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WTA Rankings

The WTA Rankings are the ratings defined by the Women's Tennis Association, introduced in November 1975.[1][2]

Contents

  • Ranking method 1
  • Current rankings 2
  • Number one ranked players 3
  • Year-end number one players 4
    • Singles 4.1
    • Doubles 4.2
  • See also 5
  • Notes and references 6
  • External links 7

Ranking method

The WTA rankings are based on a rolling 52-week, cumulative system. A player's ranking is determined by her results at a maximum of 16 tournaments for singles and 11 for doubles and points are awarded based on how far a player advances in a tournament. The basis for calculating a player's ranking are those tournaments that yield the highest ranking points during the rolling 52-week period with the condition that they must include points from the Grand Slams, Premier Mandatory tournaments and the WTA Championships. In addition, for Top 20 players, their best two results at Premier 5 tournaments will also count.[3] The WTA also distributes ranking points, for singles players only, who compete at the Summer Olympics.[4] Points earned at the Summer Olympics will only apply to a player's overall ranking during that calendar year.


The points distribution for tournaments in 2014 is shown below. Points earned in 2013 were a little different in some cases and retain their value until they expire after 52 weeks.

Category W F SF QF R16 R32 R64 R128 Q Q3 Q2 Q1
Grand Slam (S) 2000 1300 780 430 240 130 70 10 40 30 20 2
Grand Slam (D) 2000 1300 780 430 240 130 10 40
WTA Championships (S/D) +810 +360 (230 for each round robin win, 70 for each loss)
WTA Premier Mandatory (96S) 1000 650 390 215 120 65 35 10 30 20 2
WTA Premier Mandatory (64/60S) 1000 650 390 215 120 65 10 30 20 2
WTA Premier Mandatory (28/32D) 1000 650 390 215 120 10
WTA Premier 5 (56S,64Q) 900 585 350 190 105 60 1 30 22 15 1
WTA Premier 5 (56S,48/32Q) 900 585 350 190 105 60 1 30 20 1
WTA Premier 5 (28D) 900 585 350 190 105 1
WTA Premier 5 (16D) 900 585 350 190 1
WTA Premier (56S) 470 305 185 100 55 30 1 25 13 1
WTA Premier (32S) 470 305 185 100 55 1 25 18 13 1
WTA Premier (16D) 470 305 185 100 1
Tournament of Champions +195 +75 (60 for each round robin win, 25 for each loss)
WTA International (32S,32Q) 280 180 110 60 30 1 18 14 10 1
WTA International (32S,16Q) 280 180 110 60 30 1 18 12 1
WTA International (16D) 280 180 110 60 1
WTA 125K series (S) 160 95 57 29 15 1 - - 6 - 4 1
WTA 125K series (D) 160 95 57 29 1 - - - - - - -
ITF $100,000 + H(32) 150 90 55 28 14 1 - - 6 4 1 -
ITF $100,000 + H(16) 150 90 55 28 1 - - - - - - -
ITF $100,000 (32) 140 85 50 25 13 1 - - 6 4 1 -
ITF $100,000 (16) 140 85 50 25 1 - - - - - - -
ITF $75,000 + H(32) 130 80 48 24 12 1 - - 5 3 1 -
ITF $75,000 + H(16) 130 80 48 24 1 - - - - - - -
ITF $75,000 (32) 115 70 42 21 10 1 - - 5 3 1 -
ITF $75,000 (16) 115 70 42 21 1 - - - - - - -
ITF $50,000 + H(32) 100 60 36 18 9 1 - - 5 3 1 -
ITF $50,000 + H(16) 100 60 36 18 1 - - - - - - -
ITF $50,000 (32) 80 48 29 15 8 1 - - 5 3 1 -
ITF $50,000 (16) 80 48 29 15 1 - - - - - - -
ITF $25,000 (32) 50 30 18 9 5 1 - - 2 - - -
ITF $25,000 (16) 50 30 18 9 1 - - - - - - -
ITF $15,000 (32) 25 15 9 5 1 0 - - 1 - - -
ITF $15,000 (16) 25 15 9 5 0 - - - - - - -
ITF $10,000 (32) 12 7 4 2 1 0 - - - - - -
ITF $10,000 (16) 12 7 4 2 0 - - - - - - -

"+H" indicates that Hospitality is provided.

Summer Olympics Gold Medal Silver Medal Bronze Medal Fourth Place Quarterfinals Round of 16 Round of 32 Round of 64
Singles only 685 470 340 260 175 95 55 1

Current rankings

Number one ranked players

The following is a chronological list of players who have achieved the number one position in singles since the WTA began producing computerized rankings on November 3, 1975 (active players in green):

# Player Date reached Total weeks
1 Chris Evert Nov 3, 1975 260
2 Evonne Goolagong Cawley Apr 26, 1976 2
3 Martina Navratilova Jul 10, 1978 332
4 Tracy Austin Apr 7, 1980 21
5 Steffi Graf Aug 17, 1987 377
6 // Monica Seles Mar 11, 1991 178
7 Arantxa Sánchez Vicario Feb 6, 1995 12
8 Martina Hingis Mar 31, 1997 209
9 Lindsay Davenport Oct 12, 1998 98
10 Jennifer Capriati Oct 15, 2001 17
11 Venus Williams Feb 25, 2002 11
12 Serena Williams Jul 8, 2002 261
13 Kim Clijsters Aug 11, 2003 20
14 Justine Henin Oct 20, 2003 117
15 Amélie Mauresmo Sep 13, 2004 39
16 Maria Sharapova Aug 22, 2005 21
17 Ana Ivanovic Jun 9, 2008 12
18 Jelena Janković Aug 11, 2008 18
19 Dinara Safina Apr 20, 2009 26
20 Caroline Wozniacki Oct 11, 2010 67
21 Victoria Azarenka Jan 30, 2012 51

Last update: October 5, 2015

Year-end number one players

The year-end number one player is the player at the head of the WTA rankings following the completion of the final tournament of the calendar year.

Singles

No. 1 all weeks of the year

Doubles

Year Country Player Team
1984 USA Martina Navratilova (1) Martina Navratilova / Pam Shriver
1985 USA Pam Shriver (2) Martina Navratilova / Pam Shriver
1986 USA Martina Navratilova Martina Navratilova / Pam Shriver
1987 USA Martina Navratilova Martina Navratilova / Pam Shriver
1988 USA Martina Navratilova Martina Navratilova / Pam Shriver
1989 USA Martina Navratilova Helena Suková / Jana Novotná
1990 TCH Helena Suková (3) Helena Suková / Jana Novotná
1991 TCH Jana Novotná (4) Gigi Fernández / Jana Novotná
1992 CZE Helena Suková Larisa Neiland / Natasha Zvereva
1993 USA Gigi Fernández (5) Gigi Fernández / Natasha Zvereva
1994 BLR Natasha Zvereva (6) Gigi Fernández / Natasha Zvereva
1995 ESP Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (7) Gigi Fernández / Natasha Zvereva
1996 ESP Arantxa Sánchez Vicario Jana Novotná / Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
1997 BLR Natasha Zvereva Gigi Fernández / Natasha Zvereva
1998 BLR Natasha Zvereva Martina Hingis / Jana Novotná
1999 RUS Anna Kournikova (8) Martina Hingis / Anna Kournikova
2000 JPN Ai Sugiyama (9) Serena Williams / Venus Williams
2001 USA Lisa Raymond (10) Lisa Raymond / Rennae Stubbs
2002 ARG Paola Suárez (11) Virginia Ruano Pascual / Paola Suárez
2003 ARG Paola Suárez Virginia Ruano Pascual / Paola Suárez
2004 ESP Virginia Ruano Pascual (12) Virginia Ruano Pascual / Paola Suárez
2005 ZIM Cara Black (13) Lisa Raymond / Samantha Stosur
2006 USA
AUS
Lisa Raymond
Samantha Stosur (14)
Lisa Raymond / Samantha Stosur
2007 ZIM
USA
Cara Black
Liezel Huber (15)
Cara Black / Liezel Huber
2008 ZIM
USA
Cara Black
Liezel Huber
Cara Black / Liezel Huber
2009 ZIM
USA
Cara Black
Liezel Huber
Serena Williams / Venus Williams
2010 ARG Gisela Dulko (16) Gisela Dulko / Flavia Pennetta
2011 USA Liezel Huber Květa Peschke / Katarina Srebotnik
2012 ITA Roberta Vinci (17) Sara Errani / Roberta Vinci
2013 ITA Roberta Vinci Sara Errani / Roberta Vinci
ITA Sara Errani (18)
2014 ITA
ITA
Roberta Vinci
Sara Errani
Sara Errani / Roberta Vinci
No. 1 all weeks of the year

See also

Notes and references

  1. ^ "WTA Tour Rankings: Singles". Women's Tennis Association. 
  2. ^ "WTA Tour Rankings: Doubles". Women's Tennis Association. 
  3. ^ "WTA – All About Rankings". WTA. 
  4. ^ "Ranking Points". itftennis.com. Retrieved 16 September 2014. 
  5. ^ "WTA Rankings (singles)" (PDF). wtatennis.com. WTA Tour, Inc. 
  6. ^ "WTA Rankings (doubles)". wtatennis.com. WTA Tour, Inc. 

External links

  • WTA Rankings
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