Sharapova, Serena, Li in Forbes top 100 Powerful Celebrities
Five tennis players, two from the ATP men's tour and three from the WTA women's tour, made the Forbes’ 2012 list of the top 100 world’s most powerful celebrities. Of the five, 16-time Grand Slam champion and world no. 2 Roger Federer was the highest-ranked tennis player at No. 31. He is followed by world no. 3 Rafael Nadal at no. 47, women's no. 2 Maria Sharapova at no. 71, 13-time Grand Slam champ Serena Williams at no. 77 and 2011 French Open champion and Li Na at no. 87. Notable omissions from the list were the no. 1 players in the ATP and WTA tours for 2011 - Novak Djokovic and Caroline Wozniacki.