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The following is a list of women currently actively ranked below 1000 on the WTA tour. For players ranked in the top 1000 on the WTA tour, click here. For players ranked in the top 100 of the LTA British Combined Rankings, click here.

Players are ranked (where applicable) by:

  1. WTA Tour Ranking
  2. LTA British Combined Ranking
  3. Career High WTA Tour Ranking
  4. Career High ITF Junior Ranking
  5. Alphabetically

Rankings are accurate as of Monday 7th March.

For more information about each player, click on their photo to be taken to their bio on CoreTennis.net. Players born in the year 1997 or earlier are included on this list. For players born in 1998 or later, please see our list of Girls. For players currently studying at college in the US, please see our list of ITA College Women.


 

Photo: sport-xl.org

Photo: sport-xl.org

Manisha Foster
Year Born: 1993
WTA Ranking: 1008 (CH = 635)
LTA Ranking: 30
ITF Ranking: N/A (CH = 341)

With two U14 titles and a G5 ITF title to her name, Manisha’s senior career has arguably been a little more difficult than her junior one. That said, 2014 was a promising year, recording a 20-14 win-loss record at $10ks throughout the course of the year, including a SF appearance in Melilla, Spain. Last year was a frustrating one: out of action from February until August, the back end of the year was a mixture of British ITFs, AEGON British Tour and county action, with a couple of tricky trips abroad for good measure. Her best result was arguably making the MD at the $25k in Shrewsbury in November and getting past Jazzamay Drew in R1; something to build on for 2016.

Photo: tass.gov.uk

Photo: tass.gov.uk

Emma Hurst
Year Born: 1996
WTA Ranking: 1148 (= CH)
LTA Ranking: 46
ITF Ranking: N/A (CH = 1462)

Emma Hurst currently plays tennis for the University of Bath, and she has only competed in international tournaments for two years. In April 2014 she entered qualifying for her first international tournament, a G4 Girls’ event in Nottingham, and won three rounds of qualifying before making the QFs of the MD (l. to Allanah Griffin). She’s yet to win a MD tie of a senior event, but picked up points most recently at the $25k in Bath itself, beating 8th seed Beth Askew en route to qualification. She most recently picked up the BUCS Individual Championships Title in March 2016, becoming the best university player in the UK.

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Savannah Sills
Year Born: 1997
WTA Ranking: 1155 (CH = 1141)
LTA Ranking: 50
ITF Ranking: N/A (CH = 544)

Another player eligible for the junior tour that decided to step up to the senior tour early, Savannah made three main draws in 2015 and six in 2014, but only won a match at the eighth time of asking, in Antalya, Turkey, in October. She also picked up a couple extra points from $50k qualifiers too, including being a win away from the Surbiton main draw in June (d. Harrington, Richardson, l. to Drew).

Photo: Zimbio

Photo: Zimbio

Jasmine Amber Asghar
Year Born: 1997
WTA Ranking: 1155 (CH = 1043)
LTA Ranking: 68
ITF Ranking: N/A (CH = 108)

With a solitary MD victory in 2015 (d. Wilkes in Chiswick $10k in Aug), the rest of Amber’s points have come from qualifying efforts, including being one win away from the main draw at the $50k in Surbiton in June (d. Z. Williams, Rogers). 2016 will be her first full senior year, and given her junior record this year (played two, lost two at Roehampton and Wimbledon respectively), it seems she already started making the transition.

Photo: WTA

Photo: WTA

Eden Silva
Year Born: 1996
WTA Ranking: 1159 (CH = 624)
LTA Ranking: 722
ITF Ranking: N/A (CH = 316)

Eden Silva spurned the Junior tour very early on, focusing on the ITF circuit as far back as 2013, despite only being 17 at the time. She’ll be 20 this year, and she’ll hope that 2016 is a better year than 2015: after an 18-15 record at $10ks in 2014, she only made 7 main draws this year due to injury, but won at least one game in five of those tournaments, reaching a semi and two quarters, suggesting potential is there to be capitalised on.

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Aimee Gibson
Year Born: 1991
WTA Ranking: 1247 (CH = 1142)
LTA Ranking: 21
ITF Ranking: N/A (CH = 385)

Despite looking comfortable on the AEGON British Tour, when Gibson ventures abroad for $10ks, she has her moments: she picked up four points on two separate fortnights in 2015, firstly in Sharm El-Sheikh in June and latterly in Heraklion in October/November. She’s capable of beating Brits, though, as evidenced by three Tier 1 semi-finals throughout the 2015 British Tour and her appearance at the end-of-year Masters tournament.

Photo: ITF

Photo: ITF

Danielle Konotoptseva
Year Born: 1995
WTA Ranking: 1247 (CH = 688)
LTA Ranking: 643
ITF Ranking: N/A (CH = 437)

With three years on the senior tour now, it seems Danielle is moving backwards, rather than forwards. Her first year was encouraging, with a slightly negative 17-18 record in $10ks and rising to just inside the top 700 by the end of the year and a career high. She reached close to her CH in mid-2014, but since then she has struggled: despite making 15 $10k MDs in 2015, she only won 4 R1 matches. She needs to find some form, especially now that she’ll need to start qualifying for events again after her rankings slump.

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Sabrina Bamburac
Year Born: 1993
WTA Ranking: 1294 (CH = 818)
LTA Ranking: 339
ITF Ranking: N/A (CH = 687)

With three MD wins in both 2014 and 2015, Sabrina’s progress has become a little static. She was posted in Egypt during late summer, entering seven consecutive tournaments in Sharm El-Sheikh but only picking up a sole win as a result. She competed in a rare British swing in November but lost in the first round of qualifying.

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