It should come as no surprise that Serena and Venus Williams have collected a stunning amount of money on and off the court, given that they have won a combined 30 Grand Slam singles championships.
The Williams sisters are two of the greatest sporting legends in history. The sibling combo has transcended tennis with their unparalleled power and athleticism, winning a combined 30 Grand Slam singles championships and 14 Grand Slam doubles trophies, and inspiring successive generations of players.
At the current US Open, one half of the unbeatable duo will ‘evolution’ away from tennis, as Serena announced her desire to do so. The 40-year-old won her first-round match against Danka Kovinic in straight sets, extending the last chapter of her illustrious career.
Venus will begin her US Open campaign this evening against Alison Van Uytvanck, and the Williams sisters will play doubles at Flushing Meadows for the first time in four years. Both Venus and Serena have fueled their passion for fashion by launching their own clothing lines, ‘S by Serena’ and ‘EleVen’, as well as Venus’ interior decorating business, ‘V Starr’, and Serena’s venture capital firm, ‘Serena Ventures’.
They also have a lot of endorsement deals, but which sibling now has the most net worth? According to essentiallysports , Venus’ estimated net worth as of last December was £81 million ($95 million). In addition to her $42 million in on-court earnings, the seven-time Grand Slam winner also runs a diet firm called “Happy Vikings.”
Serena’s current net worth is £179 million ($210 million), which is more than double that of her older sister. The 23-time Grand Slam champion has earned around £80 million ($94 million) on the court, almost twice as much as any other female athlete.
Queen Latifah narrated a montage of Williams’ six singles victories at Flushing Meadows that was aired yesterday night in front of a record Arthur Ashe crowd that had gathered to honor Williams. The din became louder as the montage of Williams’ six singles titles at Flushing Meadows played.
While hardly a vintage Williams effort, last night’s victory set up a Wednesday showdown with world number two Kontaveit, indicating that this last lap may not be over yet.
“I do feel different,” she remarked. “I believe that I was quite sentimental in Toronto and Cincinnati. It was quite challenging. I am not denying the current difficulty. I still find it really tough since I adore being outdoors.
“The more tournaments I compete in, the more I feel like I belong in the world. This is a difficult sensation to have and to leave with the knowledge that the more you do it, the brighter you may become.
“But the moment has come for me to progress to the next level. I believe it’s vital because I want to accomplish so many other things.”