Serena Williams Is This Year's Highest-Earning Female Athlete

Serena Williams Is This Year's Highest-Earning Female Athlete

Serena Williams Is This Year's Highest-Earning Female Athlete

Forbes released the list of top ten world's highest-paid female athletes of 2018 and PV Sindhu bagged the 7th place and was the first Indian non-tennis athlete to make it the top ten list. The tennis great earned $18.1 million in endorsements, which was enough for her to top the list for a third straight year, despite not playing competitively for 14 months after revealing in January 2017 that she was pregnant with her first child.

Williams, who will try to equal Margaret Court's record of 24 grand slam titles when she competes at the US Open in NY, earned twice as much off the court as any other female athlete, according to Forbes.

Forbes' list of top-earning female athletes is dominated by tennis players, and as is so often the case among tennis players, Serena Williams stands at the top.

Williams will be back in action at Flushing Meadows.

Other tennis stars on the list include Australian Open winner Caroline Wozniacki, French Open winner Simona Halep, Wimbledon winner Angelique Kerber and last year's US Open winner Sloane Stephens.

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Spaniard Garbine Muguruza ($11 million) and Russian Maria Sharapova (USD 10.5 million) rounded out the top five.

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Simona Halep is the women's top seed with Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki second, American home-favourite Sloane Stephens third and Wimbledon victor Angelique Kerber seeded fourth.

Serena Williams, who was the only woman on the list the previous year, dropped out of the chart while taking time off for the birth of her daughter.

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