Highest Paid Women Athletes in 2008

Here is the list of the top paid women athletes for 2008, taken from Forbes Magazine's 2008 Best Paid Athletes list. Earnings estimates (US dollars) are for June 2007 to June 2008. Totals include salaries, bonuses, prize money, endorsements and appearance fees.

The highest paid sportswoman for this year was Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova with earnings of 26 million dollars, well less than the highest paid male athlete Tiger Woods who had combined earnings of 115 million dollars in 2008. See more lists of the World's Highest Paid Women Athletes.

Name Country Sport earnings (US$ million) previous year
1. Maria Sharapova Russia Tennis 26 1
2. Serena Williams USA Tennis 14 3
3. Venus Williams USA Tennis 13
4. Justine Henin Belgium Tennis 12.5
5. Michelle Wie USA Golf 12 2
6. Annika Sörenstam Sweden Golf 11 4
7. Lorena Ochoa Mexico Golf 10
8. Danica Patrick USA Auto Racing 7 5
9. Ana Ivanovic Serbia Tennis 6.5
10. Paula Creamer USA Golf 6

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