In an rare state of affairs, the latest monthly Money List sees two players sharing top spot, with Wimbledon champions Simona Halep and Novak Djokovic sitting atop the list for July.
Halep and Djokovic beat Serena Williams and Roger Federer respectively, two players who sit in equal-third position on the July Money List.
Wimbledon this year offered £2.35 million to the women’s and men’s singles champions, which converted to more than US$3 million.
=1. Simona Halep — $3,041,463
Halep added a second Grand Slam title to her career haul thanks to her stunning 6-2 6-2 victory over Serena Williams in the Wimbledon women’s singles final. The victory boosted her ranking from No.7 to No.4 and saw her 2019 earnings surpass US$5 million.
=1. Novak Djokovic — $3,041,463
The world No.1 saved two match points to beat Federer in a dramatic Wimbledon men’s singles final to win his fourth trophy in the past five Grand Slam tournaments. He has earned almost US$9 million this season.
=3. Serena Williams — $1,520,732
Williams notched her third Grand Slam final appearance since her comeback to tennis after becoming a mother. She is yet to win one, but the result nonetheless pushed her career earnings above US$90 million.
=3. Roger Federer — $1,520,732
The Swiss suffered a heartbreaking loss to Djokovic in the Wimbledon final, yet with his earnings now approaching US$6 million in 2019, he’s the third-highest earner behind Djokovic and Nadal this season.
5. Roberto Bautista Agut — $778,064
Bautista Agut out-earned his fellow Wimbledon semifinalists in July by travelling to Switzerland for the ATP clay-court event in Gstaad and banking an extra US$17,000 for reaching the quarterfinals.
Next best: Rafael Nadal, Elina Svitolina and Barbora Strycova ($761,013).
The trio, all Wimbledon semifinalists, each won more than three quarters of a million dollars in prize money in July.
August presents some big earning opportunities for players in the run-up to the US Open, with prestigious events in Canada and Cincinnati preceded by 500- and Premier-level events in Washington DC and San Jose respectively.
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