Top 20 Tennis Players With Highest Career Prize Money Earnings (Men & Women)


Tennis Players with highest prize money earnings

Top 20 Tennis Players With Highest Prize Money Earnings (Men & Women)

Tennis Players with highest prize money earnings? The Tennis season is here! Wimbledon is on at the moment and we have the US Open coming up as well. The 2018 tennis calendar is underway so we will look at the top 20 tennis stars who have won the most amount of prize money over the years. Not surprisingly, Roger Federer is number one in this category after making $111.89 million in total prize money in his career to date. Meanwhile, Novak Djokovic is second after earning $109.81 million in prize money throughout his career. In the women’s category, Serena Williams leads the prize money rankings after winning a total of $84 million throughout her career.

Men’s tennis career prize money earnings- Best ever tennis players

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic became the first tennis stars to reach $100 million in prize money earnings. In 2016, Djokovic earned around $14.6 million. Meanwhile Serena Williams added another $7m to take her career prize money total over $84 million.

Rafael Nadal, meanwhile, has had an unlucky run of injuries throughout his career. But he has earned $94.59 million in prize money. So here we look at the top 20 tennis players who have made the highest prize money throughout their careers. But Nadal could indeed catch up to the leaders if he stays injury-free and fit. Rafael Nadal, on his day, and on clay, is the best tennis player in the world. Nobody can knock Federer off as the number one greatest ever tennis player though.

We have also done articles about the biggest prize money in Grand Slams, Wimbledon prize money, US Open prize money and the French Open prize money 2018.

Tennis Players with highest prize money earnings

Tennis Players with highest prize money earnings
 Rank Player Total career prize money 2016 prize money
1 SwitzerlandRoger Federer $111.89 million  $14.6 million
2 SerbiaNovak Djokovic  $109.81 million  $4.69 million
3 spainRafael Nadal  $94.59 million  $2.95 million
4 ScotlandAndy Murray  $60.81 million $16.2 million
5 usaPete Samras  $43.28 million Retired
6 usaAndre Agassi $31.1 million  Retired
7 spainDavid Ferrer $30.7 million  $1.4 million
8 SwitzerlandStan Wawrinka $27.8 million  $6.95 million
9 GermanyBoris Becker $25.0 million  Retired
10 czech RepublicTomas Berdych $26.4 million  $2.85 million
11 RussiaYevgeny Kafelnikov  $23.8 million  Retired
12 RussiaIvan Lendl  $21.2 million  Retired
13 AustraliaLleyton Hewitt  $20.7 million  Retired
14 usaAndy  Roddick $20.6 million  Retired
15 SwedenStefan Edberg  $20.6 million  Retired
16 croatiaGoran Ivanisevic $19.8 million  Retired
17 usaMichael Chang $19.1 million  Retired
18 FranceJo-Wilfried Tsonga  $18.9 million  $2.30 million
19 croatiaMarin Cilic $16.8 million 
20 argentinaJuan Martin Del Potro $16.2 million  $900,000

Top 20 women’s tennis career prize money leaders

The women tennis players are paid slightly less than their male counterparts. This has been up for debate lately though with the modern push for pay equality for women. However, men have to play the best of five sets while women play the best of three. But the women tennis players listed have still made a very large amount of money over their careers!

Serena Williams tops the list after having made a whopping $84 million over her career. Maria Sharapova is second, but is miles behind Serena Williams. In-fact, Serena Williams has made almost three times the amount Sharapova has earned. Meanwhile, Serena’s older sister (by one year), is third. The Williams sisters have enjoyed a professional rivalry over the years. Although, they have also teamed up together too by competing in the doubles category. So here are the Top 20 women Tennis Players with highest prize money earnings as of 2018…

Women’s Tennis Players with highest prize money earnings

Women's Tennis Players with highest prize money earnings

Rank Player Total career prize money Era
1 usaSerena Williams $84.46 million  1995 –
2 RussiaMaria Sharapova $36.4 million  2001 –
3 usaVenus Williams $34.4 million  1994 –
4 belarusVictoria Azarenka $28.2 million 2003 –
5 polandAgnieszka Radwańska $26 million  2005 –
6 BelgiumKim Clijsters $24.4 million 1997 – 2007
7 SwitzerlandMartina Hingis $23.1 million  1994 – 2013
8 czech RepublicPetra Kvitová $22.8 million  2006
9 usaLindsay Davenport $22.16 million  1993 – 2010
10 Denmark sports flagCaroline Wozniacki $22.12 million  2005 –
11 GermanyStefanie “Steffi” Graf $21.9 million  1982 – 1999
12 RussiaSvetlana Kuznetsova $21.8 million  2000 –
13 usaMartina Navratilova $21.6 million  1975 – 1999
14 BelgiumJustine Henin $20.8 million  1999 – 2011
15 GermanyAngelique Kerber $19.3 million  2003 –
16 SerbiaJelena Janković $18.7 million  2002 –
17 spainArantxa Sánchez Vicario $16.9 million  1985 – 2004
18 ChinaLi Na $16.7 million  1999 – 2014
19 AustraliaSamantha Stosur $16.4 million  1999 –
20 SerbiaAna Ivanovic $16.1 million  2003-

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