Find out who are the oldest and the youngest players in the Top-100 of the WTA Rankings

Check out who are the top-5 youngest and the oldest players in the current Top-100 WTA Rankings as the Grand Slams for the season conclude.

Serena Williams and Coco Gauff - the oldest and youngest players in the Top-100 of the WTA Rankings
Serena Williams and Coco Gauff

With the 2021 season now moving into the final 3 months of the season, there have been lots of movements in the rankings. On the WTA Tour, all 4 Grand Slams saw different winners.

The 2021 Australian Open was won by Naomi Osaka who won her 4th Grand Slam title, while the 2021 French Open was won by Barbora Krejcikova who despite having won Grand Slam titles in the Doubles events, was waiting for her first Singles Grand Slam title.

At the 2021 Wimbledon Championships, Australia’s Ashleigh Barty picked up her 2nd Grand Slam title, 10 years since she won the Juniors Grand Slam title at the All-England Club. The 2021 US Open was won by 18-year old Emma Raducanu who became the first tennis player to win a Slam after beginning the tournament as a qualifier. Top-5 oldest players in the Top-100 are listed below.

  • Serena Williams – 39 (World No. 41)
  • Vera Zvonareva – 37 (World No. 97)
  • Kaia Kanepi – 36 (World No. 65)
  • Svetlana Kuznetsova – 36 (World No. 76)
  • Su-Wei Hsieh – 35 (World No. 83)

Coco Gauff leads the charge of youngsters in the WTA Rankings

Emma Raducanu vs Leylah Fernandez
Emma Raducanu and Leylah Fernandez

Coco Gauff has been one of the brightest talents on the WTA Tour and she continues to prove it with every tournament. The teenager despite a 2nd round defeat at the 2021 US Open, finished as the runner-up in Women’s Doubles.

Emma Raducanu has become a global star ever since her victory in the finals seeing a jump of 127 places in her rankings between the start and end of the tournament. Leylah Fernandez‘s run also sees her get a good jump in her rankings as she breaks into the Top-30 for the first time in her career. The Top-5 youngest and highest-ranked players in the WTA rankings are listed below.

  • Cco Gauff – 17 (World No. 19)
  • Clara Tauson – 18 (World No. 70)
  • Emma Raducanu – 18 (World No. 23)
  • Leylah Fernandez – 19 (World No. 28)
  • Marta Kostyuk – 19 (World No. 52)

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Sarthak Shitole is a tennis writer at FirstSportz. Despite being a lifelong Roger Federer fan, he has admiration for other tennis stars as well.