Proud moment! PV Sindhu breaks into Forbes world's top 10 highest paid female athletes list

Aug 24, 2018, 12:59 PM IST
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India's ace female badminton player PV Sindhu has been having tremendous success on court across the world. The winning amounts are massive and these have put her in this exclusive global rich sportspersons' list. PV Sindhu has beaten a number of other top-class sportswomen across the world. It should be a proud moment for India as PV Sindhu has powered herself into a list dominated for long by tennis players. However, most of her money is not coming from the matches she plays on court. Check out Forbes top 10 'highest-paid female athletes' below:

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1. Serena Williams: This tennis player is ranked No. 1 with total earnings of $18.1 million (Prize money: $62,000, Endorsements: $18 million)

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2. Caroline Wozniacki: Also a tennis player, her total earnings are $13 million (Prize money: $7 million, Endorsements: $6 million)

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3. Sloane Stephens: This American tennis player's total earnings are $11.2 million (Prize money: $5.7 million, Endorsements: $5.5 million)

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4. Garbine Muguruza: Former world No. 1, currently ranked No. 7 in singles by the Women's Tennis Association, Muguruza's total earnings are $11 million (Prize money: $5.5 million, Endorsements: $5.5 million)

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5. Maria Sharapova: A former tennis icon, her total earnings are $10.5 million (Prize money: $1 million, Endorsements: $9.5 million)

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6. Venus Williams:  She too is a tennis player, her total earnings are $10.2 million (Prize money: $4.2 million, Endorsements: $6 million)

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7. PV Sindhu: India's ace badminton player has broken into the top 10 list and has been ranked as the seventh 'highest-paid female athlete' for the year 2018. According to a list by Forbes, PV Sindhu's total earnings stand at $85 lakh (about Rs 60 crore). The report also mentioned that 23-year-old Sindhu earns her money through badminton championships earning and endorsements. Her prize money totals $500,000 (Rs 3.5 crore approx) while her earnings from endorsements stand at a whopping $8 million (Rs 55.8 crore approx). Total earnings: $8.5 million (Prize money: $500,000, Endorsements: $8 million)

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8. Simona Halep: Halep is a tennis player from Romania. Her total earnings stand at $7.7 million (Prize money: $6.2 million, Endorsements: $1.5 million)

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9. Danica Patrick: She is an American former professional racing driver with total earnings: $7.5 million (Salary/prize money: $3 million, Endorsements: $4.5 million)

 

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10. Angelique Kerber: Kerber is a German tennis player and former world No. 1, and a three-time Grand Slam champion. Her total earnings are $7 million (Prize money: $3 million, Endorsements: $4 million)

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