What You Didn’t Know about Serena Williams

Serena Williams tops Forbes' list of top-earning female athletes

Serena Williams’ endorsement deals have propelled her to the No. 1 spot on Forbes’ list of the highest-paid female athletes of 2018.

Despite taking home only $62,000 in winnings between June 2017 and June 2018, the new mom is No. 1 for the third straight year. She’s made twice as much money off the court as any other female athlete, making her total earnings $18.1 million.

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Williams, 36, has endorsement deals with Nike, JPMorgan Chase, Lincoln, Gatorade and Beats.

Tennis was dominant in the top 10 -- Caroline Wozniacki, Sloane Stephens, Garbine Muguruza, Maria Sharapova and Williams’ older sister Venus round out the top six.

Serena Williams is the highest paid female athlete of the year, according to Forbes. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Photo: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

View the top 10 highest-paid athletes below.

  1. Serena Williams, tennis - $18.1M
  2. Caroline Wozniacki tennis - $13M
  3. Sloane Stephens, tennis - $11.2M
  4. Garbine Muguruza, tennis- $11M
  5. Maria Sharapova, tennis - $10.5M
  6. Venus Williams, tennis - $10.2M
  7. P.V. Sindhu, badminton - $8.5M
  8. Simona Halep, tennis - $7.7M
  9. Danica Patrick, racing - $7.5M
  10. Angelique Kerber, tennis - $7M

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