Vietnam holds tennis tournaments annually in Ho Chi Minh City since 2015. Their passion for tennis has grown, and a lot of provinces and cities are approaching professional standards. This is how international professional tennis players influence the Vietnamese, and as far as lifestyle is concerned, every aspiring tennis player would dream about reaching their idol’s career. Do you want to know who are the richest tennis players of today?
Listed below are the highest-paid professional tennis players based on their achievements in matches.
15. Simona Halep – Net Worth: $29,677,869 (€26.4 million)
Simona Halep is a Romanian professional tennis player. She has been ranked No. 1 for 64 weeks in the middle of the years 2017 and 2019 in singles twice. nThis made her 10th in rankings by the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA). Halep has won the 2018 French Open and the 2019 Wimbledon Championships. For two consecutive years in 2014 and 2015, Halep became the WTA Most Popular Player of the Year and also the WTA Fan Favorite Singles Player of the Year in 2017 and 2018. She also received the Patriarchal Cross of Romania and the Order of the Star of Romania, and she was also named an honorary citizen of Bucharest.
14. Victoria Azarenka – $29,760,163 (€26.4 million)
Victoria Azarenka is a Belarusian professional tennis player and was a former No. 1 in the year 2012. She is the only Belarusian tennis player, male or female, to have won two Australian Open singles titles in the years 2012 and 2013. She also has impressive winnings, with 20 WTA singles titles, eight WTA doubles titles and three mixed-doubles titles.
She had other achievements with Premier Mandatory tournaments, including the Sunshine Double in 2016, in which she won six. In the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, she took home the singles bronze medal. Two mixed doubles Grand Slam titles in the 2007 US Open with Max Mirnyi and with Bob Bryan at the 2008 French Open.
13. Petra Kvitová — $29,883,061 (€26.5 million)
Petra turned professional in 2006 and known for her powerful left-hand groundstrokes and diversity and has won 27 career singles titles. She also has the Wimbledon Championships in 2011 and 2014 under her belt. The list goes on with a bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Petra is the second highest-ranked Czech, next to Plíšková, and she is the highest-ranked left-handed player in the world. She only reached No. 2 as her highest career ranking in 2011. As of 2019, the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) placed her at 6th highest ranked.
12. Andre Agassi — $31,152,975 (€27.7 million)
One of the richest tennis players and tennis greats is Andre Agassi. Andre Kirk Agassi is an American professional tennis player. Before he retired, he had established a career that spanned from the late 1980s to the early 2000s and was the former world No. 1. An eight-time Grand Slam Champion and a gold medalist at the 1996 Olympics, and in the other Grand Slam tournaments, he was a runner-up. Agassi is the first male player to win four Australian Open titles.
Agassi achieved the Career Grand Slam in the Open Era. Only five singles players have done this, and Andre Agassi is one of them and one of eight in history. He had a “Career Super Slam” dubbed by Sports Illustrated, as he is the only man to win the Career Golden Slam and the ATP Tour World Championships.
11. David Ferrer — $31,483,911 (€28.0 million)
David Ferrer was a Spanish professional player. He was a three-time Davis Cup champion and also won tournaments at all levels (Masters 1000, ATP 250, and ATP 500). The only tournament Ferrer wasn’t successful at was at a Grand Slam tournament. He holds the fame of winning the most matches on the ATP tour except the Grand Slam.
David was a clay-court specialist and has won half of his titles on this court. He was considered one of the best players in tennis who have not won a Grand Slam tournament. In 2006, he achieved a top-10 ranking and a career-high of 3rd ranking in 2013. He lost to Zverev on his retirement game in Madrid.
10. Stan Wawrinka — $32,407,259 (€28.8 million)
Stanislas ranked No. Three at the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) singles ranking in 2014. He won three Grand Slam titles at the 2014 Australian Open, 2015 French Open, and 2016 US Open, where he faced the No. 1 on all occasions. Reaching the final of the 2017 French Open, and three other finals at the 2008 Rome, 2013 Madrid, and 2017 Indian Wells. He also won an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title at the Monte-Carlo Masters in the year 2014.
“Tennis’ Great Latecomer,” Stanislas achieved success late in his career. Before the start of the 2014 French Open, he requested the ATP to change is name formally from “Stanislas Wawrinka” to “Stan Wawrinka,” which he used in tournament draws and press conferences.
9. Caroline Wozniacki — $33,843,595 (€30.1 million)
Caroline Wozniacki is a Danish professional tennis player and a former No. 1 in the world in singles. She holds the top-ranking position as the first woman from a Scandinavian country and the 20th in the Open Era.
Caroline has won six WTA singles titles in 2010 and 2011, making her take home 30 medals in total. She also held the Wimbledon girls’ singles title in 2006 and two titles in doubles in 2008. Caroline was awarded the title of WTA Newcomer of the Year. For the first time in her career, she won the season-ending WTA Finals in Singapore. And in 2018, she won the 2018 Australian Open and maiden Grand Slam title, making her No. 1 in ranking on January 29, 2018.
8. Maria Sharapova — $38,560,323 (€34.2 million)
Maria Yuryevna Sharapova is a United States resident Russian professional player since 1994. For a total of 21 weeks, she has been ranked world No. 1 in singles by the WTA on five separate occasions. She also won the silver medal in the 2012 Olympics in London and the only Russian among ten women to hold the career Grand Slam. Sharapova has competed in the WTA tour since 2001.
At a young age of 18, Maria became the world No. 1 on August 22, 2005, and the first Russian female tennis player to top the singles rankings. For four weeks from June 11, 2012, to July 8, 2012, she held the ranking for the fifth time. Maria also had a modelling stints on the side.
7. Venus Williams — $41,362,509 (€36.7 million)
Venus Ebony Starr Williams is a former world No. 1 American professional tennis player and is known for her athleticism and bringing in a new era of power on the women’s professional tennis. She is among the richest tennis players to dominate the list.
For a total of 11 weeks, the Women’s Tennis Association ranked her No. 1 on three occasions. On February 25, 2002, she was the first African American woman in the Open Era and the second all-time after Althea Gibson. She has so many titles throughout her career, including record-breaking matches.
6. Pete Sampras — $43,280,489 (€38.4 million)
Pete Sampras is a right-handed player with a single-handed backhand professional tennis player. His career spanned from 1988 until the 2002 US Open, which he defeated his rival, Andre Agassi.
Pete has won 14 Grand Slam singles titles, two Australian Opens, seven Wimbledon Singles titles, and a joint Open Era record five US Opens. His total career singles titles are 64. He held the No. 1 position for 286 weeks in 1993.
5. Andy Murray — $61,109,225 (€54.3 million)
Sir Andrew Barron Murray is a professional tennis player from Scotland, and he represents Great Britain in his sporting activities. He is a three-time Grand Slam tournament winner, Davis Cup champion, Olympic champion, winner of the 2016 ATP World Tour Finals, and former world No. 1. Murray is the first British man to win multiple Wimbledon singles titles, winning the tournament in 2013 and 206.
4. Serena Williams — $88,692,106 (€78.8 million)
Former world No. 1, Serena Jameka Williams has won 23 major singles titles, most by any woman or man in the Open Era. On eight separate occasions, the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) ranked her No. 1 in singles between 2002 and 2017. It was only on July 8, 2002, when she reached the No. 1 ranking. She had been No. 1 for 319 weeks in total, third in Open Era ranking among female players. Serena deserved all those titles and, of course, her place in our list of richest tennis players.
3. Rafael Nadal — $106,957,186 (€95.0 million)
Rafael “Rafa” Nadal Parera is a Spanish professional tennis player. The Association of Tennis Professionals ranked him No. 2 in men’s singles tennis. Nadal has a record of the second-most in history for a male player, 19 Grand Slam singles titles. Also included in his collections of awards are 20 ATP Tour 500 titles, 35 ATP Tour Masters 1000 Titles, and the 2008 Olympic gold medal in singles. He was ranked world No. 1 for a total of 196 weeks.
After Andre Agassi, Nadal is the second male player to complete the singles Career Golden Slam.
2. Roger Federer — $123,632,204 (€109.8 million)
Roger Federer is a Swiss professional tennis player and ranked No. 3 in men’s singles tennis. He holds the record for the most Grand Slam singles titles by a male player, with 20 titles. Roger held a record of 310 weeks the world No. 1 rank in the ATP rankings. He has won a record eight Wimbledon titles, five US Open titles (all consecutive), one French Open title, and six Australian Open titles. Aside from holding a treasure trove of titles, Federer also holds his spot in the richest tennis players.
Federer was awarded the tour Sportsmanship Award 13 times. He had been named the ITF World Championship and the ATP Player of the Year five times. Roger is the only professional tennis player to have won the BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year.
1. Novak Djokovic — $131,040,932 (€116.4 million)
Topping our list of the richest tennis players is Novak Djokovic, a Serbian professional tennis player who is now at the No. 1 rank in men’s singles tennis by the ATP. He has won five ATP Finals titles, 13 ATP Tour 500 medals, 33 ATP Tour Masters 1000 and 16 Grand Slam singles titles. He held on to the No. 1 spot for 270 weeks. Djokovic is the first and only male tennis player to have won all nine of the Masters 1000 tournaments.
Being ranked No. 1 by the ATP, Djokovic is the first Serbian player and the first male player representing Serbia be victorious at the Grand Slam singles title.
Passion for a Living
Being an athlete is real hard work for anybody. You would strive to achieve greatness for recognition. Being recognized is the key to how to earn so much on your chosen sport. It would take perseverance and patience for your success. The players mentioned above did all that. And they are now reaping what they sow.