Monday, November 27, 2017

How Many Women Tennis Players Made Over $1 Million in 2017?

Playing tennis can be a very lucrative way for a woman to make a living and become rich if she is good enough. Women tennis players earn far more money than women athletes in just about any other sport and far more women tennis players make a lot of money than any other women athletes. But how many women tennis players made over $1 million in 2017?



The list of women tennis player who made over $1 million in 2017 includes just prize money won from playing in tournaments and does not include any endorsement money. After the list you can see how many women golfers made over $1 million in 2017 and compare the number to women tennis players to see that women tennis players make quite a bit more money than women golfers.


How Many Women Tennis Players Made Over $1 Million in 2017?

  • 37


A total of 37 women tennis players made over $1 million in 2017. Topping the list is Serena Williams who made $5.47 million this season. Two other women, Garbine Muguruza ($5.43 million) and Simona Halep ($5.28 million) also cleared $5 million in earnings in 2017.

  • A total of 5 women tennis players made over $4 million this season

  • A total of 9 women tennis players made over $3 million this season

  • A total of 17 women tennis players made over $2 million this season


The vast majority of women tennis players who earned over $1 million this season made their money playing singles but the team of Martina Hingis ($1.59 million) and Yung-Jan Chan ($1.50 million) each earned well over $1 million playing only in doubles and mixed doubles. Neither player even played one singles match this season.

A total of 17 women golfers made over $1 million in 2017. So more than twice as many women tennis players as women golfers made over $1 million this year (37 vs 17).


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