Highest Paid Female Athletes
Highest Paid Female Athletes:
Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova has retained her spot as the world’s highest paid woman in professional sports. Sharapova topped Forbes magazine’s annual list for the seventh straight year.She was in born April 19, 1987 is a Russian professional tennis player and a former World No. 1. She became the World No. 1 for the first time on Aug 22, 2005 and last regained this ranking for the fourth time on May 19, 2008. Maria Sharapova, tennis, $25 million
Caroline Wozniacki (born 11 July 1990) is a Danish professional tennis player. She is the current World No. 1 on the WTA Tour. As of 1 August 2011, she has held this position for 42 weeks.She is the first Danish tennis player to hold the top ranking position and 20th overall. Caroline Wozniacki, tennis, $12.5 million
Danica Sue Patrick:
Danica Sue Patrick born March 25, 1982 is an American auto racing driver, model and advertising spokeswoman. She is currently competing in the IndyCar Series and the NASCAR Nationwide Series.
Danica Patrick, Nascar, $12 million
Venus Ebony Starr Williams born June 17, 1980 is an American professional tennis player who is a former World No. 1 and will be ranked World No. 32 as of 4 July 2011 in singles and World No. 20 in doubles as of 2011. Venus Williams, tennis, $11.5 million
Kim Antonie Lode Clijsters:
Kim Antonie Lode Clijsters born 8 June 1983 is a Belgian professional tennis player. As of 1 August 2011, Clijsters is ranked No. 2 in singles. Clijsters is a former World No. 1 in both singles and doubles. Kim Clijsters, tennis, $11 million
Serena Jameka Williams:
Serena Jameka Williams born September 26, 1981 is an American professional tennis player and a former World No. 1. She is considered to be one of the greatest women’s tennis players of all time, despite a career hampered by numerous injuries. Serena Williams, tennis, $10.5 million
Kim Yu-Na born September 5, 1990 is a South Korean figure skater. She is the 2010 Olympic champion in Ladies’ Singles, the 2009 World champion. Kim Yu-na, figure skating, $10 million
Li Na born February 26, 1982 is a Chinese professional tennis player. Li has won 5 WTA and 19 ITF singles titles. Li won the 2011 French Open singles title, making her the first Asian country representative to win a Grand Slam in singles. Li Na, tennis, $8 million
Ana Ivanović born November 6, 1987, in Belgrade, SR Serbia, Yugoslavia) is a former World No. 1 Serbian tennis player. As of July 25, 2011, she is ranked World No. 17 on the WTA rankings. Ana Ivanovic, tennis, $6 million
Paula Creamer born August 5, 1986 is an American professional golfer on the U.S.-based LPGA Tour. As a professional, she has won 11 tournaments, including 9 LPGA Tour events. Creamer has been as high as number 2 in the Women’s World Golf Rankings. Paula Creamer, golf, $5.5 million.