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Maria Sharapova to Serena Williams, meet the richest sporting beauties!

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  • Aug 08, 2013, 14:46 PM IST
Maria Sharapova to Serena Williams, meet the richest sporting beauties!
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New Delhi:While their prize money is nowhere near their male counterparts, top women athletes around the world still eke out handsome amount of money, thanks majorly to lofty endorsement deals.
 
 
In its recent list of the highest paid women athletes, Forbes magazine has placed Russian beauty and world number three Tennis player Maria Sharapova on top spot, ahead of reigning world number one Serena Williams. 
 
 
Here’s a look at the richest women athletes from across the globe: 

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    Maria Sharapova to Serena Williams, meet the richest sporting beauties!
    Number 1-Maria Sharapova
     
     
    Total income - 29 million USD
     
     
    Prize money - 6 million USD
     
     
    Endorsements - 23 million USD
     
     
    Ranked three on WTA ratings, Sharapova leads the rich girls’ gang.
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    Maria Sharapova to Serena Williams, meet the richest sporting beauties!
    Number 2- Serena Williams
     
     
    Total income - 18.2 million USD
     
     
    Prize money - 3.2 million USD
     
    Endorsements - 15 million USD
     
     
    Reigning world number one, Serena Williams missed lot of matches last year owing to injuries.
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    Maria Sharapova to Serena Williams, meet the richest sporting beauties!
    Number 3- Li Na
     
     
    Total income - 18.2 million USD
     
     
    Prize money - 3.2 million USD
     
     
    Endorsements- 15 million USD
     
     
    Asia’s first and only Grand Slam winner endorses biggies like Samsung, Nike, and Mercedes. 
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    Maria Sharapova to Serena Williams, meet the richest sporting beauties!
    Number 4- Victoria Azarenka
     
     
    Total income - 15.7 million USD
     
     
    Prize money - 6.7 million USD
     
     
    Endorsements - 9 million USD
     
     
    The Belarusian bombshell and the Australian Open winner endorses Nike, Wilson, American Express, and Red Bull among others. 
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    Maria Sharapova to Serena Williams, meet the richest sporting beauties!
    Number 5- Danica Patrick
     
     
    Total income - 15 million USD
     
     
    Prize money - 6 million USD
     
     
    Endorsements- 9 million USD
     
     
    Star racer Danica Patrick is the only woman driver to win an IndyCar Series race. 
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    Maria Sharapova to Serena Williams, meet the richest sporting beauties!
    Number 6 – Kim Yu-na
     
     
    Total income - 14 million USD
     
     
    South Korea’s star figure skater won her second career World Championship this February.
     
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    Maria Sharapova to Serena Williams, meet the richest sporting beauties!
    Number 7- Caroline Wozniacki
     
     
    Total income - 13.6 million USD
     
     
    Prize money - 2.6 million USD
     
     
    Endorsements - 11 million USD
     
     
    The Danish beauty endorses 10 brands, despite failing to win a single title. 
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    Maria Sharapova to Serena Williams, meet the richest sporting beauties!
    Number 8 - Agnieszka Radwańska 
     
     
    Total income - 7.4 million USD
     
     
    Prize money - 4.9 million USD
     
     
    Endorsements - 2.5 million USD
     
     
    In news recently for her nude photo shoot, the Polish World Number 4 endorses Lotto among other brands.
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    Maria Sharapova to Serena Williams, meet the richest sporting beauties!
    Number 9- Ana Ivanovic
     
     
    Total income - 7 million USD
     
     
    Prize money - 1 million USD
     
     
    Endorsements - 6 million USD
    The Serbian siren and current world number 15 has inked a lifetime deal with Adidas. 
     
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    Maria Sharapova to Serena Williams, meet the richest sporting beauties!
    Number 10- Paula Creamer
     
     
    Total income - 5.5 million USD
     
     
    Prize money - 1 million USD
     
     
    Endorsements - 4.5 million USD
     
     
    Golfer Paula Creamer endorses a series of top brands, the principle ones being Adidas and Citizen watches. 
     

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