Maria Sharapova, the world number two in women’s tennis is richer than Serena Williams, world number one according to Forbes Magazine.
According to Forbes Magazine, Maria Sharapova is over $5m richer than Serena Williams.
Maria Sharapova is the world number two in women’s tennis. She is topped by Serena Williams, the world number one.
According to Wikipedia;
She (Serena Williams) became the world No. 1 for the first time on July 8, 2002, and achieved this ranking for the sixth time on February 18, 2013. Williams has spent 253 weeks overall as the WTA ranked #1 as of August 10, 2015, placing her 4th on the List of WTA number 1 ranked players. She is the reigning champion of the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, U.S. Open, WTA Tour Championships and Olympic women’s singles and doubles. Williams is regarded by some commentators, sports writers, and current and former players as the greatest female tennis player of all-time.
As regards Maria Sharapova;
(she) is a Russian professional tennis player, who is ranked world No. 2 by the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA). A United States resident since 1994, Sharapova has competed on the WTA tour since 2001. She has been ranked world No. 1 in singles by the WTA on five separate occasions, for a total of 21 weeks. She is one of ten women, and the lone Russian, to hold the career Grand Slam and is an Olympic medalist, having earned silver for Russia in women’s singles at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
However, Forbes Magazine reports that Maria Sharapova is higher than of Serena Williams financially.
1.) Maria Sharapova (Tennis) – $29.7 million ($6.7 million winnings, $23 million endorsements)
2.) Serena Williams (Tennis) – $24.6 million ($11.6 million winnings, $13 million endorsements)
3.) Caroline Wozniacki (Tennis) – 14.6 million ($3.6 million winnings, $11 million endorsements)
4.) Danica Patrick (Auto racing) – $13.9 million ($7.9 million salary/winnings, $6 million endorsements)
5.) Ana Ivanovic (Tennis) – $8.3 million ($1.8 million winnings, $6.5 million endorsements)6.) Petra Kvitova (Tennis) – $5.9 million ($5.9 million winnings, $1.8 million endorsements)
7.) Simona Halep (Tennis) – $6.8 million ($5.3 million winnings, $1.5 million endorsements)
This these statistics, Serena Williams is number one one the court but Maria Sharapova is number one money-wise.