Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova are regarded as one of the most iconic professionals to ever compete in the WTA Tour.
During their era of dominance, both athletes showcased breathtaking performances for spectators to cherish and set world records that have been engraved in the history texts.
On numerous occasions, both Williams and Sharapova have had a face-off and their rivalry was well-versed in the eyes of the global tennis community with their matches often waiting for enthusiasts to witness.
Formerly ranked as the world’s No. 1, both professionals have undoubtedly minted massive amounts of money in their careers of almost two decades. The majority of these earnings came from the on-court prize money or various endorsements they encapsulated.
Despite Maria’s success and uncanny recognition in the celebrity world, Serena Williams emerged out to be the highest-paid female athlete in the world with her net worth topping $260 million compared to Sharapova’s $220 million.
Despite Serena and Maria having handed in their retirement from the sport in 2022 and 2020 respectively, the tennis icons still earn heaps of money through various businesses and endorsements of theirs.
Their regular engagement on social media platforms provides more insight into various brand collaborations they get involved in and indicates the lavish lifestyles they adhere to.
Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova: Endorsements and Businesses
Apart from Serena Williams having the 90th highest net worth among self-made females ranked worldwide according to Forbes, the American is the proud owner of her capitalist venture company, Serena Ventures, which deals with investments in start-up companies and helps elevate their market recognition.
The 41-year-old also has various endorsements signed to her name which include sporting giant Nike, Swiss watch-making company Audemars Piguet, Gatorade, and Berlei.
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Maria Sharapova on the other hand is the co-founder of her company ‘Sugarpova’ which deals in candies, chocolates, and various other items on its brochure. Over the years, the company has maintained a good consumer base and apparently, is a hit amongst tennis enthusiasts and her fans.
The Russian is also sponsored by various brands like Nike, German automobile company Porsche, Evian, and Swiss watch manufacturer Tag Heuer endorsing her.