- Deng Yaping
- 7:245 year(s):day(s)
- China ()
The longest time that a female player has been consecutively ranked table tennis world number one is 7 years and 245 days, achieved by Deng Yaping (China) between 31 May 1991 and 31 January 1999.
Deng Yaping is also the record holder for most table tennis Olympic golds (female).