There have been so many outstanding female players in the Open Era during the previous 50 years, and that doesn’t even include the great players from the early twentieth century. Fitness programmes, nutrition, and racket technology have all evolved throughout time, further complicating an already challenging task.
Here is a list of the top three Women’s tennis players throughout history.
1) Serena Williams
Serena Jameka Williams is a tennis player from the United States. She has won the most Grand Slam singles titles in the Open Era and is second all-time, behind only Margaret Court (24). She was ranked the world No. 1 in singles eight times by the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) between 2002 and 2017.
2) Steffi Graf
Stefanie Maria “Steffi” Graf is a former German tennis player. Ranked 1st in the world for a record 377 weeks and winning 22 major singles titles, her second since the Open Era which began in 1968 and third all-time behind Margaret Court (24) and Serena Williams (23).
3) Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova is a Czechoslovakian and American former tennis player and coach. Widely regarded as one of the greatest tennis players of all time, Navratilova has won 18 Grand Slam singles titles, 31 women’s doubles titles and 10 mixed doubles titles for a total of 59 major titles, setting the Open Era record for the most Grand Slam titles lined up titles won by a single player.