Believe it or not, tennis is a very high paying sport. This US Open tennis tournament in Queens, NY will have some serious dough on the line. More than $34 million total for the whole tournament. The men’s and women’s singles event will yield in $2.6 million dollars top the winners. This is the biggest payout in tennis history. Even if you are going home in the first round, you’re guaranteed $32,000; even if you are a loser, you’re a winner. However, these tennis stars are no strangers to huge earnings.
A recent list was presented by Forbes for the highest paying female athletes. This list showed that even before the prize money, these players make bank. With the endorsements and appearances fees, some players like Maria Sharapova walk home with a whopping $23 million. This makes her the highest paid female athlete according to Forbes.
Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal, who won the Emirates Airline US Open Series, will earn a $1million bonus if they win the U.S. Open. Other top players such as Victoria Azarenka, Agnieszka Radwanska, John Isner and Juan Martin del Potro can rake in bonuses for their top-three performances during the Open series. Keep it locked here at Sneaker Report as we bring you everything U.S. Open this week and keep an eye on your favorite players of the tournament.