin Wei Chan
8. Chia Jung Chuang
9. Chan Hao-ching - sister of Yung Jan, top 20 doubles player
10 Hsu Chieh-yu - fringe top 200 player and top 150 doubles player

1. Fabiola Zuluaga
2. Isabel Fernandez-player from the 70s
3. Catalina Castano
4. Mariana Duque Marino
5. Pola Palacios – played the US Championships in 1966.
6. Elsa Rodriguez - no. 1 Federation Cup player in the 1980’s. Won singles in two rubbers in 1984.
7. Maria Victoria de Moggio – no. 2 Federation Cup player to Isabel Fernandez in the 1970’s.
8. Liliana Fernandez - no. 2 Federation Cup player in the 1980’s. Won a singles rubber in 1984.
9. Cecilia Hincapie - Fed Cup player in the 1990’s. Was higher ranked than Giraldo.
10. Carmina Giraldo - Fed Cup player in the 1990’s

Costa Rica
1. Monica Rho – Played the 1974 French Open
2. Paula Umana - tour ranked in the 90’s (600’s)

1. Iva Majoli
2. Karolina Sprem
3. Silvia Talaja
4. Mirjana Lucic-Baroni
5. Sabrina Goles
6. Jelena Kostanic-Tosic
7. Ana Konjuh - QF US Open 2016
8. Nadine Ercegovic
9. Petra Martic
10. Maya Palaversic-Coopersmith

1 - Berta Garcia – Played the US Championships a couple of times in the 40’s. In 1942 reaches the doubles quarter finals.
*** 2 - Ana María Estalella - was born in Cuba but moved to Spain at a young age. Would not rank in the Spanish top 10, but would be no. 2 in this list. Was a member of the first Spanish Fed Cup team and played the French many times in the 60’s.
3 – Zoe de Mendoza – played the US Championships in 1958
4 - Yamile Fors-Guerra – most decorated Cuban Fed Cup player. 12 years of service with a 46-33 record, including 28 singles wins.
5 - Yoannis Montesino – 8-year Fed Cup representation with a 43-20 record. In 1996 Cuba qualified for the World group in Fed Cup, winning 5 ties, with Montesino winning all 4 out of 4 singles matches and winning every doubles rubber with Rodriguez. Played a competitive match against Tarabini in their tie against Argentina. Just edges Rodriguez with a longer Fed Cup history and a comparable ITF ranking in the 600’s.
6 - Belkis Rodriguez – 5-year Fed Cup representation. Rodriguez was the no. 1 player in the 1996 world group team, and won every doubles rubber with Montesino.
7 & 8 – The next two spots may be between Yamile Cordova who has a 6 year Fed Cup representation with a formidable 29-3 Fed Cup record in the mid-90’s, mainly at the Fed Cup World Group II level and 9-year Fed Cup player Yanet Nunez-Mojarena, who has a 30-28 record in the late 90’s – 2000’s.
9 & 10 – The next two spots may be between Fed Cup players Misleydis Diaz-Gonzalez, Rita Pichardo and Lumay Diaz-Hernandez.

Czech Republic
*** 1. Martina Navratilova defected from Czechslovakia when she was 18. If counted for the Czech Republic she would clearly be number one. Even in the few years playing under the banner of Czechslovakia she would be still ranked quite high.

2. Hana Mandlikova
3. Jana Novotna
4. Petra Kvitova
5. Helena Sukova
6. Vera Puzejova-Sukova - Wimbledon runner-up in 1962 and semi finalist at the French in 1957 and 1963.
7. Lucie Safarova - French runner-up in 2015 and Wimbledon semi-finalist in 2014.
8. Vlasta Kodesova-Vopickova - two time French open quarterfinalist (68, 70) and 4th round of Wimbledon in 1970.
9. Regina Marsikova
10. Renata Tomanova-Roth
11. Karolina Pliskova - Final US Open 2016 and top 5 ranking

*** 1. Hilde Krahwinkel-Sperling – born and represented Germany till 1933 then became a Danish National after she married. During this time won the French Championships three times in a row and was arguably the one player in the world in 1936.

2. Caroline Wozniacki
3. Sophie Castenschiold - In 1912 she won the silver medal in the indoor singles competition. (There was two singles competitions held, in which the indoor was the weaker of the two). In 1910 Thora was a quarter finalist at Wimbledon.
4. Tine Scheur-Larsen – stalwart for Danish tennis in the 80’s.
5. Mrs. Knud Dahl – In 1917 was a quarter finalist at the US Open
6. Eva Dyrberg – top 100 player in the 2000’s
7. Pia Balling – Played Wimbledon, with a 3rd round in 1963 and a 2nd round in 1964. Seemed the concentrate on doubles after these years, featured in slam doubles draws but not in singles draws.
8. Lisa Gram Andersen – played in the 50-60’s and played the slams three times with a 3rd round at the 1956 Wimbledon her best effort. Also played the 1959 Wimbledon and the 1963 US Championships.
9. Helle Spragh-Viragh – as a qualifier reached the 3rd round of the US Open in 1977 and played Wimbledon and France that year. No slam activity after this year.
10. Elsebeth Brehm – represented Denmark at the 1920 and 24 Olympics.

1 - Betsy Abbas – Reached the 3r 1954 Wimbledon and reached the 1960 French QF by two match retirements by Hungarian Zsuzsa Koromozy's and Australian Mary Hawton who both turned their ankles.
2 - E. Alexandroff – Reached the 3R of Wimbledon in 1931.
*** 3 - Heidi El Tabakh is Egyptian-born and represented her birth country from 2002 to 2005 and Canada after then. Would not feature in a top 10 Canadian list, but lists as number 3 if considered in the Egyptian list. Her highest WTA singles ranking is no. 146 in 2012 and qualified for the French in 2010 and 2012.
4 - Georgina Greiss – played the French in 1949.
5 – Magy Aziz – Fed Cup stalwart from 2006 playing 8 years with a record of 26-21 many times as their number one player.
6 -10 – These positions may include current players Sandra Samir (top 500 ranking, FC record of 9-6) and Ola Abou Zekry (top 500 ranking, FC record of 5-12, many times as their number one player). Also non-ranked players Mayar Sherif (highest rank of 575, FC record of 6-7), Nihal Tarek-Saleh who player 5 years Fed Cup with a 15-16 record as well as other 5+ Fed Cup players Dalia El-Sheikh (6-17, from 1995), Aliaa Fakhry (8-11, from 2004) and Yomna Farid (9-19, from 1999).

1 - Kaia Kanepi - first Estonian female player to win a WTA title and be ranked in the top 20. Reached five Grand Slam quarterfinals in three different Grand Slams apart from the Australian.
2 – Maret Ani – highest rank of 63 in 2006, Olympic representative in 2008 and a SF at the Australian in doubles in 2004.
3 - Anett Kontaveit – may soon be number 2 on this list with a 4th round result at the US Open in 2015.
4 - Margit Rüütel – career best singles ranking of world number 162 in 2008. Played qualifying at all grand slams though was unable to qualify.
5 -6 - Liina Suurvarik and Helene Holter were Fed Cup stalwarts for Estonia over six years. Suurvarik has the stronger record whereas Holter played more rubbers as the teams number 1.
7-10 – The final spots may include Fed Cup players, Anett Schutting (3-7 currently) and retired representatives Ilona Poljakova (6-5, 6 years), Helen Laupa (8-9, 4 years) and Helina Lill (3-13, 4 years).

1. Suzanne Lenglen
2. Mary Pierce
3. Amelie Mauresmo
4. Francoise Durr-Browning
5. Simone Mathieu
6. Marguerite Broquedis-Bordes
*** 7. Nelly Adamson-Landry - Belgian born and become French in 1938 after marriage.
8. Marion Bartoli
9. Nathalie Tauziat
10. Didi Vlasto
11. Julie Halard-Decugis

1. Leila Meskhi - highest ranking of No. 12 in 1991.Reached a QF at the US Open in 1990 and 4th round at the Australian and French in 1991. 5 WTA titles and highest doubles rank of 21.
*** 2. Anna Tatishvili – In 2014 switched to representing the USA. Even if herrecord was not counted beyond 2014 Anna is still a clear no. 2 on the Georgian list. In 2012 she reached her best ranking of world number 50. Also in 2012 she peaked at world number 59 in the doubles rankings. Reached the 4th round at the 2012 US Open. 10-3 record in Fed Cup.
3. Oksana Kalashnikova – in 2010 reached her highest rank of 156 and played all slam quallies. In 2013 she reached her highest doubles ranking of 52 where she has one 1 WTA title. In Fed Cup Kalashnikova has a win–loss 10–11.
4. Nino Louarsabishvili – world’s top junior in 1993. Highest rank of 144 in 1997. Fed Cup record of 17-23.
5. Margalita Chakhnashvili-Ranzinger – highest rank of 134and top 150 in doubles. Played all the slam quallies between 2007 and 2010. Represented Georgia in the Olympics in 2012 and has a 30-27 record in Fed Cup.
6. Sofia Shapatava - In 2014 reached her best singles ranking of world number 186 and in 2014 peaked at world number 160 in the doubles rankings. Qualified for the 2014 French Open. 22-17 record in Fed Cup.
7. Salome Devidze – ITF player. Highest rank of 254 in 2004 and top 250 in doubles. 18-11 record in Fed Cup.
8. Ekaterine Gorgodze – ITF player with a highest ranking of 307 in 2014. In doubles has a highest ranking of 152. 6-10 record in Fed Cup.
9. Tatia Mikadze – ITF player with a career high singles ranking of 281 in 2010 and career high doubles ranking of 255 in 2011. Played one 2011 WTA, by qualifying and winning a round at the Baku Cup tournament. She has a Fed Cup record of 7-7.

1. Steffi Graf
2. Hilda Sperling
3. Cilli Aussem
4. Angelique Kerber
5. Sylvia Hanika
6. Helga Niessen Masthoff
7. Claudia Kohde Kilsch
8. Anke Huber
9. Bettina Bunge
10. Sabine Lisicki

Great Britain
1. Dorothea Lambert Chambers
2. Charlotte Dod
3. Blanche Hillyard
4. Charlotte Cooper-Sterry
5. Ann Haydon-Jones
6. Virginia Wade
7. Kitty Godfree-McKane
8. Dorothy Round-Little
9. Angela Mortimer
10 Maude Watson

1. Helene Contostavlos
2. Eleni Daniilidou
3. Angeliki Kannellopoulou
4. Christina Papadakai - top 80 player with a WTA final and 10 years of Fed Cup representation with Greece.
5. Olga Tsarbopolou
6. Dionissa Asteri - was a Fed Cup stalwart in the 1960's and 70's. Was entered in the 1968 French Open but after a bye defaulted against Maria Beuno. Last Fed Cup tie was in 1977.
7. Maria Sakkari - daughter of Kannellopoulou. Top 100 ranking and slam appearances in 2016.
8. Domini Elliadi Crosfeld - played in the 1911 Wimbledon Championships.
9. Carol-Ann Kalogeropoulos - reached the third round of the 1968 French, but this was due to a bye and then a default. Was smacked by 7th seed Vlasta Vopickova with the loss of one game.
10. Between Phyllis Xydis - played in the 1934 & 1935 French with no wins and was entered in the 1939 US Open but defaulted or Eirini Georgatou - ITF player, reached the top 200 and played some slam qualifiers.

Hong Kong
*** 1 - Gem Hoaing - was a Chinese woman from Hong Kong but a British national. Wouldn’t be ranked in the GB top 10, but ranked No. 1 for Hong Kong. Limited her slam play to Wimbledon but for an incredible for twenty years. Reached the 4R twice, 1949 beating 4th seed Gussie Moran and 1957 losing to Althea Gibson. Reached the 3R five times.
*** 2- Patricia Hy-Boulais – born in Cambodia and represented Hong Kong between 1981 till 1987 and Canada from 1988. If counted entirely under the Hong Kong flag there could be a case for her to be ranked no. 1 over Hoaing. Highest rank of No. 28, 1 WTA title and a QF showing at the 1992 US Open.

3 - Paulette Moreno – Has an 18-17 Fed Cup record as a number 2 with Hy, their best victory was a defeat of Swedan in 1987 in a 9-7 third set deciding doubles rubber. Also Reached the 2R of the 1988 Australian Open.
*** 4 - Tang Min – represented China in Fed Cup from 1988 – 1992 as their no. 1 player, though Min would not be ranked in the Chinese top 10. After 1993 it could be assumed Min switched allegiances to Hong Kong and gained ITF permissions to play Fed Cup for Hong Kong in 1997. During this time she reached her highest rank of No. 122 in 1995 and played the main draw of the Australian, US Open and the French.
5 - Zhang Ling - reached her highest WTA singles ranking of 184 in 2011 and played slam quallies but yet to play a main draw.
6 – Ka-Po Tong – nine year Fed Cup player with a 23-20 record.
7 – Venise Chan - at age 12 years 318 days, became the youngest female since Paulette Moreno in 1977 to contest a Ladies' Open singles final in Hong Kong when she reached the title decider at the 2002 Hong Kong National Tennis Championships. Has a 16-6 Fed Cup record over 4 years. Highest WTA rank of No. 340 in 2012.
8-10 – 4+ years Fed Cup players Po-Kuen Lam, Lee Chan, Ho-Ching Wu and Zi-Jun Yang would round out this list.

1. Zsuzsa Körmöczy - Oldest ever French champion-1958, only Hungarian Grand Slam Singles Champion, won 3-times in Monte Carlo, Wimbledon semifinalist, Ranked No. 2.
2. Temesvári - Highest Rank #7, Italian Open winner
3. Agnes Szavay – top ranking of 13 and quarterfinalist at the US Open.
4. Petra Mandula - French Open QF, 6 titles.
5. Eva Szabo – quarter finalist at the 75 French
6. Anika Kapros – 4r at AO and beat Henin in the 2002 French open as a qualifier.
7. Melinda Czink - very difficult to split Kapros and Czink.
8. Rita Kuti Kis - 1 wta-title, 3 finals, 3 semis, 2-0 H2H vs. Capriati
9. Zsofia Gusbaci - won a WTA title, top 100 player and made the 3rd round of the French.
10. Paulina Pálfalvy - In 1894 at the first Hungarian National Championship she won the men's singles (Women could enter in the men's event till 1932, when the first event was held for women.)

*** 1. Irene Bowder Peacock – Born in India and reached the semis of the French in 1921 under the Indian flag. She then represented South Africa the year after.
2. Sania Mriza – top 30 in singles, SF or better at all slam doubles and won tour championships in doubles in 2014.
3. Nirupama Vaidyanathan Sanjeev – India’s first professional player to win a round at a slam, 1998. Highest ranking of 147.
4. Shikha Uberoi – highest rank of 122, 2r of the US Open.
5. Lydia Row – Played the 1932 & 34 French and the 1934 (2nd round) and the 1935 Wimbledon championships. Notably defaulted three times in slam competition.
*** 6. Sunitha Rao – Born in the USA but represented India in Fed Cup and Olympics in 2008. Highest ranking of 144.
7. Mrs N Polley – reached the third round of the 1924 Olympics.
8. Yolande Gough – won a round at Wimbledon in 1925
9. Rita Davar – played Wimbledon twice in 54, 55
10th position could be split between M. Hasler who played in the 1924 Wimbledon Championships, Mrs. Parsons Roberts who did so in 1891 and was smacked 60 60 by Lottie Dodd, Jenny Sandison India, who twice travelled to Wimbedon in the late 20s or E.S.Graham who played the Championships in 1922.

1. Yayuk Basuki
2. Lita Liem-Sugiarto
3. Lany Kaligis – good enough to take a set off Evonne Goolagong in Fed Cup one year
4. Angelique Widjaja
5. Wynne Prakusya
6. Romana Tedjakusuma
7. Suzanna Anggarkusuma-Wibowo – Fed Cup stalwart in the 80’s
8. Sandy Gumulya – top 100 win in Fed Cup
9-10. Ayu Fani Damayanti, Liza Andriyani, Sri Utaminingsih,Waya Walangi – Fed Cup players across the 80-00’s and not enough information to rank properly for the 9-10 spots.

1. Louisa Martin – in 1898 she reached the final of the Wimbledon. Won nine singles titles at the Irish Lawn Tennis Championships. Number one player in the UK five times.
2. Lena Rice – 1890 winner of Wimbledon and 1889 Wimbledon finalist.
3. Mabel Cahill - won 1891 US Open
4. Ruth Durlacher – in 1899 reached the finals of the all-comers-competition at Wimbledon. Won the doubles in 1899. Played Wimbledon for nearly ten years.
5. May Langrishe - in 1879, she won the first Irish Championships at the age of 14 and won three times in all. Played the 1885 Wimbledon Championships where she lost to Maud Watson and in her second appearance reached the semifinals of the all-comers tournament, losing to Blanche Hillyard.
6. Hilda Wallis - participated twice at Wimbledon, twelve years apart – 1924 and 1936. Won the Irish title four times. Participated in the 1924 Summer Olympics at Paris.
7. Kelly Liggan – Irelands most recent grand slam singles player. Reached the 2nd round of the US Open and Wimbledon.
8. Geraldine Houlihan – Wimbledon and US Open player in the 60s. Number 1 and Fed Cup stalwart in the 60s and 70s.
9. June Fitzpatrick – played Wimbledon throughout the 50’s, reaching the 2nd round three times. Beat a 45 year old Nell Hopman (Hall) in 54.
10. Eleanor O'Neil – played Wimbeldon, US and French Open in the early 60s.

1 - Shahar Pe'er – won five singles and three doubles titles on the WTA tour and reached her best singles ranking of world number 11 in 2011 and number 14 in doubles in 2008. Her best slam results were a QF at the Australian and US and 4R at the French three times and Wimbledon once. Edges other top 20 Isreali players Smashnova and Peled-Peiscahrov with a greater slam record.
*** 2 - Anna Smashnova-Pistolesi – moved to Isreal from Russia when she started her senior career. Highest rank of Number 15, 2 4R finishes at the French in 1995 and 1998 and 12 WTA titles. Played a high 61 Fed Cup, equal with Obsziler.
*** 3 – Paulina Peled Peischarov - was a junior champion in Lithuania, but moved to Israel in the mid-1960s at the age of 16. In 1974, she won the Israeli Women's International Tennis Championship, becoming the first Israeli to do so in 20 years. Top 20 in 1975 and best slam results were 2nd rounds.

4 -
Tzipora Obziler – reached a career-high singles world ranking of No. 75 in 2007 and a career equal Fed Cup ties of 61 with Smashnova. Best slam results were 2nd rounds.
5 – Julia Glushko – highest career rank of No. 79 and best slam results are 3R in French and US Opens. Could be rates higher than Obziler because of this but at this stage has a lower career high rank and Obziler’s Fed Cup record.
6 - Gertrude Kornfeldplayed the 1947 and 1950 Wimbledon reaching the 2R and 1949 French.
7 – Hila Rosen – played all slam quallies and a highest rank of No. 138 in 1999. Nine year Fed Cup player with a record of 24-28 including wins over Danilidou and Kournikova.
8 – Ilana Berger – top 250 ITF player, 5 years in Fed Cup including wins over Toleafoa, Ferrando and Kannellopolou.
9 – Yael Segal – top 250 ITF player with 4 years Fed Cup with a win over Cordwell and Mazzotta.
10 – Orly Bialstozky – Isreals number 1 Fed Cup players in the 80’s which included a win over Marcella Mesker.

1. Francesca Schiavone - very close between Schiavone and Pennetta. Pennetta has 4 more WTA titles and her US Open record, 3 x QF, 1 x SF and last years win is very impressive. Schiavone has 1 more slam final and a higher rank (4 compared to 6) and reached the QF at all slams, which just edges Pennetta.
2. Flavia Pennetta
3. Roberta Vinci - very hard to split her and Errani, having both reached a slam final and won multiple WTA titles. Vinci just edges Errani with her monumental upset of Serena Williams at the 2015 US Open semis, who was two matches away from achieving a grand slam.
4. Sara Errani - finalist of the French, 9 WTA titles and a SF at the US Open.
5. Annelisa Bossi - very difficult to split the next three positions. Bossi was SF at the French in 1949, seeded 7th, and a QF in 1948 and 1950. She also was reached the 4R at Wimbledon on 1947. Won the Italian Championships in 1950 after not being held for 14 years.
6. Lucia Valerio - could very well be no.5. QF at the French in 1931 and 34 and a Wimbledon QF in 1933. Runner-up at the Italian Championships 4 times.
7. Silvana Lazzarino - reached the semis at the French in 1954, after being seeded 7th and in 4R in 1960 retired against eventual champion Darlene Hard after leading 5-4 in the third set.
8. Raffaela Reggi-Concatto - very difficult to split her and Farina Elia. Both have one slam QF and have reached the 4R in all other slams. Farina-Elia has a higher career rank, #11 to #13, and Reggi-Concatto has 2 more WTA titles. Reggi-Concatto just edges Farina-Elia with her 1986 US Open mixed slam title.
9. Silvia Farina Elia - QF at Wimbledon in 2003
10. Between Lea Pericoli and Anna Maria 'Sandra' Cecchini. Pericoli has multiple 4th rounds at the French and Wimbledon in the 1960's. Though Cecchini, won many lower level WTA titles, 15 in fact and reached a career high of #15, she still was good enough to beat Evert, Sabatini, Zvereva, Huber and Sanchez-Vicario on clay.

*** 1 - Betty Rosenquest Pratt – listed in slam draws as both Jamaican and USA at various. Though not ranked in the US top 10, clearly the number 1 for Jamaica. Reached the 1950 French QF, the 1954 Wimbledon SF losing to Connelly and the 1956 US losing to Gibson. Ranked in the top 10 in 1954 and 1956.
*** 2 – Marion “Babs” Prackukowski – born in England and likely played under that flag from the 1930’s to 1950 to when she moved to Jamaica when was broken up with her having a child in 1946. Even from 1950 she is a five time Jamaican national singles champion and played Wimbledon in 1954.

3 - Mrs J McNair – played Wimbledon in 1946.
*** 4 - Megan Moulton-Levy – represented Jamaica from 2003 and 2007 and then the USA after that. Is Number 4 with all her career results counted under Jamaica. Top 50 doubles player in 2013 and a top 250 ITF rank in 2009 with a 10-4 Fed Cup record.
5 – Joni Van Ryk Der Groot – Fed Cup stalwart for 9 years and number 1 player in many ties which saw her face off against tour players like Goles, a young Sanchez-Vicaria and Mesker.
6 - 9 – The next four players may come out of 4+ years fed Cup players who were their number one players at various times; Alanna Broderick (17-12, 4 years), Sasha Hanna (16-16, 5 years), Kadija Richards (15-5, 5 years) and Tinesta Rowe (12-5, 4 years).
10 – Alexandra Chong – rounds out this list but not necessarily for her tennis achievements for Jamaica in Fed Cup, 6-14 over 3 years. She is a Jamaican businessperson that is the founder and CEO of Lulu, a mobile app for dating intelligence. She has been recognised as one of the top entrepreneurs in New York.

1. Kimiko Date-Krumm
2. Ai Sugiyama - very tough to separate her and Kazuko Sawamatsu. Very similar slam records but Ai has many 4th rounds. Has three doubles slams to one.
3. Kazuko Sawamatsu - QF in all but one slam.
4. Naoko Sawamatsu
5. Shinobue Asagoe - top 20 fringes and a slam quarter final. Better slam record than Inoue.
6. Yone Kamio - 4th round results in all slams bar the French. highest rank is 24.
7. Etsuko Inoue - top 30 player in the 80s
8. Mana Endo - similar ranked to Nagatsuka and similar slam records. Endo has a WTA title and a better winning record.
9. Kyoko Nagatsuka
10. Akiko Kijimuta - May have ranked higher if she had beaten Seles at the 92 French Open leading by two breaks, 4-1 in the 3rd.

*** 1. Elena Likhovtseva - born in Alma-Ata in the USSR which is now Kazakhstan. Did represent Kazakstan earlier in her career and then switched to Russia. If listed for Kazakhstan is the clear no. 1 with a 4th round or better at all slams and finalist at 3 of the 4 slams in doubles.
*** 2. Yaroslava Shvedova – born in Russia, turned pro in 2003 and commenced representing Kazakhstan from 2008, twice quarter finalist at the French Open.

3. Zarina Diyas – Wimbledon 4th round in 2014 & 2015, top 40 ranking.
*** 4. Elena Putintseva – born in Moscow, from 2012 started representing Kazakhstan. QF French in 2016 and a top 40 ranking.
*** 5. Galina Voskoboeva – born in Russia, turned pro in 2002 and commenced representing Kazakhstan from 2008. Highest rank of 42 and two slam doubles quarterfinals.

6. Irina Selyutina – top 100 singles player but more known for her doubles accomplishments.
*** 7. Sesil Karatancheva – born in Bulgaria, represented Kazakhstan from 2009 to 2014, best results and ranking were prior to 2009. Has switched back to representing Bulgaria.
8. Amina Rakhim – current tour ITF player
9. Kamila Kerimbayeva – current tour ITF player
*** 10. Anna Danilina - junior transitioning to senior ranks, born in Russia represented Kazakhstan from 2011.

Korea, Republic of

1 – Lee Duk-hee. First played a slam in the 1973 Australian and then returned to slam competition in 1980. Reached the 4R US Open in 1981 beating Ruzici and losing to Mandlikova. From 1980 to 1983 she reached the 2R at Wimbledon each time (twice with byes) but lost to 4th seed Jaegar 7-5 in the 3rd in 1982. Has a 21-20 Fed Cup record over 7 years.
2 -Cho Yoon-jeong – reached a career-high rankings of No. 45 in singes in 2003 (No. 98 in doubles) and twice reached the 3R at the US Open in 2002 and 2005, beating a seed in 2005. 18-8 Fed Cup record over 6 years.
3 - Park Sung-hee -reached a career high rank of No. 57 in singles in 1995 and No. 34 in doubles in 1998. Best slam result was the 2nd round in singles. Reached four doubles finals during her career. Played in 34 ties in 9 years in Fed Cup with a 30-14 record overall.
4 - Jeon Mi-ra – started her career as arunner-up at the 1994 Wimbledon Girls singles, losing to Martina Hingis, 7-5, 6-4. Qualified for the US Open in 2002 and highest singles rank was No. 129 in 2003. Won one WTA Tour doubles title, and reached a career-high doubles ranking of No. 120 in 2004. 8-5 record in Fed Cup over 3 years.
5 - Kim Il-soon – twice represented her native country at the Summer Olympics: in 1988 and 1992 and has a Fed Cup record 21-15 over 7 years. In her home Olympics defeated Helena Sukova, a victory of such magnitude that elevates her above players that have greater WTA career high ranking that Kim’s top 250 ranking.
6 & 7 – Yang Jeong-soon and Kim Soo-ok, contemporaries of Lee Duk-hee in the 1970’s. Yang played the French in 1973 and has a Fed Cup record of 10-6 over 3 years. Kim, played the 1973 French quallies and has a 19-14 Fed Cup record over 6 years.
8 - Lee Jin-a - reached her highest WTA singles ranking of 158 in 2011. Has a has a win–loss record of 11–7 over 5 years.
9 – Lee Ye-Ra - reached her highest WTA singles ranking of 178 in 2008. Played slam quallies in AO, US and Wimbledon. Has a 12-11 record in Fed Cup over 6 years.
10 - Choi Ju-yeon – reached her highest rank of No. 194 in 1994. Has a Fed Cup record of 14-4 over 5 years.

***1. Larisa Savchenko-Neiland – Born in Ukraine and played under the USSR banner for the first part of her career. Then represented Latvia after the fall of the USSR. A clear number 1 in either list. 17 years on tour with highest singles rank of 13. Two WTA titles and two slam quarter-final finishes. Number 1 doubles player in 1992 has won both the French and Wimbledon doubles, finalist twice at the US Open and semi-finalistat the Australian.

2. Anastasija Sevastova – QF US Open 2016 and holds one WTA title.
3. Jelena Ostapenko – only 18 but has cracked the top 100.
4. Līga Dekmeijere – more known for her doubles expertise. Top 50 in doubles, played in all the doubles slams and has one WTA doubles title. Top 300 singles player.
5. Agnese Blumberga-Gustmane – Neilands no. 2 support in Fed Cup during the 90’s. 17-12 record in Fed Cup.Played in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics and defeated Greek tour player Christina Papadakai in the first round but lost in the next round to Amanda Coetzer.
6. Diāna Marcinkēviča – top 200 player in 2014 and holds a 17-15 record in Fed Cup.
7. Irina Kuzmina – didn’t reach the top 300 of singles, but has a strong Fed Cup record of 19-13.
8. Anna Barinova - restricted her career to Fed Cup from 1996, with a record of 4-5 from 6 ties, however played some competitive matches with WTA tour players in these ties.

1. Alice Weiwers - winner of the French Championship in 1941 and 1942 singles, 1941 doubles, and 1941 mixed doubles title. As these championships were held during World War II they are not considered grand slam championships by the ITF.
2. Anne Kremer - her highest WTA ranking was World No. 18 in 2002. Achieved 2 WTA titles and 3R at the French and Wimbledon. Played 20 years of Fed Cup, the most of any player in Luxembourg.
*** 3. Karin Kschwendt - represented Luxembourg (1986-92), Germany (1993-96) and Austria (1997-2000). As she represented Luxembourg the longest, and would not rank on either German or Austrian lists, she will be counted in this list. She reached a career high ranking of world No. 37 in singles and No. 45 in doubles in 1996. She also reached the 3R at French, Australian and Wimbledon.
4. Claudine Schaul – career high singles ranking was No. 41 in 2004. Reached the 3R at both the Australian and US Opens and won 1 WTA title. and world number 71 for doubles achieved on 8 November 2004. Played 16 years of Fed Cup.
5. Mandy Minella – reached a world ranking of No. 66 in 2012 and best career result is a 3R at the US Open in 2010 & 2012.
6. Rita Le Gallais – played the 1924 Olympics.
7. Rosabel Moyen – has a 12-16 record in Fed Cup over 5 years from 1991. Limited WTA play though did play the 1996 Luxembourg Open as a wildcard losing to Karina Habsudova.
8-10. These spots may be held by the following 5+ years Fed Cup players Ginette Huberty, Marie-Christine Goy, Fabienne Thill or Celine Francois. Notably another Fed Cup player Monique Krecke played 7 years from 1972 but didn’t win a match in 12 ties.

1. Kea Bouman
2. Betty Stove
3. Brenda Schultz-McCarthy
4. Trudy Groenman Walhof - was a Wimbledon quarterfinalist in 1966 (d. #8 Baylon/lost to #1 Smith) and lost to BJK in a US Indoor final. She was the top Dutch player in the mid-60's.
5. Marijke Schaar Jansen - ambidextrous, was a French semifinalist beating Julie Heldman and Linda Tuero and a 4R Wimbledon in 1971. Highest rank of 21.
6. Kiki Bertens - SF French Open in 2016, top 20 ranking and impressive Fed Cup record and may eventually move ahead of Schaar Jansen and Groenman Walhof
7. Manon Bollegraf - just shades Mesker with a QF French result.
8. Marcella Mesker
9. Miriam Oremans
10. Kristie Boogert

New Zealand
*** 1 - Kathleen Nunneley – emigrated to New Zealand from England when she was 22. Was the best woman tennis player in New Zealand in the late 1800s and early 1900s by winning the national singles title 13 times in a row from 1895 to 1907, winning in total 32 national titles She defeated Blanche Hillyard the Wimbledon champion, and won two mixed doubles titles with Anthony Wilding. Won the New South Wales Championships in Sydney in 1896.

2 - Belinda Cordwell – reached the semi finals of the Australian in 1989 which led to a career high rank of 17. Has 1 WTA title, played the 1988 Olympics and a 8 year 14-15 record in Fed Cup.
3 - Ruia Morrison-Davy – reached the 4R Wimbledon in 1957, the 3R in 1958 & 59 and 3R at the Australian in 1965.
4 - Marina Erakovic
5 - Judy Chaloner - NZ's only female slam winner, the 1979 Australian Open doubles champion, and no. 1 player throughout the 70's.
6 - Julie Richardson – career high WTA ranking of 102 and 3R at the US Open her best slam result. Excelled in doubles with a career huigh rank of 23 and reaching the QF of all the slams exceprt the French.
7 - Claudine Toleafoa – career high WTA ranking of 121 in 1991, 2R Australian her best slam result and 8 years in Fed Cup with a 17-16 record beating Cecchini in one tie.
8 – 10 – New Zealand had a number of players that played grand slams in the 50-70’s but none that played for slams for a long period of time most probably due to distance. It is diffcult to rank them in any order but they may include Pat Nettleton (reached a 3R at French in 1959 and played Wimbledon in 1958 & 59), Judy Davidson (3r at Wimbledon in 1961 and played the French in 1962), Elizabeth Terry (3R French in 1962 and 2R Australian), Elaine Becroft (3R Wimbledon in 1956 as a qualifier) and Evelyn Attwood (4 times played Wimbledon with 2x2R her best effort). Another player to consider would be Heather Robson who reached the 2r in and 1954 and 3R 1957 at Wimbledon. Robson also was a champion bandminton player with a record seven New Zealand singles titles, nine national doubles titles and three mixed doubles titles alongside her husband.

*** 1. Molla Bjurstedt Mallory was a Norwegian tennis player began representing USA after her marriage in 1919. Is a clear no. 1 on the Norway list. She won a record eight singles titles at the U.S. Championships and finalist in Wimbledon in 1922.

2. Amy Jonsson-Raaholt – top 200 player and played Steffi Graf in her first match at the 1988 Australian Open. 8 years in Fed Cup with a 30-20 record from 1985.
3. Tone Schirmer – reached the 3R of Wimbledon in 1960 losing to top seed Maria Beuno and the 2R in 1961.
4. Liv Paldan – played Wimbledon & French in 1964 and the US from 1962 to 1964. In 1964 she won a round and lost to Mary Ann Eisel in the 2R.
5. Laila Schou-Nielsen – won a number of Norwegian championships and twice played Wimbledon in 1948 and 1949. Laila was a world champion in speed skating in 1935, in 1937 where she won all four distances and 1938. At the 1936 Winter Olympic Games, she won the bronze in the alpine combined and competed in the 1948 Olympics in alpine skiing. She also a member of the Norway national team in handball.
6. Ellen Grindvold – played 13 years in Fed Cup often as the No. 1 player with a 13-35 record from 1967. Despite the lopsided record she played the likes of Jaegar, Turnbull, Jausovec, Turnbull, Wade and Kloss with some competitive matches against these players. Doesn’t seem to have played in any slams during her career.
7. Ulrikke Eikeri – Norways current top ranked tour player, highest rank of No. 209. Played slam qualifiers in the US and Australian Opens. Holds a 17-12 record in Fed Cup.
8. Liv Jagge-Christiansen, like Laila Schou-Nielsen, was a tennis player as well as an Olympic alpine skier in 1964 with a 7th placing. She played Fed Cup in 1970 and won ten national tennis championships in doubles, and one in mixed doubles.
9-10. The remaining spots maybe held by Fed Cup players or slam participants between 1940-60. Kirsten Robsahm (7-16), Astrid Sunde (12-18) or Karoline Borgersen (21-19) all had lengthy Fed Cup participation. Robsahm also played the 1964 US losing to Margaret Court winning two games. The following players played slams between the late 40’s to 60’s. U. Smith 1964 French, Lill Lind 1948 Wimbledon andIda Wrede-Holm 1955 Wimbledon and 1958 French

1 - Rossana de los Ríos - achieved a career high singles ranking of No. 51 in 2001, a former world number one Junior player, having won the 1992 Roland Garros Juniors and participated in the 1992 and 2000 Olympic Games. A career best 4th round showing at the French in 2000 was after a break between 1995-1999 in which Rossana was married and had a daughter (now a tour player).
2 - Verónica Cepede Royg – current tour player with a career high rank of 128 in 2014 whilst her best doubles ranking was 112 in 2015. Has won one WTA Tour doubles title, qualified for the French in 2015 and participated in the 2012 London Olympics.
3 - Larissa Schaerer -played between 1989 and 2000 with a career high rank of 136 and holds the most Fed Cup victories for Paraguay with a 64-32 record. Played slam qualifiers many times though never able to qualify for the main draw.
4 - Montserrat González Benítez – current tour player who reached a top 200 singles ranking and top 250 doubles ranking in 2014.
5 – Magali Benitez – played three years of Fed Cup, starting from 1993 and was the 2nd player when Paraguay reached the World Group II in 1995. Her overall record was 13-6 and formed a strong doubles combination with Schaerer. Was competitive in her Fed Cup singles matches against Nagyova and Reinach.
6 – After the top 4 it is much more difficult to rank Paraguayan players. Laura Bernal played five years of Fed Cup from 1996 with a 17-14 record and may be ranked 6.
7-10 – May consist of tour ranked players Camila Giangreco Campiz (highest rank #534), Anna Neffa de Los Rios, daughter of Rossana (highest rank #483) or Fed Cup players Ana-Valeria Rolon (FC record 8-2, 4 years), Adriana Pereira (9-9, 3 years), Sarah Tami-Masi (7-16, 5 years) or Maria-Alejandra Garcia (4-9, 4 years).

*** Bettina Bunge was born in Switzerland lived in Peru for 14 years during her childhood, winning Peruvian nationals at the age 13. It seems that she never played under the Peruvian flag having represented Germany in Fed Cup when she was 17
1- Laura Arraya-Gildemeister – highest rank of No. 14 in 1990 and a QF at Wimbledon in 1991. Three-time French 4R appearance. Won 4 WTA titles and in 1989 became the first mother since Evonne Goolagong to win a WTA title.
2 - Pilar Vasquez – in 1984 reached a career high rank of No. 66. Reached the 4R US Open in 1983 and the 3R at the French in 1984.
3 - Virginia Caceras -played the 1962 US Open and reached the 2R.
4 - Bianca Botto-Arias – high rank of No. 210 in 2014 and played slam qualifiers in the Australian and the US. Holds the most Fed Cup overall and singles wins for Peru.
5-6 - Becomes difficult to rank the Peruvian players after this point. Patrica Ku Flores has played Fed Cup for 6-years from 2010 and Carla Rodriguez, 4 years with a 13-11 record, may be ranked in the next two places.
7-10 – Fed Cup players Maria-Eugenia Rojas (11-10, 3 years and a top 500 WTA ranking), Ingrid Calvo (top 500 WTA ranking in 2009), Deborah Gaviria (10-9, 3 years) and Gianfranca Devercelli who was a handy doubles partner in Fed Cup with Vasquez and Arraya may round out this list.

1. Jadwiga Jędrzejowska
2. Agnieszka Radwanka
3. Magdalena Grzybowska
4. Katarzyna Nowak
5. Marta Domachowska
6. Urszula Radwanksa
7. Iwona Kuczynska
8. Aleksandra Olsza
9. Elżbieta Slesicka - Fed Cup player in the 70s
10. Madgalena Mroz-Feistel - holds the most Fed Cup ties and wins for Poland.

Puerto Rico
*** 1 - Gigi Fernandez – represented the United States throughout her career and being a Puerto-Rican and therefore a U.S citizen was able to play for the USA. Won 17 Grand Slam doubles titles and two Olympic gold medals representing the United States, and reached the World No. 1 ranking in women's doubles. She reached a career high singles ranking of 17 in 1991 with a SF at Wimbledon and 2 QF’s at the US Open.

2 - Monica Puig - Olympic Gold medallist in 2016.
3 – Kristina Brandi – highest rank of 27 in 2000, with 1 WTA title. A 4th round at the Australian (beating Coetzer, her one top 10 win) and Wimbledon were her best slam efforts. 18-7 Record at Fed Cup over 5 years.
4 - Vilmarie Castellvi – highest rank was 125 in 2004. Nine years of Fed Cup with a 28-26 record. She did not manage to qualify for any grand slam events.
5 - Mari Toro – 6 year Fed Cup record with an impressive 26-18 record.
6– 8 – Becomes difficult to rank the Puerto-Ricans after this point. 5+ years Fed Cup players may be the next in line. Jessica Roland-Rosario (16-18, 8 years), Joanna Bauza (12-13, 6 years) and Emilie Viqueira (13-11, 5 years).
9-10 – 4+ years Fed Cup players may round out this list including Ana-Sofia Cordero and Yolimar Ogando who both debuted in 2011.

1. Cara Black
*** 2. Patricia Walken-Pretorius – after 1967 represented South Africa but if her career was considered entirely under Rhodesia then she would be no. 1
*** 3. Dinky Van Rensburg – represented South Africa but was born in Zimbabwe. If considered on this list would she would be ranked no. 3.

4 – 6. Sally Hudson-Beck, Daphne Patterson and Joan Walker. All played Fed Cup and both featured in the early rounds of 1-2 slams. Patterson was the number 1 player when her and Hudson-Beck both played in the same team Fed Cup team together in 1972. Walker I suspect was also known as Joan Bowyer, if so, qualified at Wimbledon one year.
7. Fiona McKenzie had an interesting Fed Cup history for Rhodesia. She featured in the 1967 where she was good enough to win a set off Rosie Casals. Then in 1976 plays another tie. Doesn’t seem to have played any slams main draws.
8–10. Probably not enough information to make an assessment from this point. Jennny Waggott played Fed Cup in 76 and won a low level rubber as a number 2. Chloe Rhodes qualified at Wimbledon in the 1950’s, J Morris at the 1964 US Open, FN Morris played the French 1967 and Daphne Botha qualified at the 1971 French.

1. Virginia Ruzici
2. Simona Halep
3. Magda Rurac
4. Irina Spirlea
5. Ruxandra Dragomir-Ilie
6. Florenta Mihai
7. Mariana Simionescu
8. Lucia Romanov
9. Sorana Cirstea
10. Alexandra Dulgheru

1. Maria Sharapova
2. Svetlana Kuznetsova
3. Anastasia Myskina
4. Elena Dementieva
5. Dinara Safina
6. Vera Zvonareva
7. Olga Morozova
8. Nadia Petrova
9. Ekaterina Makarova
10. Anna Chakvetadze

*** 1. Monica Seles - born in Novi Sad, Serbia and won 8 of her 9 slams under the Yugoslav flag. Switched to representing the USA in 1994. Is an ethnic Hungarian but never played under that flag.

2. Ana Ivanovic
3. Jelena Jankovic
***4. Jelena Dokic - first represented Australia from 1998 to 2000 and then represented Yugoslavia/Serbia from 2000 to 2005 where she reached a ranking of no. 4. She switched back to Australia after 2005.
5. Bojana Jovanovski
6. Tatjana Ječmenica - higher career highest ranking than Nacuk.
7. Sandra Načuk
8. Aleksandra Krunic
9. Vesna Dolonc
10. Dragana Zarić - ITF top 200 player but accomplishments in doubles included a quarter final at Wimbledon.

*** Martina Hingis was born in Slovakia and would be a clear number 1 if listed here.

1. Daniela Hantuchova
2. Dominika Cibulkova
3. Karina Habsuodova
4. Radka Zrubakova
5. Henrietta Nagyova
*** 6. Jarmila Gadjosova - represented Australia from 2010.
7. Katarina Studenikova
8 Jeanette Husarova
9. Magdaléna Rybáriková
10. Martina Sucha
11. Jana Cepelova

1. Mima Jaušovec
2. Katarina Srebotnik
3. Tina Pisnik
4. Polona Hercog - has 2 WTA titles but a slightly lower career high rank than Pisnik.
5. Maja Matevžič
6. Tina Križan top 100 in singles and top 20 in doubles 1990 – 2007
7. Barbara Mulej – never broke into the top 100 but has an impressive Fed Cup record of 16-7 with wins over Sukova, Smashnova and Savchenko.
8. Andreja Klepač - top 100 in singles, top 40 doubles and one WTA final.
9. Maša Zec Peškirič - top 100 player
10. Tadeja Majerič
*** Maja Zivec-Skulj – born in Slovenia but represented Germany. Highest career rank of 73. Would be 7th on this list if counted in Slovenia.

South Africa

1. Sandra Reynolds - Wimbledon finalist 1960.
2. Amanda Coetzer
***3. Irene Bowder Peacock - Born in India and reached the semis of the French in 1921 under the Indian flag. She then represented South Africa the year after. French finalist in 1927.
4. Bobby Heine - good enough to be seeded no. 2 at the French in 1929.
5. Renee Schuurman
6. Annette Van Zyl (du Plooy)
7. Greer Stevens
8. Hazel Redick-Smith - Slam quarter finalist at French and Australian in the 50's.
*** 9. Patricia Walkden Petorius - spearheaded South Africas Fed Cup victory in 1972 and number one South African in the late 60 and 70's. Patricia was born in Rhodesia and played under that flag till 1967. Would be no. 1 if her record was counted entirely on the Rhodesia list.
10. Roslyn Fairbank-Nideffer
11. Bernice Carr Vukovich

1. Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
2. Conchita Martínez
3. Lilí de Álvarez
4. Garbiñe Muguruza - Won French in 2016, finalist at Wimbledon in 2015.
5. Panchita Subirana - finalist in the World Hard Court Championships in 1920 and a major title in its' day.
6. Carla Suárez Navarro
7. Anabel Medina Garrigues
8. María José Martínez Sánchez
9. Virginia Ruano Pascual
10. Magüi Serna

1. Catarina Lindqvist
2. Sigrid Fick - good enough to make a couple of world's top ten lists in the early 1920s. She made the semis of the 1920 Olympics, placing 4th when she lost the bronze medal match
3. Christina Sandberg - was probably good enough to be considered top 20 in the world at her prime.
4. Ingrid Bentzer
5. Asa Carlsson Svensson
6. Sofia Arvidsson
7. Helena Anilot - seeded at the 1977 Australian Open
8. Elisabeth Ekblom - quarterfinalist at the 1976 Australian Open
9. Joanna Larsson
10. Carina Karlsson - quarterfinalist at the Wimbledon 1984.

1. Martina Hingis
2. Lolette Payot – reached the reaching the singles quarterfinals in 1931, 1933 and 1934 at Wimbledon and the French Championships in 1932, 1934 and 1935. Payot won the Swiss national championships seven times in a row from 1929 to 1935. Won the French 1945 during the war though it isn’t recognised.
3. Patty Schnyder
*** 4. Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere - from 1990 represented Switzerland till 1994. Reached two US Open semi finals and won 6 WTA titles from this point.
5. Timea Bacsinszky – a slam semi at the 2015 French, two WTA titles and 2015 indian Wells semi-finalist. Top 10 rank in 2015.
6. Belinda Bencic
7. Christiane Jolissaint – both Jolissaint and Zardo had the same career high rank and one 4R appearance at a slam. Jolissant was able to beat Jordan and Turnbull in Fed Cup and had stronger doubles results.
8. Emmanuela Zardo
9. Emmanuelle Gagliardi – 4R at Wimbledon and semi finalist at the 2002 Indian Wells.
10. Marie-Gaïané Mikaelian – career high rank of 33
*** 11. Cathy Caverzasio – did commence her career representing Italy and played Fed Cup in 1988, however switched to Swiss nationality.
12. Myriam Casanova

1. Tamarine Tanasugarn - has been in the top 20 in both singles and doubles. 4 WTA singles titles and a QF at Wimbledon and 4thround at the Australian and US Opens.
2. Luksika Kumkhum – top 100 player and beat Petra Kvitova in the 2014 Australian Open.
3. Noppawan Lertcheewakarn – top 150 and won the 2009 Wimbledon junior singles title.
4. Suchanun Viratprasert – ITF player in the mid 200’s with a highest rank of 172. In Fed Cup won two crucial matches over top 100 players to help Thailand join the World Group IIin 2005 and 2006.
5. Nudnida Luangnam – top 200 singles player and played all the slam qualifiers.
6. Varatchaya Wongteanchai – ITF player with a highest ranking of 212. Top 120 doubles player and a Fed Cup record of 10-6.
7. Napaporn Tongsalee – ITF player in the mid 2000’s. Top 200 in both singles and doubles.
8. Nicha Lertpitaksinchai – a current ITF player with a highest ranking close to the top 300, a top 150 doubles player.
9. Suvimol Duangchan – Fed Cup player in the 1990’s with a 21-19
10. Benjamas Sangaram
– Fed Cup player in the 1990’s with an 11-12 record.

1 - Bahtiye Musluoglu – the first Turkish female in a grand slam draw and the first to win a main draw match, reaching the 3R of the 1950 French championships losing to Margaret Du Pont. Winner of the Istanbul International Championships in 1947 and runner up in 1949 and 1952. A zoologist and she also won the Turkish shooting championship, and also became a national champion in skiing several times. As a national tennis champion, she also represented Turkey on more than 60 occasions in the international games.
2- Çağla Büyükakçay – top 100 player and holds a WTA title. in the doubles rankings in 2014.
3 - İpek Şenoğlu – played Venus Williams in a show game on the Bosporus Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey, the first tennis match ever to be played across two continents. Reached the semis of the doubles in Rome and peaked at No. 62 in 2009 in doubles. Singles highest rank was No. 293 in 2004. Fed Cup record of 22-19. Retired in 2012.
4 - İpek Soylu – highest rank of No. 153 in 2015 and world number 181 in the doubles rankings. In 2014, she won the US Open girls' doubles title with Jill Teichmann.
5 - Pemra Özgen – ITF player with 22 doubles titles. She reached her best singles ranking of world number 207 in 2014 and doubles at 179 in 2013. Played 16 years of Fed Cup.
6 - Başak Eraydın – ITF and Fed Cup player with a highest rank in 2016 of No. 263 and a world number 181 in the doubles rankings in 2015.
7 Gulberk Gultekin – Fed Cup stalwart with a record of 24-29 over 8 years. Seemed to be the number 1 player when playing with Aksit-Oal, thus the more inferior record.
8 - Ismet-Duygu Aksit-Oal – 11 year Fed Cup stalwart with a record of 32-29.
9 - Melis Sezer – ITF and Fed Cup player with a world number 219 in the doubles rankings through 12 ITF titles. Best singles rank was 336 in 2014.
*** 10 - Hülya Esen – represented Bulgaria from 2000-2011 and Turkey from 2011 to present. Not in the top 10 on the Bulgarian list but is top 10 in this list if counted here. Has a career high WTA singles ranking of 504 in 2012 and a career high WTA doubles ranking of 406 achieved in 2013.

*** Larisa Savchenko-Neiland - was born in Ukraine and after the break-up of USSR represented Latvia. If listed for Ukraine would be a clear number 1.

1. Alona Bondarenko
2. Natalia Medvedeva
3. Kataryna Bondarenko
4. Elina Svitolina - 20 years of age and highest rank of 17.
***5. Julia Vakulenko - represented Spain after 2008, however her best tennis and highest rank was under the Ukraine flag.
6. Elena Brioukhovets - similar ranking to Vakulenko, though Vakulenko has a slightly superior slam record.
7. Elena Tatarkova - 13 years on tour, top 50 singles ranking and a top 10 doubles ranking in 1999.
8. Tatiana Perebiynis
9. Lesia Tsurenko
10. Yuliya Beygelzimer - still playing, 14+ years on tour.

United States of America
1. Serena Williams
2. Helen Wills Moody
3. Chris Evert
*** 4. Martina Navratilova – was born in Czechoslovakia and if counted on that list is a clear no. 1. Martina started playing as a US citizen from 1981 and won 16 slams after then. If her entire was under the US flag she would be ahead of Evert due to a great head to head.
5. Maureen Connolly
6. Billie Jean King
7. Venus Williams
8. Louise Brough
9. Margaret Osborne-Du Pont
10. Doris Hart
11. Alice Marble
12. Althea Gibson
*** Monica Seles – Monica played under the Yugoslavia flag from 1988 to 1994 though never represented Yugoslavia in team competition. Represented the US from 1994 onwards. If her career was classed entirely under the US flag she would rank around no. 6. If classed from 1994 onwards, then she would not rank in the US top 10.

1 - Fiorella Bonicelli – Uruguays only female slam winner; she won the 1975 French Open mixed doubles title with Thomaz Koch and won the 1976 French Open women's doubles title with Gail Lovera, Her best slam result was at the French in 1978 in which she lost to eventual winner Virginia Ruzici 8-6 in the 3rd.
2 – Difficult to rank the Uruguayan players after Bonicelli. Daniela Olivera – 6 years Fed Cup player from 1997 with a 19-14 record. Had a win of top 200 player Cortez and competitive matches against tour players Nejedly and Vento.
3 - Estefanía Craciún - ITF player with 4 years in Fed Cup with a 10-14 record. Highest rank of No. 246 in 2007 and No. 228 in doubles in 2008.
4-6 – May include Fed Cup stalwarts of 8 years each, Claudia Brause (20-25 record) and Ana-Lucia Migliarini De Leon (16-24) as well as E. Puente who was in the main draw of the 1958 French but defaulted.
7-10 – May include Fed Cup players who were their number 1 players at various points and played several ties against tougher American countries. Laura Olave (10-7, 4 years), Patricia Miller (8-8, 3 years), Elena Juricich (13-6, 5 years) and Maria-Eugenia Fernandez (9-8, 3 years). Other considerations may be Cecilia Guillenea (10-7, 4 years mainly as a number 2), Carolina De Los Santos (14-6, 3 years) or the ambidextros Margot Mercier a current Fed Cup player.

*** Garbine Muguruza. Was born in Venezeula but has always played under the Spanish flag. Would rank number one if ranked under the Venezuelan flag.
1. María Alejandra Vento-Kabchi – highest rank of 26 and two 4th round appearances in Wimbledon and the US Open.
2. Milagros Sequera – top 50 player in 2007, reached at least the 2nd round in all slams and won one WTA title.
3. Francoise Savy - played the French in 1964 and the US in 1965 without progressing past the first round.
*** 4. Melissa Mazzotta – highest ranking of 182 and played qualifying in all slams without qualifying. Represented the US as a junior but represented Venezuela during her senior career and counted in this list.
5. Adriana Pérez – highest career rank of No. 186 in 2014 and a 12-13 record in Fed Cup.
6. Gabriela Paz – reached a career high of No. 230 and as a junior she reached a career high ranking of No.10 and runner up at 2008 US Open Girls Singles. Limited Fed Cup record. Now retired.
7. Andrea Gámiz – ITF player with a career high rank of No. 259. 13-8 record in Fed Cup.
8. Ninfra Marra – Winning 20-13 record in Fed Cup in the 90’s. Ranked 333 in 1993.
9. Maria-Virginia Francesca – Winning 18-10 record in Fed Cup from 1991. Seems to have restricted her career to Fed Cup with no WTA ranking over this time.
10. The final spot may come from the following Fed Cup players Eleonora Vegliante, Mariana Muci-Torres or Marina Giral Lores.

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Good thread Louloubelle. I'll be interested to see what people come up with for the USA!!!! :eek:

Here might be a start:

1. Navratilova
2. Evert
3. Wills Moody
4. Connelly
5. King
6. Seles
7. Gibson
8. ?
9. ?
10. ?

Are we going to count players by their natuaralised countries or their counries of birth? ie if we count Navratilova and Seles as Americans, doesn't that make Hana an Australian?

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Poland :

1. Jędrzejowska - Wimbledon finalist
2. Grzybowska - Australian Junior Champion singles, she was in top 30. She beat Capriati, Venus at Wimledon :angel:, Martinez , Schnyder , Schett, Dragomir, Shaughnessy, Huber, Pistolesi.
3. Nowak - She was in top 40. She beat Coetzer, Wiesner, Shaughessy and she was in the 3 rounds in Grand Slam.
4. Olsza - Wimledon junior champion singles and doubles with Cara Black. She was about 70 place and she beat Magdalena Maleeva in Us Open.
5. Kuczyńska.

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I think it's easier if you count by the nation they first represented-it's tricky!

Cool thread louloubelle :cool:
And I think you are spot on with your rankings.

Wojtek-Do you know when Jadwiga died? Jedrejowska was one of the world's top 4 women in the late 30s. She had awful luck with World War two putting an end to her best years.

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1. Gabriela Sabatini
2. Norma Baylon-made many slam qf's in the 1960s
3. Paola Suarez-#1 in dubs, and getting to some slam qfs
4. Madruga-late 70s early 80s topspin queen.

1. Maria Bueno-7 slams. No one else comes close.

1. Anita Lizana-perhaps the shortest slam winner ever. Won the 1937 US Nationals and mobbed by countrymen. She was so overcone she fainted and had to be carried off court. Later married a Scotsman.


1. Isabel Fernandez-70s
2. Fabiola Zuluaga-current

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Rollo said:
I think it's easier if you count by the nation they first represented-it's tricky!

Cool thread louloubelle :cool:
And I think you are spot on with your rankings.

Wojtek-Do you know when Jadwiga died? Jedrejowska was one of the world's top 4 women in the late 30s. She had awful luck with World War two putting an end to her best years.
She died in 1980. She won 65 :eek: :eek: polish championshpis in singles, doubles and mixed. She was runner up in Wimbledon, French Open and US open and she was number three in 1936. She wasn't to popular in Poland becuase Poland was closer to USSR :rolleyes: and tennis wasn't Olympic sport. Her real love were cigarettes. :eek: She smoked like engine. ;)

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Yugoslavia (the former and the present)
1. Monika Seleš (wow it's been a long time since I've written her name like this)
2. Mima Jaušovec (RG champion and twice the finalist)
3. Jelena Dokić (I don't consider her Yugoslavian, but anyway)
4. Sabrina Goleš
5. Sandra Naćuk (could have had MUCH better career)
6. Tatjana Ječmenica
7. Jelena Janković (though I hope she will improve)

Ana Ivanović will have her place soon. :)

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Thanks Wojtek,

I don't understand wht Jadwiga was unpopularl in Poland-wasn't Jadwiga Polish? Or do you mean she was pro-USSR? She was certainly popular in the United States when she came here. [email protected] her cigarette habit.

Jaja may have set some records Navratilova would find hard to beat. I think she was a player from the late 1920s til the late 1950s (or even the early 60s!).

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Rollo said:
I think it's easier if you count by the nation they first represented-it's tricky!

Cool thread louloubelle :cool:
And I think you are spot on with your rankings.

Wojtek-Do you know when Jadwiga died? Jedrejowska was one of the world's top 4 women in the late 30s. She had awful luck with World War two putting an end to her best years.
Thanks Rollo, I had a hard time splitting the likes of Reid, Long, Hartigan. I thought Bolton and Gong would be tricky but Evonne just nudged her out.

For Argentina

1. Sabatini
2. Baylon
3. Suarez - would get the nod over 4. Madruga as she has just moved into top 20.
5. Gorrochategui - top 20 player
6-7. Labat & C. Fernandez - Clarissa is a slam semi finalist, Labat served Argentina well for a few years. Labat may get the nod for her longevity atm.
8-9. Raponi Longo ???? Was a Fed Cup player but don't know much about her. Diaz Olivia was top 50 player.


1. Jędrzejowska
2. Grzybowska
3. Nowak
4-5. Olsza & Kuczynska. I would place Kuczynska at no. 4 I think she had a longer career (not necessarily better one than Olsza).
6-7. Mroz & Toedorowicz - gave good service in fed Cup and not a bad doubles combo. Singles records not notable.


1. Beuno
I can add Neige Dias at no. 2. Top 35 player, claycourt specilaist.

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For Brazil, I'd put Pat Medrado-Summers above Niege Dias. She didn't get as high in the rankings, but she was around much longer, I think. She won the ITF Veteran's championships in Germany last month.

1. Maria Bueno
2. Patricia Medrado-Summers
3. Niege Dias
4. Claudia Monteiro
5. Andrea Vieira

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Zummi said:
For Brazil, I'd put Pat Medrado-Summers above Niege Dias. She didn't get as high in the rankings, but she was around much longer, I think. She won the ITF Veteran's championships in Germany last month.

1. Maria Bueno
2. Patricia Medrado-Summers
3. Niege Dias
4. Claudia Monteiro
5. Andrea Vieira
Hi Zummi, I forgot about her. I'd put her above Neige as well.

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BCP said:
Are we going to count players by their natuaralised countries or their counries of birth? ie if we count Navratilova and Seles as Americans, doesn't that make Hana an Australian?
I would think the country they played at their peak with. Therefore Seles with Yugo, Martina with USA, Maleeva Fragniere with Bulgaria, Hana with Czech. But it would be interesting to see where they rank with their 'other' country.

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For Spain:

1-Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario
2-Conchita Martinez
3-Lili Alvarez (3 WB finals in the 20's)
4-5-I'm undecided between Virginia Ruano Pascual and Magui Serna. Virginia has been number 1 in doubles while Magui sucks there, but Magui has had greatest singles victories...

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rightous said:
The UK who would it be Wade, Jones, Barker, Durie.

Belgium: Justine, Kim, Dominique, Sabine, Els

France: Pierce, Nathalie T, Halard, Testud

For France you would have to have Lenglen at #1. Durr & Mauresmo would definitely be above Halard & Testud.

For the Argentine list Mercedes Paz would be top 5 imo.

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1. Helen Wills Moody
2. Martina Navratilova
3. Billie Jean King
4. Chris Evert
5. Maureen Connolly
6. Serena Williams
7. Helen Jacobs
8. Alice Marble
9. Althea Gibson
10. Shirley Fry

Nice mix of history, eh?
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