Top Ten Tallest Tennis Players On The WTA Tour
DECEMBER 26, 2019
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 on the WTA Tour.
1. Eva Hrdinova – 6 feet 3 inches
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.