Longest time between ATP or WTA #1?

What is the longest time from the first to the last time that a player was ranked number 1 of the ATP/WTA rankings?

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Longest time span between the First and Last time at #1 (ATP)

Roger Federer was first ranked at the top of the ATP Rankings on February 2nd, 2004. The last time he was promoted to the top of the ATP Rankings was June 18th, 2018.

The length of time spent between his first and last appearance at
number one in the ATP Rankings, is 14 years, 1 month, and 16 days. No
other male player has a greater time span between his first appearance
at number one to his last appearance. He also became the oldest
player to achieve the number one
ranking usurping the title
from Andre Agassi.

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Longest time span between the First and Last time at #1 (WTA)

For the WTA, it is Serena Williams who first became world number one in the WTA rankings on July 8th, 2002 and last was world number one on May 14th, 2017.

With a time span 2 months shy of 15 years, Serena Williams holds
the record for WTA players in terms of longest length between first
being ranked number one, and last.

My reference for this information is here.

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