Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova have both made a fortune off their phenomenal tennis careers, however a brand new checklist has put their achievements within the highlight.
Serena Williams, nonetheless lively on the tour, and Maria Sharapova, retired, each made lots of of tens of millions all through their profession on prize cash and endorsements.
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However a brand new Fortune checklist has put their sporting achievements into perspective.
Sharapova, who retired earlier this year after years of injury, entered the Fortune Checklist at No.87 for the best made fortune for self-made girls.
Siberia-born Sharapova, whose Wimbledon victory over Williams in 2004, aged 17, propelled her to superstardom and riches has an estimated wealth of $200 million.
Williams’ unimaginable profession earnings
Williams, who remains to be lively and lately performed within the French Open searching for her record-equalling Grand Slam title, featured a number of locations increased within the checklist.
The 23-time Grand Slam champ completed 83rd on the checklist with an estimated internet wealth of $225 million.
Each Williams and Sharapova are the one athletes to seem on the checklist.
The pair have made an enormous amount of cash from endorsements and their very own enterprise ventures.
Regardless of her insane profession earnings, Williams lately claimed she had been ‘underpaid’ all through her profession.
Williams mentioned she has been ‘underpaid and undervalued’ for her whole profession in a revealing interview following her shock withdrawal from the French Open.
The 23-time Grand Slam winner spoke in regards to the obstacles she had confronted in her rise to the highest of the tennis world, reflecting particularly on the challenges confronted by folks of color.
With the sporting world coping with the dual challenges of the coronavirus and the continuing protests in opposition to police brutality and racial discrimination in america, Williams mentioned it had been irritating to see folks coming round to her perspective in regards to the discrimination confronted by the black neighborhood regardless of making an attempt to attract consideration to it for years.
“Now, we as Black folks have a voice,” Williams advised British Vogue.
“On the finish of Might, I had so many individuals who have been white writing to me saying, ‘I’m sorry for all the things you’ve needed to undergo’.
“I believe for a minute they began — to not perceive, as a result of I don’t assume you may perceive — however they began to see.
“I used to be like, ‘Effectively, you didn’t see any of this earlier than? I’ve been speaking about this my complete profession. It’s been one factor after one other’.”
Within the Vogue interview, Williams additionally mirrored on her personal picture and the way in which she believed she had been perceived and handled within the years since her skilled tennis debut within the mid-Nineties as a youngster.
Requested about how she felt she had been handled, the 39-year-old was blunt.
“Underpaid, undervalued,” she mentioned.
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