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Sharapova world's highest paid tennis star

Just saw that Maria is 4th on the list of high-earning international sports stars...ahead even of federer and the only woman in the top 20. Guess her marketability really does pay dividends! well done, masha!

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Sorry, I don't know how she gets paid more than Federer.. if she does that's just incredibly unjust and very SAD. She hasn't had anywhere near the results he's had.
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She hasn't had anywhere near the results he's had.
Results don't matter. Maria is a commercial success and Roger is not, mainly because he appears to most fans to be boring. Maria is blond and, to some, beautiful. (I think she is quite unattractive but then, I'm a woman with good taste.)

Maria is not the "highest paid" tennis star. Andre Agassi is the highest paid tennis star with Maria the highest paid international star (meaning, non-American).
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I saw an article in SI about a year ago that put Maria in the $23 million per range and Agassi in the $45 million per year range. Not too shabby for either of them.

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Sorry, I don't know how she gets paid more than Federer.. if she does that's just incredibly unjust and very SAD. She hasn't had anywhere near the results he's had.
What have her results got to do with anything? She's got a look/personality that sells and good luck to her. Nothing sad about that, not for her anyway

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proof that marketers are blind and just wishy washy
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I don't understand why people get upset that Maria is the highest paid?, does it really matter to any of us?. All the top tennis stars are mega rich, Maria just uses the gifts she was born with to maximum effect

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What have her results got to do with anything? She's got a look/personality that sells and good luck to her. Nothing sad about that, not for her anyway
She is severely lacking in looks , personality and smarts but yet marketers were simply looking for a Kournikova clone who can play and voila , you have a sharapova
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What have her results got to do with anything? She's got a look/personality that sells and good luck to her. Nothing sad about that, not for her anyway
I know the results don't matter, but they should. I'm not going to argue about this.
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I don't understand why people get upset that Maria is the highest paid?, does it really matter to any of us?. All the top tennis stars are mega rich, Maria just uses the gifts she was born with to maximum effect
i agree. we live in a world where looks mean a lot in the media industry so its to be expected
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I don't understand why people get upset that Maria is the highest paid?, does it really matter to any of us?. All the top tennis stars are mega rich, Maria just uses the gifts she was born with to maximum effect
well, some just hold on to the illusion that there remains a bit of meritocracy in the world.

really, it has never existed. all kinds of people are unjustifiably privileged and it has nothing to do with smarts or hard work. the examples are too numerous to name.

everytime there is a real obvious example staring us in the face that merit and hard work does not=success, people are reminded that the world just isn't fair! and it isn't. ask all the starving children who were born into poverty.
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OMG people need to get over themselves who cares if Maria is getting more than Federer because of her looks.

Who in their right mind can say that they would turn down such money if it was just because of her looks.

And talent and results must have something to do with it, because then other "attractive" players (Ana? Daniela? Nicole?) would be earning the same as Maria!

And I know it's not fair but boohoo. Britney Spears has made herself over $100,000,000 with no talent at all. Life's nto fair!
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i'm sure she really deserves to be paid more than all! her pure commercial talent adds up more success to the tennis and if u've notised since she won wimbly at 2004 the women's tennis has changed totally and maybe more than 30% of increasing fans has proved it.
if she did not deserve it certainly companies such as canon,motorola,land rover ,nike and so many others would never have come up to her,believe me!

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Agassi gets paid more
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at this thread...same story everytime...

Maria has been really blessed. More power to her.

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