Just read an article posted on NBC, titled, Call her $erena – as in $23 million worth.
In the tennis world, Serena Williams is a winner.
And she collects a check each time she outplays an opponent. Over time, these checks add up.
This week, Serena won the Australian Open for the fourth time (2003, 2005, 2007, 2009) and she’s the new world number one. This Australian Open is her tenth career Grand Slam crown and she is only the seventh woman to have won ten or more Slams.
To top it off, on Wednesday, Serena and her sister won their eighth doubles Grand Slam title.
She pushed her total income above $23.5 million.
“It’s amazing how much women’s tennis has grown since I joined the tour 14 years ago,” she said. “I am very proud to have reached this milestone for me, my family and all women athletes out there.”
I’m sure her sponsorship contract with Nike helps a bit, too. She sported a blue Nike dress, headband and wrist bands.
It’s a great day for women’s sports.