This article takes a look at some of the top left handed tennis players on the ATP and WTA tours, as well as looking at some of the great left handed players of the past such as John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors, and Martina Navratilova.
Lefties on the ATP Tour
In total, the 16 left handed players listed below have won a combined 110 ATP career titles including 22 Grand Slam Titles.
However, if you exclude Rafael Nadal from the list, it looks less impressive with the total ATP career titles without Nadal only coming to 18.
The current top-ranked left-handed player on the ATP tour is the King of Clay Rafael Nadal who throughout his career has used his leftie advantage to great effect.
|ATP Players||ATP Career Titles||Grand Slam Titles|
|Juan Manuel Cerundolo||1||0|
Lefties on the WTA Tour
Below is a list of left handed players who were ranked in the top 100 of the WTA ranking in March 2022.
In total, they have won a combined 46 ATP career titles including 5 Grand Slam Titles.
In March 2022, players who were left handed made up 10% of the top 100 WTA ranking with Angelique Kerber currently being the top WTA ranked left handed tennis player in the world.
|Player’s Name||WTA Career Titles||Grand Slam Titles|
|Leylah Annie Fernandez||1||0|
|Beatriz Haddad Maia||0||0|
Great Left Handed Players of the Past
Down through the years, there has been a number of excellent tennis players who were left handed that found great success on the men’s and women’s tours.
John McEnroe may be more famous for his angry outbursts on court, but he had a hugely successful playing career with 7 grand slam singles titles, 9 grand slam doubles titles, and helped the US win 5 Davis cup titles.
Jimmy Connors was another successful American leftie who had an amazing career on the ATP tour that stretched from the early 1970s until his retirement from the game in 1996 at the age of 43.
In total, he won eight major titles over the course of his career including five US Opens, two Wimbledon championships, and one Australian Open.
Martina Navratilova is widely regarded as one of the greatest tennis players of all time.
Martina Navratilova currently holds the record for most major titles won by a single player at 59 major titles including 18 singles titles, 31 women’s doubles titles, and 10 mixed doubles titles.