Highest Career Earnings In Professional Tennis

By on January 27, 2013 in ArticlesEntertainment

Being a professional tennis player would be a fun job. Not only do you get to travel to the most exotic locations in the world every week, but you get paid a ton of money for your time! Well, you only get paid a ton of money if you're good enough to actually win the tournaments and attract sponsors. For example, both Victoria Azarenka and Novak Djokovic just earned $2.43 million as the winners of The Australian Open. Obviously the winners of tournaments earn the most money, but even if you lost in the first round of the tournament, you would take home $27,600. Not bad for one day of work! On the other hand, with great success comes great expense. The top players on the tournament travel on private jets to each tournament with an army of support staff including coaches, trainers, chefs and more. Those same top players also earn tens of millions off the court from endorsements. So who are the highest earning active professional tennis players?

Tennis Career Earnings

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Highest Career Earnings In Pro Tennis:


  • Roger Federer – $76,535,827
  • Rafael Nadal – $50,061,827
  • Novak Djokovic – $48,218,800
  • Andy Murray – $26,200,571
  • Lleyton Hewitt – $19,378,763
  • David Ferrer – $17,178,869
  • Nikolay Davydenko – $15,434,328
  • Tomas Berdych – $13,139,293
  • David Nalbandian – $11,037,715
  • Tommy Haas – $11,014,574


  • Serena Williams – $42,282,772
  • Venus Williams – $28,634,144
  • Maria Sharapova – $23,672,223
  • Victoria Azarenka – $19,423,108.
  • Svetlana Kuznetsova – $16,544,026
  • Caroline Wozniacki – $14,187,736
  • Jelena Janković – $13,307,066
  • Vera Zvonareva – $13,225,072
  • Samantha Stosur – $11,830,486
  • Nadia Petrova – $11,608,848
  • Agnieszka Radwańska – $11,208,677
  • Dinara Safina – $10,585,640
  • Ana Ivanović – $9,722,224
  • Lisa Raymond – $9,573,113
  • Li Na – $9,461,614
Articles Written by Brian Warner
Prior to launching Celebrity Net Worth, Brian spent seven years as the Managing Editor of one of the largest entertainment portals on the internet. Before that, Brian attended Georgetown University where he double majored in finance and marketing. A native of Northern California, Brian currently resides in Los Angeles. Follow him on Google+.
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