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The 30 highest-paid tennis players of all time

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There’s a $31 million difference for the highest-paid man and highest-paid woman.
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  • Serena Williams is the highest-paid female tennis player with career winnings over $84 million.
  • Roger Federer is the highest-paid male tennis player with career winnings topping $115 million.
  • Both players will compete at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California, this week.

Serena Williams and Roger Federer are the highest-paid female and male tennis players of all time – though there’s a more than $31 million difference in their total career earnings.

This week, both players will compete at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California. Williams is returning to the Women’s Tennis Association Tour for the first time since the 2017 Australian Open, which she won while pregnant. Williams took the rest of the year off to give birth to her daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr.

The men’s and women’s singles champions at the BNP Paribas Open will each be awarded $1,340,860. A $1 million bonus will go to any player who clinches both the singles and doubles titles, a feat accomplished only six times in tournament history.

That’s a nice payday in and of itself, but most of the high-ranking players are also locked into endorsements with top sports and luxury brands, banking multiple times their on-court earnings in any given year.

Below, we take a look at the 30 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 from the ATP and WTA tours. Doubles and and mixed-doubles earnings are included in the career winnings, but are not included in the number of titles won.


30. Goran Ivanisevic — $19,878,007

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Nationality:Croatian

Grand Slam titles: 1 (Wimbledon)

Overall titles: 22


29. Stefan Edberg — $20,630,941

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Nationality:Swedish

Grand Slam titles: 6 (2 Australian, 2 Wimbledon, 2 U.S. Open)

Overall titles: 41


28. Andy Roddick — $20,640,030

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Nationality: American

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

Overall titles: 32


27. Lleyton Hewitt — $20,824,405

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Nationality:Australian

Grand Slam titles: 2 (1 Wimbledon, 1 U.S. Open)

Overall titles: 30


26. Justine Henin — $20,863,335

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Nationality:Belgian

Grand Slam titles: 7 (1 Australian Open, 4 French Open, 2 U.S. Open)

Overall titles: 43


25. Ivan Lendl — $21,262,417

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Nationality:Czech and American

Grand Slam titles: 8 (2 Australian Open, 3 French Open, 3 U.S. Open)

Overall titles: 94


24. Martina Navratilova — $21,626,089

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Nationality:Czech and American

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

Overall titles: 167


23. Steffi Graf — $21,895,277

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Nationality:German

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

Overall titles: 107


22. Lindsay Davenport — $22,166,338

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Nationality: American

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

Overall titles: 55


21. Yevgeny Kafelnikov — $23,883,797

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Nationality:Russian

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

Overall titles: 26


20. Svetlana Kuznetsova — $24,200,700

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Nationality:Russian

Grand Slam titles: 2 (1 French Open, 1 U.S. Open)

Overall titles: 17


19. Kim Clijsters — $24,442,340

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Nationality:Belgian

Grand Slam titles: 4 (3 U.S. Open, 1 Australian Open)

Overall titles: 41


18. Martina Hingis — $24,749,074

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Nationality:Swiss

Grand Slam titles: 5 (3 Australian Open, 1 Wimbledon, 1 U.S. Open)

Overall titles: 43


17. Petra Kvitová — $24,826,462

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Nationality:Czech

Grand Slam titles: 2 (2 Wimbledon)

Overall titles: 22


16. Boris Becker — $25,080,956

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Nationality:German

Grand Slam titles: 6 (3 Wimbledon, 2 Australian, 1 U.S. Open)

Overall titles: 49


15. Agnieszka Radwańska — $27,367,467

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Nationality:Polish

Grand Slam titles: 0

Overall titles: 20


14. Tomas Berdych — $28,683,123

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Nationality:Czech

Grand Slam titles: 0

Overall titles: 13


13. Victoria Azarenka — $28,431,189

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Nationality:Belarusian

Grand Slam titles: 2 (2 Australian Open)

Overall titles: 20


12. Caroline Wozniacki — $30,059,798

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Nationality:Danish

Grand Slam titles: 1 (Australian Open)

Overall titles: 28


11. Stan Wawrinka — $30,955,510

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Nationality:Swiss

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

Overall titles: 16


10. David Ferrer — $30,915,839

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Nationality:Spanish

Grand Slam titles: 0

Overall titles: 27


9. Andre Agassi — $31,152,975

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Nationality: American

Grand Slam titles: 8 (4 Australian Open, 2 U.S. Open, 1 Wimbledon, 1 French Open)

Overall titles: 60


8. Maria Sharapova — $37,190,159

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Nationality:Russian

Grand Slam titles: 5 (2 French Open, 1 Wimbledon, 1 U.S. Open, 1 Australian Open)

Overall titles: 36


7. Venus Williams — $39,957,258

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Nationality: American

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

Overall titles: 49


6. Pete Sampras — $43,280,489

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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 — $60,807,644

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Nationality:Scottish

Grand Slam titles: 3 (2 Wimbledon, 1 U.S. Open)

Overall titles: 45


4. Serena Williams — $84,463,131

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Nationality: American

Grand Slam titles: 23 (7 Wimbledon, 7 Australian, 6 U.S. Open, 3 French Open)

Overall titles: 72


3. Rafael Nadal — $94,936,755

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Nationality:Spanish

Grand Slam titles: 14 (9 French Open, 2 Wimbledon, 3 U.S. Open, 1 Australian Open)

Overall titles: 75


2. Novak Djokovic — $109,995,291

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Nationality:Serbian

Grand Slam titles: 12 (6 Australian Open, 3 Wimbledon, 2 U.S. Open, 1 French Open)

Overall titles: 68


1. Roger Federer — $115,542,337

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Nationality:Swiss

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

Overall titles: 97

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