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Serena Williams is the Highest Paid Woman Athlete in 2019 - Again!

Here are the top-paid women athletes from around the world for 2018-19 according to the figures from Forbes Magazine. For four years running tennis player Serena Williams has been the highest paid female athlete in the world. She was also the only woman in the list of the top 100 highest paid athletes for 2019, ranking 63rd.

Tennis players made up all the sportswomen on the top 10 list for the first time. Twelfth on the list was US women's soccer player Alex Morgan.

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a waxy Serena Williams

See more lists of the World's Highest Paid Women Athletes.

Name Country Sport earnings
(US$ million)
previous year rank
1 Serena Williams USA Tennis 29.2 1
2 Naomi Osaka Japan Tennis 24.3 >10
3 Angelique Kerber Germany Tennis 11.8 10
4 Simona Halep Romania Tennis 10.2 8
5 Sloane Stephens USA Tennis 9.6 3
6 Caroline Wozniacki Denmark Tennis 7.5 2
7 Maria Sharapova Russia Tennis 7.0 5
8 Karolina Pliskova Czech Tennis 6.3 >10
9 Elina Svitolina Ukraine Tennis 6.1 >10
=10 Venus Williams USA Tennis 5.9 6
=10 Garbine Muguruza Spain Tennis 5.9 4


a Wimbeldon final - willians v sharapova

a Wimbeldon final - Serena Williams v Sharapova


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