- While beauty takes a share in this admiration, their style of play, determination and mental toughness always make them admirable
- Their athleticism breaks barriers by being role models
- Their talent matches their beauty and they break stereotypes in the sport
Famous names like Steffi Graf, Margaret Court, and Billie Jean King among others are legendary in tennis history. They are the reason behind the most admired female tennis players.
While beauty takes a share in this admiration, their style of play, determination and mental toughness always make them admirable. Their athleticism breaks barriers by being role models and inspiring generations who are now the world’s most beloved WTA players. Their talent matches their beauty and they break stereotypes in the sport. Here they are;
Serena Williams is not only among the greatest female tennis player of all time but also a gracious soul among the most admired female tennis players. Although she retired in 2022, she made history in so doing having won 23 Grand Slam singles titles, the most by any female player in the Open Era.
In addition, she is also a four-time Olympic gold medalist. Tennis fans will always remember her for her powerful serve and her all-around game. She was among the fiercest tennis competitors and a role model for many young women eyeing tennis and other sports. Serena overcame gender and racial bias for decades by being firm and using her tennis skills to advocate for equality. She proved naysayers wrong by emerging as the best black female tennis player of the decade and she would say it loudly.
Her confidence, charisma, and role as a trailblazer in women’s sports make her an iconic figure. Serena’s ability to transcend gender and race barriers while consistently excelling in a highly competitive sport earns her widespread admiration from people of all backgrounds.
Ash Barty, an Australian tennis player remains a darling even after retiring in 2022. She is now a mother of one and her admiration stems from her strong will to learn and win. Despite retiring earlier on, Barty made a resounding tennis comeback and won two more Grand Slams before retiring after winning the 2022 Australian Open.
She displayed her versatility as a player who could win from both the baseline and the net and was incredibly humble and respectful.
Naomi Osaka, an American-based Japanese tennis player is the face of gender and social justice in the WTA. As a four-time Grand Slam champion, she exhibited powerful serves and took on the biggest female tennis stars. She is an advocate of social justice by virtue of being a black tennis player who has had her run-ins with racism in the past. But, her best advocacy remains on mental wellness after a meltdown in 2021 which drove her to a tennis hiatus.
Since she is now a young mother; she says motherhood adds her bonus points as far as the most admired female tennis players goes.
The Polish WTA player is a young and exciting player popular for her aggressive style of play. She is calm and exudes a bubbly personality which endears her more to her fans. She rose to the top of WTA ranking in 2022 when she won two Grand Slams; the French Open and the US Open and a series of Masters events.
Belarusian tennis star Aryna Sabalenka is a rising star on WTA. Her resilience and talent are unmatched in every measure. She thrives in the most tense circumstances and takes it out with her powerful serves who is already positioned as fierce competitor. Sabalenka has a Grand Slam to her name and she is not stopping at all until she adds more.
An in-depth look at the most admired female tennis players isn’t complete without mentioning Tunisian tennis player Ons Jabeur. She is the only top-ranked WTA player from Africa and she represents her people with every might of her breath. Jabuer earned praise and admiration after making it to the 2023 Wimbledon finals. She, however, didn’t make it against Czech player Marketa Vondrousova.
Coco Gauff is an American teenage sensation who has already achieved great things in her young career. Her all-court games feature a strong sense of her mental toughness and resilience which have made her a formidable tennis player. Gauff inspires a lot of young women with her versatile style of play and an enviable demeanour.