Rich and Famous: Forbes Releases List of Highest-Earning Female Athletes

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Serena Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam champion, tops the Forbes list, with eight out of the top ten being tennis players.

Female athletes launch fashion collections, partner with international companies, become the faces of famous brands. 

The 10 highest-paid women in sports earned $105 million in prize money, appearances, authorities and advertisements in the 12 months ending on June 1, 2018.

Tennis player Maria Sharapova topped the list for 11 years, while now she's only in 5th place.

© AFP 2022 / Thomas KienzleGerman tennis player and Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber poses with a replica of the Wimbledon trophy during a press conference at the Porsche museum in Stuttgart, southwestern Germany.
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German tennis player and Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber poses with a replica of the Wimbledon trophy during a press conference at the Porsche museum in Stuttgart, southwestern Germany.
© AFP 2022 / Stan HondaDanica Patrick, NASCAR Nationwide Series driver, during the launch of DRIVE4COPD, a public health initiative aimed at early detection of COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). Patrick and other celebrities aim to raise awareness about what is usually known as chronic bronchitis or emphysema.
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Danica Patrick, NASCAR Nationwide Series driver, during the launch of DRIVE4COPD, a public health initiative aimed at early detection of COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). Patrick and other celebrities aim to raise awareness about what is usually known as chronic bronchitis or emphysema.
© AFP 2022 / Eric FeferbergRomania's Simona Halep poses with The Suzanne Lenglen Cup after her victory in the women's singles final match against Sloane Stephens of the US on day fifteen of The Roland Garros 2018 French Open tennis tournament in Paris.
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Romania's Simona Halep poses with The Suzanne Lenglen Cup after her victory in the women's singles final match against Sloane Stephens of the US on day fifteen of The Roland Garros 2018 French Open tennis tournament in Paris.
© AFP 2022 / Noah SeelamIndian badminton player and Olympic silver medalist P.V Sindhu takes part in a parade after returning home to Hyderabad from the Rio Olympics.
India swelled with pride August 20 after badminton champion P.V. Sindhu became the first woman in the country's history to win an Olympic silver medal.
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Indian badminton player and Olympic silver medalist P.V Sindhu takes part in a parade after returning home to Hyderabad from the Rio Olympics.
India swelled with pride August 20 after badminton champion P.V. Sindhu became the first woman in the country's history to win an Olympic silver medal.
© AFP 2022 / Karim JaafarUS tennis player Venus Williams enters the tennis court in Doha in a traditional Qatari dress during the opening ceremony of the WTA Qatar Total Open. Williams is taking part in the 2.5 million dollar tournament in the Qatari capital.
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US tennis player Venus Williams enters the tennis court in Doha in a traditional Qatari dress during the opening ceremony of the WTA Qatar Total Open. Williams is taking part in the 2.5 million dollar tournament in the Qatari capital.
© AP Photo / Charles SykesMaria Sharapova participates in Nike's Street Tennis Pro Event in Greenwich Village in New York.
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Maria Sharapova participates in Nike's Street Tennis Pro Event in Greenwich Village in New York.
© AFP 2022 / Ben StansallSpain's Garbine Muguruza arrives at the Women's Tennis Association's (WTA) pre-Wimbledon party in Kensington, London. Wimbledon, known also as The Championships, is considered by many as the most prestigious of all the grass court tennis tournaments, launched in 1877.
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Spain's Garbine Muguruza arrives at the Women's Tennis Association's (WTA) pre-Wimbledon party in Kensington, London. Wimbledon, known also as The Championships, is considered by many as the most prestigious of all the grass court tennis tournaments, launched in 1877.
© AP Photo / Jordan StraussProfessional tennis player Sloane Stephens arrives at the ESPY Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.
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Professional tennis player Sloane Stephens arrives at the ESPY Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.
© AP Photo / Evan AgostiniCaroline Wozniacki arrives at The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit Gala, celebrating the opening of "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology" in New York.
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Caroline Wozniacki arrives at The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit Gala, celebrating the opening of "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology" in New York.
© AP Photo / Evan AgostiniProfessional tennis player Serena Williams attends the 25th Annual Glamour Women of the Year Awards at Carnegie Hall in New York.
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Professional tennis player Serena Williams attends the 25th Annual Glamour Women of the Year Awards at Carnegie Hall in New York.
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