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Sep 21

Top 10 richest sportswomen in the world

So you’ve checked out our article on the top 10 richest sportsmen (and if you haven’t, well then what are you waiting for?), now take a look at their female counterparts.

Here are the top 10 richest sportswomen in the world…

10. Yani Tseng

Yani Tseng, golfer, one of the top 10 richest sportswomen in the world

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Earnings: $6.1 million

Tsang, a professional golfer, is notorious for leaving records trailing in her wake, such as becoming the youngest person ever to win five major championships.

While Tsang has endured a torrid time of late, it’s only a matter of time before she is back to her best.

 

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9. Agnieszka Radwanska

Earnings: $6.9 million

Tennis player Agnieska Radwanska, one of the top 10 richest sportswomen in the world

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Popular among her peers, number 9 in the top 10 richest sportswomen in the world, is tennis superstar Agnieszka Radwanska.

Radwanska is a sporting icon in her native Poland, with 2013 seeing the Pole awarded the prestigious Gold Cross of Merit.

On the court, she has won 14 career singles titles!

 

 

 

8. Ana Ivanovic

Earnings: $7.2 million

Tennis player Ana Ivanovic, one of the richest sportswomen in the world

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Once upon a time the number one women’s tennis player in the world, Ivanovic is highly regarded.

She has been named in Time’s list of 30 Legends of Women’s Tennis: Past, Present and Future and been declared as one of Top 100 Greatest Tennis Players Ever (male and female).

 

 

7. Kim Yuna

Earnings: $9 million

Figure skater Kim Yuna, one of the richest sportswomen in the world

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When it comes to figure skating, Kim is your go-to girl.

Nicknamed ‘Queen Yuna’ by the media, not once has she finished off the podium in any competition she has entered.

That might go some way to explaining why she has a list of honours as long as your arm!

 

 

6. Victoria Azarenka

Earnings: $9.7 million

Tennis player Victoria Azarenka, one of the richest sportswomen in the world

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Coming in at number 6 is Victoria Azarenka, the first Belarusian ever to win a tennis grand slam title with her win in the Australian Open in 2012, Azarenka is comfortably one of the best female tennis players today.

She also boasts Olympics medals and mixed doubles titles.

 

 

5. Danica Patrick

Earnings: $13 million

Race car driver Danica Patrick, one of the top 10 richest sportswomen in the world

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A trailblazer for women in motor sports, Patrick is the most successful women in American open wheel racing, having won the Indy Japan 300, among other impressive, notable finishes, including coming 5th on our list!

 

 

 

4. Caroline Wozniacki

Tennis player Caroline Wozniacki, one of the top 10 richest sportswomen in the world

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Earnings: $13.7 million

Despite failing to win a tennis grand slam title (at the time of writing!) Wozniacki is a notable presence on the women’s tour.

She held the number one ranking spot for a number of weeks and has won a string of titles.

 

 

3. Serena Williams

Earnings: $16.3 million

Tennis player Serena Williams, one of the top 10 richest sportswomen in the world

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Arguably the greatest female tennis player of all time, since breaking onto the scene in her teens, Williams has left her competitors trailing in her wake time after time with a series of brilliant performances.

Now in her thirties, Williams shows no signs of slowing down and is continuing to wow tennis fans.

 

 

2. Li Na

Earnings: $18.4 million

Tennis player Li Na, one of the top 10 richest sportswomen in the world

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Despite recently retiring from tennis as a result of a chronic left knee injury, Li’s achievements cannot be understated.

From being the first ever Chinese player to win a WTA Tour title to the first to break into the women’s top 10 tennis rankings, Li has earned a legion of fans in her native China, and inspired a whole new set of Chinese tennis players as a result!

 

 

1. Maria Sharapova

Earnings: $27.1 million

Tennis player Maria Sharapova, one of the top 10 richest sportswomen in the world

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Notable for being one of ten women to hold a career grand slam, Sharapova is widely considered to be one of the greatest female tennis players of all time.

Winning titles is a prerequisite for Sharapova, having won a large number of WTA titles and grand slams during the course of her career, despite injury rearing its ugly head from time to time.

 

Which sportswomen from our list is your favourite and why? Let us know in the comments section below.

 

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