Maria Sharapova tops Forbes rich list for 9th straight year

According to Forbes, Sharapova earned $29 million between June 2012 and June 2013.

updated: August 07, 2013 01:03 IST
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Paris: Tennis stars dominated the list of the world's 10 best-paid female athletes, Forbes magazine said on Tuesday, but highlighted the yawning earnings gap with their male counterparts in most sports.

Russia's Maria Sharapova headed the list, published on, earning a total of $29 million (£18.9 million, 21.9 million euros) between June 2012 and June this year.

Tennis took the top four positions, with world number one Serena Williams of the United States second ($20.5 million), China's Li Na third ($18.2 million) and Victoria Azarenka of Belarus fourth ($15.7 million).

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  • Leander Paes
  • Lukas Dlouhy
  • Andy Roddick
  • Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi
  • Na Li
  • Maria Sharapova