Greatest Female Tennis Players Ever (Part – I)
The women’s tennis has a long history and it is hard to find the top players who have played this game. But still there are few who are the stand out players of women’s tennis. Here we are with some of the chosen ones in the two part series.
Martina Hingis (Switzerland)
Grand Slams: 5
Win – Lose Ratio: 80.5 % (548-133)
Total Prize Money Won: US $ 20, 130, 657
She has been roughly treated by the almighty else Martina Hingis, had she not suffered with few injuries and health problems would certainly have got one of the better rankings. Still, she has won five grand slam titles along with 40 other career titles. She had a fantastic win-loss record of 463-95 since she turned professional in the year 1994. She remained No. 1 in the WTA Rankings for 209 weeks on the trot. She has broken a series of ‘youngest ever’ records, but then she suffered few ligament injuries in both of her ankles and had to withdraw from the professional tennis at the age of 22.
Justin Henin (Belgium)
Grand Slams: 7
Win – Loss Ratio: 525 – 115 (82%)
Total Prize Money Won: US $ 20, 863, 335
Justin Henin has always known for her strong volleys when she used to play tennis and soon she was considered to be the best voleyers in the women’s tennis’ modern era. Tracy Austin, who was two time US Open champion once said, “At the net she is quite comfortable displaying excellent technique. She knows where to position herself, a contrast to many other players who get up to the net and look like a deer in headlights.” There is very less difference between Hennin and Hingis just that she has won more grand slams than Hingis she considers a bit better tennis player than Hingis.
Grand Slams: 7
Win-Lose Ratio: 627-158 (80.5%)
Total Prize Money Won: US $ 28, 609, 968
A girl who had found her own sister as her closest competitor! Venus Williams the American tennis sensation has also won 43 titles apart from those 7 grand slams. She has topped the WTA rankings three times in her career till now. The most striking thing about her grand slam wins is that she has won 5 Wimbledon titles out of her seven grand slams and other two are US Open.
Monica Seles (Yugoslavia)
Grand Slams: 9
Win – Loss Ratio: 595 – 122 (82.98%)
Total Prize Money Won: US $ 14, 891, 762
Probably the only one women’s tennis who could challenge Steffi Graf when she was on her top. Apart from nine grand slams Monica Seles has also won 53 other career titles as well. Out of her nine grand slams, eight of them, she won as Yugoslavian citizen and one as a citizen of the USA. At the age of 16 Seles became the youngest ever French Open winner. Before she could reach 20 she remained at the top for the entire years of 1991 and 1992 at the top of WTA rankings. But then came the stabbing incident which made sure her untimely exit from the world of Tennis.
Serena Williams (USA)
Grand Slams: 17
Win Loss Ratio: 566 – 110 (83.69 %)
Total Prize Money Won: US $ 42, 455. 272
Well the statistics given will keep on changing as Serena Williams still playing and still considered as one of the forces of the women’s tennis. She was first considered a lesser talent than her sister Venus, but what turned out after a few years was totally the opposite. Of late she has been a bit inconsistent, but no one can take Serena lightly. When Serena will retire and the list of top most women’s tennis she will certainly be the contender to top it.