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Serena Williams is Now The Highest Paid Female Athlete in The World

Serena Williams Overtakes Maria Sharapova As Highest Paid Sports Woman.

Two days after her stunning loss to Garbine Muguruza in the French Open final, Serena Williams scored a different win on Monday, when Forbes Magazine reported she has overtaken Maria Sharapova as the world’s highest-paid sportswoman.

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Williams earned $28.9 million over the past 12 months. That makes her the world’s highest-paid female athlete over that span, unseating the Russian tennis star, Maria Sharapova who had held the title the past 11 years.

Williams, 34, has dominated her sport for a decade and a half. She won her second Grand Slam in 2002 and has added 19 more since then. Her career prize money of $77.6 million is more than twice as much as any other female athlete.

Source: Forbes

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