Working in pairs, go through the table below that gives you information about the top women tennis players since 1975. Write a short article for your school magazine comparing and contrasting the players in terms of their duration at the top. Mention some qualities that you think may be responsible for their brief or long stay at the top spot.

Top ranked women players:

The roll of honor of women who enjoyed life at the summit since everybody's favorite player, Chris Evert took her place in 1975.


Ranked on

Weeks as No. 1

Maria Sharapova (Russia)

Lindsay Davenport (US)

Amelie Mauresmo (France)

Justine Henin-Hardenne (Belgium)

Kim Clijsters (Belgium)

Serena Williams (US)

Venus Williams (US)

Jennifer Capriati (US)

Lindsay Davenport (US)

Martina Hingis (Switzerland)

Arantxa Sanchez — Vicario (Spain)

Monica Seles (US)

Steffi Graf (Germany)

Tracy Austin (US)

Martina Navratilova(US)

Chris Evert (US)

22 August, 2005

October, 2004

13 September 2004

20 October2003

11 August 2003

8 July 2002

25 February2002

15 October 2001

12 October 1998

31 March, 1997

6 February 1995

11 March 1991

17 August 1987

7 April 1980

10 July 1978

3 November 1975

















Women Tennis

Tennis is one of the most suitable sports for women and is also a popular worldwide spectator sport. It is a selective game and women have been successful setting massive records in this praiseworthy and interesting event. From 3 November 1975 to 22 August 2005, near about sixteen women from different countries have ranked high. Among them women from the United States, Germany and Switzerland are the toppers. Because of their endurance, tenacity of effort and a constant desire of playing tennis, they have been helpful in emerging victorious. Merit, being high in number or small is at the end of the day merit which has been achieved by each player through constantly driven mind and energy towards playing tennis. Therefore, Be it Maria Sharapova with the shortest record of a week or Steffi Graf with the highest record of 377 weeks stand equal in terms of their passion towards succeeding in reaching their goals.

NOTE- Students can include more information according to the length of the article they wish to keep.