WTA Records

Ranking Records

Most weeks at No.1 :
Steffi Graf (377 weeks)
Most weeks at No.1 (doubles ranking) :
Martina Navratilova (237 weeks)
Most consecutive weeks at No.1 :
Steffi Graf (186 weeks)
Most consecutive weeks at No.1 (doubles ranking) :
Martina Navratilova (191 weeks)
Most years ended at No.1 :
Steffi Graf (8 years)
Most consecutive years ended at No.1 :
Martina Navratilova (5 years from 1982-1986)
Youngest player to end a year at No.1 :
Martina Hingis (17 years, 2 months in 1997)
Youngest No.1 player :
Martina Hingis (16 years, 6 months in 1997)
Oldest No.1 player :
Serena Williams (32 years in 2013)
Most years ended in the Top 10 :
Martina Navratilova (20 years from 1975-1994)
Most consecutive years ended in the Top 5 :
Martina Navratilova (19 years from 1975-1993)
Most consecutive years ended in the Top 10 :
Martina Navratilova (20 years – 1975-1994)
Youngest player in the Top 10 :
Jennifer Capriati (14 years, 7 months in 1990)
Youngest player to be ranked in singles :
Stephanie Rehe (13 years, 2 months in 1983)

Earnings Records

Most prize money won in a career :
Serena Williams (54’183’481 $)
Most prize money won in a single season :
Serena Williams (12’385’572 $ in 2013)

Grand Slams, Fed Cup and Year-End Championship

Most Grand Slam singles titles :
Margaret Smith Court (24 titles)
Most Grand Slam doubles titles :
Martina Navratilova (31 titles)
Most Grand Slam mixed doubles titles :
Margaret Smith Court (19 titles)
Most Grand Slam combined titles :
Margaret Smith Court (62 titles – 24 in singles, 19 in doubles and 19 in mixes doubles)
Most consecutive Grand Slam singles titles :
Maurenn Connolly, Margaret Smith Court, Martina Navratilova (6 titles)
Best career Grand Slam match winning percentage :
Margaret Smith Court (90% – 210-23)
Most years with at least one Grand Slam singles title :
Chris Evert (13 years from 1974-1986)
Most Grand Slam singles finals :
Chris Evert (34 finals)
Most consecutive Grand Slam finals :
Steffi Graf (13 finals from 1987-1990)
Most consecutive Grand Slam semifinals :
Martina Navratilova (19 semifinals between 1983-1988)
Most losses in Grand Slam finals :
Chris Evert (16 finals)
Most Grand Slam appearances :
Amy Frazier (71 participations)
Most consecutive Grand Slam appearances :
Ai Sugiyama (60 participations from 1994-2009)
Most Grand Slam singles matches won :
Martina Navratilova (306 matches)
Most consecutive Grand Slam singles matches won :
Maurenn Connolly (50 matches from 1952-1954)
Most Grand Slam singles titles in one year (four titles) :
Maureen Connolly (1953), Margaret Smith Court (1970), Steffi Graf (1988)
Youngest Grand Slam singles winner :
Lottie Dod (15 years, 285 days in 1887)
Oldest Grand Slam singles winner :
Charlotte Sterry (37 years, 282 days in 1908)
Most Fed Cup titles :
United States (17 titles)
Most Year-End Championship titles :
Martina Navratilova (8 titles)

Titles records

Most singles titles :
Martina Navratilova (167 titles)
Most doubles titles :
Martina Navratilova (177 titles)
Most singles and doubles titles :
Martina Navratilova (344 titles)
Most singles titles in a season :
Margaret Smith Court (21 titles in 1970)
Most doubles titles in a season :
Billie Jean King (21 titles in 1971)
Most singles and doubles titles in a season :
Billie Jean King (38 titles in 1971)
Most singles titles on clay courts :
Chris Evert (66 titles)
Most singles titles on hard courts :
Chris Evert (53 titles)
Most singles titles on indoor carpet courts :
Martina Navratilova (88 titles)
Most singles titles at the same event :
Martina Navratilova (12 titles – Chicago)
Most tournaments won in singles and doubles at the same event :
Martina Navratilova (84 titles)
Most years with at least one singles title :
Martina Navratilova (21 years from 1974-1994)

Most matches won

Most singles matches won :
Martina Navratilova (1442 wins)
Most doubles matches won :
Martina Navratilova (1044 wins)
Most singles and doubles matches won :
Martina Navratilova (2486 matches)
Most singles matches won in a season :
Billie Jean King (112 matches in 1971)
Most doubles matches won in a season :
Billie Jean King (80 matches in 1971)
Most singles and doubles matches won in a season :
Billie Jean King (192 matches in 1971)
Best career match winning percentage :
Chris Evert (90,0% – 1309-146)
Best match winning percentage in a season :
Martina Navratilova (98,9% – 86-1 in 1983)
Most consecutive singles matches won :
Martina Navratilova (74 matches in 1984)
Most consecutive singles matches won on clay courts :
Chris Evert (125 matches from 1973-1979)

Other WTA records

Most singles matches played in a career :
Martina Navratilova (1661 matches)
Most singles matches played in a season :
Billie Jean King (125 matches in 1971)
Most consecutive sets won :
Martina Navratilova (74 sets in 1984)
Most singles finals played :
Martina Navratilova (239 finals)
Most consecutive singles finals played :
Martina Navratilova (23 finals from 1983-1984)
Most tournaments played :
Martina Navratilova (390 tournaments)
Most singles finals between the same players :
Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert (61 finals – 36-25)
Most matches between the same players :
Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova (80 matches – 43-37)
Youngest singles title winner on the WTA Tour :
Tracy Austin (14 years, 28 days – Portland 1977)
Oldest singles title winner on the WTA Tour :
Billie Jean King (39 years, 7 months – Birmingham 1983)
Oldest doubles title winner on the WTA Tour :
Martina Navratilova (49 years, 9 months – Montreal 2006)
Most finals at the same event :
Martina Navratiova (14 finals in Chicago)
Youngest player to compete in a WTA Tour event :
Stephanie Rehe (13 years, 1 month in 1982)
The longest singles match :
Vicki Nelson – Jean Hepner (6 hours, 31 minutes – 6:4 7:6 – Richmond 1984)
The longest tie-break :
Vicki Nelson – Jean Hepner (1 hour, 47 minutes – 13:11 – Richmond 1984)
The longest point :
Vicki Nelson – Jean Hepner (643 strokes – Richmond 1984)
Most consecutive points won :
Yaroslava Shvedova (24 consecutive points – “Golden Set” – against Sara Errani – Wimbledon 2012)

Serve Records

Fastest serve in a main draw event :
Sabine Lisicki (210 km/h [130 mph] – Bali 2009)
Most aces in one match :
Kaia Kanepi (24 aces – Tokyo 2008) and Serena Williams (24 aces – Wimbledon 2012)
Most aces in one tournament :
Serena Williams (102 aces – Wimbledon 2012)
Most double faults in one match :
Anna Kournikova (31 double faults – Australian Open 1999)

Height Record

The tallest player on the WTA circuit :
Akgul Amanmuradova (190 cm / 6 ft 3 in)