Most Money Won by One Woman Tennis Player in One Year in Doubles Play

by Joe Dorish 8 days ago in culture

All Women Who Earned Over $1 million in a Year are Listed

Most Money Won by One Woman Tennis Player in One Year in Doubles Play

What is the most money won by one woman doubles tennis player in one year? If you ever wondered what the answer is to that question than here is your answer. This article tells you the most money won by one woman doubles tennis player in one year.

A couple of notes first. The money listed here is for winnings only in doubles play and does not include other earnings for singles play and endorsement money or appearance fees. The money included is all prize money won by playing in doubles alone (including mixed doubles) in tournaments plus any bonus money won.

All the women doubles tennis players who have won over $1 million in one year from prize money are included.

This list will change going forward in most years because the prize money at the 2019 WTA Finals for doubles players has gone through the roof. The winners of the WTA Finals split $1 million while the runners-up split $475,000.

Most Money Won by One Woman Tennis Player in One Year in Doubles Play

1. Sania Mirza (2015) - $1.536 million

Sania Mirza from India currently holds the record for most money won by one woman doubles tennis player in one year at $1.536 million. Sania set the record in 2015 playing primarily with Martina Hingis.

Here's a list of all the doubles tennis tournaments Sania Mirza won in 2015 along with her share of the prize money in parenthesis. Unless otherwise noted Sania's playing partner for the wins was Martina Hingis.

  • Sydney Open ($19,500 with Bethanie Mattek-Sands as playing partner)
  • Indian Wells ($147,500)
  • Miami Open ($147,500)
  • Charleston Open ($19,500)
  • Wimbledon ($271,219)
  • U.S. Open ($279,689)
  • Guangzhou Open ($6,150)
  • Wuhan Open ($65,250)
  • Beijing Open ($164,677)
  • WTA Finals ($250,000)

2. Martina Hingis (2015) - $1.533 million

In 2015, Martina Hingis won the Brisbane International ($22,788 1st place share) playing with Sabine Lisicki. All her other wins in 2015 came playing with Sania Mirza as listed above.

3. Latisha Chan (2017) - $1.459 million

Latisha Chan from Taiwan won the third most ever by a women doubles player in 2017 at $1.459 million. Latisha played primarily with Martina Hingis and won the U.S. Open Grand Slam during the season.

4. Martina Hingis (2017) - $1.447 million

Martina Hingis makes her second and last appearance on this list of women doubles players who made the most money in one year.

5. Kristina Mladenovich (2019) - $1.183 million

Kristina Mladenovich took huge advantage of the $1 million payout for the doubles winners at the 2019 WTA Finals winning the event with playing partner Timea Babos. That earned her a whopping $500,000 payout. Kristina also won the French Open in 2019 and was runner-up at the Australian Open and reached the semis at Wimbledon.

6. Timea Babos (2019) - $1.179

Playing with partner Kristina Mladenovich for almost the entire year, Timea Babos also won the 2019 WTA Finals giving her $500,000 for just that win. As noted above, the massive $1 million doubles payout at the WTA Finals will change this list almost every year going forward.

7. Aryna Sabalenka (2019) - $1.153 million

Aryna Sabalenka from Belarus had a great year in 2019 making $1.153 in doubles play alone. With playing partner Elise Mertens, Aryna won the 2019 U.S. Open in doubles and reached the semis at the French Open. Aryna also won the lucrative doubles titles at both the Miami Open and at Indian Wells in 2019.

8. Elise Mertens (2019) - $1.152 million

Playing with partner Aryna Sabalenka for almost the entire year, Elise Mertens wracked up $1.152 million in doubles earnings in 2019 by winning the same events listed above. Aryna and Elise each also won $100,000 playing in the 2019 WTA Finals.

9. Barbora Stracova (2019) - $1.092 million

Barbora Stracova won the 2019 Wimbledon title and also picked up a huge $237,500 payday as runner-up in doubles play at the 2019 WTA Finals.

10. Bethanie Mattek-Sands (2016) - $1.089 million

Won the 2016 U.S. Open with Lucie Safarova.

The following women have also each won over $1 million in one year playing in doubles events.

Katerina Siniakova (2018) - $1.076 million

Won both the French Open and Wimbledon doubles in 2018 playing with Barbora Krejckova.

Barbora Krejckova (2018) - $1.065 million

Hsieh Su-Wei (2019) - $1.053 million

Hsieh Su-Wei was Barbora Stracova's playing partner in 2019 and also won Wimbledon and was runner-up for $237,500 at the 2019 WTA Finals.

Kristina Mladenovic (2018) - $1.051 million

Won the Australian Open in 2018 playing with Timea Babos.

Timea Babos (2018) - $1.049 million

Roberta Vinci and Sara Errani (2014) - $1.001 million each

Roberta Vinci and Sara Errani from Italy played doubles together for the entire 2014 season winning both the Australian Open and Wimbledon and they each earned the exact same amount of doubles money at $1.001 million. They were the first two women to earn $1 million from doubles play in one year.

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