12:07  ,  June 12, 2014

Sharapova is world’s highest paid female athlete

Forbes magazine has issued a list of the world’s 100 highest-paid athletes.

Accordingly, Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova is the world’s highest paid female athlete, as she has earned $24.4 million in one year.

Second and third highest paid female athletes are likewise tennis stars Li Na (China) and World No. 1-ranked Serena Williams (USA) with $23.6 million and $22 million, respectively.

Sharapova is 34th in the overall list, which is led by American professional boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr., whose 12-month total earnings have amounted to $105 million.

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