Forbes, on Tuesday, introduced Serena Williams as the best paid female athlete for a 3rd consecutive yr in 2018.
Williams, who returned to competitors in March after giving delivery final September, earned $62,000 in winnings over the previous yr however acquired $18.1 million from an endorsement portfolio unmatched amongst ladies in sports activities, Forbes mentioned.
Based on an annual list, Williams, who’s gearing as much as equal Margaret Court docket’s document of 24 grand slam titles when she competes on the Aug. 27-Sept. 9 U.S. Open in New York, earned twice as a lot off the court docket as some other female athlete.
Within the list which was dominated by tennis gamers, Caroline Wozniacki was introduced second on the list with mixed earnings of ($13 million) whereas reigning U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens ($11.2 million) was third.
See the highest 10 and their whole earnings
Serena Williams (tennis) – $18.1m (£14m)
Caroline Wozniacki (tennis) – $13m (£10.1m)
Sloane Stephens (tennis) – $11.2m (£8.7m)
Garbine Muguruza (tennis) – $11m (£8.5m)
Maria Sharapova (tennis) – $10.5m (£8.1m)
Venus Williams (tennis) – $10.2m (£7.9m)
PV Sindhu (badminton) – $8.5m (£6.6m)
Simona Halep (tennis) – $7.7m (£6m)
Danica Patrick (race automotive driving) – $7.5m (£5.8m)
Angelique Kerber (tennis) – $7m (£5.4m)