The Richest Tennis Players Of All Time
The sport of tennis has received plenty of attention. In fact, it is rated as one of the most popular games in modern sports. It has the potential to allow players to amass huge earnings from the various tournaments and endorsement contracts they receive from famous brands such as Adidas, Puma, aAnd Nike. Tennis players who have managed to reach the top rung have made massive piles of money. For instance, Ivan Lendl won several grand slam tournaments to earn over $21 million back in 1994. The situation hasn’t changed.
Who Are The Richest Tennis Players Of All Time?
This Russian-American tennis player is presently retired. She achieved tremendous success as a double’s star with her partner, Martina Hingis. The combination was also nicknamed as the “Spice Girls of Tennis.” This pair was successfully in winning the doubles of the Australian open in 1999 and 2002. They also reached the finals of the French Open in 1999.
Anna Kournikova was one of the most sought-after faces at the peak of her performance. Anna had to retire in 2007 when she was diagnosed with severe spinal problems. Her net worth is estimated at over $50 million although she just earned $3.5 million from the ATP.
Venus is an American tennis player and the sister of the present world one Serena Williams. Venus Williams was also ranked world number one in the singles by the WTA on three separate occasions. It was the first time for an African-American to achieve the honor. Venus has won nine grand slam single titles apart from 13 grand slam doubles titles, which include five Wimbledon, two U.S. Open and the French Open in 2002. She also won an Olympic gold medal that she won in the Sydney Olympics in 2000. Venus is currently worth $75 million. Her career earnings from the ATP amount to just over $30 million.
Andy Murray who is Scottish. Currently, he is the British number one male tennis player. He was the first British player to win a grand slam singles title during the 2012 U.S. Open. Murray has won 28 major titles, including the 2013 title at Wimbledon, the 2012 U.S. Open title. Furthermore, he also participated in the Australian open singles on three separate occasions. His career earnings from the ATP are just over $30 million. He has an estimated net worth of $70 million.
Maria has achieved fame not just in tennis but also for her looks. She has been ranked the four number one in singles for a combined total of 21 weeks on five different occasions. The tennis queen presently holds the world number four position.
Apart from 32 WTA single’s titles, she has won five grand slam titles, which include the U.S. Open in 2006, the French Open and the 2004 Wimbledon title. Her total career earnings from the ATP are $30,892,000 million. Maria’s net worth is $90 million.
Novak Djokovic is a Serbian tennis player who has held the top spt in the ATP rankings for a combined total of 112 weeks. Presently, he is the prime tennis player in the world. Novak is the sixth male player to win three grand slam titles within a calendar year and the fifth to enter the finals of all four grand slams singles tournaments consecutively. His net worth is estimated at $90 million after earning over $66 million from the ATP.
Rafael Nadal is a Spanish tennis player. Today, he is the best clay-court player of all time . In fact, Rafael was nicknamed “The King of Clay.” He presently holds the number two position after winning 64 titles during his career, which also includes 14 grand slam titles. He is presently estimated to have a net worth of $100 million with $70,704,000 coming from the ATP.
Other players who are not in this list have retired and include names such as Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, Steffi Graf and Gabriella Sabatini.
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