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Federer and Sharapova Top List of World’s Highest-Earning Tennis Players

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Federer and Sharapova Top List of World’s Highest-Earning Tennis Players

They may not have grabbed the 2013 US Open titles, but they are still the world’s highest-earning tennis players.

Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova dominated this year’s list of Forbes’ World’s Top-Earning Tennis Players.

The 17-time major winner, Federer, topped the list with $71.5 million in earnings, including prize money of $6.5 million and $65 million in endorsements.

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Considered one of the top athletes in his field, the 32-year-old Swiss heartthrob signed a deal with Nike worth $10 million. His latest signing is with Moet & Chandom, worth $30 million and effective for five years. His other endorsements include Wilson, Rolex, Credit Suisse, Mercedes-Benz and more.

Also boosting his back account is the $14 million he got from playing six matches across the cities of South America.

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Meanwhile, Russian beauty Maria Sharapova ranked 2nd with $29 million in earnings, including $6 million in prize money, making her the highest-paid female athlete in the world for the ninth consecutive year. Her endorsements vary from Nike, Samsung Electronics, Head, Tag Heuer and Evian. Her latest deal was signed with Porsche last April. She has also launched her own candy business.

World number one tennis player Novak Djokovic came in 3rd place with $26.9 million. Spanish player and 2013 US Open winner Rafael Nadal was in 4th with $26.4 million. Coming in fifth is tennis giant ant 2013 US Open-Women champion Serena Williams with $20.5 million.

The calculations for athletes’ wealth was taken from their earnings between June 2012 and June 2013.

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