Top Ten Tallest Tennis Players On The WTA Tour

Published 12/26/2019, 12:10 PM EST

Women are usually shorter because of their genetics. There are some women who are extremely tall which may provide them an advantage in tennis. Here are the tallest tennis players o WTA.


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1. Eva Hrdinova – 6 feet 3 inches


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Eva Hrdinova is the tallest woman to have ever played tennis which his her only claim to fame. She has not performed well in her tennis career reaching a career-high ranking of world no. 168. She has also not won any WTA titles in singles and doubles. However, she has won many ITF titles in both singles and doubles winning a total of 22 ITF titles.

2. Akgul Amanmuradova – 6 feet 3 inches

Akgul Amanmuradova stands as the tallest woman to have ever played tennis along with Eva Hrdinova. She has had a good career reaching a career-high ranking of no. 50 in singles and no. 36 in doubles. She has also won 2 WTA titles in doubles along with 12 ITF titles. She has also won 9 ITF titles in singles.

3. Lindsey Davenport – 6 feet 2 1/2 inches

In addition to being one of the tallest, Lindsay Davenport was also one of the best tennis players of her time. She won 55 WTA titles and 38 WTA titles which include 3 grand slams in each. She was also the world no. 1 in both singles and doubles and won the tour finals in both. She is also famous for playing one of the greatest matches in the final of the 2005 Wimbledon which lasted 2 hours and 45 minutes.

4. Maria Sharapova – 6 feet 2 inches

Maria Sharapova was one of the tallest and best players of her time. Over the course of her career, she has won 36 WTA titles which include 5 Grand Slams. She is one of the only active players to have completed the Career Grand Slam. In recent years, she has been remembered more for the doping scandal than her achievements. We should remember Maria Sharapova for her achievements which include being one of the tallest tennis players.

5. Karolina Pliskova – 6 feet 1 inch

Karolina Pliskova is a tall player who has been doing very well in recent years. She is currently the world no. 2 but she used to be the world no. 1. She has won 15 WTA titles over her career. Her biggest achievement was reaching the final of the 2016 US Open where she lost to Angelique Kerber. Karolina Pliskova has progressed to the final stages of Grand Slams many times so we should see her winning Grand Slams soon.

6. Venus Williams – 6 feet 1 inch

Venus Williams has been extremely successful. She has won 49 WTA titles which include 7 Gand Slams. She won one of those against Lindsay Davenport in what was one of the greatest matches.  She has been successful in doubles also, winning 22 WTA titles out of which 14 were Grand Slams. with her sister Serena. She has not been just been one of the tallest tennis players but one of the best tennis players.

7. CoCo Vandeweghe – 6 feet 1 inch

CoCo Vandeweghe has been very successful. She has won 2 WTA titles and has reached 2 Grand Slam semifinals back in 2017. She has also been successful in doubles winning a Grand Slam in 2018 along with Ashleigh Barty. She has one of the most powerful serves in women’s tennis because she is extremely tall. Due to a powerful serve, she has been able to excel in singles and doubles.

8. Ana Ivanovic – 6 feet 1/2 inch

Ana Ivanovic is a tall and successful player. Over the course of her career, she has won 14 WTA titles. She reached the finals of the 2007 French Open and 2008 Australian Open before winning the 2008 French Open. However, she struggled a lot afterward failing to reach the later stages of tournaments. She did have a resurgence in 2015 but she retired in 2016.

9. Kristina Mladenovic – 6 feet 1/2 inch


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Kristina Mladenovic is a player who has a powerful serve thanks to her height. This serve has helped her attain a lot of success in doubles. In mixed doubles, she has won 2 grand slams at the Australian Open and Wimbledon. In women’s doubles, she has won 3 grand slams. She also helped France win the Fed Cup in 2019.

10. Victoria Azarenka – 6 feet


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Victoria Azarenka does not have a good service even though she is tall. Despite this, she has attained a lot of success. She has won 2 grand slams over the course of her career at the Australian Open. She has also reached the final of the US Open twice and has won the Olympic Bronze. Clearly, Victoria Azarenka does not need a great service to achieve a lot.



Rishi Karthikeyan

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