Top 10 WTA Grand Slam Performers of the Decade

Osaka, the tenth-best Grand Slam performer of 2010–2019.The top 10 WTA Grand Slam Performers of the Decade (2010–2019)

As the decade comes to a close, it’s time to look back on who performed the best in the 40 Grand Slam Championships that took place between 2010 and 2019. Putting favorites aside, we used the numbers to rank the top 10 WTA  performers of the biggest tournaments of the 2010s. From the blistering Aussie heat, to the dusty red clay of Paris. On the fresh cut lawns in Wimbledon and amidst the screaming crowds in New York City, these 10 women rose above the rest to perform their best when it counted the most. If you missed it, go read our post on the top 10 ATP performers of the decade.

How they’re ranked

Grand Slam performers are ranked by number of Grand Slam titles won between 2010 and 2019. If tied, number of runner-up appearances is considered before average points per Slam. Thus, Simona Halep ranks over Li Na because she was runner up three times (once more than Li Na), even though Li Na’s points per Slam rating is much higher.

WTA points earned at Grand Slams:

Champion 2,000
Runner-up 1,300
Semifinal 780
Quarterfinal 430
Fourth round 240
Third round 130
Second Round 70
First Round 10

1. Serena Williams

Grand Slam titles: 12 (Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, US Open)

Percentage of available titles won: 30%

Runner-up: seven times

Total points earned in Grand Slams: 37,490

Average points per Slam entered: 1,136.06

Turned pro: 1995

2. Angelique Kerber

Grand Slam titles: 3 (Australian OpenWimbledon, US Open)

Percentage of available titles won: 7.5%

Runner-up: once

Total points earned in Grand Slams: 14,400

Average points per Slam entered: 361

Turned pro: 2003

3. Maria Sharapova

Grand Slam titles: 2 (French Open)

Percentage of available titles won: 5%

Runner-up: four times

Total points earned in Grand Slams: 16,320

Average points per Slam entered: 526.45

Turned pro: 2001

4. Simona Halep

Grand Slam titles: 2 (French Open, Wimbledon)

Percentage of available titles won: 5%

Runner-up: three times

Total Points Earned in Grand Slams: 13,782

Average points per Slam entered: 344.55

Turned pro: 2006

5. Li Na

Grand Slam titles: 2 (Australian Open, French Open)

Runner-up: twice

Total Points Earned in Grand Slams: 10,130

Average points per Slam entered: 533.16

Turned pro: 1999

Retired: 2002–2004, 2014–

ITHoF induction: 2019

6. Victoria Azarenka

Grand Slam titles: 2 (Australian Open)

Percentage of available titles won: 5%

Runner-up: twice

Total points earned in Grand Slams: 13,960

Average points per Slam entered: 423.03

Turned pro: 2003

7. Petra Kvitova

Grand Slam titles: 2 (Wimbledon)

Percentage of available titles won: 5%

Runner-up: once

Total points earned in Grand Slams: 12,830

Average points per Slam entered: 337.63

Turned pro: 2006

8. Garbiñe Muguruza

Grand Slam titles: 2 (French Open, Wimbledon)

Runner-up: once

Total points earned in Grand Slams: 9,670

Average points per Slam entered: 322.33

Turned pro: 2012

9. Kim Clijsters

Grand Slam titles: 2 (Australian OpenUS Open)

Runner-up: zero times

Total points earned in Grand Slams: 5,720

Average points per Slam entered: 715

Turned pro: 1997

Retired: 2007–2009, 2012–2020

ITHoF induction: 2017

10. Naomi Osaka

Grand Slam titles: 2 (Australian OpenUS Open)

Runner-up: zero times

Total points earned in Grand Slams: 5,632

Average points per Slam entered: 331.29

Turned pro: 2013

Who will make the 2020–2029 list?

We can’t even imagine what the next “Grand Slam performers of the decade” list will look like. We’re more than excited to be there watching the stars of tomorrow stamp their place in tennis history alongside customers and friends both new and old!

As the experts in tennis travel, we’ll take you to Grand Slams and Masters 1000 events to see the biggest stars make history in 2020. See you in the new year!