Li Na Highest Earning Female Tennis Player

by The Insider on August 9, 2011 · 5 comments

in Featured, WTA News

Li Na is now by far the richest tennis player! Maria Sharapova was previously the highest, earning over $24 million each year in prizemoney and endorsements. Now, Li Na has over $42 million on endorsement contracts.

“We could do five more endorsement deals but she just doesn’t have the time,” said Eisenbud, a vice president at Coral Gables, Florida-based IMG Tennis who signed Li in November 2009. “It’s incredible.”

Since winning the French Open, Li Na has signed contracts with Daimler and Chinese insurance company Taikang Life Insurance Co.

“It was hard to set the price” after Li’s triumph in Paris, Eisenbud said. “We had to change it a lot.”

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

DeShawn August 10, 2011 at 7:14 pm

Where did get the $42 million dollar figure? I know Li Na had signed a couple of new deals but didn’t know it was amounting to $42 mil. a year…

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The Insider August 10, 2011 at 8:04 pm

Its from a combined value of her contracts for the year.

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Morgan August 11, 2011 at 5:34 pm

Brilliant!

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arva lee August 17, 2011 at 11:03 pm

If Sharapova and Li Na were holders of 11/7 grand slam titles, they may have endorsed the companies over to them.

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Mark May 9, 2012 at 12:13 pm

I thought it was 42 million over three years, not 42 million per year.

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