Wednesday, September 1, 2010

World's 10 Highest Paid Tennis Players

U.S. Open has raised its curtain on Tuesday and global fans are eager to watch more splendid performances of famous tennis stars. unveiled a list of highest-paid tennis players in the world. Half of the top 10 are men and the half women. Swiss player Roger Federer tops the list with whole year's income of 43 million U.S. dollars while Russia's Maria Sharapova follows him with earning of 24.5 million U.S. dollars.
The rankings are based on players' prize money, endorsements, exhibitions and appearance fees over the past 12 months without taxes or agent's fees deducted.  Here's a look:

No. 1 Roger Federer
Income:43 million U.S. dollars
Sponsors:Nike, Credit Suisse, Gillette

No. 2 Maria Sharapova
Income: 24.5 million U.S. dollars
Sponsors:Nike, Prince, Tiffany

No. 3 Rafael Nadal

Income:21 million U.S. dollars
Sponsors:Nike, Kia Motors, Babolat

No. 4 Serena Williams
Income:20 million U.S. dollars
Sponsors:Nike, Hewlett-Packard, Kraft

No. 5 Venus Williams
Income:15 million U.S. dollars
Sponsors:Wilson, American Express, Kraft

No. 6 Andy Roddick
Income:14 million U.S. dollars
Sponsors:Lacoste, Lagardere

No. 7 (tie) Novak Djokovic
Income:10 million U.S. dollars
Sponsors:Sergio Tacchini, Head, FitLine

 No. 8 Andy Murray
Income:10 million U.S. dollars
Sponsors:Adidas, Head, RBS

No. 9 Ana Ivanovic
Income:7 million U.S. dollars
Sponsors:Adidas, Yonex, Rolex

No. 10 Jelena Jankovic
Income:5 million U.S. dollars
Sponsors:Anta, Orbit


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