Forbes has announced Serena Williams has the highest paid female athlete for a third consecutive year in 2018.
Williams, who returned to competition in March after giving birth last September, earned $62,000 in winnings over the past year but received $18.1 million from an endorsement portfolio unmatched among women in sports, Forbes said.
Williams, who will try to equal Margaret Court’s record of 24 grand slam titles when she competes at the Aug. 27-Sept. 9 U.S. Open in New York, earned twice as much off the court as any other female athlete, according to Forbes.
See the top 10 and their total earnings below:
Serena Williams (tennis) – $18.1m (£14m)
Caroline Wozniacki (tennis) – $13m (£10.1m)
Sloane Stephens (tennis) – $11.2m (£8.7m)
Garbine Muguruza (tennis) – $11m (£8.5m)
Maria Sharapova (tennis) – $10.5m (£8.1m)
Venus Williams (tennis) – $10.2m (£7.9m)
PV Sindhu (badminton) – $8.5m (£6.6m)
Simona Halep (tennis) – $7.7m (£6m)
Danica Patrick (race car driving) – $7.5m (£5.8m)
Angelique Kerber (tennis) – $7m (£5.4m)