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WTA tennis rankings

MoveRankingCountryPlayerAgePointsTourn Played
01AUSTRALIAAshleigh Barty238 717 17
02ROMANIASimona Halep286 076 16
03CZECH REPUBLICKarolina Pliskova275 205 20
+14UNITED STATESSofia Kenin214 590 25
+25UKRAINEElina Svitolina254 580 24
-26CANADABianca Andreescu194 555 10
-17NETHERLANDSKiki Bertens284 335 25
08SWITZERLANDBelinda Bencic234 010 25
09USASerena Williams383 915 11
010JAPANNaomi Osaka223 625 16
011BELARUSAryna Sabalenka213 615 24
012CZECH REPUBLICPetra Kvitova303 566 16
013USAMadison Keys252 962 16
+214GREAT BRITAINJohanna Konta282 803 17
-115CROATIAPetra Martic292 770 20
-116SPAINGarbine Muguruza262 711 17
017KAZAKHSTANElena Rybakina202 471 26
018CZECH REPUBLICMarketa Vondrousova202 307 15
019USAAlison Riske292 256 23
020GREECEMaria Sakkari242 130 25
021GERMANYAngelique Kerber322 040 21
022ESTONIAAnett Kontaveit242 010 19
023BELGIUMElise Mertens241 950 26
024CROATIADonna Vekic231 880 23
025UKRAINEDayana Yastremska191 835 24
026CZECH REPUBLICKarolina Muchova231 813 16
027RUSSIAEkaterina Alexandrova251 775 27
028UNITED STATESAmanda Anisimova181 717 18
029CHINAQiang Wang281 706 23
030RUSSIAAnastasia Pavlyuchenkova281 540 21
031CZECH REPUBLICBarbora Strycova331 530 21
032RUSSIASvetlana Kuznetsova341 527 17
033KAZAKHSTANYulia Putintseva251 525 25
034CHINASaisai Zheng261 510 24
035CHINAShuai Zhang311 475 26
036POLANDMagda Linette281 472 28
037USASloane Stephens261 453 21
038GERMANYJulia Goerges311 423 21
039TUNISIAOns Jabeur251 373 22
040RUSSIAVeronika Kudermetova221 373 28
041LATVIAJelena Ostapenko221 360 24
042FRANCEKristina Mladenovic261 335 27
043LATVIAAnastasija Sevastova291 288 23
+144SWEDENRebecca Peterson241 225 23
-145SLOVENIAPolona Hercog291 205 21
046FRANCECaroline Garcia261 175 27
+1047CZECH REPUBLICMarie Bouzkova211 147 25
-148USAJennifer Brady241 144 24
-149POLANDIga Swiatek181 139 15
-150GREAT BRITAINHeather Watson271 122 25

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.