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WTA Tour records

This is a list of Women's Tennis Association (WTA) records since its inception in 1973. Some tournaments from the predecessor tour, the Virginia Slims Circuit, are also included for completeness. The Virginia Tour Circuit started in September 1970 and was replaced in 1973 by the WTA. For a full list of Open Era records (1968–present) see Tennis records of the Open Era - Women's Singles.

These tables include only official WTA tour and Virginia Slims Circuit events.

Contents

  • Grand Slam singles career records (1973–present) 1
    • Player totals 1.1
    • Consecutive streaks 1.2
    • Most singles titles per Grand Slam in the Open Era 1.3
    • Match wins per Grand Slam tournament 1.4
    • Winning percentages 1.5
      • Winning percentage in individual Grand Slam tournaments 1.5.1
      • Winning percentage in all Grand Slam tournaments 1.5.2
  • WTA Tour singles career records (1973–present) 2
    • WTA singles titles and finals 2.1
      • Most titles / finals at a single tournament 2.1.1
    • Most titles won in a season in Open Era 2.2
    • Consecutive records 2.3
    • Matches won and winning percentages 2.4
      • All surfaces 2.4.1
      • Match wins per court type 2.4.2
      • Career winning percentage 2.4.3
      • Single season winning percentage 2.4.4
    • Winning streaks 2.5
  • Tour Year End Championships 3
  • WTA Premier Mandatory & 5/Tier One (since inception in 1988) 4
    • Titles by court type 4.1
  • WTA rankings (since 1973) 5
    • Most career singles wins over World No. 1 5.1
      • Lowest-ranked players to defeat World No. 1 5.1.1
  • WTA Tour doubles career records 6
    • Most doubles titles won 6.1
  • Other selected achievements 7
    • Youngest winners of a singles title 7.1
    • Oldest winners of a singles title 7.2
    • Longest gap between titles 7.3
  • WTA Prize money leaders 8
  • See also 9
  • References 10

Grand Slam singles career records (1973–present)

Notes:

  • Grand Slam tournaments began long before the WTA was formed. Therefore some of the players' full Grand Slam statistics are higher than what is listed here, which is only an account of the Grand slam records during the existence of the WTA tour.
  • These statistics were compiled from each players individual Grand Slam tournament performances past and present.

Player totals

Active players in bold

Consecutive streaks

Active streaks in bold

Most singles titles per Grand Slam in the Open Era

Active players in bold

Match wins per Grand Slam tournament

As of September 8, 2014.

Winning percentages

Winning percentage in individual Grand Slam tournaments

As of September 8, 2014.

Source: WTA player career statistics: and WTA Tour Archive 2012:Accessed 01/23/2012

Winning percentage in all Grand Slam tournaments

WTA Tour singles career records (1973–present)

WTA singles titles and finals

Most titles / finals at a single tournament

Most titles won in a season in Open Era

Consecutive records

  • Active players in bold

Sources: Except for the information concerning active players, the source for the all-time table is the '2014 Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Official Guide'. Court and Wade began their careers and were winning events long before the open era started in 1968; therefore, the statistics shown above do not reflect their entire careers. For example, the Billie Jean King career statistics WorldHeritage article lists 129 career singles titles for King. And an external website claims that Court won 197 and Wade won 68 career singles titles and 2010 Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Official Guide, compiled by the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour, page 163.

Matches won and winning percentages

All surfaces

Match wins per court type

Career winning percentage

  • Note that the figures below represent career winning percentages of players that are retired (regular font) as well as current active players (boldface). The latter are subject to change and do not reflect the final figure.

Single season winning percentage

Winning streaks

Tour Year End Championships

Match Won #
1. Martina Navratilova 60
2. Chris Evert 34
3. Steffi Graf 31
4. Serena Williams 30
5. Gabriela Sabatini 21
Win % W–L *
1. Serena Williams 83.33 30–6
2. Steffi Graf 81.57 31–7
3. Martina Navratilova 81.08 60–14
4. Chris Evert 79.07 34–9
5. Monica Seles 75.00 18–6
* Minimum + 18 Wins
Not losing a set Year
Martina Navratilova 1984, 1985 (2)
Serena Williams 2001, 2012 (2)
Gabriela Sabatini 1988
Kim Clijsters 2002

WTA Premier Mandatory & 5/Tier One (since inception in 1988)

  • Overall totals include premier mandatory,premier five and tier one tournaments only.
  • Tier one events were played on 3 surfaces, (carpet) ceased as a surface in 1995.

Titles by court type

Hard #
1. Serena Williams 14
2. Steffi Graf 8
Maria Sharapova
4. Victoria Azarenka 7
5. Monica Seles 6
Kim Clijsters
Venus Williams
8. Martina Hingis 5
Caroline Wozniacki
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Clay #
1. Steffi Graf 8
Conchita Martinez
3. Serena Williams 6
4. Martina Hingis 5
Justine Henin
6. Amélie Mauresmo 4
Gabriela Sabatini
8. Monica Seles 3
Dinara Safina
Jelena Janković
Maria Sharapova

WTA rankings (since 1973)

As of December 1, 2014.

Most career singles wins over World No. 1

This table lists the players with the most career singles wins over the World No. 1 ranked player since the Women's Tennis Association began computerized rankings on November 3, 1975.

Source: 2012 WTA Media Guide, compiled by the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour, page 178.

Lowest-ranked players to defeat World No. 1

This table lists the lowest-ranked players to defeat World No. 1 ranked player since the Women's Tennis Association began computerized rankings on November 3, 1975. (Not including matches in which No.1-ranked player retired.)

WTA Tour doubles career records

Most doubles titles won

Other selected achievements

Youngest winners of a singles title

In the following table,[2] only the first tournament won by each player is listed. For example, Capriati won two additional tournaments before reaching the age of Seles listed below.

  1. Tracy Austin: 14 years, 0 months, 28 days (1977 Portland)
  2. Kathy Rinaldi: 14 years, 6 months, 24 days (1981 Kyoto)
  3. Jennifer Capriati: 14 years, 6 months, 29 days (1990 Puerto Rico)
  4. Andrea Jaeger: 14 years, 7 months, 14 days (1980 Las Vegas)
  5. Mirjana Lučić: 15 years, 1 month, 25 days (1997 Bol)
  6. Nicole Vaidišová: 15 years, 3 months, 23 days (2004 Vancouver)
  7. Monica Seles: 15 years, 4 months, 29 days (1989 Houston)
  8. Anke Huber: 15 years, 8 months, 22 days (1990 Schenectady)
  9. Tamira Paszek: 15 years, 9 months, 18 days (2006 Portorož)

Oldest winners of a singles title

In the following table,[2] only the last tournament won by each player is listed. For example, Navratilova won many other tournaments between the ages of 33 and 37.

  1. Billie Jean King: 39 yrs, 7 months, 23 days (1983 Birmingham)
  2. Kimiko Date-Krumm: 38 yrs, 11 months, 30 days (2009 Seoul)
  3. Martina Navratilova: 37 yrs, 4 months, 2 days (1994 Paris Indoors)
  4. Margaret Court: 34 yrs, 4 months, 26 days (1976 Melbourne)
  5. Chris Evert: 33 years, 9 months, 18 days (1988 New Orleans)
  6. Venus Williams: 33 years, 8 months, 5 days (2014 Dubai)
  7. Nathalie Tauziat: 33 years, 8 months (2001 Birmingham)
  8. Tamarine Tanasugarn: 33 years, 4 months, 23 days (2010 Osaka)
  9. Virginia Wade: 33 years, 2 months, 2 days (1978 Tampa)
  10. Nancy Richey: 33 years, 1 month, 22 days (1975 Phoenix)

Longest gap between titles

Gap[3] Player Tournaments
16 years, 4 months Mirjana Lucic-Baroni 1998 Bol — 2014 Quebec City
13 years, 1 month Kimiko Date-Krumm 1996 San Diego — 2009 Seoul
8 years, 11 months Jelena Dokic 2002 Birmingham — 2011 Kuala Lumpur

WTA Prize money leaders

  • Top 15 Career money leaders as of November 3, 2014:

As of Aug 9, 2014:

  • 306 players have earned at least US $1 million since September 1970.
  • 154 players have earned at least US $2 million since September 1970.
  • 113 players have earned at least US $3 million since September 1970.
  • 78 players have earned at least US $4 million since September 1970.
  • 65 players have earned at least US $5 million since September 1970.
  • 51 players have earned at least US $6 million since September 1970.
  • 42 players have earned at least US $7 million since September 1970.
  • 39 players have earned at least US $8 million since September 1970.
  • 34 players have earned at least US $9 million since September 1970.
  • 30 players have earned at least US $10 million since September 1970.
  • 27 players have earned at least US $11 million since September 1970.
  • 23 players have earned at least US $12 million since September 1970.
  • 22 players have earned at least US $13 million since September 1970.
  • 20 players have earned at least US $14 million since September 1970.
  • 18 players have earned at least US $15 million since September 1970.
  • 10 players have earned at least US $20 million since September 1970.
  • 3 players have earned at least US $30 million since September 1970.
  • 1 player has earned at least US $60 million since September 1970.

See also

References

  1. ^ http://www.wtatennis.com/SEWTATour-Archive/Rankings_Stats/Record_TitlesOneSeason.pdf
  2. ^ a b 2012 Official Guide to Professional Tennis, compiled by the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour, page 253
  3. ^ http://www.tennisnow.com/Blogs/NET-POSTS/September-2014/Mirjana-Lucic-Baroni%E2%80%99s-Record-Breaking-Quebec-Titl.aspx
  • http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/SEWTATour-Archive/Archive/MediaInfo/mediaguide2012.pdf
  • http://www.wtatennis.com/SEWTATour-Archive/Rankings_Stats/life_hard_sgl.pdf
  • http://www.wtatennis.com/SEWTATour-Archive/Rankings_Stats/life_clay_sgl.pdf
  • http://www.wtatennis.com/SEWTATour-Archive/Rankings_Stats/life_grass_sgl.pdf
  • http://www.wtatennis.com/SEWTATour-Archive/Rankings_Stats/life_carpet_sgl.pdf
  • http://www.wtatennis.com/SEWTATour-Archive/Rankings_Stats/match_stats.pdf
  • http://www.wtachampionships.com/SEWTATour-Archive/Archive/TournamentStats/2011/808_bythenumbers.pdf
  • http://www.wtatennis.com/SEWTATour-Archive/Rankings_Stats/life_wl_sgl.pdf
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