American Amy Frazier had her sixth Top 20 season in 2000, finishing at No.20. She kicks off the countdown.
Anke Huber of Germany won titles at Estoril and Sopot and finished 2000 ranked No.19 in the world.
Future No.1 Kim Clijsters scored her first Top 20 finish in 2000, ending the year No.18 in the world.
Sandrine Testud was one of five Frenchwomen in the year-end Top 20 in 2000, at No.17.
Amelie Mauresmo ended 2000 at No.16, her only non-Top 10 finish between 1999 and 2006.
Julie Halard-Decugis finished her last season on the WTA ranked No.15 in the world.
Jennifer Capriati ended 2000 at No.14. She would go all the way to No.1 in the world in 2001.
Chanda Rubin was one of seven Americans in the year-end Top 20 in 2000, ending at No.13.
Elena Dementieva had the first of 11 straight Top 20 seasons in 2000, finishing No.12.
South African Amanda Coetzer had four Top 10 wins but ended 2000 just outside at No.11.
Nathalie Tauziat scored her third straight Top 10 finish in 2000, ending it at No.10.
Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario had a strong 15-4 Grand Slam record in 2000 and ended at No.9.
Anna Kournikova reached the semifinals or better nine times in 2000 and finished No.8.
Mary Pierce won her second Grand Slam title at the French Open and ended 2000 at No.7.
Serena Williams, who would rise to No.1 in 2002, finished 2000 ranked No.6 on the WTA Rankings.
A run to the French Open final helped Conchita Martinez record a No.5 finish to 2000.
Monica Seles won 58 matches and never fell before the quarterfinals in 16 events, ending the year No.4.
Titles at Wimbledon, the US Open and Olympics helped Venus Williams towards a No.3 finish.
Lindsay Davenport won her third Grand Slam title in Australia and finished 2000 at No.2.
Martina Hingis won a phenomenal 77 matches and sat atop the 2000 year-end rankings.