Tennis is one of those odd games where you never actually see the the crowd woo or cheer someone. Unless it is the final match of the Wimbledon or a match involving women tennis players. These beauties have ruled the tennis courts for so long, one can even dare say that, Women’s tennis is actually popular than the Men’s version. But nevertheless, these female players know how to bring class and talent in to the game. Since, if you ever thought women are all about beauty, you should take a look below at the top ten. These female players have shattered world records and brought on some of the most intense battles in the tennis field, that no man has ever been capable of. Though a list of top ten players in the Women’s version of the game will never be complete without the all time greats like, Anna Kournikava or Steffi Graf, we will limit out discussion here with the current list of best female tennis players. Also if you read between the lines, these top 10 players are in no way lesser than their former players too. Some of them have been so great at the court, they can even be regarded as playing legends. So let’s have a look at the current top ten tennis female players.
10. Caroline Wozniacki
Caroline Wozniacki , former world number 1 is popularly known for holding on to that position for a record 64 weeks .Until last year this Polish tennis icon had improved her yearend ranking year after year before being mercilessly shown the back door at all the major tournaments in 2012 by hardly known budding tennis players. This was the start of her downhill career considering that she was rated by Forbes as the second highest earning female athlete in 2011. This season too has not seen the best of Wozniacki losing at all her appearances at the major tournaments.
9. Samantha Stosur
Samantha Stosur is the allrounder of tennis, in the true sense of the word. She has had major grand slam wins in all the three forms of the game, be it the singles, doubles and mixed doubles. This season has not been much of a highlight in the half a decade long carrier of Samantha Stosur , the only silver lining has come from breaking her 9 set losing streak early in the year at the Australian open. Once a stiff competitor for all the major titles in the absence of Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova, Stosur has now slumped to hovering around the bottom of the top ten ranking long after her career best of standing at number 4.
8. Petra Kvitova
Petra Kvitova arrived on the major singles platform by becoming the first grand slam winner to be born in the 1990s. She might have had her career best in 2011 winning most of her 10 major titles that year and reaching the pinnacle being ranked world number 2, but she is slowly regaining steam this season after several early exits she managed to pull a title win from higher ranked Sara Errani at the Dubai Open.
7. Sara Errani
She may be only ranked 7th currently but she is the only player in the top ten to finish in the top of the doubles ranking as well. She has made quite a mark in the doubles arena with fellow Italian Roberta Vinci winning three of the four grand slams, Wimbledon being the lone exception. This season her hopes of making it big in the Singles game were cut short after being sent packing in the very first round of the Australian open . She made it up by going on to win the doubles title in the same tournament.
6. Angelic Kerber
The top ten is mostly filled with Russian and American superstars, but this starlet has defied all norms by becoming the highest ranked German. Though she has not made much of a dent to all the major ranked players’ career she is still touted to clinch unforeseeable wins from the best in the world. With each passing tournament she has managed to go one notch higher from being the player making a mark till the fourth round to even making it to the Wimbledon’s semi finals.
5. Li Na
2013 marked a fabulous return to top form for Li Na, it is rare to find a top seeded Asian tennis star and Li Na has managed to hang around in the ‘top ten’ scene this year with some cruising wins. Her decade long career has been a knockout considering there are not many Chinese super stars on the tennis court. This season has marked a certain comeback to her winning ways taking down the undefeated Azarenka Radwanska in the Australian Open. A little known fact is that Li Na has been quite a rebel fighting her way in and out of the Chinese national side; this journalism major quit playing for her national side after not Seeing Eye to eye with the national side’s management. Little did they know that Li Na would come back to make the country proud almost adding a medal to their country’s tally in the Olympics.
4. Agnieszka Radwanska
She may not have a grand slam title to her credit, but this polish star cannot be left behind while mentioning the top ten women tennis players. She made heads turn after winning the longest ever three set match in the history of WTA championships , going on to win the most popular WTA player for two consecutive years . This fan friendly super star has many accolades to her name and still manages to make a mark in her own way, after reaching the crucial rounds in all of the grand slams here is hoping that Radwanska finally gets a major breakthrough not only to reach the heights of the WTA ranking but also win many grand slams.
3. Victoria Azarenka
Owing to the rivalry between Victoria Azarenka , Serena Williams and fellow Belarusian , Maria Sharapova , Azarenka has managed only to grasp to the third spot this season . This season has not been her best as she has dropped out of every single tournament sighting injury after injury or working really hard to land up in the later stages of the tournament only to be beaten by either Williams or Sharapova . Though she managed to start the season with a bang defending the Australian open the seasons has been a drag for this former world number one after having been forced to withdraw from each tournament due to her ankle injury.
2. Maria Sharapova
She made her professional breakthrough thanks to a certain Ms. Serena Williams in 2004, the tables have turned and Serena Williams is the one standing between Sharapova and the elusive world number 1 ranking. Sharapova has settled in the number two spot long after becoming the sixth women in history to complete a career grand slam in 2012. Seeded second throughout the season she has managed to win India Wells tournament even reaching the finals without dropping a set. On a brighter note for the easy on the eyes, Sharapova she still retains the number one spot on most searched women athlete.
1. Serena Williams
Touted to go down in history as the best women’s tennis star ever to have played the game, the American has retained her number one spot with ease considering the number of injury scares that she has survived to get the better off. The season started off with Williams tipped to win every major tournament and add to her record 17 match winning streak at the beginning of this year. Little did she know that a teenage prodigy, Sloane Stephens would give her a run for her money at the start of the season! Apart from the few minor hiccups after the disastrous Australian open Williams has made certain that she is still the reigning ‘queen of the court’.