Serena Williams tops list of highest-paid female athletes with $29m monthly.


The highest-placed athlete from a different sport other than tennis was United States football star Alex Morgan, who ranked 12th after earning £4.75m ($5.8m).

Others were Indian badminton star P.V. Sindhu and Thai golf star Ariya Jutanugarn who finished 13th and 15th respectively. Here is a list of the Forbes top 15 earners:

1. Serena Williams (tennis) – £24m ($29.2m)

2. Naomi Osaka (tennis) – $24.3 million

3. Angelique Kerber (tennis) – £9.7m ($11.8m)

4. Simona Halep (tennis) – £8.4m ($10.2m)

5. Sloane Stephens (tennis) – £7.9m ($9.6m)

6. Caroline Wozniacki (tennis) – £6.2m ($7.5m)

7. Maria Sharapova (tennis) – £5.8m ($7m)

8. Karolina Pliskova (tennis) – £5.1m ($6.3m)

9. Elina Svitolina (tennis) – £5m ($6.1m)

10. (tie). Venus Williams (tennis) – £4.8m ($5.9m)

11. (tie). Garbine Muguruza (tennis) – £4.8m ($5.9m)

12. Alex Morgan (football) – £4.7 ($5.8m)

13 (tie). P.V. Sindhu (badminton) – £4.5m ($5.5m)

14 (tie). Madison Keys (tennis) – £4.5m ($5.5m)

15. Ariya Jutanugarn (golf) – £4.4m ($5.3m)

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