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WTA tennis rankings

MoveRankingCountryPlayerAgePointsTourn Played
01AUSTRALIAAshleigh Barty248 717 17
02ROMANIASimona Halep297 255 17
03JAPANNaomi Osaka235 78016
04UNITED STATESSofia Kenin215 760 25
05UKRAINEElina Svitolina265 260 25
06CZECH REPUBLICKarolina Pliskova285 205 20
07CANADABianca Andreescu204 555 10
08CZECH REPUBLICPetra Kvitova304 516 16
09NETHERLANDSKiki Bertens284 505 26
010USASerena Williams394 080 13
011SWITZERLANDBelinda Bencic234 010 25
012BELARUSAryna Sabalenka223 675 25
013GREAT BRITAINJohanna Konta293 152 18
014BELARUSVictoria Azarenka313 12217
015SPAINGarbine Muguruza273 016 17
016USAMadison Keys252 962 16
017POLANDIga Swiatek192 960 16
018CROATIAPetra Martic292 850 23
019KAZAKHSTANElena Rybakina212 696 28
020CZECH REPUBLICMarketa Vondrousova212 538 17
021BELGIUMElise Mertens242 490 28
022ESTONIAAnett Kontaveit242 330 20
023GREECEMaria Sakkari252 300 26
024GERMANYAngelique Kerber322 271 21
025USAAlison Riske302 256 23
026USAJennifer Brady252 165 24
027KAZAKHSTANYulia Putintseva252 015 26
028CZECH REPUBLICKarolina Muchova241 982 17
029UKRAINEDayana Yastremska201 925 25
030USAAmanda Anisimova191 905 20
031CROATIADonna Vekic241 880 25
032TUNISIAOns Jabeur261 803 22
033RUSSIAEkaterina Alexandrova251 775 29
034CHINAQiang Wang281 706 23
035CHINAShuai Zhang311 693 26
036RUSSIASvetlana Kuznetsova351 631 18
037CZECH REPUBLICBarbora Strycova341 630 21
038RUSSIAAnastasia Pavlyuchenkova291 630 23
039USASloane Stephens271 573 22
040POLANDMagda Linette281 573 29
041CHINASaisai Zheng261 510 24
042FRANCEFiona Ferro231 497 26
043FRANCECaroline Garcia271 495 28
044LATVIAJelena Ostapenko231 485 25
045GERMANYJulia Goerges311 483 21
046USADanielle Collins261 475 20
047RUSSIAVeronika Kudermetova231 388 29
048ARGENTINA Nadia Podoroska231 356 29
049FRANCEKristina Mladenovic271 335 28
050GERMANYLaura Siegemund321 331 26

How do WTA rankings work?

Knowing a thing or two about how WTA singles rankings work is always handy. After all, the world of tennis has a natural pecking order, and it’s better to stay informed. The WTA rankings for 2020 will remain mostly unchanged due to the somewhat limited scope of events this year. With the WTA Tour 2020 taking a hit, most players will stay in the same fixtures. That said, the quickest way to understand rankings is to see how the WTA and ATP allocate their points to players.

It all boils down to a simple points system in tennis rankings. For each tournament a player wins, they will go up the rank list. Conversely, a loss would reduce their chance to progress in the overall ranking – plain and simple.

Why do rankings matter in tennis?

Some tennis fans would wonder – why do ranking players even matter? Isn’t tennis tournaments and winners enough to give the public a good idea of who the best-ranked players are? It might, but the International Tennis Federation, the Women’s Tennis Association and the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) all agree that a point-based system gives a better overview.

A list of the points accumulated by a player is easy to track. Furthermore, the WTA ranking is apparent and concise. In other words, if someone new to tennis didn’t know any of the players, a unique look at the tennis rankings would help them find their bearings very quickly. Same with women’s professional tennis as with men’s, rankings are a great way to understand the current power order in tennis.

Predicting the 2020 year-end WTA ranking

Predicting this year’s WTA ranking points is not an easy undertaking. There have been extenuating circumstances that have put the availability of the 4 Grand Slams under questions. The WTA Finals and WTA Premier have experienced the effects of a global pandemic bringing the sport to a halt.

Many events have suffered as a result. Some of the flagship events aren’t the same, including Madrid, Miami, Indian Wells, and Beijing. The relative drought of games extends to men’s as well as women’s tennis rankings, putting the world of tennis on hold for a while.

In a 52-week season, it’s understandable why a few months of hiatus are counter-productive to the point where WTA points are merely not trickling in anymore – at all. True, the singles rankings depend on the players’ skills and with this said, the year-end rank list will mostly depend on how well players have done training for their return when professional tennis is resumed.

Greatest female tennis players of all time

Tennis has a lot of gifted players in both the male and female competitors. Therefore, narrowing down the list of top-performers is often excellent. It could help with, say, a bet you want to make or help you find out more about the competition.

The best place to start is the WTA rankings singles. The top female tennis players will be understandably at the top. They will have accumulated a long list of achievements as well as many points. Each female player will have some tournaments played, as well as the total points accrued.

And so, A. Barty is without a doubt at the top of the best women’s tennis players with her 8,717 points. The second best is S. Halep is still far behind Barty with 6076 points, and the third is K. Plíšková. Anything below that is sub-5000 points.