Serena Williams tops Forbes

Serena Williams is Forbes' highest-paid female athlete for the fourth year in a row after she earned $29.2million in just 12 months.

The 23-time grand slam singles champion made 29.2 million US dollars for the 12 months to June 1, only £3.4m dollars of which was in prize money.
Young Japanese tennis star, Naomi Osaka, 21, who benefited from lucrative endorsements as well as prize-winning pots this year made $24.3 million.
Next on the list is Germany's Angelique Kerber who made £9.7m ($11.8m) this year.
The highest-placed athlete from anothqer sport was United States footballer Alex Morgan in 12th. She earned £4.75m ($5.8m) US dollars and all of the money was made through endorsements.

SEE THE FORBES TOP 15 EARNERS


1. Serena Williams (tennis)
Total Earnings: £24m ($29.2m)
Prize Money: £3.4m
Endorsements: £20.5m

2. Naomi Osaka (tennis)
Total Earnings: $24.3 million
Prize Money: $8.3 million
Endorsements: $16 million

3. Angelique Kerber (tennis)
Total Earnings: £9.7m ($11.8m)
Prize Money: £4.3m
Endorsements: £5.4m

4. Simona Halep (tennis)
Total Earnings: £8.4m ($10.2m)
Prize Money: £5.1m
Endorsements: £3.3m

5. Sloane Stephens (tennis)
Total Earnings: £7.9m ($9.6m)
Prize Money: £3.3m
Endorsements: £4.5m

6. Caroline Wozniacki (tennis)
Total Earnings: £6.2m ($7.5m)
Prize Money: £3.3m
Endorsements: £2.9m

7. Maria Sharapova (tennis)
Total Earnings: £5.8m ($7m)
Prize Money: £825K
Endorsements: £4.9m

8. Karolina Pliskova (tennis)
Total Earnings: £5.1m ($6.3m)
Prize Money: £3.8m
Endorsements: £1.4m

9. Elina Svitolina (tennis)
Total Earnings: £5m ($6.1m)
Prize Money: £3.8m
Endorsements: £1.2m

10 (tie). Venus Williams (tennis)
Total Earnings: £4.8m ($5.9m)
Prize Money: £740K
Endorsements: £4.1m

10 (tie). Garbine Muguruza (tennis)
Total Earnings: £4.8m ($5.9m)
Prize Money: £1.9m
Endorsements: £2.8m

12. Alex Morgan (football)
Total Earnings: £4.7 ($5.8m)
Salary: £205K
Endorsements: £4.5m
 
13 (tie). P.V. Sindhu (badminton)
Total Earnings: £4.5m ($5.5m)
Prize Money: £500K
Endorsements: £4.1m

13 (tie). Madison Keys (tennis)
Total Earnings: £4.5m ($5.5m)
Prize Money: £2.5m
Endorsements: £2m

15. Ariya Jutanugarn (golf)
Total Earnings: £4.4m ($5.3m)
Prize Money: £3.3m
Endorsements: £2 million
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