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
 RankPlayerTotal career prize money2016 prize money
1SwitzerlandRoger Federer$111.89 million $14.6 million
2SerbiaNovak Djokovic $109.81 million $4.69 million
3spainRafael Nadal $94.59 million $2.95 million
4ScotlandAndy Murray $60.81 million$16.2 million
5usaPete Samras $43.28 millionRetired
6usaAndre Agassi$31.1 million Retired
7spainDavid Ferrer$30.7 million $1.4 million
8SwitzerlandStan Wawrinka$27.8 million $6.95 million
9GermanyBoris Becker$25.0 million Retired
10czech RepublicTomas Berdych$26.4 million $2.85 million
11RussiaYevgeny Kafelnikov $23.8 million Retired
12RussiaIvan Lendl $21.2 million Retired
13AustraliaLleyton Hewitt $20.7 million Retired
14usaAndy  Roddick$20.6 million Retired
15SwedenStefan Edberg $20.6 million Retired
16croatiaGoran Ivanisevic$19.8 million Retired
17usaMichael Chang$19.1 million Retired
18FranceJo-Wilfried Tsonga $18.9 million $2.30 million
19croatiaMarin Cilic$16.8 million 
20argentinaJuan 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

TENNIS CAREER PRIZE MONEY LEADERS – WOMEN
RankPlayerTotal career prize moneyEra
1usaSerena Williams$84.46 million 1995 –
2RussiaMaria Sharapova$36.4 million 2001 –
3usaVenus Williams$34.4 million 1994 –
4belarusVictoria Azarenka$28.2 million2003 –
5polandAgnieszka Radwańska$26 million 2005 –
6BelgiumKim Clijsters$24.4 million1997 – 2007
7SwitzerlandMartina Hingis$23.1 million 1994 – 2013
8czech RepublicPetra Kvitová$22.8 million 2006
9usaLindsay Davenport$22.16 million 1993 – 2010
10Denmark sports flagCaroline Wozniacki$22.12 million 2005 –
11GermanyStefanie “Steffi” Graf$21.9 million 1982 – 1999
12RussiaSvetlana Kuznetsova$21.8 million 2000 –
13usaMartina Navratilova$21.6 million 1975 – 1999
14BelgiumJustine Henin$20.8 million 1999 – 2011
15GermanyAngelique Kerber$19.3 million 2003 –
16SerbiaJelena Janković$18.7 million 2002 –
17spainArantxa Sánchez Vicario$16.9 million 1985 – 2004
18ChinaLi Na$16.7 million 1999 – 2014
19AustraliaSamantha Stosur$16.4 million 1999 –
20SerbiaAna Ivanovic$16.1 million 2003-

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