Serena becomes world’s highest-paid sportswoman

Queen of Tennis court Serena Williams on Monday in Los Angeles has been declared as the world’s highest-paid sportswoman.

Just two day after loss to Garbine Muguruza in the French Open final, Serena won this tittle when Forbes Magazine reported that she has overtaken Maria Sharapova.

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Serena earned USD 28.9 million in the past twelve months, Forbes reported.

According to Forbes reports, which was post on the website Russian tennis star Sharapova has captured this tittle for the past 11 years.

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This 34-years-old, Serena has dominated her sports for more than a decade. This tennis player has won nineteen grand Slam tittles till yet, but she has wins her second Grand Slam in 2002.

After falling at Roland Garros on Saturday, she vowed to keep trying to equal Steffi Graf’s Open-era record of 22 Grand Slam titles.

Williams’s career prize money of USD 77.6 million amounts to more than twice as much as any other sportswoman’s.

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However, Sharapova dominated in endorsement profits before companies including Nike, American Express, Porsche and TAG Heuer distanced themselves after she tested positive for the recently banned drug meldonium earlier this year.

Sharapova earned USD 21.9 million over the past 12 months, down almost USD 8 million from the previous year, Forbes said. American mixed martial arts star Ronda Rousey was third on the list with USD 14 million, just ahead of NASCAR stock car driver Danica Patrick, who earned USD 13.9 million.


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