Serena pips Sharapova world’s top paid sportswoman


According to Forbes Magazine report, Serena Williams has overtaken Maria Sharapova as the world’s highest-paid sportswoman. She earned USD 28.9 million over the past 12 months. While, Sharapova earned USD 21.9 million over the past 12 months. American mixed martial arts star Ronda Rousey was third on the list with USD 14 million, just ahead of NASCAR stock car driver Danica Patrick, who earned USD 13.9 million.

The 34 year old, Williams’s career prize money of USD 77.6 million amounts to more than twice as much as any other sportswoman’s. While, Russian tennis star Sharapova had held the title for the past 11 yearsHowever, Sharapova dominated in endorsement profits before companies including Nike, American Express, Porsche and TAG Heuer distanced themselves after she tested positive for the recently banned drug meldonium earlier this year.

So let’s discuss some questions related to this post :
1. According to Forbes Magazine, which woman player has become the world’s top paid sportswoman ?
2. Serena Williams has replaced whom as the world’s top paid sportswoman ?


Courtesy : PTI News
 

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