It is believed that the tennis word “love,” which refers to a score of zero, is adapted from the phrase “for the love of the game” or “for playing nothing.” However, in professional tennis, players are definitely playing for something. The total prize money at the 2014 Australian Open alone was more than 29 million, up from the previous year. Was more than 3.5 million.
Although the word “love” is somewhat appropriate in tennis. Sibling love, especially. Several siblings have made their mark on the game over the years, many of them playing together and sometimes against each other. This sibling partnership and rivalry has created the strongest tennis story ever for sports fans.
Take a look at the most financially successful siblings to play tennis here, adjusting for the triumphant inflation of their careers:
10. Manuela, Katarina and Magdalena Maliyeva / Combined Prize Money: $ 14.3 million
Yulia Barbarian was Bulgaria’s best tennis player in the 1960s, so it was no surprise that all three of her daughters took up tennis as they grew up. What’s amazing is how successful they all were at the sport. All three sisters were ranked 24th in the world in doubles and 6th in the world in singles. Of the three, this is the biggest Manuela to reach the highest rankings: # 11 in doubles and # 3 in singles. In all, they have won 39 singles titles and 11 doubles titles. The three sisters also have a difference in killing each of the greatest Martina Navratilova of all time.
Today the family owns and operates the Maleva Tennis Club in Sofia, Bulgaria.
9. Agnieszka and Ursula Radwanska / Combined prize money: 16.7 million
These sisters may be from Poland, but they are certainly not “pole separate.” In fact, Agnieszka and Ursula seem to echo each other’s affections when asked about their out-of-court relationship. Ursula said, “We’re best friends; we’re very close. We’ve always been together – participated, lived and traveled together – so it was nice to have my sister on tour.” Meanwhile, older sister Agnisekka reveals, “We share things, do shopping and have a good time, so sometimes I feel very lonely when I travel alone without her.”
Being around each other often seems like a good way for sisters to act. Ursula, currently in its mid-forties, has risen to # 29 in the world. Agnieszka is already in the top five after coming in at # 2. He is a three-time WTA fan-favorite singles player (2011, 2012, 2013), has won thirteen singles titles in his career and played in the 2012 Wimbledon final.
8. Byron, Wayne, and Cara Black / Combined Prize Money: $ 17.8 million
Zimbabwe’s black siblings aren’t usually mentioned in the tennis royal family, but they deserve them. Byron is a former # 1-ranked doubles player, Wayne is a two-time men’s doubles grand slam champion, and Kara is a three-time women’s doubles grand slam champion who has become the world’s top female doubles player. In fact, Cara has won every mixed doubles title in the Grand Slam competition and has given him a career grand slam in the mixed doubles.
Byron and Wayne have already retired from the tour, but Cara is still on tour at 35. In fact, she is still the 14th ranked female doubles player in the world.
7. Bob and Mike Bryan / Combined Prize Money: 26.2 million
The most popular set of twins in tennis, American Bob and Mike Bryan, are considered by many to be the best men’s doubles team. Together, they won multiple Olympic medals, including gold in 2012, and won more professional games, matches, tournaments, and Grand Slams titles than anyone else in tennis history. The Bryans also finished the last ranking of the # 1 ATP for eight years. In fact, they have won four non-calendar year Golden Grand Slams, including four major titles and an Olympic gold medal.
Interestingly, in their early days as junior players, their parents forbade them to play with each other in tournaments. Whenever they were scheduled to face each other in the tournament, they switched from bad to worse.
6. Marat Safin and Dinara Safin / Combined Prize Money: $ 29.8 million
Both Marat Safin or Dinara Safina’s enemies may point to other siblings as evidence that they become emotionally weak in the family. And these unbelievers have some evidence behind their claim. Marat has had a lot of passion and fiery temperament throughout his career that seems to have hampered his ability to collect more than he has won two Grand Slam titles (2005 Australian Open, 2000 US Open). Meanwhile, Dinara did not win a Grand Slam title despite reaching three finals (2009 Australian Open, 2008 and 2009 French Open). She also failed to win the women’s final of the 2006 Olympic tennis event. Still, Russia’s Marat Safin and Dinara Safina have nothing to be ashamed of as they are the first and still the only sibling in tennis history to have a # 1 ranking in history as a tandem.
It is still uncertain whether Dinara will return to play after the official retirement of Marat on November 11, 2009. He left the tour in 2011 due to a back injury, and Marat said his younger sister was done. However, Safina made it clear that a final decision on her retirement has not yet been made.
5. John and Patrick McEnroe / Combined Prize Money: $ 33.8 million
It’s not so easy to work in the same line as the older brother, who thinks it’s significantly better in this case. This was the case with Patrick McEnroe, whose older brother John was a much more skilled tennis player than he was. Patrick also had a successful tennis career. He has won only one singles title as a professional, claiming sixteen doubles titles, including the 1989 Tour Final and the 1989 French Open. Already considered one of the greatest men of all time, John has won three Wimbledon titles (1981, 1983, 1984) and four U.S. Open championships (1979, 1980, 1981, 1984). He became the # 1 singles player in the world in March 1970 and the # 1 double in the world in January 1983.
Today, when the brothers occasionally move on to the direction of youth tennis in the United States, they have both worked as tennis commentators and played doubles as a team in legendary matches.
4. Andy and Jamie Murray / Combined Prize Money: $ 33.9 million
At the 2014 Australian Open, Andy could not fully concentrate on his second-round match as his former brother Jamie broke down with heatstroke after winning his first-round doubles match. Andy could still escape from his match with a win, but he later admitted, “What happened to Jamie is more important than my match.”
It is heartening to know that Andy has managed to keep his tennis career in perspective despite all his successes. His first major win came at the 2012 Olympic Games, where he won a gold medal match against Roger Federer of Switzerland. About a year later, Andy British became the first British man to win Wimbledon in 77 years.
Meanwhile, Jamie is a double expert who has won ten double titles in his career, including two younger brothers with Andy.
3. Javier Snchez, Marissa Snchez, Arantexa Snchez-Vicario and Emilio Snchez / Combined prize money: 40.9 million
When the Sanchez siblings played tennis on the men’s and women’s tours, apart from being known as winners, they were also known as an integral family. The Sanchez’s achieved success at various levels as the children traveling with their parents. Most efficient, Arantexa became # 1 in the world and won multiple Grand Slam titles. Xavier has reached the top thirty, and Maria has had some success at the U.S. University Championships.
Unfortunately, in 2012, Arantaxa published, “This is exactly the myth of the connected and happy Sanchez Vicario family: a myth.” In fact, he complained to his parents that he had gone bankrupt and that despite a career income of $ 8 million, he had been given a large sum of money by the Spanish Ministry of Finance. He further revealed that he does not maintain any relationship with his siblings.
Orantex’s parents have denied the allegations.
2. Novak, Marco and Jordie Djokovic / Combined Prize money: $ 63.2 million
Playing tennis at the professional level is not very easy when you are associated with a big brother like six-time Grand Slam winner and former World # 1 Novak Djokovic. Marco (22) and Jorde, 18, are realizing this.
The brothers have received direct entry into several tournaments seeking to raise their profile by playing a Djokovic at their events. As a result, Marco and Jorda often had to fight against players who were too skilled to defeat them. Worst of all, Marco struggled with injuries throughout most of 2011, and his recovery has complicated his match win. Meanwhile, Georgie has managed just two wins in his first full season on the professional circuit. However, the younger brothers have refused to give up, and Novak has acknowledged that they are still young and still have a chance to succeed on the men’s tour.
World # 2 says, almost kindly, “I’m delighted to see my brothers, especially the younger ones, doing well in tennis now because it’s not easy for them to mature. They are carrying the burden of the Djokovic family. They realized they had to fight their own way, and hopefully, they would. ”
1. Serena and Venus Williams / Combined Prize Money: $ 102.7 million
It is almost impossible to use superpowers when describing the sisters of Venus and Serena Williams’s achievements. Venus was the first American black woman to become World # 1 during the Open era. She has won seven Grand Slam singles titles, more than any other active female player. The player’s younger sister, Serena, is currently World # 1 (oldest in history) and 17th Grand Slam singles trophy winner. In fact, he is the most recent player, male or female, and he has won four Grand Slam singles titles simultaneously. As a pair, the sisters have won 13 Grand Slam women’s doubles titles and three Olympic gold medals.
However, it is apparent to Venus and Serena that their relationship is more important than their tennis career. Serena told it perfectly: “Tennis is just a sport; family forever.”