List of highest ranked tennis players per country

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This article lists the professional tennis players who reached the highest ranking among their compatriots during the Open Era. The rankings used are ATP Rankings for men (since 23 August 1973 for singles, and 1 March 1976 for doubles) and WTA Rankings for women (since 3 November 1975 for singles, and 4 September 1984 for doubles).

On 11 September 2017, Garbiñe Muguruza and Rafael Nadal made Spain the first country since the United States 14 years ago to simultaneously top both the ATP and the WTA rankings, with Muguruza making her debut in the No. 1 spot. The most recent previous such pair were Serena Williams and Andre Agassi, 28 April to 11 May, 2003.[1]

Singles[edit]

Men[edit]

Nation Ranking Player(s) Date reached
 Algeria 114 Lamine Ouahab 21 September 2009
 Argentina 2 Guillermo Vilas 30 April 1975
 Armenia 38 Sargis Sargsian 12 January 2004
 Australia 1 John Newcombe
Patrick Rafter
Lleyton Hewitt
3 June 1974
26 July 1999
19 November 2001
 Austria 1 Thomas Muster 12 February 1996
 Bahamas 96 Mark Knowles 24 June 1996
 Barbados 106 Darian King 8 May 2017
 Belarus 18 Max Mirnyi 18 August 2003
 Belgium 7 David Goffin 20 November 2017
 Bolivia 35 Mario Martinez 12 September 1983
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 23 Damir Džumhur 2 July 2018
 Brazil 1 Gustavo Kuerten 4 December 2000
 Bulgaria 3 Grigor Dimitrov 20 November 2017
 Canada 3 Milos Raonic 21 November 2016
 Chile 1 Marcelo Ríos 30 March 1998
 China 140 Wu Di 25 April 2016
 Chinese Taipei 33 Lu Yen-hsun 1 November 2010
 Colombia 28 Santiago Giraldo 29 September 2014
 Costa Rica 55 Juan Antonio Marín 11 October 1999
 Croatia 2 Goran Ivanišević 4 July 1994
 Cyprus 8 Marcos Baghdatis 21 August 2006
 Czech Republic 1 Ivan Lendl 28 February 1983
 Denmark 41 Kenneth Carlsen 7 June 1993
 Dominican Republic 43 Víctor Estrella 13 July 2015
 Ecuador 4 Andrés Gómez 11 June 1990
 Egypt 34 Ismail El Shafei 8 April 1975
 El Salvador 139 Marcelo Arévalo 2 July 2018
 Estonia 71 Jürgen Zopp 10 September 2012
 Finland 13 Jarkko Nieminen 10 July 2006
 France 3 Yannick Noah 7 July 1986
 Georgia 9 Alex Metreveli 3 July 1974
 Germany 1 Boris Becker 28 January 1991
 Greece 6 Stefanos Tsitsipas 20 May 2019
 Guatemala 275 Christopher Díaz Figueroa 30 September 2013
 Haiti 22 Ronald Agénor 8 May 1989
 Hong Kong 800 Wong Hong Kit 30 October 2017
 Hungary 12 Balázs Taróczy 5 April 1982
 India 16 Vijay Amritraj 7 July 1980
 Indonesia 241 Christopher Rungkat April 8, 2013
 Iran 192 Mansour Bahrami 9 May 1988
 Ireland 129[n 1] Conor Niland 6 December 2010
 Israel 18 Amos Mansdorf 16 November 1987
 Italy 4 Adriano Panatta 24 August 1976
 Jamaica 64 Dustin Brown 10 October 2016
 Japan 4 Kei Nishikori 2 March 2015
 Kazakhstan 33 Andrey Golubev 4 October 2010
 Latvia 10 Ernests Gulbis 9 June 2014
 Lithuania 50 Ričardas Berankis 23 May 2016
 Luxembourg 21 Gilles Müller 31 July 2017
 Mexico 4 Raúl Ramírez 7 November 1976
 Macedonia 510 Tomislav Jotovski 15 June 2015
 Moldova 39 Radu Albot 5 August 2019
 Monaco 84 Jean-René Lisnard 27 January 2003
 Montenegro 236 Goran Tošić 7 June 2010
 Morocco 14 Younes El Aynaoui 11 March 2003
 Netherlands 3 Tom Okker 2 March 1974
 New Zealand 19 Chris Lewis 16 April 1984
 Nigeria 52 Nduka Odizor 11 June 1984
 Norway 39 Christian Ruud 9 October 1995
 Pakistan 44 Haroon Rahim 2 July 1977
 Paraguay 9 Víctor Pecci 21 April 1980
 Peru 18 Jaime Yzaga 30 October 1989
 Philippines 72 Cecil Mamiit 11 October 1999
 Poland 10 Wojciech Fibak 25 July 1977
 Portugal 28 João Sousa 16 May 2016
 Romania 1 Ilie Năstase 23 August 1973
 Russia 1 Yevgeny Kafelnikov
Marat Safin
3 May 1999
20 November 2000
 Senegal 74 Yahiya Doumbia 19 September 1988
 Serbia 1 Novak Djokovic 4 July 2011
 Serbia and Montenegro 63 Novak Djokovic 29 May 2006
 Slovakia 4 Miloslav Mečíř 22 February 1988
 Slovenia 43 Grega Žemlja
Aljaž Bedene
15 July 2013
19 February 2018
 South Africa 5 Kevin Curren
Kevin Anderson
22 July 1985
16 July 2018
 South Korea 19 Chung Hyeon 2 April 2018
 Spain 1 Carlos Moyà
Juan Carlos Ferrero
Rafael Nadal
15 March 1999
8 September 2003
18 August 2008
 Sweden 1 Björn Borg
Mats Wilander
Stefan Edberg
23 August 1977
12 September 1988
13 August 1990
  Switzerland 1 Roger Federer 2 February 2004
 Thailand 9 Paradorn Srichaphan 12 May 2003
 Tunisia 46 Malek Jaziri 12 November 2018
 Turkey 77 Marsel İlhan 2 March 2015
 Ukraine 4 Andriy Medvedev 16 May 1994
 United Kingdom 1 Andy Murray 7 November 2016
 United States 1 Jimmy Connors
John McEnroe
Jim Courier
Pete Sampras
Andre Agassi
Andy Roddick
29 July 1974
3 March 1980
10 February 1992
12 April 1993
10 April 1995
3 November 2003
 Uruguay 19 Pablo Cuevas 15 August 2016
 Uzbekistan 33 Denis Istomin 13 August 2012
 Venezuela 74 Nicolás Pereira 22 July 1996
 Vietnam 430 Lý Hoàng Nam 21 May 2018
 Yugoslavia 7 Goran Ivanišević 28 January 1991
 Zimbabwe 22 Byron Black 29 April 1996

Women[edit]

Nation Ranking Player(s) Date reached
 Albania 1061 Daniela Islamaj 21 June 2010
 Algeria 381 Feriel Esseghir 8 April 2002
 Angola 373 Helga Vieira 16 July 2001
 Argentina 3 Gabriela Sabatini 27 February 1989
 Armenia 422 Ani Amiraghyan 12 August 2003
 Australia 1 Evonne Goolagong Cawley
Ashleigh Barty
26 April 1976
24 June 2019
 Austria 7 Barbara Schett 13 September 1999
 Azerbaijan 1141 Kamilla Farhad 7 November 2011
 Bahamas 953 Simone Pratt 29 October 2012
 Belarus 1 Victoria Azarenka 30 January 2012
 Belgium 1 Kim Clijsters
Justine Henin
11 August 2003
20 October 2003
 Bolivia 187 María Fernanda Álvarez Terán 28 September 2009
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 99 Mervana Jugić-Salkić 21 June 2004
 Brazil 43 Teliana Pereira 19 October 2015
 Bulgaria 4 Magdalena Maleeva 29 January 1996
 Cambodia 585 Andrea Ka 21 May 2017
 Canada 5 Eugenie Bouchard
Bianca Andreescu
20 October 2015
9 September 2019
 Chile 162 Daniela Seguel 28 July 2018
 China 2 Li Na 17 February 2014
 Chinese Taipei 23 Hsieh Su-wei 25 February 2013
 Colombia 16 Fabiola Zuluaga 17 January 2005
 Croatia 4 Iva Majoli 5 February 1996
 Cuba 722 Yanet Núñez Mojarena 14 October 2002
 Czech Republic 1 Karolína Plíšková 17 July 2017
 Denmark 1 Caroline Wozniacki 11 October 2010
 Dominican Republic 424 Francesca Segarelli 15 June 2015
 Ecuador 669 Doménica González 5 November 2012
 Egypt 256 Mayar Sherif 26 August 2019
 El Salvador 805 Liz Cruz 26 April 2004
 Estonia 14 Anett Kontaveit 1 April 2019
 Finland 50 Emma Laine 7 August 2006
 France 1 Amelie Mauresmo 13 September 2004
 Georgia 12 Leila Meskhi 5 August 1991
 Germany 1 Steffi Graf
Angelique Kerber
17 August 1984
12 September 2016
 Greece 14 Eleni Daniilidou 12 May 2003
 Guatemala 808 Melissa Morales 20 August 2007
 Haiti 397 Neyssa Etienne 14 June 2004
 Hong Kong 184 Zhang Ling 12 September 2011
 Hungary 7 Andrea Temesvári 23 January 1984
 India 27 Sania Mirza 27 August 2007
 Indonesia 19 Yayuk Basuki 6 October 1997
 Ireland 181 Kelly Liggan 15 September 2003
 Israel 11 Shahar Pe'er 31 January 2011
 Italy 4 Francesca Schiavone 31 January 2011
 Jamaica 724 Alanna Broderick 1 November 2004
 Japan 1 Naomi Osaka 28 January 2019
 Kazakhstan 25 Yaroslava Shvedova 29 October 2012
 Kyrgyzstan 163 Ksenia Palkina Ulukan 16 March 2009
 Latvia 5 Jeļena Ostapenko 19 March 2018
 Liechtenstein 137 Stephanie Vogt 24 February 2014
 Lithuania 197 Lina Stančiūtė 28 September 2009
 Luxembourg 18 Anne Kremer 29 July 2002
 Macedonia 170 Lina Gjorcheska 12 June 2017
 Madagascar 44 Dally Randriantefy 11 April 2005
 Malaysia 329 Khoo Chin-bee 15 September 2003
 Malta 1034 Kimberley Cassar 8 November 2010
 Mauritius 233 Marinne Giraud 9 February 2009
 Mexico 34 Angélica Gavaldón 1 January 1996
 Moldova 406 Alexandra Perper 25 June 2018
 Montenegro 46 Danka Kovinić 22 February 2016
 Morocco 139 Bahia Mouhtassine 24 June 2002
 Namibia 871 Lesedi Sheya Jacobs 31 October 2016
 Netherlands 4 Kiki Bertens 13 May 2019
 New Zealand 17 Belinda Cordwell 4 December 1989
 Nigeria 1010 Melissa Ifidzhen 26 June 2016
 Norway 174 Amy Jönsson 4 July 1988
 Oman 362 Fatma Al Nabhani 4 October 2010
 Pakistan 943 Ushna Suhail 12 December 2016
 Papua New Guinea 276 Abigail Tere-Apisah 6 August 2018
 Paraguay 51 Rossana de los Ríos 12 November 2001
 Peru 14 Laura Arraya 4 March 1990
 Philippines 386 Francesca La'o 7 November 1994
 Poland 2 Agnieszka Radwańska 9 July 2012
 Portugal 76 Michelle Larcher de Brito 6 July 2009
 Puerto Rico 27 Kristina Brandi
Monica Puig
4 December 2000
26 September 2016
 Romania 1 Simona Halep 9 October 2017
 Russia 1 Maria Sharapova
Dinara Safina
22 August 2005
20 April 2009
 Samoa 662 Steffi Carruthers 13 October 2014
 San Marino 448 Francesca Guardigli 4 August 1997
 Serbia 1 Ana Ivanovic
Jelena Janković
9 June 2008
11 August 2008
 Serbia and Montenegro 9 Jelena Dokic 17 February 2003
 Singapore 438 Stefanie Tan 15 May 2017
 Slovakia 4 Dominika Cibulková 20 March 2017
 Slovenia 20 Katarina Srebotnik 7 August 2006
 South Africa 3 Amanda Coetzer 3 November 1997
 South Korea 45 Cho Yoon-jeong 14 July 2003
 Spain 1 Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Garbiñe Muguruza
6 February 1995
11 September 2017
 Sri Lanka 268 Lihini Weerasuriya 15 February 1993
 Sweden 10 Catarina Lindqvist 15 April 1985
  Switzerland 1 Martina Hingis 31 March 1997
 Thailand 19 Tamarine Tanasugarn 13 May 2002
 Trinidad and Tobago 905 Yolande Leacock 18 April 2011
 Tunisia 51 Ons Jabeur 9 September 2019
 Turkey 60 Çağla Büyükakçay 12 September 2016
 Turkmenistan 536 Anastasiya Prenko 3 May 2010
 Ukraine 3 Elina Svitolina 11 September 2017
 Uruguay 222 Daniela Olivera 16 April 2001
 United Kingdom 2 Virginia Wade 3 November 1975
 United States 1 Chris Evert
Martina Navratilova
Tracy Austin
Monica Seles*
Lindsay Davenport
Jennifer Capriati
Venus Williams
Serena Williams
3 November 1975
10 July 1978
7 April 1980
15 August 1995
12 October 1998
15 October 2001
25 February 2002
8 July 2002
 Uzbekistan 16 Iroda Tulyaganova 17 June 2002
 Venezuela 26 María Vento-Kabchi 19 July 2004
 Vietnam 876 Huỳnh Phương Đài Trang 12 April 2010
 Yugoslavia 1 Monica Seles* 11 March 1991
 Zimbabwe 31 Cara Black 15 March 1999

* Monica Seles is included twice due to change of citizenship.

Doubles[edit]

Men[edit]

Nation Ranking Player(s) Date reached
 Australia 1 Paul McNamee
John Fitzgerald
Todd Woodbridge
Mark Woodforde
25 May 1981
8 July 1991
6 July 1992
16 November 1992
 Austria 2 Oliver Marach 28 May 2018
 Bahamas 1 Mark Knowles 24 June 2002
 Belarus 1 Max Mirnyi 9 June 2003
 Belgium 10 Dick Norman 26 April 2010
 Brazil 1 Marcelo Melo 2 November 2015
 Canada 1 Grant Connell
Daniel Nestor
15 November 1993
3 November 2002
 Chile 5 Hans Gildemeister 27 April 1987
 Colombia 1 Juan Sebastián Cabal
Robert Farah
15 Jul 2019
 Croatia 1 Mate Pavić 21 May 2018
 Czech Republic 1 Tomáš Šmíd 17 December 1984
 Ecuador 1 Andrés Gómez 15 September 1986
 Finland 1 Henri Kontinen 3 April 2017
 France 1 Yannick Noah
Nicolas Mahut
25 August 1986
6 June 2016
 India 1 Mahesh Bhupathi
Leander Paes
26 April 1999
21 June 1999
 Indonesia 81 Christopher Rungkat 25 February 2019
 Latvia 108 Ģirts Dzelde 4 October 1993
 Mexico 1 Raúl Ramírez 12 April 1976
 Netherlands 1 Tom Okker
Paul Haarhuis
Jacco Eltingh
5 February 1979
31 January 1994
16 January 1995
 Philippines 18 Treat Huey 11 July 2016
 Poland 1 Łukasz Kubot 8 January 2018
 Romania 2 Horia Tecău 23 November 2015
 Serbia 1 Nenad Zimonjić 17 November 2008
 Serbia and Montenegro 9 Nenad Zimonjić 20 March 2006
 South Africa 1 Bob Hewitt
Frew McMillan
Danie Visser
Pieter Aldrich
1 March 1976
25 April 1977
29 January 1990
23 July 1990
 Spain 1 Emilio Sánchez 3 April 1989
 Sweden 1 Anders Järryd
Stefan Edberg
Jonas Björkman
12 August 1985
9 June 1986
9 July 2001
  Switzerland 8 Marc Rosset 2 November 1992
 United Kingdom 1 Jamie Murray 4 April 2016
 United States 1 John McEnroe
Stan Smith
Peter Fleming
Robert Seguso
Ken Flach
Jim Grabb
Jim Pugh
Rick Leach
David Pate
Kelly Jones
Richey Reneberg
Patrick Galbraith
Jonathan Stark
Jared Palmer
Alex O'Brien
Donald Johnson
Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan
27 April 1981
2 March 1981
1 February 1982
9 September 1985
14 October 1985
12 June 1989
19 June 1989
26 March 1990
14 January 1991
12 October 1992
1 February 1993
18 October 1993
1 August 1994
20 March 2000
8 May 2000
28 January 2002
8 September 2003
8 September 2003
 Yugoslavia 1 Slobodan Živojinović 8 September 1986
 Zimbabwe 1 Byron Black 14 February 1994

Women[edit]

Nation Ranking Player(s) Date reached
 Argentina 1 Paola Suárez
Gisela Dulko
9 September 2002
1 November 2010
 Australia 1 Rennae Stubbs
Samantha Stosur
21 August 2000
6 February 2006
 Belarus 1 Natasha Zvereva 7 October 1991
 Canada 6 Jill Hetherington 27 March 1989
 Belgium 1 Kim Clijsters 4 August 2003
 China 1 Peng Shuai 17 February 2014
 Chinese Taipei 1 Hsieh Su-wei
Latisha Chan
12 May 2014
23 October 2017
 Croatia 19 Mirjana Lučić-Baroni 26 October 1998
 Czech Republic 1 Helena Suková
Jana Novotná
Květa Peschke
Lucie Šafářová
5 February 1990
27 August 1990
4 July 2011
21 August 2017
 France 1 Julie Halard-Decugis 11 September 2000
 Hungary 1 Tímea Babos 20 August 2018
 India 1 Sania Mirza 13 April 2015
 Indonesia 9 Yayuk Basuki 6 July 1998
 Italy 1 Flavia Pennetta
Sara Errani
Roberta Vinci
28 February 2011
10 September 2012
15 October 2012
 Japan 1 Ai Sugiyama 23 October 2000
 Kazakhstan 3 Yaroslava Shvedova 23 February 2016
 Latvia 1 Larisa Neiland 27 January 1992
 Macedonia 137 Lina Gjorcheska 31 October 2016
 Montenegro 67 Danka Kovinić 20 June 2016
 Peru 27 Laura Arraya 28 March 1988
 Poland 16 Agnieszka Radwańska 10 October 2011
 Romania 11 Monica Niculescu 2 April 2018
 Russia 1 Anna Kournikova
Ekaterina Makarova
Elena Vesnina
22 November 1999
11 June 2018
11 June 2018
 Serbia 19 Jelena Janković 9 June 2014
 Slovakia 3 Janette Husárová 21 April 2003
 Slovenia 1 Katarina Srebotnik 4 July 2011
 South Africa 4 Liezel Huber1 4 July 2005
 Spain 1 Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Virginia Ruano Pascual
19 October 1992
8 September 2003
 Sweden 27 Johanna Larsson 24 October 2016
  Switzerland 1 Martina Hingis 8 June 1998
 Thailand 15 Tamarine Tanasugarn 13 September 2004
 Turkey 53 İpek Şenoğlu 19 October 2009
 Ukraine 9 Elena Tatarkova
Kateryna Bondarenko
5 July 1999
20 October 2008
 United States 1 Martina Navratilova
Pam Shriver
Gigi Fernández
Lindsay Davenport
Corina Morariu
Lisa Raymond
Liezel Huber
Serena Williams
Venus Williams
Bethanie Mattek-Sands
4 September 1984
18 March 1985
4 March 1991
20 October 1997
3 April 2000
12 June 2000
12 November 2007
7 June 2010
7 June 2010
9 January 2017
 Zimbabwe 1 Cara Black 17 October 2005

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Matt Doyle ranked world number 56 in 1983. He represented Ireland in the Davis Cup from 1981 but did not acquire Irish nationality until 1985.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Garbine Muguruza joins Rafael Nadal as World No 1". The Indian Express. 2017-09-11. Retrieved 2017-09-26.