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Simona Halep dethrones Maria Sharapova to take 3rd spot in the all-time highest career prize earnings list

Simona Halep overtakes Maria Sharapova to become the 3rs highest all time carre prize earnings.

Simona Halep

Simona Halep is one of the best female tennis players on the current tour. The Romanian has been playing pretty decent in every tournament and Madrid Open was one of her best so far this year.

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The former world no. 1 was in the fourth place in her all time career earnings even before the tournament and reaching the quarter finals of the tournament sealed the deal as the Romanian overtook Maria Sharapova to come in 3rd place I’m her all time career high ranking.

Halep has now earned $38,842,886, which beats Sharapova’s $38,777,962. Ahead of her are the William sisters with no. 2 spot going to Venus Williams and the no. 1 to tennis legend Serena Williams.

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Simona Halep claims third spot on the all-time list

Simona Halep

Simona Halep is currently placed third on her career earnings. As mentioned the ones on the top are the Wllliam sisters. Coming up at no. 2 is Venus Williams who has a career high prize earnings of $42,280,540. Now this is certainly an amount that seems like she will earn only if she continues playing more matches and winning more. But coming up at no. 1 is none other than Serena Williams with an all time career high prize earnings of a whooping $94,518,971.

While the Madrid Open did seem to start off in a good way, with the Romanian reaching the quarter finals, it looks like the Tunisian player Ons Jabeur was too good for the former world no. 1. The Romanian was beat in straight sets with the score being 6-3, 6-2.

Looks like the Romanian will have to play in a much more consistent manner if she wants to win a title or perhaps even another Grand Slam. After all the more the Romanian plays, the more in form she gets and the more career prize earnings she can get to take the place of no. 2. We are rooting for Halep as she earns more and achieves more to break records.

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Harini Mahesh is an avid tennis enthusiast who writes articles for FirstSportz. She is currently pursuing BCOM International Finance at Christ University. She is a huge fan of Rafael Nadal and follows all the current and trending news happening in the tennis world.