Know about tennis star Angelique Kerber’s net worth. More on her sponsors and endorsements
Angelique Kerber, with a net worth of almost $27 million, is one of the top elites in women’s tennis. Kerber earned close to $20 million of the total net worth from her career as a tennis player and the rest comes from her own line of tennis equipment with Adidas.
Angelique Kerber started her professional career at a young age
Kerber started playing tennis when she was three years old. She was in the Juniors Circuit for tennis, eventually winning a Junior Title.
She was already a professional tennis player by the age of 15. Kerber competed in her first Grand Slam main draw at the French Open in 2007 but she was defeated in the first round. Then in the same year, she lost in the first round in Wimbledon against Anna Chakvetadze.
She won her first Grand Slam in 2008 Australian Open, and two years later, she reached her first third round in the tournament. But sadly, she lost to Svetlana Kuznetsova in a close three-set match.
Angelique Kerber became the top player in the world, defeating Serena Williams
Her breakthrough came in 2011 US Open where she won against Agnieszka Radwanska and advanced to the third round for the first time. She eventually reached the Grand Slam quarterfinals where she surprised the audience with a win and advanced to the semifinals. She lost against Samantha Stosur who won the tournament that year. Kerber was then one of the top 40 players in the world.
Kerber won her first WTA title in the Open GDF Suez in 2012. In the finals, she faced off against the second best player Marion Bartoli, winning the title with a three-setter. Kerber competed at the London Olympics in 2012 where she was ranked number 7. By the end of the season, she was world’s number five. She won her third WTA title in 2013 at the Generali Ladies Linz.
2015 was a golden year for her as she won two titles in the same season. She bagged her fourth WTA title at the Family Circle Cup and won at the Aegon Classic. This was the first time she won two titles in the same season. Her accomplishment in 2015 gave way for 2016 as she won the 2016 Australian Open for the first time, defeating Serena Williams. Her 2016 win in the US open bagged her $3.43 million increasing her net worth even more.
Angelique Kerber has her own line of tennis equipment
Besides being a tennis player, Kerber is working with Adidas to create her own brand of tennis equipment and gears. The products range from outfits to racquets and are for sale on several websites and in stores.
Furthermore, she is the global ambassador for Porsche. She was named their national brand ambassador in January 2015. She also has sponsorship deals with Beats, IBM and Delta Airline which make her one of the highest-paid female athletes in the world.
On top of that, in 2017, UNICEF announced Kerber as their new ambassador. She will be participating at Wimbledon in support of underprivileged children in Africa and Yemen.