Highest Paid Women Athletes in 2005

Here is the list of the top paid women athletes for 2005, taken from information collated by Sports Illustrated Magazine. Sports Illustrated Magazine published in 2005 a Fortunate 50 and International 20, and the following data is provided with these or extracted from these lists.

The highest paid sportswoman for this year was tennis player Maria Sharopova earning just over 23 million dollars, well short of the 2005 highest paid sportsman Tiger Woods with earnings of over 86 million dollars. Sharopova's earnings placed her in 20th position of all athletes in the combined list. See more lists of the World's Highest Paid Women Athletes.

Name Country Sport earnings (US$) previous year
1. Maria Sharapova Russia Tennis $23,006,263
2. Serena Williams USA Tennis $22,251,798
3. Venus Williams USA Tennis $8,700,000
4. Annika Sörenstam Sweden Golf $7,746,824
5. Lindsay Davenport USA Tennis $6,220,005
6. Justine Henin-Hardenne Belgium Tennis $4,570,656
7. Grace Park South Korea Golf $4,525,471
8. Amélie Mauresmo Fance Tennis $3,464,070
9. Paula Radcliffe England Marathon $2,500,000
10. Anastasiya Myskina Russia Tennis $2,365,847

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