Williams tops Forbes list’s highest-paid female athlete

by BERNAMA / pic by AFP

ISTANBUL – American tennis player Serena Williams (picture) became the highest-paid female athlete in the world over June 2018 – June 2019 period, Anadolu Agency reported, quoting an announcement made by Forbes magazine.

Forbes business magazine on Wednesday announced the highest-paid female athletes for June 2018 – June 2019 period.

The 23-time Grand Slam champion topped the annual list of the highest-paid female athletes with estimated total earnings of US$29.2 million.

After winning the US and Australian Opens, Japan’s Naomi Osaka took the second place with US$24.3 million in the list behind Williams while German Angelique Kerber is at the third place with US$11.8 million.