They earn more from advertising contracts than from tournaments, they are the highest paid tennis players in the world .
We tell you which tennis players receive the highest income. / Photos: IG / simonahalep, IG / serenawilliams
The Woman Post | Maria Lourdes Zimmermann
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When the world has experienced the economic ravages of the global pandemic and sporting events have been canceled since March, the least concerned may be the world's highest paid tennis players, who receive substantial income from advertising contracts, however according to Forbes, tennis has established a Player Relief Fund in the pandemic to distribute more than $ 6 million dollars and help 800 professionals with difficulties to deal with the absence of prize money, who are not part of the select group of wealthy tennis players.
Forbes made a ranking of the highest paid tennis players and among that select group four women are on the list. Who are they?
Women represent 40% of the income of the ranking led by the Japanese
(No. 4, in the world $ 37.4 million)
Osaka had dual Japanese and American citizenship while growing up, but wisely chose to represent Japan ahead of the Tokyo Olympics, now scheduled for 2021. The decision made her an even more attractive product for sponsors, such as Procter & Gamble, All Nippon Airways. and Nissin, all of whom signed deals with Osaka to use them in marketing for the Games. Among tennis players, only Roger Federer earned more than Osaka from endorsements according to the Forbes magazine report.
(No. 5, in the world $ 36 million)
Williams has invested in more than 50 startups over the past six years through Serena Ventures. Her firm focuses on companies founded by women and minorities, which account for 60% of investments. She has won $ 93 million in career awards, double that of any other female athlete.
Despite playing only eight tournaments in 2019, Williams remains the most famous female athlete in the US, with a public awareness that surpasses Tom Brady, LeBron James, and any other athlete not named Tiger Woods, according to Q Scores, which tracks consumer sentiment towards celebrities.
She has sponsors from Gen-Z to Baby Boomers; from blue-collar to college educated, as well as Nike, Gatorade, Procter & Gamble and Beats according to Forbes.
(No. 7 in the world, $ 13.1 million)
Barty had a career year in 2019 with $ 11.3 million in prize money, the second-most on the WTA Tour behind Serena's $ 12.4 million in 2013 (Barty's $ 10.1 million in our ranking represents her June 2019 earnings. as of June 2020). She won her first career Slam at the 2019 French Open, generating lucrative bonuses from sponsors Fila and Head. She is the first Australian woman at No. 1 since Evonne Goolagong back in 1976.
(No. 10 in the world $ 10.9 million)
Halep has won $ 36.5 million in career awards, fourth all-time on the women's side. The 28-year-old Romanian won her second career Slam title at Wimbledon last year. Her main sponsors include the global brands Nike, Wilson, Hublot and Avon.