Who Is The Current World No.1 Women’s Tennis Player? Updated WTA Rankings Broken Down

To reach the world’s no.1 spot in tennis is beyond an achievement and many of the world’s leading players look towards that achievement every time they step on the court.

When it comes to the women’s game, Serena Williams held the stranglehold over the sport for decades, but since her retirement in September, many younger players have emerged dethroning the very best in the sport.

Iga Swiatek
Iga Swiatek took the tennis world by storm this year

So Who Is The World No.1 In The Women’s Game?

Polish powerhouse Iga Swiatek remains the current world no.1 after the shock of Ashleigh Barty’s retirement in March 2022.

The 21-year-old cruised through the 2022 US Open – putting world no.2 ranked Ons Jabeur to the sword in straight sets to further punctuate her status as one of the best women to grace the game.

Swiatek, who has 6030 more WTA ranking points than closest rival and world no.2 Ons Jabeur, will be happy with the gap that separates the two.

WTA Women’s Singles Rankings 


Iga Swiatek


Ons Jabeur


Jessica Pegula 


Caroline Garcia 


Aryna Sabalenka 


Maria Sakkari 


Coco Gauff


Daria Kasatkina 


Veronika Kudermetova


Simona Halep 


*Last Updated November 1o, 2022

How Do The Women’s Tennis Rankings Work?

The women’s rankings are calculated by the WTA, which award points on how a particular women’s tennis player performs in a competition or event.

Fundamentally, the further a player progresses in a tournament, the more WTA ranking points are awarded.

Obviously, the bigger events, such as a Grand Slam, provide 2000 for the winner and 1200 for the runner-up. A WTA 1000 Mandatory offers the winner 1000 WTA points while the runner-up swipes 600.

Points picked up from each tournament last for one year with rankings updated each week. 

So When Do The WTA Rankings Get Updated?

The WTA update their rankings every single Monday when tournaments are not running.

So in general, fans and players can expect updates on Monday when Grand Slam events are not running.