French Open champion Maria Sharapova is turning her sweet tooth into a profitable business.
Li Na, the first Chinese player to win a major tennis title, is set to become the world’s second- highest earning female athlete after signing endorsement contracts worth at least $42 million.
Li Na was traveling the world, zooming up the women’s tennis rankings and going broke.
Former Wimbledon tennis champion Maria Sharapova ended her 10-year sponsorship agreement with racket manufacturer Prince Sports Inc. , both parties said.
Rafael Nadal will be paid $1.5 million to play an exhibition tennis match at Madison Square Garden, a person with direct knowledge of the contract said.
"Maria has never had time to give sponsors the days they needed, so we were never able to work out deals."
- Max Eisenbud on Apr 10, 2014