Roger Federer vs Serena Williams: Who Has More Career Earnings

Published 11/08/2021, 3:30 PM EST
Roger Federer and Serena Williams


Roger Federer and Serena Williams have been synonymous with tennis in the 21st century. On their respective tours, both players have had long periods of domination and have won everything that the sport has to offer. Moreover, tennis fans have always adored Williams and Roger, even off the court. They’re truly the two ‘superstars’ of the game.

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Roger Federer has won 20 Grand Slam titles, whereas Serena Williams has triumphed over 23 Grand Slam singles titles. Federer and Serena have also achieved the World No.1 spot multiple times in their careers. Subsequently, the duo has earned a lot of money playing at the highest level. Let’s find out how much prize money Roger Federer and Serena Williams have earned from tennis.

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Prize money that Roger Federer has won

Born in the beautiful city of Basel, Switzerland, Roger Federer started playing tennis at a young age. The Swiss turned pro in the year 1998. Soon after, Federer recorded his first Grand Slam title at Wimbledon in 2003, defeating Mark Philippoussis in a straight-set victory.

 

Subsequently, he started conquering at different Grand Slam events. In February 2004, Roger Federer reached the World No.1 ranking for the very first time, a spot that he would grow familiar with over the years. In all, he has won 103 singles titles in his professional career so far. Among all the matches he has competed in, he has a record of 1251 wins against 275 losses – a staggering 82% win percentage.

Following this incredible record, Roger Federer has earned a lot of money from professional tennis. As of November 2021, Federer has an estimated prize money of over 130 million dollars. The prize money includes both singles and doubles events rewards.

Tennis – ATP 250 – Geneva Open – Tennis Club de Geneve, Geneva, Switzerland – May 18, 2021 Switzerland’s Roger Federer reacts after losing his round of 16 match against Spain’s Pablo Andujar REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Federer is the second player on the list of highest-earning male tennis players. Novak Djokovic leads the table with 147 million dollars while Nadal is at 123 million dollars, right behind Federer.

Watch this story: The Journey of Roger Federer to the Elite Billionaire’s Club

Prize money of Serena Williams

Tennis star Serena Williams was born in Michigan, USA, in 1981. Turning pro in 1995, Williams came under the spotlight when she lifted the US Open title in 1999. At the age of just 18, Serena Williams lifted her maiden Grand Slam title. Soon after, she began a period of unprecedented domination on the WTA tour.

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES – SEPTEMBER 11: US OPEN 1999, FRAUEN FINALE, New York/USA; SIEGERIN Serena WILLIAMS/USA (Photo by Mark Sandten/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Serena Williams has grabbed 23 Grand Slam titles. She’s just one short of Margaret Court’s historic 24 Grand Slam titles. In July 2002, Serena Williams attained the position of World No. 1 for the first time in her career.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – DECEMBER 30: Serena Williams of United States smiles during her Ladies Final match against Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia on day three of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship at International Tennis Centre Zayed Sports City on December 30, 2017 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images)

In all, Serena Williams has won 73 singles titles in her career. She has recorded 855 wins and 152 losses in her professional career so far. Considering all of these, Serena Williams has an estimated prize money of 94 million dollars, including singles and doubles events.

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Serena Williams is the highest-earning female tennis player of all time. In general, she stands at the fourth position just behind Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, and Rafael Nadal.

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Clearly, Roger Federer and Serena Williams have earned immensely from their professional career. To witness these players competing at the highest level of tennis for so many years is definitely breathtaking and mind-boggling.

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Atri Bhatt

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Atri Bhatt is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. He is pursuing his Master's degree in Sports Management from Deakin University, Australia. In addition to critically analysing the game, he also plays tennis professionally.

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