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Venus And Serena Williams: The Sisters Rivalry & Facts

Venus And Serena Williams: The Sisters Rivalry & Facts

Here’s everything you need to know about Venus and Serena Williams, the sisters’ long rivalry, and interesting facts.

Since the late 19th century, where numerous fans widely embraced professional sports, rivalries have emanated. The competition has further helped keep the flame of passion for sports blazing. From the rivalry between sports manufacturers Adidas and Nike, Ford’s contention with Ferrari to that of football sensations, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, sports rivalry in modern sports has come to stay. That has been the case in almost every game known to man.

In tennis, one rivalry which has particularly interested fans is the William sisters’ rivalry. This rivalry between Venus and Serena Williams, which has lasted more than a decade, is of great interest as both parties are related by blood. Each of the Williams sisters boasts of amiable talents. Only a few can match. On several occasions, when they have locked horns, their skills have shown how terrific they are.

In this article, we’ll review the rivalry between the two sisters and exciting facts about their careers. Read to the end.

Venus and Serena Williams Rivalry History

After both sisters turned pro, they first locked horns on the court in the second round of the 1998 edition of the Australian Open. The match, which was described as below average, ended in favor of the older William, Venus. They then meet in the Italian Open quarterfinal, where Venus emerged victorious again.

The sisters then join forces to win the 1998 editions of the U.S. National Indoor Championships and Zurich Open doubles. In 1999, at the 1999 Lipton International Players Championships in Florida, the sisters met in their first professional WTA Tour singles final, which Venus won once again.

However, Serena got her first taste of victory over her sister at the 1999 Grand Slam Cup. Following that, the sisters went on to win doubles at the 1999 French Open and U.S. Open. In the 2000 Wimbledon semifinal, Venus, on her way to claiming her first Grand Slam title, defeated her sister to progress to the final, which she won.

For tennis fans, 2001 was a delightful year. The Williams sisters first joined forces to win the Australian Open’s doubles but faced each other in fierce competition at the U.S. Open final, the first of several Grandslam finals where they’ll both meet. The match, which was “the most-anticipated tennis final in years,” saw Venus emerged the winner. 2002 was another phenomenal year for the Williams sisters’ rivalry. They met at three Grandslam singles finals; the French Open, the Wimbledon and U.S. Open. Serena emerged victorious in all the events.

2003 was a year riddled with injuries for both Venus and Serena. At the Australian Open singles Finals, the fourth consecutive Grandslam finals, the Williams sisters met again, with Serena triumphing. They also went on to win the Doubles title. At the 2003 Wimbledon, Serena defeated Venus, who was afflicted with an abdominal injury. The win made the Williams sisters winner of seven of the last 9 Grandslam events.

The sisters did not meet in 2004 but locked horns in 2005 at the U.S. Open. The 2008 season was the next; both sisters met again. At the Wimbledon Finals, Venus defeated Serena Williams and went on to win the doubles. At the 2008 Beijing Olympics doubles, both sisters triumphed to win a second Gold medal in Olympic doubles. In the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open, Serena went on to win. At the 2009 Wimbledon Finals, both sisters met again, with Serena claiming victory.

After meeting at the 2009 Sony Ericsson Championships, the sisters met again at the Family Circle Cup in 2013, with the younger Williams snatching victory. Venus then defeated Serena at the 2014 Rogers Cup semifinals, before Serena got her revenge at the 2015 Wimbledon fourth round and US Open quarter-final.

Their next faceoff was at the 2017 Australian Open final, where Serena once again triumphed. At the 3rd rounds of the 2018 BNP Paribas Open (Indian Wells) and US Open, the Williams sisters met, with Serena emerging victorious.

People Also Ask: Notable Facts About the Williams Sisters

This interesting facts section presents the most frequently asked questions about the two sisters. Explore.

Who is older Serena or Venus?

Venus Williams is the oldest of the two sisters. Venus was born on the 17th of June 1980, while Serena was born 15 months later, precisely, 23rd of September 1981.

What is Venus Williams net worth?

As of 2020, Venus Williams’ net worth is approximately $95 million. Venus’ value makes her the 7th wealthiest tennis player in the world.

What is Serena Williams net worth?

Serena Williams’ net worth today stands at $180 million, making her the 4th richest tennis player in 2020.

When did the sisters start tennis?

Richard Williams, the father of Venus and Serena Williams, began teaching his daughters how to play tennis when Serena was four years old. As young as age seven, the Venus Williams’ tennis talents were recognized by Tony Chesta, a local professional tennis player.

In October 1994, at the age of 14, Venus Williams turned pro. Likewise, in 1995, Serena Williams turned pro at the age of 14. Serena, who was determined to turn pro after turning 14, was met with resistance by WTA age restrictions. Following that, she filed a suit against the tour but later dropped the suit. In October 1995, she participated in the first professional event of her career.

How many titles has Venus and Serena won?

Serena Williams has more wins. She has won 23 Grand Slam singles, 14 Grand slam singles, one Olympics Gold singles, and three Olympics Gold doubles.

Venus Williams has won seven Grand slam titles, fourteen Grand slam doubles, one Olympics Gold singles, and three Olympics Gold doubles.

How many times have Venus and Serena played against each other?

The famous Williams sisters have played against each other in 30 professional matches, with the most recent in the 2020 Top Seed Open. Serena has won 19 of their 31 encounters, while Venus trails behind with 12.

Who is better, Venus or Serena?

Venus Williams has spent 11 weeks at the top of the World Female Rankings beginning in February 2002, while Serena Williams has spent 316 weeks at the top spot in the World ranking, starting in July 2002. (Accurate as of August 2020). Also, following Serena’s win against her sister Venus at the 2020 Top Seed Open, she now has a 19-12 advantage in the Williams sisters’ rivalry.

Venus Williams has a total of 49 career wins, while Serena Williams has 73 career wins.

Who has won the most career prize money?

Serena Williams ranks first in the WTA career prize money leaders of all time with $92,715,122, while Venus Williams ranks second with $41,805,656 (Accurate as of August 2020).

Is Venus married?

The answer is NO. Venus isn’t married. According to reports, Venus broke up with her boyfriend Nicholas Hammond in 2019, after they dated for two years. Before Hammond, Venus had a relationship with Elio Pis and Hank Kuehne.

Is Serena still married?

Serena Williams is married to Reddit co-founder and entrepreneur Alexis Ohanian. The couple has been married since November 16, 2017, and has a two years old daughter named Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr.

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Top-10 Greatest Female Tennis Players Of All-Time

Top-10 Greatest Female Tennis Players Of All-Time

As a tennis fan, you may wonder who the greatest female tennis players of all time are. SportyTell takes a look — Read on to find out which of your favorite women’s tennis players made our top-10 list.

Since the commencement of the open era, several women have dominated the tennis scene, while creating and smashing records.

Combining the top female tennis players of the open era to the adept players of the 20th century, you’ll end up with numerous tennis stars who rose from oblivion to the center stage of the sport.

Among the tennis greats who have played throughout history, selecting the top-10 is no easy task. But with much insight and careful analysis of the careers of these phenomenal women, we narrowed down the list of the world’s greatest female tennis players to ten, and we’re excited to share with you.

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The Greatest Female Tennis Players of All-Time

10. Martina Hingis

After turning pro in 1994, Martina Hingis moved on to a fiery start. Three years after she turned pro, Hingis won her first Grand Slam title. Aside from winning her first Grand Slam title, she won the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open, just within three years after she turned pro. Throughout her career, Hingis spent a total of 209 weeks on no.1 spot in the world singles rankings and 90 weeks as no.1 in the doubles rankings. Martina Hingis won a total of 25 major titles.

9. Justine Henin

Known for mental resilience and physical toughness, which complemented her small stature, Justine Henin’s reign atop the WTA singles chart lasted for 117 weeks. Henin finished in the number 1 spot at the end of the 2003, 2006, and 2007 calendar year, and established her country, Belgium, as one of the leading forces in the world of tennis. She won 7 Grandslam singles event, an Olympic gold medal, and a Fed Cup tournament. After winning a total of 43 WTA events, she retired in 2008 but attempted to make a comeback in 2011, which didn’t work out in her favor.

8. Venus Williams

One of the Williams sisters who continue to dominate the tennis scene, Venus would have had enough Grandslam titles to her name, if she didn’t have a showdown with her sister in the final of nine Grandslam events. Venus Williams had bested her sister on two of those occasions. She turned Pro in 1994 and has won 7 Grandslam singles, 5 Wimbledons, and 2 US Opens. Venus has emerged as a finalist in the Australian and French Opens. She has 49 WTA titles to her name, and she is currently ranked no.66 in the latest singles world rankings.

7. Billie Jean King

Best known for her Battle of the Sexes match against Bobby Riggs, King defeated Riggs in one of the few battles of the sexes match in the 20th century, which attracted about 50 million viewers. King was a phenomenal tennis player; she won 39 Grand Slam singles events, 1 Australian Open, 1 French Opens, 6 Wimbledon, and 4 US Opens. She also won the Fed Cup multiple times as captain of the US contingent. The former world no. 1 has 129 titles to her name.

6. Monica Seles

A reminder of how fan obsession could go wrong, Monica Seles was the victim of an unfortunate stabbing accident by a fan who was obsessed over her opponent, Steffi Graf. It was not uncommon for Seles and Steffi Graf to go head-to-head in Grand Slam events. Before the incident, Seles won 8 Grand Slam singles title, 4 Australian Opens, 3 French Open, and 2 US Opens. Following the stabbing incident, Seles returned to action but won just one Grand Slam event, the Australian Open. She also won the Fed Cup after the incident. Seles won 53 titles during her career before she retired in 2008.

5. Chris Evert

During the mid-1970s, one name reigned supremely over others in the world of female tennis. Her powerful shots helped her dominate the tennis scene. Chris Evert won 18 Grand Slam singles events, 2 Australian Opens, 7 French Opens, 3 Wimbledons, and 6 US Opens. She ended 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, and 1981 calendar year at the number one spot in the world singles rankings. Evert won a total of 157 titles before her retirement in 1989.

4. Margaret Court

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One of the pioneers of fitness and weight training in tennis, Margaret Court had a really successful career which was not marred by the discomfort of injuries. Margaret Court won 24 Grand Slam singles events, 11 Australian Opens, 5 French Opens, 3 Wimbledons, and 5 US Opens. She also won Grand Slam Doubles and Grand Slam Mixed Doubles in the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and US Open. Court won a total of 192 titles during her career.

3. Martina Navratilova

Her name reigned supremely in the world of tennis, during the early years of the 1970s and well into the 1980s. Martina Navratilova has 18 Grand Slam Singles title to her name, 3 Australian Opens, 2 French Opens, 9 Wimbledons, and 4 US Opens. She won Grand Slam Doubles and Grand Slam Mixed Doubles in the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, and US Open. She also won the Fed Cup and won 168 titles throughout her career.

2. Steffi Graf

Steffi Graf
Steffi Graf. (Photo credit: Mark Henckel / CC)

Since the introduction of the Open era, Steffi Graf holds the record for the third-most major wins with 22 Grand Slams Singles titles. She is the first female tennis player to win four Grand Slams and an Olympic gold medal in a calendar year. She has won 4 Australian Opens, 6 French Opens, 7 Wimbledons, and 5 US Opens. Graf won the Fed Cup and a total of 107 titles during her career.

1. Serena Williams

Serena Williams – Greatest Female Tennis Player Ever
Serena Williams. (Photo: US Open / YouTube)

One of the Williams sisters who have long dominated the tennis world, Serena, is a tennis icon. She is undoubtedly the queen in the Open era and the greatest tennis player of all-time. She has won about US $92 million in prize money since she turned Pro in 1995.

Serena has won 23 Grand Slam titles, making her the second player with the most major wins in the Open era. She has won 7 Australian Opens, 3 French Opens, 7 Wimbledons, and 6 US Opens. Serena Williams has won Grand Slam doubles in the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and US Open, and Grand Slam Mixed Doubles in Wimbledon and US Open. She has won Olympic Gold medals on four occasions. Williams has won 72 WTA titles and ranks no. 10 in the world singles rankings released in November 2019.


Which of the women’s tennis players did you expect on this list? Please feel free to share your thoughts on our top-10 list of the greatest female tennis players of all-time.

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Top-10 Greatest Men’s Tennis Players Of All-Time 2020

Top-10 Greatest Men’s Tennis Players Of All-Time 2020

As a tennis fan, you may be wondering who the greatest men’s tennis players of all-time are. SportyTell takes a look — Read on to find out if your favourite tennis stars made our top list.

Throughout history, several tennis players have gained the admiration of fans, thanks to their adept skills. But narrowing these tennis greats to top-10 can be a difficult task. We bring to you an updated ranking of the Top-10 Greatest men’s tennis players of all-time considering the influence they wielded during the summit of their careers and essentially, the number of Grand Slam titles won.

Here are the Greatest Men’s Tennis Players of All-Time Ranking

10. Ken Rosewall

  • Country: Australia
  • Born: 2 November 1934
  • Turned Pro: 1956
  • Retired: 1980
  • Prize Money: $1.6 million
  • Grand Slams Won (singles): 8

Fast and agile, Ken was nothing short of a phenomenal tennis player who played so well that his relevance during the pre-open era transcended into the post open era. His relevance during the pre-open era was solidified after he won 15 Pro Slam titles. He cemented his title as one of the best in tennis, by winning 8 Grand Slam titles, which includes 4 Australian Opens, 2 French Opens and 2 US Opens. On four occasions, he emerged a finalist at the Wimbledon. He won the Davis cup and a total of 133 titles, throughout his career.

9. John McEnroe

  • Country: United States
  • Born: 16 February 1959
  • Turned Pro: 1978
  • Retired: 1994
  • Prize Money: $12.5 million
  • Grand Slams Won (singles): 8

Whether he was loved or hated by tennis fans, is a question for the fans, but fans would agree that John McEnroe was a great player. Though he had a knack for confronting match officials and umpires, that was no obstruction to his reign as one of tennis greatest. He won 7 Grand Slam titles, 3 Wimbledons and 4 US Opens. He emerged a finalist in the French Open once and a semi-finalist in the Australian Open. He won the Davis Cup as well as the WCT Finals and the ATP Finals. In total, John McEnroe won 77 titles.

8. Jimmy Connors

  • Country: United States
  • Born: 2 September 1952
  • Turned Pro: 1972
  • Retired: 1996
  • Prize Money: $8.6 million
  • Grand Slams Won (singles): 8

Between 1974-1977, Jimmy Connors was top of the ATP rankings for 160 successive weeks and a total of 268 weeks. His incredible performances resulted into 8 Grand Slam Singles win, 1 Australian Open, 2 Wimbledons and 5 US Opens and 2 Grand Slam Doubles titles, 1 Wimbledon and 1 US Open. He also won the Davis Cup, the Tour Finals and WCT Finals. He won 109 singles titles, the most in the open era. 

7. Ivan Lendl

  • Country: Czechoslovakia
  • Born: 7 March 1960
  • Turned Pro: 1978
  • Retired: 1994
  • Prize Money: $21 million
  • Grand Slams Won (singles): 8

His strokes were powerful, his conditioning could be said to be perfect and his topspin forehand skill was incredibly instrumental in defeating opponents. This paid off for Lendl who won 8 Grand Slam singles, 2 Australian Opens, 3 French Opens and 3 US Opens. He won the Tour Finals, five times, 2 WCT Finals and a Davis Cup. He won a total of 94 singles titles and 6 doubles in his career. One of his memorable achievements, a record of 270 weeks he spent in the number 1 spot in the ATP rankings.

6. Björn Borg

  • Country: Sweden
  • Born: 6 June 1956
  • Turned Pro: 1973
  • Retired: 1983
  • Prize Money: $3.6 million
  • Grand Slams Won (singles): 11

From 1977 to 1980, Bjorn Borg was undoubtedly the top player in tennis. After winning 11 Grand Slam singles titles, Bjorn Borg became the first player in the Open era to achieve the feat. Bjorn Borg won 6 French Opens and 5 Wimbledon titles. Though he reached the US Open final, four times, Bjorn Borg failed to secure a win. He won the Davis Cup, the Tour Finals and the WCT Finals. Bjorn Borg is one of the few players in tennis who have won 3 Grand Slam singles without losing a set. In all, he won 64 singles titles in his career. 

5. Pete Sampras

  • Country: United States
  • Born: 12 August 1971
  • Turned Pro: 1988
  • Retired: 2002
  • Prize Money: $43.2 million
  • Grand Slams Won (singles): 14

“Pistol Pete” as Pete Sampras was nicknamed, enthralled fans with a powerful serve which he did with a single backhand. Pete Sampras ended his career in styles after winning the 2002 US Open. Pete Sampras won a total of 14 Grand Slam singles titles, 2 Australian Opens, 7 Wimbledons and 5 US Opens. On 5 occasions, Pete Sampras won the Tour Finals and the Grand Slam Cup and Davis Cup, twice. In total, Pete Sampras won a total of 64 singles titles.

4. Rod Laver

  • Country: Australia
  • Born: 9 August 1938
  • Turned Pro: 1963
  • Retired: 1979
  • Prize Money: $1.5 million
  • Grand slams won (singles): 11

The man dubbed the Rocket was invincible at the commencement of the Open era, but even before the Open era, began in 1968, Rod Laver had already become a household name in the world of tennis. From 1964 – 1970, Rod Laver held the number 1 spot in the world rankings. During those years, Laver won 11 Grand Slam singles events, 3 Australian Opens, 2 French Opens and 4 Wimbledon titles. 

Before the Open era began, he won 3 US Pro, 4 Wembley Pro and 1 French Pro. In the Grand Slam Doubles, he won the Australian Open, the French Open and the Wimbledon. Aside from this, Laver won the Davis Cup, 5 times and the Grand Slam Mixed Doubles in the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon. His 200 singles titles are the most in the history of tennis.

3. Novak Djokovic

  • Country: Serbia and Montenegro
  • Born: 22 May 1987
  • Turned Pro: 2003
  • Retired:
  • Prize Money: $143.6 million
  • Grand Slams Won (singles): 17
Novak Djokovic (Photo credit: Sky Sports)

The name Novak Djokovic is prominent in modern-day tennis, but his emergence as one of the greatest in tennis comes as no surprise to tennis fans. The Serb man has won several titles in recent years that his name is synonymous to success in tennis. He has won 17 Grand Slam singles, 8 Australian Opens, 1 French Opens, 5 Wimbledons and 3 US Opens. His wins include the Tour Finals which he has won 5 times and the Davis Cup. He has won 77 singles titles, the 5th highest in the open era and is currently ranked world’s No.1 in the latest round of the ATP World rankings released in March 2020.

2. Rafael Nadal

  • Country: Spain
  • Born: 3 June 1986
  • Turned Pro: 2001
  • Retired:
  • Prize Money: $120.9 million
  • Grand Slams Won (singles): 19
Photo of Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal (Photo credit: Sky Sports)

Since Rafael Nadal turned Pro in 2001, he has progressed to become one of the most proficient and prolific tennis players on the planet. The Spaniard who is nicknamed “King of Clay” as a result of his exceptional performance on clay, has won 19 Grand Slam Singles in his career, 1 Australian Opens, 12 French Opens, 2 Wimbledons and 4 US Opens. He has won the Davis Cup and won Gold in the singles at 2008 Beijing Olympics and in the Doubles at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics Games in 2016.

Nadal has won about $120.9 million in prize money so far in his career. He has won 84 singles titles in his career, which is the 4th highest in the open era. He is currently ranked no. 2 in the world in the ATP rankings released in March 2020.

1. Roger Federer

  • Country: Switzerland
  • Born: 8 August 1981
  • Turned Pro: 1998
  • Retired:
  • Prize Money: $129.9 million
  • Grand Slams Won (singles): 20
Photo of Roger Federer
Roger Federer (Photo credit: Sky Sports)

The best in the game, Roger Federer is the man who has always been at summit despite stiff competition from Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. The Swiss man has spent 310 weeks in the number one spot in the ATL rankings, and 237 of those weeks were consecutive. He has also finished in the number one spot at the end of the year five times. Since he turned Pro in 1998, Federer has won 20 Grand Slam Singles, 6 Australian Opens, 1 French Opens, 8 Wimbledons and 4 US Opens. He has won the Tour Finals, 6 times and won Gold at the Doubles event at the Bejing 2008 Olympics and Silver at the singles event at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016.

Roger Federer is by far, the greatest men’s tennis player ever. Federer who has won $129.9 million in prize money since he turned Pro has also won 103 singles events in his career, the 2nd highest in the Open era. Federer who currently ranked 4th in the World in the latest round of the ATP rankings released in March 2020.

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Background

A sport followed by over 1 billion fans globally, tennis in the open era has transcended from just another sports or recreational activity to fiercely contested matches, which attracts tremendous numbers of viewers, ultimately resulting in a large sum of revenue being generated. The attention tennis has continued to receive can not be attributed to the dynamics of tennis alone, but to the emergence of key players who have dominated the tennis scene and entertained fans with their unique antics. 


There you have it—Our Top-10 Greatest Men’s Tennis Players Of All-Time as updated in 2020. What do you think? Which of the tennis greats did you expect would make this list? Please share with us in the comment section below.

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Top-10 Richest Tennis Players In The World 2020

Top-10 Richest Tennis Players In The World 2020

Who is the richest tennis player in the world?

As tennis fans, we checked out who the most financially successful tennis stars are. Read on to find out if your favorite tennis players made the top list.

Tennis is definitely the biggest non-team sport, and with over a billion fans in the world today, it is one of the world’s biggest sports.

What makes Tennis truly special is that both male and female players now enjoy the same opportunities. They are now offered the same amounts in prize money at the game’s biggest stages, making it a truly unique sport.

In this article, SportyTell has reviewed and ranked the top-10 richest tennis players in the world as of 2020.

The ranking is primarily based on the net worths of currently active players, or at least players who had not retired before January 2020.

Other highlights include the players’ total prize money and endorsements.

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10. Caroline Wozniacki

Net Worth: $30 Million

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The Danish superstar has picked up an astonishing 30 WTA singles and 2 doubles titles since the start of her professional career.

The fall of 2017 saw her win the WTA finals, which she immediately followed up with her first Grand Slam singles title after finishing as the finalist in the 2009 US Open and the 2014 US Open.

As of 2020, Caroline Wozniacki’s net worth is valued to be $40 million. She has won a total of $35.2 million in prize money since she started her career in 2005.

Wozniacki has got endorsement deals with Adidas, Rolex, Mundipharma, Godiva Chocolatier, The Players Tribune, and Turkish Airlines. She recently retired after the Australian Open of January 2020.

9. Angelique Kerber

Net Worth: $30 Million

Richest Female Tennis Player – Angelique Kerber Net Worth
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Angelique Kerber represented Germany and won a silver medal in the 2016 Olympics. Kerber has won three Grand Slam singles tournaments and 12 WTA titles since she turned pro in 2003.

2016 has been her biggest year so far, winning two Grand Slam titles in the Australian and US Open and becoming world No. 1 while also winning a silver medal in the Olympics.

As of 2020, Angelique Kerber’s net worth is approximately $30 million. She has raked in a total of $29.5 million in prize money.

Kerber has endorsement deals with Adidas, Yonex, Head and Shoulders Supreme, car manufacturers Porsche, Cosmetics brand Shiseido, luxury watchmaker Rolex and software company – SAP.

8. Simona Halep

Net Worth: $30 Million

Richest Women Tennis Player – Simona Halep Net Worth
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The 28-year-old Romanian superstar played her first professional tournament in 2008.

She broke into the WTA top 50 by the fall of 2011 and was already in the top 10 by January 2014, after winning 6 WTA titles in 2013 alone.

Halep was the finalist in three Grand Slam singles; The French Open of 2014, the 2016 French Open, and the Australian Open of 2017, and was also the finalist in the 2014 WTA Singles.

She finally won her first Grand Slam singles at the 2018 French Open and was the winner in the 2019 Wimbledon Championship, beating Serena Williams to the title.

In 2020, Simona Halep’s net worth is valued at a total of $30 million. Her success in the courts has earned her a huge $36.5 million in prize money.

She has several endorsements with Nike, Rexona, Mercedes Benz, Coca-Cola, and Hublot. Simona Halep is currently No. 2 in the WTA rankings.

7. Venus Williams

Net Worth: $95 Million

Richest Female Tennis Players – Venus Williams Net Worth
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With 49 WTA titles, 7 Grand Slam singles, 14 Grand Slam doubles, and 4 gold medals, Venus “Ebony Star” Williams has made her mark in the game of tennis.

Often credited for her role in bringing in a new era in the sport for women, Venus has racked up $41.9 million in prize money alone since she turned pro in 1994.

Venus Williams’ net worth as of 2020 is about $95 million. Her successes in the court have earned her endorsements with Ralph Lauren, Wilson, Electronic Arts, Tide, and Kraft’s.

She also has her own clothing line called EleVen. Venus Williams runs an interior design firm and owns a small stake in Miami Dolphins.

6. Maria Sharapova

Net Worth: $135 Million

Wealthiest Women Tennis Players – Maria Sharapova Net Worth
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Maria Sharapova has certainly established herself as one of the elites in the WTA. She became world No. 1 for the first time when she was barely 18 years old and has been No. 1 on 4 other occasions.

She won 5 Grand Slam singles titles and has picked up a total of 36 titles.

Sharapova won a total of $38.78 million in prize money, but her endorsements have really been tremendous, with Forbes ranking her as the highest-earning female athlete every year from 2006 until 2016.

According to Forbes, her total career earnings of about $325 million, which includes prize money earnings, endorsements, and appearances ranks as the second of all-time in the WTA, behind Serena Williams.

Sharapova’s endorsements greatly exceed the amount she made from all her tournaments combined. She also runs her own candy company called Sugarpova.

Maria Sharapova’s net worth of $135 million ranks her as the 6th richest tennis player right now.

5. Andy Murray

Net Worth: $165 Million

Wealthiest Tennis Players – Andy Murray Net Worth
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Sir Andy Murray has been the finalist in 6 Grand Slam singles tournaments and won 3 Grand Slam titles, a Davies Cup, two gold medals, and a total of 46 ATP titles.

The Scottish native has won a total of $61.5 million in prize money alone and has landed sponsorships and endorsements from Adidas, Royal Bank of Scotland, Shiatzy Chen, Under Armor, and a host of others.

He has a sports management company, 77 management, with number 77 gotten from the time he won his first Grand Slam title in Wimbledon 2012, becoming the first male Brit to win a Grand Slam title in 77 years.

Andy Murray’s net worth of $165 million brought him to the 5th spot on our list of the richest tennis players in the world.

4. Rafael Nadal

Net Worth: $180 Million

Rafael Nadal Net Worth among the Most Affluent Tennis Players
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With 85 career titles, including 20 Grand Slam singles, 2 Olympic gold medals, and 5 Davis Cup doubles, Rafael Nadal has made his mark as one of the elites in the game of tennis.

As of 2020, Rafael Nadal’s net worth is approximately $180 million. Nadal has earned a total of $121 million since he turned pro in 2001.

The current world No. 2 has also cashed in on huge endorsement deals.

In 2019 alone, he earned about $26 million from endorsements. He has huge contracts with Nike, Tommy Hilfiger, Telefonica, and Kia Motors.

3. Serena Williams

Net Worth: $200 Million

Richest Female Tennis Player – Serena Williams
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Serena Williams has been playing tennis professionally since 1995 when she was 14 years old.

She became WTA’s No. 1 for the first time in 2002 and has gone on to be No. 1 on 7 other occasions. Her 6th time as No. 1 saw her remain at the top for a record-tying 186 consecutive weeks.

Serena Williams holds 73 titles, 23 Grand Slam singles, 14 Grand Slam doubles, 2 Grand Slam mixed doubles, and 4 gold medals.

She has won a total of $93.5 million in prize money, the highest in the WTA.

Williams holds many endorsements with the likes of Beats by Dre, IBM, Gatorade, Intel, Mini, Delta Airlines, Aston Martin, and a host of others.

With Serena Williams’ net worth at a whopping $200 million, she ranks as the richest female tennis player and the third richest active tennis player in the world as of 2020.

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2. Novak Djokovic

Net Worth: $220 Million

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Novak Djokovic kicked off his career as a professional tennis player in 2003, and he won his first Grand Slam singles title in the 2008 Australian Open.

He has since added 16 more Grand Slam singles and a career total of 76 titles.

The 32-year-old is currently ATP’s world No. 1 and has won about $144 million in prize money, making him the highest on-court earner in the sport.

His endorsements include Mercedes Benz, Adidas, Uniqlo, Sergio Tacchini, Telekom Srbija, Bombardier Aerospace, etc.

Novak Djokovic’s net worth of $220 million places him second on our list of the wealthiest tennis players.

1. Roger Federer

Net Worth: $450 Million

Roger Federer
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With 103 career titles to his name, Roger Federer definitely needs no introduction. He is undoubtedly the greatest tennis player of all time.

His well over 1,200 wins have earned him 20 Grand Slam singles titles and a whopping 103 career titles. Federer has established himself as a Legend.

Federer’s on-court successes have also been mirrored off-court, with his sponsorship earnings worth at least 3x his total prize money of $130 million.

Forbes also listed Federer as the highest-paid athlete in the world in 2020.

He currently has mega-sized sponsorships and endorsement deals with Mercedes, Uniqlo, Barilla, Rolex, Moet & Chandon, Credit Suisse, Wilson, and Sunrise.

Roger Federer’s net worth as of 2020 is approximately $450 million, which solidifies him as the world’s richest tennis player right now.

Summary

Below is a quick recap of the world’s wealthiest tennis players, including their career prize money earnings and current estimated net worths.

Rank Tennis Player Prize Money Net Worth
1 Roger Federer $130 million $450 million
2 Novak Djokovic $144 million $220 million
3 Serena Williams $93.5 million $200 million
4 Rafael Nadal $121 million $180 million
5 Andy Murray $61.5 million $165 million
6 Maria Sharapova $38.78 million $135 million
7 Venus Williams $41.9 million $95 million
8 Simona Halep $36.5 million $30 million
9 Angelique Kerber $29.5 million $30 million
10 Caroline Wozniacki $35.2 million $30 million
The Wealthiest Tennis Players In 2020

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