Who Are The 10 Highest Paid Tennis Players In The World?

by The Insider on December 5, 2008 · 7 comments

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I am not a very big fan of sports myself but when it comes to keeping a track of beauties like Sharapova and Kournikova, watching Tennis becomes a big necessity.

A lot of players have made history in Tennis but today what we have for you is a list of the 10 most well paid Tennis players.

Take a look and let us know about the players you adore the most.

1. Roger Federer

Is he the best tennis player of all times? Probably yes but time will tell. He is though the most well paid tennis player with 41,8 million dollars in prizes.

2. Maria Sharapova

The beautiful Russian has made some great deals and became one of the top paid with 26millions in her pocket.

3. Rafael Nadal

The top seed Spaniard is the new Olympic Gold medalist and one of the top paid with $18 million.

4. Andy Roddick

The American player has an ongoing deal with Lacoste and 15million $ in his account.

5. Venus Williams

With 5 Wimbledon titles and $15 million, she is definitely one of the best and top paid tennis players of the year.

6. Serena Williams

Like her sister she got an impressive 15million $ total in prizes this year and is ranked among the top ranked players.

7. Justine Henen

Although she shocked everyone when she retired last year being the no1, Henin is among the top paid with 10million $ in prizes.

8. Novak Djokovic

The Serb player with the killer forehand, number 3 in the world ranking is among the top paid with 9.5 millions.

9. Ana Ivanovic

Ana is the first Serb to have won a Roland Garros and one of the cutest tennis players ever. With 8million $ she is also among the top paid.

10. James Blake

Although he left Harvard in order to become a tennis player, Blake did extremely well! He is among the top paid with 7.5million $ and some great deals with Nike and Evian.

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

meysil January 15, 2009 at 12:47 pm

cool…but still not enough info… =D


melody kingsley June 19, 2009 at 1:28 am



Simsa June 23, 2009 at 9:24 am

Is this proofed ? I don´t think that Federer is earning more than Sharapova. If you are concerned just about prize money, which is in my opinion the more important thing, than it is safe to say Federer leading the way, but if you add all the money Tennis Stars get from commercial and advertising I really think that Sharapova is ahead, I have heard she´s earning 500 000 $ per week.


The Insider June 24, 2009 at 8:17 pm

@Simsa well $500,000 per week isnt that much when most of the top football players are earning about the same before sponsorships.


Marcy September 8, 2009 at 7:39 pm

Don’t know who leads in endorsements, but as for actually winning and getting paid for it….the article below, published in January of 2009, says it’s Serena Willisam. Actually, it’s more than $23 Million now. It was over $25 Million on the stats on the U.S. open web page.

Serena Williams, Top Career Prize Money Winner in Women’s Sports
Female Tennis Player’s Lifetime Tournament Earnings Top $23.5 Million
By Linda Lowen, About.com

Love may mean nothing in tennis. But for 27-year-old Serena Williams, power, agility and speed has earned her the record for most career prize money earned by a female athlete in women’s sports.
On January 28, 2009, after advancing to the finals of the Australian Open and reaching the . . .


tennis pro January 22, 2010 at 9:23 am

simsa…there is absolutly no way the number one mens tennis player in the world and maybe of all time and who has one 14 grand slams earns or has less money then the maria sharapova…


kitty reeves June 20, 2011 at 4:22 pm

I heart Andy Murry xxxx


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