Top 5 countries with the most top-100 WTA pros
Here, Tennishead has a look at the nations with the most pros inside the WTA top-100 rankings.
Just two countries contribute a quarter of the players in the top-100. Let’s take a look at them and the most prolific others.
(Accurate as of 21st September 2021)
5. Spain and Ukraine – 4 players
Three of the top four Spanish players fall within the top 40 in the world, led by two-time Slam champion and world number nine Garbine Muguruza. Paula Badosa and Sara Sorribes Tormo sit at 27 and 36 respectively, while Nuria Parrizas Diaz is ranked 86 in the world.
Ukraine has a slightly younger cohort inside the top-100, with 21-year-old Dayan Yastremska and 19-year-old Marta Kostyuk ranked just outside the top-50. Elina Svitolina leads the way at number four in the world, while Anhelina Kalinina rounds out the group at world number 63.
4. France – 6 players
It’s arguably a slight case of quantity over quality with regards to France on the WTA tour. All of their contingent ranked within the top-100 are outside the top-50, with Carolina Garcia the highest ranked at 60 in the world.
Kristina Mladenovic and Alize Cornet are close behind within the top-70, while Fiona Ferro is ranked 85. Finally, Clara Burel and Oceane Dodin are ranked 91 and 94 respectively. Ferro, Burel and Dodin are all under 25 years of age, with Burel being just 20-year-old.
3. Czech Republic – 8 players
This is where we really get to the big guns. Not only does Czechia boast eight top-100 players, but three of them are within the world’s top-10. These are world number three Karolina Pliskova, world number five and 2021 Roland Garros champion Barbora Krejcikova, and two-time Wimbledon champion and world number 10 Petra Kvitova.
Karolina Muchova, Marketa Vondrousova and Katerina Siniakova join inside the top-50, before Tereza Martincova and Marie Bouzkova fill out the eight.
2. Russia – 9 players
Russia has been a force to be reckoned with on the WTA tour for years, and that remains the case today. 2021 Roland Garros runner-up and world number 13 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova leads the way, with Daria Kasatkina, Veronika Kudermetova, Ekaterina Alexandrova and Liudmila Samsonova all inside the top-50.
Varvara Gracheva is 82 in the world, while Svetlana Kuznetsova and Anastasia Potapova hover around number 90. Vera Zvonareva finishes off the list at 96 in the world.
1. USA – 16 players
The US leads the way with the largest tally inside the top-100, with one in six of the 100 being American. 2020 Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin leads the way at seventh in the world, followed closely behind by 17-year-old superstar Coco Gauff at 19th.
2021 Australian Open finalist Jennifer Brady is just outside the top-20, with Jessica Pegula, Danielle Collins, Alison Riske and Serena Williams all within the top-40.
Shelby Rogers is 45th, while 2017 US Open finalist Madison Keys and 2017 US Open champion Sloan Stephens are 51 and 54 respectively.
Ann Li, Amanda Anisimova, Bernarda Pera, Madison Brengle, Claire Liu and Lauren Davis round out the Americans. Five of the 16 are younger than 25, four of whom are 21 or younger.
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