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These tennis aces are the world’s wealthiest

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The U.S. Open, the Australian Open, Wimbledon, the French Open... All the tennis Grand Slam tournaments have one thing in common: with victory comes success, and with success comes wealth.

As CNBC speaks to one of the world's most successful female tennis stars, Maria Sharapova, we take a look at the sport's wealthiest players, with help of Forbes' 2014 rankings (June 2013-2014), the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) and the Women's Tennis Association (WTA).

For more on Maria Sharapova, check out the CNBC website and TV network, for "CNBC Meets: Maria Sharapova."

- By CNBC's Alexandra Gibbs

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