It’s no secret that tennis players are the highest earning female athletes in the world. Many of these women have used their on-court success as a platform to enter into business ventures. Instead of resting on their sizable on-court earnings, these business-savvy women are capitalizing on their off-court opportunities.
Serena Williams, Serena
Serena Williams launched her clothing brand Serena in 2018. Her mission is to “celebrate and champion all women” and she encourages the use of her hashtag, #BeSeenBeHeard.
The clothing options cover at-home leisure, going-out casual wear and runway fashion, and every item is made of high-quality material to fit all body types. Serena unveiled her latest work on Tuesday with a new collection for New York Fashion Week.
Maria Sharapova, Sugarpova
Maria Sharapova’s premium candy company Sugarpova was founded in 2012. Sugarpova “reflects the fun, fashionable, sweet side of international tennis sensation Maria Sharapova.”
A longtime candy lover, Sharapova created her own business to offer an accessible bite of luxury by interpreting classic candies in her own signature style. Her products include gumballs in the shape of tennis balls, gummies, truffles, chocolate bars and many more treats.
Dominika Cibulkova, ByDomi
Dominica Cibulkova is known for fighting spirit on court, but she’s just as well known for her sense of style. The 30-year-old can always be spotted wearing the latest trends and posing for photoshoots and elevator mirror selfies to show off her latest fashion statements.
Cibulkova’s company is different from a regular clothing company since it’s actually a foundation. The goal of ByDomi is to “support the former successful athletes, artists, scientists and other personalities from social life who previously represented the Slovak Republic at notable events or created conducive values for our society and who are in need of social support nowadays.”
The Slovakian recently opened an academy in Bratislava called Love4Tennis.