7th July 2019

The World's Top 10 Tallest Female Tennis Players

Venus Williams, Maria Sharapova, Petra Kvitová... ahead of this season's tournament, we're celebrating #advantagetall with a list of the tallest female tennis players ever.

Eva Hrdinová

Born: June 15 1984 | Height: 6’3″ Turned pro: 2004 | Country: Czech Republic

At 6’3″, Eva is the tallest female tennis player in history.
She reached her best singles ranking of world no. 168 on April 14 2008 and has three singles and 19 doubles titles under her belt.

Akgul Amanmuradova

Born: June 23 1984 | 6’2″ | Turned pro: 2000 | Country: Uzbekistan

Peaking at world number 50 on May 26 2008, the right-handed sports star has won nine single and 14 doubles titles in her career. Akgul reached world no. 36 in the doubles rankings on January 18 2010 too.

Lindsay Davenport

Born: June 8 1976 | 6′ 2 1⁄2″ | Turned pro: 1993 | Country: USA

World no. 1 on eight different occasions, Olympic gold medal winner and International Tennis Hall of Fame honouree. Former tennis pro Lindsay is also remembered for playing Venus Williams in the longest and arguably most riveting women's final in Wimbledon history.

Maria Sharapova

Born: April 19 1987 | 6’2″ | Turned pro: 2001 | Country: Russia

Named by Forbes as the highest paid female athlete in the world for 11 consecutive years, Maria has enjoyed a rare level of longevity in women’s tennis and is the only Russian to earn a career Grand Slam. Suspended for two years after testing positive for a banned substance, she returned to competition in April 2017

Karolína Plíšková

Born: March 25 1992 | 6’1″| Turned pro: 2009 | Country: Czech Republic

Noted for her powerful serve and forceful groundstrokes, Karolína peaked at world no. 3 in 2017. She won the Australian Open junior title in 2010 and reached her first career Grand Slam final at the 2016 US Open, where she came runner up in three sets.

Venus Williams

Born: June 17 1980 | 6’1″ | Turned pro: 1994 | Country: US

Regarded as one of the all-time greats of women’s tennis, Venus is
a four-time Olympic gold medallist with seven Grand Slam titles. She's the only tennis player ever to have won a medal at four separate Olympic games and holds the record for the most Grand Slams played.

Dinara Safina

Born: April 17 1986 | 6’1″ | Turned pro: 2000 | Country: Russia

Tennis ace Dinara is a Olympic silver medal winner, former world no. 1 and one of the world's tallest women's tennis players. In 2007, she had Grand Slam success in women's doubles with Nathalie Dechy but retired in 2014 following a lengthy absence due to an ongoing back injury.

Ana Ivanović

Born: November 6 1987 | 6′ | Turned pro: 2003 | Country: Serbia and Montenegro

Competing as a pro until 2016, Ana is a former world no. 1 and Grand Slam title winner. She's also one of Time's 30 Legends of Women's Tennis: Past Present and Future and was included on the list of Top 100 Greatest Players Ever by reported Matthew Cronin.

Victoria Azarenka

Born: July 31 1989 | 6′ | Turned pro: 2003 | Country: Belarus

After winning two Australian Opens in 2012 and 2013, Victoria is the only Belarusian tennis player with a Grand Slam singles title. Her other achievements include earning two mixed doubles titles and picking up two medals at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Petra Kvitová

Born: March 8 1990 | 6′ | Turned pro: 2006 | Country: Czech Republic

Petra is the second highest-ranked left-handed player with 20 career singles titles, including two Wimbledon Grand Slams. Reaching a career-high of world no. 2 in 2011, she also won bronze at the 2016 Rio Olympics.