Highest Paid Tennis Players 2016
Tennis is considered to be the sport which pays big to the players, especially who plays professionally. Be it rising star like Andy Murray or legendary players like Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, the players who considered superstars for their game are for their annual income. Besides their magic with the racket, these superstars are paid handsomely by the ATP and WTP tours. numerous sponsorship’s from brands like Mike, Rolex, Mercedes-Benz and many more play a key role in boosting their income. The sponsors happily sign cheques with big amounts to their brand ambassadors, who receive the same adulation as Hollywood celebrities do.
Lets take a look at the Highest paid tennis players 2016 list.
Top 10 Highest Paid Tennis Players 2016
10. Caroline Wozniacki
At number 10 on the list of highest paid tennis players 2016, is the tennis beauty Caroline Wozniacki. She earned a total of $10.8 million this year till date out of which he achieved $1.3 million as the prize money and also earned a total of $9.5 million in endorsements from various companies.
Caroline Wozniacki is endorsed to various top bands and currently appears in several campaigns and TV commercials for several of her endorsers such as Adidas, Yonex, Proactiv, Rolex and Sony Ericsson. She has won 22 WTA carriers and 4 ITF titles. She has participated in the U.S. Championship twice.
9. Ana Ivanovic
Standing at number 9 in our list of highest paid tennis players 2016, we have serbian international Ana Ivanovic. The summer of 2015 must not be a good one for her as she crashed out of the 1st round of the U.S. Open but that did not hamper her personal income as she ranked a total of $8.3 million in earnings. Along with the $1.8 million that Ivanovic took home in prize money, she picked up over $6 million in endorsement cash.
She has 15 WTA and 5 ITF titles on her trophy list and she won the French Open IN 2008.
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8. Victoria Azarenka
On number 8 on our list of highest paid tennis players 2016, we have Belarusian professional tennis player Victoria Azarenka. This year she earned a total of $11.1 million which includes $7.5 million in endorsements from various companies and $3.6 million worth of prize money.
Victoria Azarenka appeared in various campaigns and TV commercials for several of her major sponsors which include megabrands like Nike, Esurance, Wilson, Red Bull and watchmaker Citizen. She has won 17 WTA and 1 ITF Titles. She obtained the Australian Open twice consecutively in 2012 and 2013.