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Top 10 richest female tennis players of all times

Top richest female tennis players

Top richest female tennis players

In the recent years tennis has become more popular around the world. It’s no coincidence that the attention towards tennis tournaments started to grow when the winnings from this sport also got bigger. When there is a lot of money involved the general interest grows and the curiosity is aroused.

Is no doubt that Steffi Graf, Williams sisters or Sharapova are among the most famous female tennis players of all times, but we wonder who are the top richest of all times.

Here you have the top 10 richest female tennis players with their net worth.

1. Serena Williams has a net worth of $130 million, of which $66 million were solely from prize money. She currently ranks No 1 in WTA and won 65 WTA titles in singles and another 22 in doubles.

2. Maria Sharapova has a net worth of $90 million. She earned $34 million in prize money and won 34 WTA and 4 ITF titles. She is still active.

3. Venus Williams has a net worth of $75 million. With 46 career titles won in singles and 21 titles won in doubles, Venus earned about $30 million only in prize money and is still playing.

4. Anna Kournikova: net worth $50 million. Retired in 2007 Kournikova earned only $3.5 million prize money in her tennis career. She won 16 WTA titles.

5. Kim Clijsters: net worth $39 million. With $24.4 million in prize money, Clijsters ended her career in September 2012. She has 41 singles titles and 11 double titles.

6. Li Na: net worth $40 million. She retired in September 2014, after winning a total of $16.7 million in prize money.     She has 9 WTA and 19 ITF career titles.

7. Steffi Graf: net worth $30 million. She won 107 titles and earned $21.8 million in prize money. Retired from activity in 1999.

8. Martina Hingis: net worth $25 million. Hingis cashed in as prize money over $ 20 million in her career. She won 43 WTA and 2 ITF titles in singles and 42 WTA and one ITF title in doubles. She retired from singes and she is currently playing in doubles.

9. Caroline Wozniacki: net worth $20 million. With only 23 career titles won, she cashed in $ 19.6 million. She is still active.

10. Lindsay Davenport: net worth $20 million. She won 55 titles and earned about $22 million in prize money. She is unofficially retired since 2010.

Top ten indoor sports

Top ten indoor sports

Top ten indoor sports

During long winter days we all want to linger on the living room couch in a cozy atmosphere but our body needs some exercise. It’s healthy to do sports even if you are constrained to stay indoor due to bad weather. That is why many of the indoor sports were actually created a long time ago. Besides their benefic contribution to the health of the practitioners we must admit that indoor sports are also fun and entertaining for the ones that just sit and watch.

The top ten indoor sports are: (more…)

Top ten golf players

Top ten golf players

Top ten golf players

Although the sport is five centuries old, golf popularity is increasing more than ever. The countries with most players and therefore most golf courses include New Zealand, Australia, Canada, United States, Sweden, and England. The most important golf competitions for professional golfers are: the Masters Tournament, the U.S. Open, the Open Championship and the PGA Championship.

United States is one of the countries with the most amateur golf players counting more than 25 million players. The number of professional golfers is also impressive and is clear why the charts are dominated by US players. (more…)

Top ten baseball players of all time

Top ten baseball players of all time

Top ten baseball players of all time

Baseball is among the top five most popular sports worldwide. The long history of baseball in United States is full of legendary players that set numerous records and influenced the game irremediably. The top ten baseball player of all time in ascending order are:

Stan Musial – nickname “Stan the Man”, professional career 1941-1963, lifetime batting average .331, 24 All Star games, three MVP awards;

Christy Mathewson – nickname “big Six”, professional career 1900-1916, 373 career wins, earned run average 2.13, World Series champion; (more…)

Top ten hockey players

Top ten hockey players

Top ten hockey players

Wayne Gretzky – born in 1961 played as centre from 1978 to 1999. Entered the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1999. He wasn’t an athletic player but thanks to his intelligence and ability to read and predict the game he was called “Einstein of Hockey”.

Mario Lemieux – born in 1965, played for Pittsburgh Penguins as a forward for 17th seasons, between 1984 and 2006. He is the only person ever to win the Stanly Cup as player(1991 and 1992) and as owner(2009 as owner of Pittsburgh Penguins). (more…)