Tennis players have a short shelf life and therefore, a short opportunity to make big money from playing in tournaments. One advantage players do have, however, is that many of them begin their professional careers as teenagers. Players who play well into their thirties can make some serious money.
The money is obviously better now that it has ever been. And the best players can ink endorsement deals that could potentially pay them even more than event purses. Many legendary players can also continue to play on the senior tour. Below is a list of the top net worths from the games best players past and present.
Ana Ivanovic Earns $16 Million During A Brilliant Career
Ana Ivanovic was born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia in 1987. She turned pro in 2003 at just 16 years of age. Just three years later, she made her breakthrough and captured the United States Open Series defeating well-known players like Martina Hingis, Kim Clijsters and Maria Sharapova.
She continued playing and was able the win her only Grand Slam, The French Open, in 2008. Following her win, she became the number one ranked women’s tennis player in the world. Ivanovic continued her successful play up until 2016 when she retired from the sport. In the same year, she married soccer star, Bastian Schweinsteiger, and they recently had a child.