Maria Sharapova retires as the 8th highest-paid tennis player of all time

Getty ImagesMaria Sharapova ranks third among women’s tennis players in career earnings and eighth overall.
  • Maria Sharapova announced her retirement from professional tennis at the age of 32.
  • Sharapova ranks third among women’s tennis players in career earnings and eighth overall.
  • Serena Williams is the highest-paid female tennis player with career winnings over $US92.7 million.
  • Novak Djokovic is the highest-paid male tennis player, having recently passed Roger Federer with career winnings topping $US143.1 million.
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Maria Sharapova is retiring from professional tennis at the age of 32 and with five career Grand Slam titles. She also retires as the third-highest paid female player and the eighth-highest overall.

Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic are the highest-paid female and male tennis players of all time – though there’s a more than $US50 million difference in their total career earnings.

Below, we take a look at the 32 highest-paid tennis players of all time, based on on-the-court winnings. While the list is skewed towards recent players, it’s a mix of both men and women, as well as current players and all-time greats.

Data is through the 2020 Australian Open and is from the ATP and WTA tours. Doubles and mixed-doubles earnings are included in total career prize money but are not included in the number of titles won.


32. Ivan Lendl — $US21.3 million (€19.6 million)

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Nationality: Czech and American

Grand Slam titles: 8 (3 US Open, 3 French Open, 2 Australian Open)

Overall titles: 94


31. Martina Navratilova — $US21.6 million (€19.9 million)

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Nationality: Czech and American

Grand Slam titles: 18 (9 Wimbledon, 4 US Open, 3 Australian Open, 2 French Open)

Overall titles: 167


30. Steffi Graf — $US21.9 million (€20.2 million)

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Nationality: German

Grand Slam titles: 22 (7 Wimbledon, 6 French Open, 5 US Open, 4 Australian Open)

Overall titles: 107


29. Lindsay Davenport — $US22.2 million (€20.4 million)

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Nationality: American

Grand Slam titles: 3 (1 Australian, 1 Wimbledon, 1 US Open)

Overall titles: 55


28. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga — $US22.2 million (€20.4 million)

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Nationality: French

Grand Slam titles: 0

Overall titles: 17


27. Dominic Thiem — $US23.8 million (€21.9 million)

Nationality: Austrian

Grand Slam titles: 0

Overall titles: 16


26. Kei Nishikori — $US23.8 million (€21.9 million)

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Nationality: Japanese

Grand Slam titles: 0

Overall titles: 12


25. Yevgeny Kafelnikov — $US23.9 million (€22.0 million)

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Nationality: Russian

Grand Slam titles: 2 (1 Australian, 1 French Open)

Overall titles: 26


24. Kim Clijsters — $US24.4 million (€22.7 million)

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Nationality: Belgian

Grand Slam titles: 4 (3 US Open, 1 Australian Open)

Overall titles: 41


23. Martina Hingis — $US24.7 million (€22.7 million)

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Nationality: Swiss

Grand Slam titles: 5 (3 Australian Open, 1 Wimbledon, 1 US Open)

Overall titles: 43


22. Boris Becker — $US25.1 million (€23.1 million)

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Nationality: German

Grand Slam titles: 6 (3 Wimbledon, 2 Australian, 1 US Open)

Overall titles: 49


21. Svetlana Kuznetsova — $US25.2 million (€23.2 million)

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Nationality: Russian

Grand Slam titles: 2 (1 French Open, 1 US Open)

Overall titles: 18


20. Juan Martin del Potro — $US25.9 million (€23.9 million)

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Nationality: Argentine

Grand Slam titles: 1 (U.S. Open)

Overall titles: 22


19. Agnieszka Radwańska — $US27.7 million (€25.5 million)

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Nationality: Polish

Grand Slam titles: 0

Overall titles: 20


18. Marin Čilić — $US27.8 million (€25.6 million)

Nationality: Croatian

Grand Slam titles: 1 (U.S. Open)

Overall titles: 18


17. Angelique Kerber — $US29.5 million (€27.2 million)

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Nationality: German

Grand Slam titles: 3 (1 Australian Open, 1 Wimbledon, 1 U.S. Open)

Overall titles: 12


16. Tomas Berdych — $US29.5 million (€27.2 million)

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Nationality: Czech

Grand Slam titles: 0

Overall titles: 13


15. Victoria Azarenka — $US30.4 million (€28.0 million)

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Nationality: Belarusian

Grand Slam titles: 2 (2 Australian Open)

Overall titles: 20


14. Andre Agassi — $US31.2 million (€28.7 million)

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Nationality: American

Grand Slam titles: 8 (4 Australian Open, 2 US Open, 1 Wimbledon, 1 French Open)

Overall titles: 60


13. Petra Kvitová — $US31.5 million (€29.0 million)

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Nationality: Czech

Grand Slam titles: 2 (2 Wimbledon)

Overall titles: 27


12. David Ferrer — $US31.5 million (€29.0 million)

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Nationality: Spanish

Grand Slam titles: 0

Overall titles: 27


11. Stan Wawrinka — $US34.2 million (€31.5 million)

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Nationality: Swiss

Grand Slam titles: 3 (1 Australian Open, 1 French Open, 1 US Open)

Overall titles: 16


10. Caroline Wozniacki — $US35.2 million (€32.4 million)

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Nationality: Danish

Grand Slam titles: 1 (Australian Open)

Overall titles: 30


9. Simona Halep — $US36.6 million (€33.7 million)

Nationality: Romanian

Grand Slam titles: 2 (1 French Open, 1 Wimbledon)

Overall titles: 20


8. Maria Sharapova — $US38.8 million (€35.7 million)

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Nationality: Russian

Grand Slam titles: 5 (2 French Open, 1 Wimbledon, 1 US Open, 1 Australian Open)

Overall titles: 36


7. Venus Williams — $US41.8 million (€38.5 million)

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Nationality: American

Grand Slam titles: 7 (5 Wimbledon, 2 US Open)

Overall titles: 49


6. Pete Sampras — $US43.3 million (€39.9 million)

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Nationality: American

Grand Slam titles: 14 (7 Wimbledon, 5 U.S. Open, 2 Australian Open)

Overall titles: 64


5. Andy Murray — $US61.5 million (€56.6 million)

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Nationality: Scottish

Grand Slam titles: 3 (2 Wimbledon, 1 US Open)

Overall titles: 46


4. Serena Williams — $US92.7 million (€85.4 million)

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Nationality: American

Grand Slam titles: 23 (7 Wimbledon, 7 Australian, 6 US Open, 3 French Open)

Overall titles: 73


3. Rafael Nadal — $US120.6 million (€111.1 million)

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Nationality: Spanish

Grand Slam titles: 19 (12 French Open, 2 Wimbledon, 4 US Open, 1 Australian Open)

Overall titles: 84


2. Roger Federer — $US129.9 million (€119.6 million)

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Nationality: Swiss

Grand Slam titles: 20 (8 Wimbledon, 5 US Open, 6 Australian Open, 1 French Open)

Overall titles: 103


1. Novak Djokovic — $US143.1 million (€131.8 million)

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Nationality: Serbian

Grand Slam titles: 17 (8 Australian Open, 5 Wimbledon, 3 US Open, 1 French Open)

Overall titles: 78

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