Top 5 Highest Earning Russian Female Tennis Players

Top 5 Highest Earning Russian Female Tennis Players

by Roman on July 5, 2010

Responsible for around 50 of the female tennis players listed by the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA), Russia is well known for producing some gorgeous ones; and basically if you haven’t heard of them it’s because they aren’t hot enough. We have decided that it’s time to rank the Top 5. Their position in the list was determined by a combination of factors: most importantly Prize Money Earnings, Highest Ranking, WTA Titles, Hotness and last but not least, Loudness of Grunting & Squealing.

Based on these determinations I am sad to say that Nadia Petrova (US$8,447,236), Svetlana Kuznetsova (US$13,961,519) and Dinara Safina (US$9,858,126), despite doing very well in the other 4 categories, were let down by their looks, but still deserve a mention. (Dinara, it doesn’t bode well when your brother is better looking than you)

1. Elena Dementieva – $13,729,105

Affectionately nicknamed “Lena” and with the ability to boast that she’s the only one on this list to have won an Olympic Gold Medal, Elena is currently the highest ranked Russian female tennis player at number 5 in the world. She has been as high as 3 in April 2009 and has earned a fraction more than Sharapova with US$13,729,105 in prize money. With 16 WTA singles titles and 6 WTA doubles titles she clearly ticks all the boxes to get her the top spot on the list.

2. Maria Sharapova – $13,270,000

Surprisingly not in the number 1 spot. Maria first became the number one ranked female player on August 22, 2005, has won 22 WTA titles, and has earned US$13,270,000 in prize money and grunts and squeals like a champion. Measured at 101 decibels, the Russian beauty employs the tactic because it masks the sound of the ball coming off the racquet and basically annoys the other player. She is repeatedly named the hottest athlete in the world and through sponsorship earns around US$26m annually.

3. Anastasia Myskina – $5,606,725

She may not be as stunning as the rest, but as the first Russian female tennis player to win a Grand Slam (French Open in 2004), and subsequently the first to reach the top 3 in the history of rankings (number 2 in the world – Sept 2004) and with career earnings of US$5,606,725; Anastasia is our deserved 3rd place getter. Plagued by injuries Anastasia doesn’t think she will make a return to the professional tour and has decided to live her life preserving the memory of Boris Yeltsin.

4. Anna Kournikova – $3,584,662

The original Russian glamour girl. Anna’s highest rank was 8th in singles but 1st in doubles; and though she never won any singles titles, she won 16 WTA doubles titles and has earned US$3,584,662 in prize money. Anna was never very good at tennis and her career suffered after she made some poor life choices…like dating Enrique Iglesias. Anna’s initials (A.K) have even become a part of Poker culture as it is commonly said that when you hold an Ace and a King in your hand “it looks good, but never wins”. This is exactly what Anna thought of herself, when in a press conference after a loss to Martina Hingis she said “You won, but I’m prettier and more marketable than you.” And even Martina can’t argue with that.

5. Maria Kirilenko – $2,707,539

This Maria may very well be the best looking of the bunch but a highest ranking of 18 in July 2008, 5 WTA titles and US$2,707,539 in career prize money only has her in the 5th spot. Because of Maria’s talent for tennis at an early age, she had to give up school and look elsewhere for an education. This led to her affair with Mikhail Baryshnikov when he became her private tutor. The pair split when Maria became constantly jealous that the famous ballet dancer “looked better in tights than she did”.
Some other famous Russian tennis players that didn’t make the list were: Marina Canyoumoveova, Sasha Doyuwannastayova, Daniela Ilikeitwhenyoubendova, Alina Imsohungova, Viktoria Throwalegova and Alexandra Hardtogetova. Better luck next time girls. And remember, you read it on the Internet, so it must be true.

Justin writes about personal finance. He provides useful advice on how to choose the best savings accounts

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Car Insurance Phi July 7, 2010 at 3:58 pm

Maria Sharapova is dating Sasha Vujacic!

Ps: where have you been Roman!

Roman July 17, 2010 at 4:33 pm

I actually finished my university degree and started working in a real job… like 9 to 5 stuff :)

Car Insurance Phi July 19, 2010 at 3:25 pm

That’s great to hear! Congratulations! Please continue to update us from time to time. I’d love to hear how you’re doing!

Again, congrats on finishing University! :)

ahh September 4, 2010 at 2:46 am

dont u know now shes dating with me

ignant August 30, 2010 at 10:43 pm

anna kournikova is very pretty, like an american girl where maria sharapova is nasty sexy, like a russian girl.

question is: which would YOU marry…. ;-)

Delhi Hotels October 5, 2010 at 1:42 am

Maria Kirilenko is one of the favorite tennis players on the professional women tennis circuit. Maria Yuryevna Kirilenko is among the top Russia female tennis player at the moment.

Automobile India November 19, 2010 at 6:56 am

what about indian players..

Automobile India November 19, 2010 at 6:56 am

sania mirja is the best in female …

joseph December 1, 2010 at 2:27 am

wew what a hot there~!!!!!!

francisco de assis tavares December 14, 2011 at 7:25 pm

parabens as tenistas sempre apreciei , o tenis russo principalmente, das mulheres, como acho adeusa do tenis. maria sharapova.

francisco de assis tavares May 11, 2012 at 11:30 pm

maria sharapova tem tudo isso a custa de seus esforco contusoeis , trabalho, por isso que ela e uma deusa do tennis, vai continuar a brilhar, agora o resto nao tenho nada a dizer mais sim feliz e um homem que casar com uma princesa rainha, deusa do tennis trabalhadora esforcada, que muitas pessoas tem inveja dela, que casar com uma deusa desta deve todo dia rezar conforme a sua religiao agradecendo um presente valioso que foi mandado para terra, tratalha, com todo carinho defendela ate com a vida, sem bondoso, amavel , carinhoso, maco nao prepotente, que esta deusa sharapova, merece acompanhala, em todos os lugares arrumar as coisas dela e dizer amem, gracas seu deus conforme sua religiao so que tenho a dizer adeusa e demais pena que ela perdeu mais tem mais vezes as russas sao as mulheres mais bonitas do mundo e uma dadiva divina. francisco de assistavares es mcpof membro de colegio preparatorio das forcas armadas do brasil col gen osorio estar dado recado sempre defendereia deusa sharapova,

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