Serena Williams Tops Forbes’ List of Highest-Paid Female Athletes

Serena Williams Tops Forbes’ List of Highest-Paid Female Athletes

Serena Williams is used to being primary on the tennis courts and on Forbes Journal’s annual checklist of highest-paid feminine artists.

The tennis celebrity earned $18.1 million between June 2017 and June 2018, in accordance with Forbes on Tuesday, with the bulk of her revenue coming from endorsement offers.

Solely $62,000 of her earnings got here from her tennis winnings throughout a 12 months the place she took day off as a result of she was pregnant along with her daughter, Olympia.

The 23-time grand slam champion earned the majority of her earnings from endorsement offers with Nike, Intel, Gatorade and Beats, in accordance with HuffPost. She topped the Forbes checklist in 2016 and 2017.

Tennis gamers dominated the highest 10 with Caroline Wozniacki coming in second place incomes $13 million, Sloane Stephens, who received her first Grand Slam in 2017 when she clinched the U.S. Open, got here in third place incomes $11.2 million. Garbine Murguruza positioned fourth incomes $11 million.

Maria Sharapova, who is commonly labeled Williams’ rival within the sport, regardless of dropping to her 18-times in a row (her final victory in opposition to Williams got here in 2004), landed in fifth place incomes $10.5 million.

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