List of WTA Number 1 Ranked Singles Tennis Players
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List of WTA Number 1 Ranked Singles Tennis Players

Iga ?wi?tek, currently ranked No. 1 in women's singles

The WTA rankings are the Women's Tennis Association's (WTA) merit-based system for determining the rankings in women's tennis. The top-ranked player is the player who, over the previous 52 weeks, has garnered the most ranking points on the WTA Tour. Points are awarded based on how far a player advances in tournaments and the category of those tournaments. The WTA has used a computerized system for determining the rankings since November 3, 1975. Since 1975, 28 women have been ranked No. 1 by the WTA, of which 14 have been year-end No. 1.

WTA No. 1 ranked singles players

The rankings are sourced by the WTA Media Guide and the WTA website (which usually revises its rankings every Sunday night or Monday morning, except when tournament finals are postponed).[1][2]

Steffi Graf spent 377 weeks at the top of the WTA ranking, the most of any player.
  First-time No. 1 player (active players in bold).
double-dagger WTA rankings record.
  Current World No. 1 (weeks are automatically updated).
Note
  1. ^ a b Monica Seles was stabbed by a spectator during a WTA tournament match on 30 April 1993; while ranked number one. When she returned to competition in 1995, the WTA decided to reinstate her alongside Graf as number one, with her ranking protected for a year until she had a full season of ranking points accrued.[3]

Weeks at No. 1

Total


Consecutive

Weeks are updated automatically.[4][5]
The source for this through the week of January 2, 2012, is the 2012 WTA Tour Official Guide, page 177.[1]

Weeks at No. 1 leaders timeline

Year span Leader Date achieved Duration Record
1975-1985 United States Chris Evert 3 November 1975 9 years, 6 months 238
1985-1985 United States Martina Navratilova 27 May 1985 0 months 240
1985-1986 United States Chris Evert 24 June 1985 9 months 260
1986-1996 United States Martina Navratilova 31 March 1986 10 years, 1 month 332
1996-present Germany Steffi Graf 21 May 1996 26 years, 2 months 377

Current record in bold.

Year-end No. 1 players

The source for this through to 2012 is the 2012 WTA Tour Official Guide, page 178.[1]

By year


By year (continued)

*

Per player


Players who became No. 1 without having won a Grand Slam title

Weeks at No. 1 by decade

Weeks at No. 1 by country

  • Current No. 1 player indicated in bold.

Weeks are updated automatically.
* Monica Seles is included twice due to change of citizenship.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c "2012 WTA Media Guide" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on October 15, 2012.
  2. ^ "WTA Singles Rankings". Archived from the original on February 8, 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  3. ^ "Seles is back in the limelight". The Irish Times. June 26, 1996. Retrieved 2015.
  4. ^ "WTA Press Center - Weeks at No. 1". Archived from the original on November 3, 2012.
  5. ^ "WTA Notes & Netcords". Archived from the original on January 17, 2012.

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