Top 10 Highest Paid Sports Women In 2016

Last week, Forbes released a list of the top 100 highest paid athletes with the male athletes fully dominating the list,and only about three women making the list.

This doesn’t mean though that the women do not earn big bucks, trust me, they also earn well. Therefore, here are the top ten highest paid Sports women in 2016;

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  1. Eugenie Bouchard (Tennis) – $6.2mEugenie Bouchard of Canada makes a forehand return to Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

Eugenie “Genie” Bouchard (born February 25, 1994) is a Canadian professional tennis player currently ranked world No. 7. At the 2014 Wimbledon Championships, Bouchard became the first Canadian to reach the finals of a Grand Slam in singles, finishing runner-up to Petra Kvitová. She also reached the semifinals of the 2014 Australian Open and 2014 French Open, and won the 2012 Wimbledon girls’ title. Following the end of the 2013 WTA Tour, she was named WTA Newcomer of the Year.

  1. Victoria Azarenka (Tennis) – $6.6m victoria-azarenka-2a

Victoria Azarenka was born on July 31, 1989 in Minsk, Belarus. Victoria Azarenka began her career in 2003, where she debuted on the ITF junior tour in Israel.Then, she participated in the ITF tournaments in 2004, wherein she ranked 508 on the WTA singles tour.She won two junior Grand Slams: the Australian and US championships in 2005. Azarenka was named junior world number one also in 2005.A breakthrough to her career when she was hailed as World’s No. 1 player in 2012: won during Apia International Sydney, Australian Open, Qatar Total Open and in London Summer Olympics.

  1. Ana Ivanovich (Tennis) – $7.4m ana ivanovic

Ana was born on November 6th, 1987, in Belgrade, SFR Yugoslavia. She started playing tennis when she was five years old. A Serbian professional tennis player Ana Ivanovic was ranked number 6 in the world by the Women’s Tennis Association in 2015. Seven years earlier, she was even number one in the world, winning the 2008 French Open. She has won the WTA Tournament of Champions in 2010 and 2011.

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  1. Garbine Muguruza (Tennis) – $7.6m garbine-muguruza-french-open-2016

Garbine Muguruza is one of the rising young super stars of tennis from Venezuela. She made to most beautiful tennis stars list during the US Open 2015 according a sports news site. She turned professional tennis player in 2012 and in 2014 she starts taking part in the grand-slam events . She has won 2 major WTA titles and 7 ITF titles singles category.She won her first grand slam title of the tennis career French Open 2016 after defeating world number one Serena Williams in Final.

  1. Caroline Wozniacki (Tennis) – $8m caroline wozniacki

Caroline Wozniacki one of the most pretty and richest European female athletes from tennis . She represent Denmark in different tennis grand-slam and Olympic games . She made professional debut in tennis events on 18 July 2005 . Her highest ranking is subjected (world no 1) on 11 October 2010.She reached the semi finals , finals and quarter finals of (Australian , Wimbledon and French Open) grand-slam in past few years but can not win any of them in singles category.

  1. Agnieszka Radwanska (Tennis) – $10.2m Agnieszka-Radwanska

The number one polish tennis female star “Agnieszka Radwanska” who achieved huge success in her career so far . She become the 6th highest paid tennis star in 2015 according to Forbes magazine . The 26 year old turned pro on 23 April 2005 .She did not win any big grand-slam title but there are other 15 major WTA titles she has won . She reached to the semi finals of Australian Open in 2014 and In 2013 she made to quarter final of “French Open” and later in 2012 she reached the final of Wimbledon but she lost it. She won the award of “WTA Fan Favorite Singles Player” in 2011.

  1. Danica Patrick (Formula One) – $13.9m danica patrick

She’s called a racecar driver, sportsman in addition to a representative which all add monetary success to the total sum of Danica Patrick net worth. Moreover, in the Indianapolis 500 racing, she completed 3rd which made her the only female to reach for example superior standing. In addition, it was the best position for Danica Patrick which she’s ever reached till that time. So it’s no surprise that racing is among the very significant sources of Danica Patrick net worth which bring enormous financial success to her.

  1. Ronda Rousey (Martial Arts i.e Kick Boxing) – $14m ronda rousey

She is all-time greatest and undefeated female MMA fighter in UFC . Ronda Rousey is one of the most paid female athlete in UFC due to her outstanding past record against opponents. She is the current UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship and defended the title six times in her career so far successfully.She has won the World MMA Award for “Female Fighter of the Year” for three consecutive years “2012,2013,and 2014”.

  1. Maria Sharapova (Tennis) – $21.9m sharapova out

One of the greatest female athletes in the history of tennis . Maria Sharapova made her name among the most marketable athletes then any other female celebrities . She is the highest paid athlete in 2012 , 2013 and 2014 due to her endorsement earnings . Her highest ranking in tennis is world no 1 on August 22, 2005 . Currently she is on 3rd place in WTA rankings since September 1, 2015.She take part in all-four grand-slam events of tennis and has won each tournament at least once.

  1. Serena Williams (Tennis) – $28.9m serena in

There are very few female tennis player who created history , and one of them is Serena Williams . She has won doubles and singles both grand-slam title in her tennis career. Since 2012 she is trained by the coach Patrick Mouratoglou. She is one of the highest paid athlete in female category in 2010 , 2011 and 2012 . She is one of the leading tennis champion in history , she has won 21 grand-slam titles in singles category. Her highest ranking is world number 1 and current ranking is also number 1 . She has won gold medals in each Olympics games . While in London games 2012 she wins gold medal in singles and doubles both.

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