Top 10 highest paid tennis players in the world

Tennis holds a notable place in the sports world. Right now, Tennis is the most prominent sport played in different contraries. Every year a huge amount of money is invested in the tennis game. While the efforts and performances of players worth more of it.

A survey held in 2018 shows that the seven of the 10 highest athletes of the world were female tennis players.

In this article, the best and highest paid tennis players of the globe are mentioned. Whom skills and gaming strategies attracted a vast number of audience interest.

10 highest paid tennis players

10. Li Na ($16.7 million)

Li NA - Top 10 highest paid tennis players 2018

Li Na was regarded as the highest Earning tennis players in the world in 2013. She is the resident of Wuhan, Hubei in China. Li has earned a total estimated prize money of US$16,709,074 till retirement.

She has won 9 WTA singles titles including 2 Grand Slam Singles. Also, she was the first Chinese player who won a WTA tour title. In 2013, Li Na’s Photograph published on the cover of Time magazine, which named her to its annual list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World.

She is now retired but still in the list of top 10 highest paid tennis players in the world.

09. David Ferrer ($31.2 million)

David Ferrer - Highest paid tennis players

David Ferrer born in Javea on 2 April 1982 and then moved to Gandia at the age of 13. He is nominated as the 9th highest paid tennis player till now.

David left playing tennis at his young age and started working at a construction site. But left it as well, because then he realized that he should continue his career with tennis. He earned total prize money of US$31,230,696. He is 3 time Davis Cup Champion with many other titles.

David still plays professional tennis but he has announced that he will retire in 2019.

08. Maria Sharapova ($38 million)

Maria Sharapova - Highest paid tennis players in the world

Maria Sharapova is a Russian professional tennis player she has earned a total of US$37,993,393. She is also one of the 10 and the only Russian to hold the career Grand Slam.

Maria started playing at a very young age when she was 4 years old. At the age of 6, she appeared in the Moscow exhibition. She started her training at Bollettieri Academy at age 9.

Her career highlights, in a nutshell, would be; she won 36 single and 3 double titles till now. Maria Sharapova is a remarkable name in the world of tennis.

07. Venus Williams ($40.74 million)

Venus Williams - Highest paid tennis players

Venus Williams was born on June 17, 1980, in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, United States. Venus turned pro at the age of 14 under the supervision of Richard Williams, Oracene Price, and David Witt.

Her winning prize money is US$40,746,038 as recorded in August 2018. She won 49 WTA titles till now. Venus is regarded as one of the All-Time great women Tennis players as well. She has won four Olympic Gold Medals one in single and 3 in doubles matches.

Also a silver one in mixed doubles. Williams was well popular from a very little age when Tony Chesta spotted her talent and encouraged her to move ahead.

06. Pete Sampras ($43.3 million)

Pete Sampras - Highest paid tennis players

Pete Sampras is one of the most successful players of Wimbledon Championships. He qualified as No.1 player of the world and lasted for 286 weeks. From the very beginning of his childhood, he was a big fan of Rod Laver. At the age of 11, Pete met The Rod Laver and played Tennis with him.

Sampras won high ranked 64 singles titles and two doubles. He won total prize money of $43,280,489

Right now he is a resident of Lives Lake Sherwood, California, US.

05. Andy Murray ($60.9 million)

Andy Murray - highest paid tennis players

Andy’s full name is Andrew Barron Murray. He is a Scottish professional tennis player but now lives in the United Kingdom. He is a right-handed player.

He started playing tennis at the age of 3 when his mother Judy took him to play on the local courts. He played his first competitive tournament at the age of 5 and by 8 he used to compete adults of his time.

Murray turned pro under the guidance of Jamie Delgado. He won the prize money of about US$ 60,931,985 and is ranked  5th among highest paid tennis players in the world.

04. Serena Williams ($86.3 million)

Highest paid tennis players

Serena Williams is a famous tennis player all over the world and she is at No. 4 in the list of top 10 highest paid tennis players. Her earned prize money is $86,383,301. Currently, she is the resident of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, United States.

At the age of 9, Serena joined the tennis academy of Rick Macci situated in West Palm Beach, Florida. Her father restricted her ways to tennis because he wanted his daughters to focus on their study when she was 10.

At that time, Williams was ranked No.1 among 10 players of Florida. She never gave up and started working on both her studies and tennis and became a shining name in the tennis world.

03. Rafael Nadal ($102.3 million)

Rafael Nadal - highest paid tennis players

Till now, Rafael Nadal earned $102,326,975 prize money throughout his tennis career. He is a Left handed tennis player. He turned pro in 2001. His career record in singles is 917–188 (82.99%) while in doubles it is 131–72 (64.53%).

Rafael won 80 titles in single and 11 titles in the doubles match. At the age of 12 Rafael won under 12 Regional tennis championships at that time he was also performing in football games. At that time he won his first ATP match and became the ninth player in the Open Era before 16. Rafael Nadal is at No. 3 in the list of top 10 highest paid tennis players in the world.

02. Novak Djokovic ($115.3 million)

Novak Djokovic - highest paid tennis players

The total prize money earned by Novak Djokovic is $115,310,890 till the day we are writing this article. He is basically from Serbia and Montenegro but now lives in Monte Carlo, Monaco. Novak turned pro in 2003, won 70 single match titles and ranked highest on 4th July 2011.

He won 1 double match title and ranked No. 114 on 30 November 2009. At the very beginning, Novak’s parents ran a fast food parlor when he started playing tennis he was 4 years old.

Djokovic became one of the 40 best players in the world singles rankings after making his first quarterfinal appearance at a Grand Slam event. He is the 2nd highest paid tennis player in the world.

01. Roger Federer ($117.5 million)

Roger Federer - highest paid tennis players

Roger became the first on the list of 10 highest paid tennis players in the world after winning total $117,507,812 prize money throughout his career. He was born in Basel, Switzerland on 8 August 1981 and is still the resident of the same country.

Federer is married to former Women tennis player Miroslava Federer. He met her while they both were playing for Switzerland in 2000.

He made a place in top 100 ranking for the first time on 20 September 1999. The first final he reached the Masters level came at the 2002 Miami Masters event. He earned 98 career titles in singles matches and 8 titles in double player matches.

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