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Tennis - 22. April 2012.

Porsche Grand Prix-21 players have been the world No. 1

21 players have been the world No. 1

Stuttgart. Victoria Azarenka is appearing at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix for the first time as the world No. 1. For the Belarusian, it is the 13th week she has topped the WTA rankings. Five other players that have been number one at some stage are also in the line-up in the Porsche Arena: Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark), Jelena Jankovic (Serbia), Maria Sharapova (Russia) and Ana Ivanovic (Serbia). In total, they have headed the world ranking for 127 weeks – and are therefore still far behind Steffi Graf’s 377 weeks. Up to now 21 players have been the world No. 1. Who they are and how many weeks they were at the top plus when they first summitted is listed below:


Steffi Graf GER 377 17 August 1987
Martina Navratilova USA 332 10 July 1978
Chris Evert USA 260 3 November 1975
Martina Hingis SUI 209 31 March 1997
Monica Seles USA 178 11 March 1991
Serena Williams USA 123 8 July 2002
Justine Henin BEL 117 20 October 2003
Lindsay Davenport USA 98 12 October 1998
Caroline Wozniacki DEN 67 11 October 2010
Amélie Mauresmo FRA 39 13 September 2004
Dinara Safina RUS 26 20 April 2009
Tracy Austin USA 21 7 April 1980
Kim Clijsters BEL 20 11 August 2003
Jelena Jankovic SRB 18 11 August 2008
Jennifer Capriati USA 17 15 October 2001
Maria Sharapova RUS 17 22 August 2005
Victoria Azarenka BLR 13 30 January 2012
Ana Ivanovic SRB 12 9 June 2008
Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario ESP 12 6 February 1995
Venus Williams USA 11 25 February 2002
Evonne Goolagong AUS 2 26 April 1976
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