Serena Williams tops Forbes’ female rich list as tennis players dominate


Serena Williams congratulates Naomi Osaka (just) after she beat her within the US Originate closing

The end 11 best-earning female sport athletes over the previous year are all tennis gamers.

Serena Williams, 37, a 23-time Good Slam winner, tops the rich list, after earning $29.2m (£24.3m), at the side of $25m (£20.57m) in endorsements,in accordance with Forbes.

Japan’s Naomi Osaka, who beat Williams within the US Originate closing, is second.

US World Cup-successful striker Alex Morgan is the first non-tennis player at 12 after earning $5.8m (£4.77m).

Germany’s Angelique Kerber, 31, completes the head three no topic slipping to 13th on this planet rankings while most contemporary Wimbledon champion Simona Halep, 27, is fourth.

Williams is the very best woman to provide it onto theForbes top 100 easiest paid athletes list,coming in at number 63 within the list complied in June.

Osaka’s arise the tennis world rankings following her debut Good Slam have interaction, which took the 21-year-typical to number 1, and earned her a lucrative sponsorship address Nike, with her earnings growing to an estimated $16m (£13.14m) within the previous 365 days.

Of the head 15 athletes on the list, 12 are tennis gamers, with Morgan, 30, joined by Indian badminton player PV Sindhu, 24, in 13th and 23-year-typical Thai golfer Ariya Jutanugarn at 15th.

Prime 15 best-earning female sports activities stars
Name Total earnings Prize money/wage Endorsements
Serena Williams £24.3m ($29.2m) £3.45m ($4.2m) £20.57m ($25m)
Naomi Osaka £20m ($24.3m) £6.8m ($8.3m) £13.14 ($16m)
Angelique Kerber £9.71m ($11.8m) £4.85m ($5.3m) £5.34m ($6.5m)
Simona Halep, £8.39m ($10.2m) £5.09m ($6.2m) £3.2m ($4m)
Sloane Stephens £7.90m ($9.6m) £3.36m ($4.1m) £4.59m ($5.5m)
Caroline Wozniacki £6.17m ($7.5m) £2.87m ($3.5m) £3.2m ($4m)
Maria Sharapova £5.76 ($7m) £823k ($1m) £4.92m ($6m)
Karolina Pliskova £5.18 ($6.3m) £3.77m ($4.6m) £1.39m ($1.7m)
Elina Svitolina £5.02m ($6.1m) £3.77m ($4.6m) £1.2m ($1.5m)
Venus Williams £4.84m ($5.9m) £739k ($900k) £4.1m ($5m)
Garbine Muguruza £4.84m ($5.9m) £1.97m ($2.4m) £2.87m ($3.5m)
Alex Morgan £4.77m ($5.8m) £205,416 ($250k) £4.51m ($5.5m)
PV Sindhu £4.53m ($5.5m) £410,833 ($500k) £4.1m ($5m)
Madison Keys £4.53m ($5.5m) £2.04m ($2.5m) £2.46m ($3m)
Ariya Jutanugarn £4.35 ($5.3m) £2.7m ($3.3m) £1.64m ($2m)

*All amounts are estimates

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