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USTA Tennis: 2013 U.S. Open week 2 Women Semifinals Li Na CHN BJK National Tennis Center/Flushing, Queens, NY, USA 9/6/2013 X156919 TK2 Credit: Darren CarrollDarren Carroll
USTA Tennis: 2013 U.S. Open week 2 Women Semifinals Li Na CHN BJK National Tennis Center/Flushing, Queens, NY, USA 9/6/2013 X156919 TK2 Credit: Darren Carroll, Darren Carroll
  • Affiliation
    Tennis/China
  • Last Year's Rank
    17
  • Salary$3,982,485
  • Endorsements$15,000,000
  • Total Earnings$18,982,485

Li Na may not be as widely recognizable in the states as Venus, Serena, or even Sharapova, but the Chinese tennis sensation is a truly global star: she has lucrative deals with Babolat, Rolex, Taikang Insurance, Yili Dairy Group, Kunlun Mountain Mineral Water and Qidongli Energy drink that total some $15 million. And she’s a force on the court, where, in 2013, she was third in tour winnings behind Sharapova and Azarenka.

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