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Richest Women In Professional Sports: Top 10 Wealthiest Female Athlete In The World

For the 10th straight year, russian tennis star Maria Sharapova has been named highest paid female athlete in the world, banked an estimated total of $24.4 million.

Once again, World’s Richest women in professional sports is… Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova.

Fellow tennis compatriots, China’s Li Na comes in 2nd on the list with earnings of USD 23.6 million. Sharapova’s long-time rival Serena Williams lands third on the list with earnings of USD 22 million, 2014 Forbes List of highest paid female athletes.

South Korean Kim Yuna, former Olympic figure skating champion, occupies the fourth position on the list with $16.3 million earnings, Danica Patrick, NASCAR superstar, finds herself at 5th position with $15 million in earnings.

Belarus tennis player Victoria Azarenka is the sixth. Number seven is Caroline Wozniacki, a professional tennis player from Denmark. Eighth is Agnieszka Radwanska with $6.8 million in earnings. Ana Ivanovic from Serbia is number nine.

And the final slot in the top ten of the highest-paid female athletes is occupied by Paula Creamer.

10 women of 8 different nationalities, the majority of whom are tennis athletes (7 out of the 10) earned a collective $142 million.

Maria-Sharapova

1. Maria Sharapova
(Total Earnings: $24.4 million, Prize Money: $2.4 million, Endorsements: $22 million)

2. Li Na (Total Earnings: $23.6 million, Prize Money: $5.6 million, Endorsements: $18 million)

3. Serena Williams (Total Earnings: $22 million, Prize Money: $11 million, Endorsements: $11 million)

4. Kim Yuna (Total Earnings: $16.3 million, Prize Money: $300,000, Endorsements: $16 million)

Danica Patrick

5. Danica Patrick (Total Earnings: $15 million, Prize Money: $7 million, Endorsements: $8 million)

6. Victoria Azarenka (Total Earnings: $11.1 million, Prize Money: $3.6 million, Endorsements: $7.5 million) 4 – 15.7

7. Caroline Wozniacki (Total Earnings: $10.8 million, Prize Money: $1.3 million, Endorsements: $9.5 million)

8. Agnieszka Radwanska (Total Earnings: $6.8 million, Prize Money: $3.8 million, Endorsements: $3 million)

9. Ana Ivanovic (Total Earnings: $6.4 million, Prize Money: $1.4 million, Endorsements: $5 million)

Paula Creamer

10. Paula Creamer (Total Earnings: $4.5 million, Prize Money: $1 million, Endorsements: $4.5 million)

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