Women's Tennis Association: Top ten American female singles tennis players, as of May 14, 2012

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  1. Serena Williams

    Serena Williams


    Serena Jameka Williams (born September 26, 1981) is an American professional tennis player who is ranked No. 1 in women's singles tennis. The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) has ranked her world No. 1 in singles on six separate occasions. She became the world No. 1 for the first time on July 8, 2002, and achieved this ranking for the sixth time on February 18, 2013. Williams has spent 256 weeks overall as the WTA ranked #1 as of August 30, 2015, placing her 4th on the List of WTA number 1 ranked players. On July 13, 2015 she marked the first time in WTA history that the No. 1 player had more than twice as many points as No. 2. She is the reigning champion of the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, U.S. Open, WTA Tour Championships and Olympic women's singles and doubles.

  2. Venus Williams

    Venus Williams


    Venus Ebony Starr Williams (born June 17, 1980) is an American professional tennis player who is a former World No. 1 and is ranked World No. 11 in singles as of February 1, 2015. She has been ranked World No. 1 in singles by the Women's Tennis Association on three separate occasions, for a total of eleven weeks. She became the World No. 1 for the first time on February 25, 2002, becoming the first black American woman to achieve this feat during the Open Era. She is credited as changing the women's game and ushering a new, modern era of power and athleticism on the women's professional tennis tour. She is also regarded as the best grass court player of her generation and is widely considered as one of the all-time greats of women's tennis.

  3. Melanie Oudin

    Melanie Oudin


    Melanie Oudin (born September 23, 1991) is an American tennis player and former world junior no. 2. She was a member of the American Fed Cup team from 2009 to 2011 and winner of the 2011 U.S. Open mixed doubles title, with fellow American player Jack Sock.

  4. Bethanie Mattek-Sands

    Bethanie Mattek-Sands


    Bethanie Lynn Mattek-Sands (née Mattek; born March 23, 1985, in Rochester, Minnesota) is an American professional tennis player who competes on the WTA Tour. She lives in Miami, Florida, but trains in Phoenix, Arizona. Mattek has won five singles and three doubles titles on the ITF Circuit, and her best results on the WTA Tour to date are reaching the semifinals of the tournaments in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 2005 and Birmingham, United Kingdom, in 2008 and the finals of the Bell Challenge in 2008 and 2010. In doubles, she has won fifteen WTA Tour titles most notably the 2015 Australian Open and French Open 2015. Mattek also plays for the New York Sportimes for World Team Tennis.

  5. Jamie Hampton

    Jamie Hampton


    Jamie Lee Hampton (born January 8, 1990, in Frankfurt, West Germany) is an American professional tennis player. On July 29, 2013, she reached her highest singles ranking of world no. 24.

  6. Sloane Stephens

    Sloane Stephens


    Sloane Stephens (born March 20, 1993) is an American tennis player who is currently ranked World No. 29 by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA).

  7. Vania King

    Vania King


    Vania King (traditional Chinese: 金久慈, simplified Chinese: 金久慈, Hanyu Pinyin: Jīn Jiǔcí) (born February 3, 1989) is an American tennis player. King won both the 2010 Wimbledon Women's Doubles and 2010 US Open Women's Doubles titles with Kazakh partner Yaroslava Shvedova.

  8. Lilia Osterloh

    Lilia Osterloh


    Lilia Osterloh (born April 7, 1978) is a retired tennis player from the United States, who started a professional career in August 1997. She reached her highest singles ranking on the WTA Tour on April 23, 2001, when she became world no. 41. Her career-high doubles ranking on the WTA tour is no. 77, which she reached on August 23, 1999.

  9. Jill Craybas

    Jill Craybas


    Jill N. Craybas (born July 4, 1974) is an American former professional tennis player. At 39 years of age, she was one of the oldest players on the WTA Tour, as well as the longest serving, having turned pro in 1996. From the 2000 US Open to the 2011 US Open, Craybas competed in 45 consecutive Grand Slam main draws, her best result coming in the 2005 Wimbledon Championships where she reached the fourth round which included wins over Marion Bartoli and Serena Williams.

  10. Shenay Perry

    Shenay Perry


    Shenay Perry (born July 6, 1984, in Washington DC) is an American professional tennis player. Her career-high WTA singles ranking is No. 40, which she reached on August 28, 2006. Her career-high WTA doubles ranking is No. 97, set at December 8, 2003. Shenay won 9 out of 10 ITF singles finals in her career. She retired from professional tennis in September 2010.

  11. Christina McHale

    Christina McHale


    Christina McHale (born May 11, 1992) is an American professional tennis player. Her highest-ever WTA rankings are No. 24 in singles and No. 111 in doubles. McHale has beaten numerous top WTA tour players throughout her career, including dual Grand Slam champions Svetlana Kuznetsova, Victoria Azarenka and Petra Kvitová, as well as Caroline Wozniacki (ranked World No. 1 at the time), former World No. 3 Nadia Petrova, former world number five Daniela Hantuchová, 2013 Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli and former French Open finalist Sara Errani, among others.

  12. Alison Riske

    Alison Riske


    Alison Riske (born July 3, 1990 in Pittsburgh) is an American professional tennis player. She has won one WTA title, six singles and one doubles title on the ITF tour. She reached the third round of the Australian Open in 2014, the third round at Wimbledon in 2013 and 2014 and the fourth round of the US Open in 2014. She reached her career high singles ranking of world number 40 on June 9, 2014 and she won her first WTA tour title on October 12, 2014, when she won the Tianjin Open.

  13. Varvara Lepchenko

    Varvara Lepchenko


    Varvara Petrovna Lepchenko (Варвара Петрiвна Лепченко); born May 21, 1986 in Tashkent) is an Uzbek-American professional tennis player of Ukrainian descent. As of September 7, 2015, she is ranked No. 46 in the world. Lepchenko has won eleven ITF singles titles during her career.

  14. Irina Falconi

    Irina Falconi


    Irina Falconi (born May 4, 1990) is a professional American tennis player, who was born in Portoviejo, Ecuador. Her highest WTA singles ranking is World No. 71, which she reached on July 8, 2015. Her career high in doubles is World No. 70, which she reached on June 10, 2013.

  15. Yasmin Schnack

    Yasmin Schnack


    Yasmin Schnack (born May 4, 1988, in Sacramento, California) is an American professional tennis player. Her highest singles and doubles rankings are No. 371 and No. 140, respectively, both set in the 2012 season.

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