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This is a list of Women's Tennis Association (WTA) records since its inception in June 1973. Some records additionally extend back a few more years in order to include the immediately preceding Virginia Slims Circuit era for completeness. The Virginia Slims Circuit started in September 1970 and was replaced in 1973 by the WTA. These however do not make up the entire Open Era records (1968 – present). For those, see Open Era tennis records – women's singles.

Grand Slam singles (1973 – present)Edit

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 player's individual Grand Slam tournament performances past and present.

Player totalsEdit

Active players in bold

Titles No.
1.   Serena Williams 23
2.   Steffi Graf 22
3.   Chris Evert 18
 /  Martina Navratilova
5.   Margaret Court 11
6.   Monica Seles 9
7.   Billie Jean King 8
8.   Evonne Goolagong 7
  Justine Henin
  Venus Williams

Finals No.
1.   Chris Evert 34
2.   Serena Williams 33
3.  /  Martina Navratilova 32
4.   Steffi Graf 31
5.   Evonne Goolagong 18
6.   Venus Williams 16
7.   Monica Seles 13
8.   Arantxa Sánchez 12
  Martina Hingis
  Justine Henin

Semifinals No.
1.   Chris Evert 52
2.  /  Martina Navratilova 44
3.   Serena Williams 38
4.   Steffi Graf 37
5.   Venus Williams 23
6.   Evonne Goolagong 22
  Arantxa Sánchez
8.   Maria Sharapova 20
9.   Martina Hingis 19
10.   Gabriela Sabatini 18

Quarterfinals No.
1.   Chris Evert 54
2.  /  Martina Navratilova 53
3.   Serena Williams 52
4.   Steffi Graf 42
5.   Venus Williams 39
6.   Arantxa Sánchez 35
7.   Monica Seles 31
  Lindsay Davenport
9.   Gabriela Sabatini 28
10.   Evonne Goolagong 26
Match wins No.
1.   Serena Williams 349
2.  /  Martina Navratilova 306
3.   Chris Evert 299
4.   Steffi Graf 278
5.   Venus Williams 269
6.   Arantxa Sánchez 210
7.   Lindsay Davenport 198
8.   Maria Sharapova 197
9.   Monica Seles 180
10.   Conchita Martínez 174

Appearances No.
1.   Venus Williams 84
2.   Serena Williams 73
3.   Amy Frazier 71
4.   Francesca Schiavone 69
5.  /  Martina Navratilova 67
6.   Svetlana Kuznetsova 66
7.   Conchita Martínez 64
  Samantha Stosur
9.   Ai Sugiyama 63
10.   Daniela Hantuchová 61
  Helena Sukova

Consecutive streaksEdit

Active streaks in bold

Titles No.
1.  /  Martina Navratilova 6
2.   Steffi Graf 5
3.   Steffi Graf 4
  Serena Williams
  Serena Williams (2)
6.  /  Martina Navratilova 3
  Chris Evert
  Steffi Graf
 /  Monica Seles
  Steffi Graf (2)
  Steffi Graf (3)
  Martina Hingis

Finals No.
1.   Steffi Graf 13
2.  /  Martina Navratilova 11
3.   Chris Evert 6
 /  Monica Seles
5.   Steffi Graf 5
  Martina Hingis
7.  /  Martina Navratilova 4
  Chris Evert
  Arantxa Sánchez
  Venus Williams
  Justine Henin
  Serena Williams
  Serena Williams (2)

Semifinals No.
1.  /  Martina Navratilova 18
2.   Steffi Graf 15
3.   Chris Evert 11
  Martina Hingis
5.   Serena Williams 10
6.   Chris Evert 9
7.   Chris Evert 7
8.  /  Monica Seles 6
  Steffi Graf
  Jennifer Capriati
  Serena Williams

Quarterfinals No.
1.   Steffi Graf 19
2.  /  Martina Navratilova 18
3.   Gabriela Sabatini 15
4.   Chris Evert 11
  Martina Hingis
6.   Lindsay Davenport 10
  Serena Williams
8.   Chris Evert 9
  Steffi Graf
  Serena Williams
Match wins No.
1.  /  Martina Navratilova 45
2.   Steffi Graf 40
3.   Steffi Graf 33
  Serena Williams
  Serena Williams (2)
6.  /  Martina Navratilova 27
  Steffi Graf
 /  Monica Seles
9.   Steffi Graf 26
  Martina Hingis

Appearances No.
1.   Ai Sugiyama 62
2.   Francesca Schiavone 61
3.   Jelena Janković 56
4.   Elena Likhovtseva 54
  Nathalie Dechy
6.   Patty Schnyder 52
  Alize Cornet
8.   Ana Ivanovic 48
9.   Tsvetana Pironkova 47
  Agnieszka Radwańska

Most singles titles per Grand Slam in the Open eraEdit

Active players in bold

Match wins per Grand Slam tournamentEdit

Winning percentagesEdit

Winning percentage in individual Grand Slam tournamentsEdit

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

Winning percentage in all Grand Slam tournamentsEdit

WTA Tour singles (1973 – present)Edit

Titles and finalsEdit

Most titles / finals at a single tournamentEdit

# Titles Tournament Years
12  /  Martina Navratilova Chicago 1978–83, 1986–88, 1990–92
11  /  Martina Navratilova Eastbourne 1978, 1982–86, 1988–91, 1993
9  /  Martina Navratilova Washington 1975, 1977–78, 1982–83, 1985–86, 1988, 1990
 /  Martina Navratilova Wimbledon 1978–79, 1982–87, 1990
 /  Martina Navratilova Dallas 1979–83, 1985–87, 1990
  Steffi Graf German Open 1986–89, 1991–94, 1996
8   Chris Evert Family Circle 1974–78, 1981, 1984–85
 /  Martina Navratilova WTA Tour Finals 1978–79, 1981, 1983–86twice in 1986
 /  Martina Navratilova Los Angeles 1978, 1980–81, 1983, 1986, 1989, 1992–93
  Serena Williams Miami Masters 2002-04, 2007–08, 2013–15
7   Chris Evert French Open 1974–75, 1979–80, 1983, 1985–86
 /  Martina Navratilova Orlando 1974, 1980–85
  Steffi Graf Wimbledon 1988–89, 1991–93, 1995–96
  Serena Williams Wimbledon 2002–03, 2009–10, 2012, 2015–16
  Serena Williams Australian Open 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009–10, 2015, 2017
# Finals Tournament Years
14  /  Martina Navratilova Chicago 1975, 1978–83, 1986–88, 1990–93
 /  Martina Navratilova WTA Tour Finals 1975, 1978–86,twice in 1986 1989, 1991–92
13  /  Martina Navratilova Eastbourne 1978–79, 1982–87, 1988–91, 1993
12  /  Martina Navratilova Wimbledon 1978–79, 1982–90, 1994
11  /  Martina Navratilova Washington 1975, 1977–1980, 1982–1983, 1985–1986, 1988, 1990
 /  Martina Navratilova Dallas 1975–76, 1979–83, 1985–87, 1990
 /  Martina Navratilova Los Angeles 1977–81, 1983, 1986, 1989–90, 1992–93
  Steffi Graf German Open 1985–89, 1990–94, 1996
  Serena Williams Wimbledon 2002–2004, 2008–2010, 2012, 2015–2016, 2018-2019
10   Chris Evert Wimbledon 1973-74, 1976,1978–82,1984–85
  Serena Williams Miami Masters 1999, 2002–04, 2007–09, 2013-15
9   Steffi Graf Wimbledon 1987–89, 1991–93, 1995–96, 1999
  Steffi Graf French Open 1987–90, 1992–93, 1995–96, 1999
  Steffi Graf Florida 1986–89, 1991–95
  Chris Evert French Open 1973–75, 1979–80, 1983–86
  Chris Evert Family Circle 1974–78, 1981, 1984–86
  Chris Evert US Open 1975–80, 1982–84
 /  Martina Navratilova Houston 1976–80, 1983, 1985, 1987–88
 /  Martina Navratilova Stuttgart 1979, 1981–83, 1986–88, 1991–92
 /  Martina Navratilova West Classic 1979–80, 1984, 1988, 1990–94
  Venus Williams Wimbledon 2000–2003, 2005, 2007–2009, 2017
  Serena Williams US Open 1999, 2001–02, 2008, 2011–14, 2018-2019

Most titles won in a season in Open EraEdit

Consecutive recordsEdit

  • Active streaks 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 Wikipedia article lists 129 career singles titles for King.

Matches won and winning percentagesEdit

All surfacesEdit

Match wins per court typeEdit

Outdoor #
1.   Chris Evert 903
2.  /  Martina Navratilova 755
5.   Serena Williams 705
3.   Steffi Graf 693
4.   Arantxa Sánchez 687
7.   Venus Williams 633
6.   Conchita Martínez 614
8.   Lindsay Davenport 585
9.   Jelena Janković 507
10.   Margaret Court 501

Indoor #
1.  /  Martina Navratilova 605
2.   Chris Evert 406
3.   Steffi Graf 201
4.   Pam Shriver 200
5.   Zina Garrison 191
6.   Helena Suková 187
7.   Venus Williams 173
8.   Lindsay Davenport 168
9.   Jana Novotná 164
10.   Manuela Maleeva 149

Career winning percentageEdit

  • 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 percentageEdit

Winning streaksEdit

Tour Year End ChampionshipsEdit

Titles # Years
1.  /  Martina Navratilova 8 1978, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986 (2)
2.   Steffi Graf 5 1987, 1989, 1993, 1995, 1996
  Serena Williams 2001, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014
4.   Chris Evert 4 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977
5.   Monica Seles 3 1990, 1991, 1992
  Kim Clijsters 2002, 2003, 2010
Match Won #
1.  /  Martina Navratilova 60
2.   Chris Evert 34
3.   Steffi Graf 31
4.   Serena Williams 30
5.   Gabriela Sabatini 21
  Maria Sharapova

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

Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 level records (since inception as "Tier One" in 1988)Edit

  • Only events of Premier mandatory and Premier 5 and their predecessor (Tier 1) level tournament records are included.
  • Tier one events were played on 3 surfaces, one of which (carpet) ceased to be used from around 1995.

Titles by court typeEdit

Hard #
1.   Serena Williams 16
2.   Victoria Azarenka 9
  Maria Sharapova
4.   Steffi Graf 8
5.   Venus Williams 7
6.   Monica Seles 6
  Kim Clijsters
  Caroline Wozniacki
9.   Martina Hingis 5
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Agnieszka Radwańska
  Simona Halep
  Petra Kvitová

Clay #
1.   Steffi Graf 8
  Conchita Martínez
3.   Serena Williams 7
4.   Martina Hingis 5
  Justine Henin
6.   Amélie Mauresmo 4
  Gabriela Sabatini
  Maria Sharapova
9.   Monica Seles 3
  Dinara Safina
  Jelena Janković
  Petra Kvitová

WTA rankings (since 3 November 1975)Edit

  • As of January 21, 2019
  • Bold font denotes active players or currently active consecutive streaks

Youngest WTA No. 1[3]

Name Age Date of Birth Date of Achievement
  Martina Hingis 16 years, 152 days 9 September 1980 1 March 1997

Oldest WTA No. 1[4]

Name Age Date of Birth Date of Achievement
  Serena Williams 35 years, 224 days 26 September 1981 8 May 2017

Most career singles wins over world No. 1Edit

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. Updated: Jan. 21, 2019

Lowest-ranked players to defeat world No. 1Edit

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.)

Lowest-ranked players to win a singles titleEdit

Ranking[5] Player Tournament
Unranked   Mirjana Lučić-Baroni 1997 Bol
Unranked   Kim Clijsters 2009 U.S. Open
579   Angelique Widjaja 2001 Bali
299   Margarita Gasparyan 2018 Tashkent
285   Fabiola Zuluaga 2002 Bogotá
259   Tamira Paszek 2006 Portorož
234   Lindsay Davenport 2007 Bali
233   Markéta Vondroušová 2017 Biel Bienne
209   Alexandra Dulgheru 2009 Warsaw
208   Melanie Oudin 2012 Birmingham
207   Federica Haumüller 1989 Guarujá
205   Kumiko Okamoto 1989 Tokyo
201   Petra Langrová 1988 Paris

WTA Tour doubles career recordsEdit

Most doubles titles wonEdit

Other selected achievementsEdit

Youngest winners of a singles titleEdit

In the following table,[6] only the first tournament won by each player is listed.

  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-Baroni: 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. Gabriela Sabatini: 15 years, 5 months, 2 days (1985 Japan)
  9. Coco Gauff: 15 years, 7 months (2019 Linz)
  10. Anke Huber: 15 years, 8 months, 22 days (1990 Schenectady)

Oldest winners of a singles titleEdit

In the following table, only the last tournament won by each player is listed.

  1. Billie Jean King: 39 yrs, 7 months, 23 days (1983 Edgbaston Cup)
  2. Kimiko Date-Krumm: 38 yrs, 11 months, 30 days (2009 Hansol Korea Open)
  3. Martina Navratilova: 37 yrs, 4 months, 2 days (1994 Open Gaz de France)
  4. Francesca Schiavone: 36 years, 9 months, 23 days (2017 Copa Colsanitas)
  5. Venus Williams: 35 years, 7 months, 28 days (2016 Taiwan Open)
  6. Helga Niessen Masthoff: 35 years, 5 months, 1 day (1977 Monte Carlo Open)
  7. Serena Williams: 35 yrs, 4 months, 2 days (2017 Australian Open)
  8. Marie Pinterova: 35 years, 2 months, 3 days (1981 Japan Open)
  9. Maria Bueno: 34 years, 11 months, 26 days (1974 Japan Open)
  10. Helga Schultze: 34 years, 5 months, 6 days (1974 Swiss Open Championships)

Longest gap between titlesEdit

Gap[7] Player Tournaments
16 years, 4 months Mirjana Lučić-Baroni 1998 Bol — 2014 Quebec City
13 years, 1 month Kimiko Date-Krumm 1996 San Diego — 2009 Seoul
9 years, 9 months Pauline Parmentier 2008 Bad Gastein — 2018 Istanbul

WTA career prize money leadersEdit

As of October 7, 2019
  • 416 players have earned at least US$1 million since September 1970.
  • 238 players have earned at least US$2 million since September 1970.
  • 110 players have earned at least US$5 million since September 1970.
  • 52 players have earned at least US$10 million since September 1970.
  • 25 players have earned at least US$15 million since September 1970.
  • 16 players have earned at least US$20 million since September 1970.
  • 10 players have earned at least US$25 million since September 1970.
  • 7 players have earned at least US$30 million since September 1970.
  • 2 players have earned at least US$40 million since September 1970.
  • 1 player has earned at least US$50 million since September 1970.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Martina Navratilova Biography". 2015. WTA. Retrieved 27 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-02-15. Retrieved 2014-02-11.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-10-08. Retrieved 2016-01-27.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ admin (29 January 2016). "The Serena Williams Stats You Need".
  5. ^ "The resurgent Margarita Gasparyan outplayed Anastasia Potapova in an all-Russian contest to claim her second WTA title at the Tashkent Open". www.wtatour.com.
  6. ^ 2012 Official Guide to Professional Tennis, compiled by the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour, page 253
  7. ^ "Mirjana Lucic-Baroni's Record-Breaking Quebec Title". www.tennisnow.com.

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