All about arguably the greatest female tennis player in the history of the sport
SERENA WILLIAMS is set to take a break from tennis after announcing that she is currently 20 weeks pregnant.
The 23-time grand slam winner is now the most successful female tennis player ever, overtaking Steffi Graf’s 22 titles by winning the Australian Open – while she was pregnant.
But how much has Serena Williams won in prize money and what is her net worth? Here’s everything you need to know.
What is Serena Williams’ net worth?
Serena Williams’ net worth is estimated at £117m, as of January 2017.
She is the world’s fourth richest tennis player, behind Novak Djokovic (£129m), Andre Agassi (£137m) and Roger Federer (£141m).
And her net worth makes her substantially richer than fiancee and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, who is worth £3.5m.
How much has Serena Williams earned in prize money throughout her career?
Serena Williams has won a whopping £66m in prize money during her career.
£2.7m of that figure has been accumulated this year.
She has also made substantial amounts of money in endorsement deals, with her five-year deal with Nike paying £37m.
Which grand slam has Serena Williams won the most times?
Serena Williams has enjoyed most success at Wimbledon and the Australian Open, winning both sslams seven times.
She has not had the same love affair with the French Open – a tournament which saw her memorably booed during a match with Justine Henin-Hardenne.
But Williams has still tasted victory three times at Roland Garros, and endeared herself to the Parisian crowd by learning to speak French.
On home soil, she has won the US Open six times.
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