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May 7th, 2002, 07:11 PM
In today's Evening Standard (london newspaper) was published top earners list.
First is Venus with more than 9 mil, 2. is Anna, than Martina..., No 8 is Jelena with 1,31mil (500,000 - endorsments), 9. Kim, 10. Amelie.
Agasi is the biggest earner in mens game.

May 7th, 2002, 07:14 PM
I assume you mean endorsements, because Anna owuldn't be #2 if it was career money.

May 7th, 2002, 07:16 PM
if you calculate sponsormoney..promotion etc..then Anna should be number 1 I think..:confused:

May 7th, 2002, 07:16 PM
I ment in 2001.
And by the way, Henin is not in the top 10.

May 7th, 2002, 07:18 PM
The article is called
"Kournikova loses out to Venus again"

May 7th, 2002, 07:26 PM
He or she is right, I saw a Fortune article (I will try to post it later), Venus was #1 in endorsements last year. The 8 Million she gets alone from Reebox put her way ahead of Kournikova. Kournikova signed a nice contract with Addidas for 10 mil a year says the article, but only 3 mil is guaranteed (the rest is based on performance :D

May 7th, 2002, 07:45 PM
:eek: WOW! Go Venus! Venus deserves that status....she delivers both on and off the court.:cool:

May 7th, 2002, 08:36 PM
I knew Venus was the best!!!! I love seing all of my hopes for Venus coming true after just 6 years!!!:D :hearts: :)

Bright Red
May 7th, 2002, 08:57 PM
Good for Venus!!

She's more and more impressive each day.

cappy happy
May 7th, 2002, 11:15 PM
*wondering where Serena is* :confused:

May 7th, 2002, 11:23 PM
Could you post the entire list please? Thanks!

May 8th, 2002, 12:31 AM
Kournikova loses out to Venus again

by Emma Wilkinson
Anna Kournikova is losing her touch off the court as well as on. The 20-year-old Russian topped the tennis Rich List last year, despite not winning a title, but 12 months on she has been ousted by Venus Williams.

The eldest Williams sister was easily the best-paid woman tennis player in 2001 and took home more money than all the men on the circuit bar Andre Agassi.

She signed a five-year 28 million deal with Reebok which went a long way towards the 9.3m she earned.

Just under 2m came from prize-money - she had back-to-back victories at Wimbledon and took the US Open title - and the rest came from various spin-off deals off the court. This is a huge leap from 2000, when she earned 4.1m.

Kournikova managed to make 7.12m despite hardly playing because she was injured. In fact, only a measly 220,000 came from prize-money.

These extraordinary figures are revealed in the new edition of ace magazine, which compiles its own annual Rich List.

Agassi was the biggest earner in the game for the third consecutive year, despite having his mind on other things.

During the course of one week in October, he married fellow tennis legend Steffi Graf and then she gave birth to son Jaden Gil.

His sponsors are solid as a rock, with Nike way out in front and Head, Schick, Twinlab and Canon, for whom he is now a spokesperson, supplying the small change. Agassi's earnings in sterling have also benefited from a slightly stronger dollar then in 2000, which accounts for the increase from 11.75m to 12m.

But the impoverished Brits could only manage the sort of income which Agassi regards as shrapnel. Tim Henman earned 2.6m while British No2 Greg Rusedski doesn't even feature in the world's top 10.

It should have been Henman's year to break through into the big-time, care of a win at Wimbledon, with Pete Sampras waning and Lleyton Hewitt not yet shining. Instead his moment was stolen by Croatian Goran Ivanisevic who wasn't even ranked in the top 100. But on a brighter note, Henman topped up the coffers with wins at Copenhagen and Basle and his total prize-money for the year added up to 650,000.

Men's No2 top earner Hewitt has overtaken Sampras both on and off the court.

The changing of the guard on court came at the US Open when he thrashed Sampras, now the men's fourth-highest earner, in three sets.

In Australia, you can actually sign up for the Lleyton Hewitt credit card. We haven't even done that for David Beckham yet.

The Manchester United star has just been named the world's second highest-paid footballer behind Zinedine Zidane - with total income estimated at a paltry 6.6m a year, according to a top 20 table compiled by France Football.

Schumacher rules off the track as well

May 8th, 2002, 12:35 AM
Thanks for the article, BHS!! :wavey:

May 8th, 2002, 01:23 AM
Well, now that Anna isn't even earning the most money in endorsements why are we still hearing about her.:confused: Seems to me Venus should get all the ink on the women's side.:hearts:

And, if Anna's endorsement money is based on performance then the girl might not earn anything for 2002.:rolleyes:

Maybe that story about adidas wanting her to win something is true and that's why she's entering all these nothing tournaments (and STILL losing first round.:eek:) That child is totally hopeless.:sad:

Well, at least Penthouse apologized to her.

May 8th, 2002, 02:11 AM
entering all these nothing tournaments

OH and I guess the people that play and win those tournments are nothing too.....

Williams Rulez
May 8th, 2002, 08:17 AM
Wow... Venus - Queen on court, Goddess off court... ;) :D

May 8th, 2002, 09:38 AM
As if Anna's amount is correct, in fact that is less than the amount she earned in 2000.. and the funny thing is that she now has a $5M US deal a year with lycos and the Omega watches (signed in late 2000..

A report in a magazine had Anna at $23M US and Venus and $18M US.. still alot more for both than what was reported in this article..

Williams Rulez
May 8th, 2002, 09:42 AM
I think the article is in pounds, so there is a slight difference, but I think even if we convert it to US dollars, there is still a great difference from your estimates...

May 8th, 2002, 10:26 AM
Yupee!! :wavey: :bounce:

May 8th, 2002, 10:49 AM
Oh....Venus is the real number one !!!!

May 8th, 2002, 11:24 AM
Originally posted by Williams_Rulez
I think the article is in pounds, so there is a slight difference, but I think even if we convert it to US dollars, there is still a great difference from your estimates...

yeah, multiply the amount by around 1.45 to convert to US dollars..

May 9th, 2002, 09:16 AM
A friend of mine who calculates these earnings for a living said that Anna would start to earn way less because most of her endorsements are now perfomance based.
I will post when I have time, but essentialy the what he said was that Venus should be ahead of Anna because her endorsements are not performance based. Actually for most of Venus' endorsements, she gets bonuses for Grand Slams!