Girls with short height in tennis somehow face drawbacks while on serve, tall female tennis players make good points with an ace while petite female tennis players face some difficulty in handling serve shots.
The average height of female tennis players is 5.7″, whereas the shortest among the top 100 WTA (Women’s Tennis Association) tennis players is Lauren Davis 5 feet 2 inches. Her current rank is 88 in singles.
On the other hand, there is another female tennis player Amanda Coetzer, She is a former professional tennis player who came under the top 20 players back then, Her height is 1.58 m.
Shortest Female Players Ever in Tennis History
Here we have gathered a list of women tennis players whose height is less than 5 feet 3 inches throughout tennis history, and few of them are grand slam winners.
1: C.G Hoahing
Her height of 4 feet 9 inches makes C.G Hoahing the shortest competitor at Wimbledon Open.
The British-born Chinese tennis player, MISS GEM Hoahing, who is fifteen years of age in this picture had a remarkably successful season in England, in March 1937.
She won the British Junior title at the earliest age at which the rules allowed her to compete, and the open singles at Seaton.
2: Juliette Atkinson
|Height||5” 0′ / 1.52 m|
|Name||Juliette Paxton Atkinson|
|Birth Place/National||Rahway, New Jersey, US|
|Date of Birth||April 15, 1873|
|Grand Slam||13 US Open|
Singles-3, Doubles-7, Mixed Doubles-3
3: Nuria Llagostera Vives
|Height||5′ 1″ / 1.56 m|
|Name||Nuria Llagostera Vives|
|Birth Place/National||Mallorca, Spain|
|Date of Birth||May 16, 1980|
|W/L Singles||364 / 282|
4: Anna Smashnova
|Height||5′ 2” / 1.57 m|
|Birth Place/National||Minsk, Belarus / ISRAEL|
|Date of Birth||Jul 16, 1976|
|W/L Singles||401 / 304|
5: Mary Browne
|Height||5′ 2” / 1.57 m|
|Name||Mary Kendall Browne|
|Birth Place/National||Ventura County, California, U.S|
|Date of Birth||June 3, 1891|
|Grand Slam||13 Titles US Open & Wimbledon|
Singles-3, Doubles-6, Mixed Doubles-4
6: Anita Lizana
|Height||5” 2.5′ / 1.59 m|
|Name||Anita Lizana de Ellis|
|Birth Place/National||Santiago, Chile|
|Date of Birth||19 November 1915|
|Grand Slam||1 Title US Open|
Current Shortest Female Tennis Player in Top 100
5.2″ is the shortest female tennis player height we have seen among top WTA professional female tennis players. Here below is the biography of the top 1st shortest height among tennis players in 2022.
1: Lauren Davis
|Height||5′ 2″ / 1.57m|
|Birth Place/National||Gates Mills, OH, USA|
|Date of Birth||Oct 9, 1993|
|W/L Singles||313 / 231|
2: Misaki Doi
|Height||5′ 3″ / 1.59 m|
|Birth Place/National||Yokohama, Japan|
|Date of Birth||Apr 29, 1991|
|W/L Singles||376 / 342|
3: Yulia Putintseva
|Height||5′ 4″ / 1.63 m|
|Birth Place/National||Moscow, Russia / KAZAKHSTAN|
|Date of Birth||Jan 7, 1995|
|W/L Singles||332 / 256|
The above-mentioned are the small-height female tennis players among top-ranking athletes in wta tennis, A few more players are highlighted here with the same height Yulia Putintseva (5 ft 4 in).
- Jasmine Paolini
- Camila Osorio
- Kristina Kucova
There are a few more female players who are not active in tennis but at some point, they played good games on the court, in the first section we pinned down the top 3 short height tennis players whereas, in the next section, we have listed active female tennis players whose height is short.
What is the ideal Height for Female Tennis Players?
There is no definitive answer to the question of what constitutes the ideal height for a female tennis player. While tall players have certainly made their mark on the sport, with the likes of Venus Williams standing at a commanding 6’1″, shorter players have also achieved great success.
Martina Navratilova, for instance, is widely considered one of the greatest female tennis players of all time, despite standing at a relatively modest 5’7″. Ultimately, it is a combination of physical conditioning, technical skill, and mental toughness that determines a player’s success on the court, rather than their height.
Juliette Atkinson is the shortest female who wins Grand Slams, Her height is 5 ft 0 in (1.52 m).
5.6-5.9 is considered an ideal height in women’s tennis games.
We measure the height from the official portals of tennis news (wtatennis) and other well-known information providers.
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