Monday, November 13, 2017

Tallest Professional Women Tennis Players of All-Time

The following is a list of the tallest professional women tennis players that I am aware of and know about. If anybody knows of a taller professional woman tennis player please leave a comment.

The average height of a woman in the United States today is 5' 4". As you can see below all the pro women tennis players on this list are much taller than that. Does height help a tennis player? The answer is yes because the taller one is the easier it is to serve a ball over the net and serving is a critical element in playing tennis.

Tallest Women Tennis Players of All-Time

T-1. Eva Hrdinova - 6' 3"

At a height of 6' 3", Eva Hrdinova from the Czech Republic is tied as the tallest known professional woman tennis player. Eva is 33 years old and she still plays on the WTA Tour but she's never won a tournament and never gotten past the 2nd round at any of the Grand Slam events. Her career earnings $450,447.

T-1. Akgul Amanmuradova - 6' 3"

Akgul Amanmuradova from Uzbekistan is also 6' 3" tall. Akgul is also 33 years old and also still an active WTA player. Akgul is a better player than Eva Hrdinova as Akgul has won two WTA doubles titles and has earnings of $1.5 million. Akgul has reached the 3rd round at both the French Open and U.S. Open in the Grand Slam events.

T-3. Maria Sharapova - 6' 2"

Maria Sharapova is the best known tallest woman player of all-time at 6' 2". Maria is tied for the tallest woman to ever win a Grand Slam title and Maria is the tallest woman tennis player to ever win a career Grand Slam. To date, Maria Sharapova has won 36 WTA singles titles and has earned well over $37 million on the circuit. Maria has also earned a lot more money than that from endorsement deals.

T-3. Lindsey Davenport - 6' 2"

Lindsey Davenport also stands 6' 2" tall and she won three Grand Slam singles and three Grand Slam doubles titles in her career. Lindsey won 55 singles titles in her career and earned over $22 million on the WTA Tour. 

T-3. Naomi Broady - 6' 2"

Naomi Broady from England also stands 6' 2" tall. Naomi is 28 years old and she has never won a WTA title. Her career earnings are just over $1 million.

T-3. Erin Routliffe - 6' 2"

Erin Routliffe was born to Canadian parents in New Zealand while they were sailing around the world. Erin won two NCAA doubles titles while playing for Alabama with partner Maya Jansen in 2014 and 2015.  Erin is 23 years old and she has won one ITF singles title and 8 ITF doubles titles so far in her career.

Notable Women Tennis Players Who are 6' 1" Tall

  • Karolina Pliskova (twin sister Kristyna is 6' 0")

  • Venus Williams (Serena is 5' 9" tall)

  • CoCo Vandeweghe (her uncle is former UCLA and NBA basketball star Kiki who is 6' 8")

  • Dinara Safina

  • Polona Hercog (Miss Tattoo)

Notable Women Tennis Players Who are 6' 0" Tall 

  • Petra Kvitova

  • Victoria Azarenka

  • Ana Ivanovic

  • Garbine Muguruza


  1. New Zealand's Erin Routliffe is 6' 2". While nowhere near as well-known as any of the above list, she's starting to make her way up through the rankings as a doubles player, having won six ITF tournaments already this year and reaching 145 in the WTA rankings.

  2. Thanks for the info! Was unfamiliar with Erin Routliffe but see that she is a two-time NCAA doubles champion at Alabama with partner Maya Jansen. Will add her to the list

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