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Serena WIlliams is the Highest Paid Woman Athlete in 2023

Here are the top-paid women athletes from around the world for the 2023 calendar year, according to the figures published by Forbes Magazine. This year the highest paid sports woman was Polish tennis player Iga Świątek.

Tennis players continue to dominate the annual pay ranking for women athletes. Chinese-American skier Eileen Gu who was second is the only non tennis player in the top 10.

Last year's leader (and in 2020 and 2021) Naomi Osaka had reduced earnings following to her lay off due to pregnancy. Serena Williams was not included on this list following her retirement (though she would have still made a lot of money). Williams was also the only female in the top-50 highest-paid athletes for 2023, ranking 49th.

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

Name Country Sport earnings
(US$ million)
previous year rank
1 Iga Świątek Poland Tennis 23.9 5
2 Eileen Gu USA Skiing 22.1 3
3 Coco Gauff USA Tennis 21.7 7
4 Emma Raducanu UK Tennis 15.2 4
5 Naomi Osaka Japan Tennis 15.0 1
6 Aryna Sabalenka Belarus Tennis 14.7 >10
7 Jessica Pegula USA Tennis 12.5 9
8 Venus Williams USA Tennis 12.2 6
9 Elena Rybakina Kazakhstan Tennis 9.5 >10
10 Leylah Fernandez Canada Tennis 8.8 >10



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