PHOTOS: Forbes' top ten earning tennis players
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2. Rafael Nadal
On court: $7.4 MIL. Off court: $25 MIL. Total: $32.4 MIL.
Rafael Nadal has huge fan following all across the globe. He is known for his aggressive style of play on the court. In terms of money he has maintained that aggressive style by raking in USD 50 million in prize money!
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3. Maria Sharapova
On court: $5.1 MIL. Off court: $22 MIL. TotaL: $27.1 MIL.
The heartthrob of millions of tennis fans all across the world, Maria Sharapova has ruled the tennis fashion circuit for years now. She entered an eight-year Nike deal worth USD 70 million, including royalties. Recently, she was in the news for launching her own brand of candys-Sugarpova.
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4. Novak Djokovic
On court: $10.3 MIL. Off court: $9.5 MIL. TotaL: $19.8 MIL.
Djokovic had one of the most successful years in the history of tennis in 2011. He won three Grand Slam titles and a record $12.6 million in prize money. Djokovic signed a new clothing deal with Japan's Uniglo in May after parting ways with Sergio Tacchini. Djokovic captured a bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
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5. Li Na
On court: $1.4 MIL. Off court: $17 MIL. TotaL: $18.4 MIL.
Li Na became the first Asian player to win a single Grand Slam title. She was immediately roped in for seven endorsement deals post her 2011 French Open title.
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6. Serena Williams
On court: $5.3 MIL. Off court: $11 MIL. TotaL: $16.3 MIL.
Her $38 million in career prize money is tops among women.
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7. Caroline Wozniacki
On court: $2.7 MIL. Off court: $11 MIL. TotaL: $13.7 MIL.
The former world No. 1 has a dozen endorsement partners and is releasing her line of underwear in September.
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8. Andy Murray
On court: $5 MIL. Off court: $7 MIL. TotaL: $12 MIL.
The Olympic gold medalist has endorsement deals with Adidas, Head, Rado watches and Royal Bank of Scotland.
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9. Victoria Azarenka
On court: $6.7 MIL. Off court: $3 MIL. TotaL: $9.7 MIL.
The $6.7 million in prize money taken home by the current women’s No. 1 over the past 12 months was a tour high.
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10. Andy Roddick
On court: $0.8 MIL. Off court: $8 MIL. TotaL: $8.8 MIL.
His drop in rankings to No. 21 dings his sponsor bonuses.