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Top five active players with most WTA titles

Published at :May 12, 2024 at 7:10 AM
Modified at :May 12, 2024 at 7:10 AM
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Venus Williams tops the list with 49 titles.

Founded in June 1973 by Billie Jean King, the WTA is the organizing body for women’s professional tennis. The WTA Tour includes over 50 events and four Grand Slams, spanning six continents and nearly 30 countries and regions.

Martina Navratilova has won the most major titles in the Open Era. She has secured 18 major singles titles, 31 major women’s doubles titles, and 10 major mixed doubles titles, totaling 59 major titles.

At the age of 22, Polish tennis star Iga Swiątek has already claimed 20 WTA titles. The young player recently triumphed at the Madrid Open 2024, defeating Aryna Sabalenka in a thrilling three-set tiebreaker.

In this feature, we will examine the top active tennis players who have won the most WTA titles. 

Active tennis players with most WTA titles

6. Iga Swiatek (20)

The world No. 1 tennis player is a four-time major singles champion, also known as the “Queen of Clay,” having secured the French Open titles in 2020, 2022, and 2023. She is undoubtedly aiming for a hat-trick of Roland Garros victories.

The 2023 French Open champion, Iga Swiątek, avenged her previous year’s loss at the Madrid Open 2024 against Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka. Swiątek also clinched her third title of the season, becoming the youngest player to reach 20 titles since Caroline Wozniacki in 2012.

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She is the first tennis player from Poland to win major titles, including the US Open in 2022. Swiątek has amassed a total of 20 WTA Tour titles.

Already this year, she has won three WTA 1000 titles. However, she experienced an upset at the 2024 Australian Open. To date, Swiątek has claimed nine WTA 1000 titles, five WTA 500 titles, and one WTA 250 title.

5. Victoria Azarenka (21)

Two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka has won 21 WTA Tour Singles titles. The 34-year-old tennis star won two major titles at the 2012 and 2013 Australian Open and became the first Belarusian player, male or female, to win a major singles title.

In singles, she has won 10 WTA 1000 level tournaments, and the singles bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics. Azarenka is also a three-time major finalist at the US Open, in 2012 and 2013 she lost to American Serena Williams and to Naomi Osaka in 2020.

Azarenka entered the 2024 Australian Open as the 18th seed, and she reached the fourth round of the season as the opener. After the disappointing Indiana Wells campaign, she made it to the semis of the 2024 Miami Open, however, she succumbed to Elena Rybakina. 

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4. Simona Halep (24)

The Romanian tennis player Simona Halep won 24 WTA Tour singles titles. Notably, she finished runner-up 18 times. The former world number no.1 won her first six WTA titles in the same calendar year in 2013, and she was the first to do so after Steffi Graf in 1986.

Halep reached three major titles at the 2014 French Open, 2017 French Open, and 2018 Australian Open before securing her first major title at the 2018 French Open, outfoxing Sloane Stephens. 

Notably, she was suspended from the WTA Tour in October 2022 for four years after testing positive for using banned substances. Later, her ban was reduced to nine months, which ended her suspension in July 2023. Afterward, she received a wild card to return to the WTA Tour at the 2024 Miami Open.

3. Caroline Wozniacki (30)

She is the first Danish tennis player to win a major singles title at Wimbledon. Wozniacki won 30 WTA Tour singles titles and two doubles titles. She had reached two major finals at the US Open, failing to beat Kim Clijsters in 2009, furthermore, she had to face another disappointment against Serena Williams in 2014.

Wozniacki tasted her first major title victory in 2018 following her win against Simona Halep in the Australian Open. Wozniacki announced her retirement on January 24, 2020. However, she made her comeback in June 2023 at the Canadian Open and at the US Open in August. Now, She will also participate in the 2024 Olympic Games.

2. Petra Kvitova (31)

The Czech professional tennis player Petra Kvitova has won 31 singles titles, including two major titles at Wimbledon in 2021 and 2014. She is also a 2016 Rio Olympic medalist. The 34-year-old tennis player secured a bronze medal in the Olympic singles event. 

Kvitova first made headlines when she defeated then-world No. 1 Russian tennis player Dinara Safina in the third round of the US Open. Kvitova secured her first major title at Wimbledon, beating Maria Sharapova in the finals. 

In 2024, She won her second major title at Wimbledon, over Eugenie Bouchard in the final. Thereafter, it took her almost five years to reach another major final. Kvitova, in 2019, reached the final of the Australian Open, however, she had to face defeat against Naomi Osaka.   

1. Venus Williams (49)

The American tennis veteran has won a total of 49 WTA titles, including five at Wimbledon and two at the US Open. Interestingly, The former world no. 1 also has the honor of winning an Olympic gold medal. Venus also became the first American women’s tennis player to hold the singles world no. 1 ranking in the open era.

With 49 WTA Tour singles titles, Williams has the most singles titles among active players. The 43-year-old has WTA doubles titles and two mixed doubles titles, taking her title tally to a total of 73 WTA titles. She is also among the active players.

In 2024, She competed in the Indian Wells and Miami Opens. However, She had to face disappointment in both tournaments. 

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