Russia's Maria Sharapova tops Forbes rich list

August 07, 2013 10:04
Russia's Maria Sharapova tops Forbes rich list

Forbes magazine exposed on Tuesday that the tennis stars dominated the list of the world's 10 best-paid female athletes, yet highlighted the yawning earnings gap with their male counterparts in most sports.

Prominent fact comes out that Russia's Maria Sharapova topped the list, published on, earning a total of US$29 million (S$37 million) between June 2012 and June in present year. Tennis took the top four positions, accompanying world number one Serena Williams of the United States (US) second (US$20.5 million), China's Li Na third (US$18.2 million) along with Victoria Azarenka of Belarus fourth (US$15.7 million). Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark was in seventh (US$13.6 million), followed by Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland (US$7.4 million) as well as Serbia's Ana Ivanovic (US$7 million).

(AW:Samrat Biswas)

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