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    • Maria Sharapova, of Russia, blows kisses to the crowd after defeating Alexandra Dulgheru, of Romania, during the second round of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in New York
    •  Maria Sharapova of Russia poses in front of the Eiffel Tower with the Coupe Suzanne Lenglen at Trocadero, following her victory in the women's singles final match against Simona Halep of Romania, on day fifteen of the French Open on June 8, 2014 in Paris, France
    • Maria Sharapova of Russia signs autographs after winning against Samantha Murray of Britain during their first round match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Tuesday, June 24, 2014
    • Maria Sharapova at a meeting with reporters in Singapore
    • Russia's Maria Sharapova reacts after defeating Romania's Simona Halep during their final match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Saturday, June 7, 2014
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    In 2014 Maria Sharapova ranked first among the world's highest-paid female athletes, according to Forbes.

    Above: Maria Sharapova after her victory against Alexandra Dulgheru at the US Open.

    In 2014 Maria Sharapova ranked first among the world's highest-paid female athletes.

    In 2014 Maria Sharapova ranked first among the world's highest-paid female athletes, according to Forbes.

    Her total earnings this year reached $24.4 million.

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