With her latest title at the National Bank Open and champion’s $439,700 purse, Simona Halep has become just the third WTA player to surpass $40 million in career prize money, joining the Williams sisters in the record list.
After winning her 24th title at the WTA 1000 tournament in Toronto, Halep’s career earnings amount to $40,107,097, which makes her just the eighth tennis player in history, male or female, to earn more than $40 million. When it comes to WTA players, only Serena Williams and Venus Williams have earned more money at tournaments during their careers, $94,606,355 and $42,300,728 respectively.
Top 10 ATP & WTA career prize money leaders:
- $158,996,253: Novak Djokovic
- $131,338,131: Rafael Nadal
- $130,594,339: Roger Federer
- $94,606,355: Serena Williams
- $62,944,611: Andy Murray
- $43,280,489: Pete Sampras
- $42,300,728: Venus Williams
- $40,107,097: Simona Halep
- $38,777,962: Maria Sharapova
- $35,233,415: Caroline Wozniacki
The two-time Grand Slam champion Halep has won 11 titles at the WTA 1000 level or higher. Moreover, the Romanian, currently ranked No.6, has played three additional major finals and occupied the No.1 WTA ranking for 64 weeks. (source: Tennis.com, photo: Jimmie48)