People who have had a lifelong passion for the game of tennis would probably interested in following the world’s top players. Ranking the top of anything is difficult and subjective task. There have been so many talented female tennis players over the last 60 years of the Open Era, and this doesn’t even take into consideration the great female tennis players from the early 20th century. Changes in fitness regimes, nutrition, racket technology and playing style over the years have only contributed to complicate an already challenging task. As difficult as it was to select the top all-time greatest male tennis players, the female top tennis players is no easier.

After surfing through countless number of statistical records, we have come up with this list of the best female tennis players during the Open Era starting from 1968 to the present time. 

Martina Hingis

Hingis was born September 30, 1980 in Kosice, Czechoslovakia and resides in Fuesisberg, Switzerland. She started playing pro in 1994 and retired in 2017. During her pro career, the prize money worth $24,749,074 with 45 titles including 5 Grand Slam Singles Titles: 1 Wimbledon, 1 US Open, 3 Australian Open.

For nearly 209 weeks, she was ranked number one in the world given her 13 Grand Slam Doubles titles, 7 Mixed Doubles titles, and 2 Tour Finals titles. It’s difficult to exclude the Swiss star despite the fact that her singles career was relatively short due to severe injuries. Her first retirement started in 2003 when she was just 22 years old. As soon as she remained healthy, she would have contended for many more number of Grand Slam singles titles. Martina was able to lengthen her tennis career by playing mostly doubles and had great success with achieving 3 Grand Slam Doubles titles in 2017, her final year in the competitive pro tennis.