Serena Tops Forbes List of Best-Paid Female Athletes, PV Sindhu in the List

The popular Forbes Magazine has released the list of the highest-paid female athletes on Tuesday. As per the list, Serena Williams once again secured top position among the highest paid sportswomen across the world. According to the report, Serena earned $29.2 million in the 12-month period until the month of June. Out of the total earnings, she received only $4.2 million as her prize money. 

Forbes published this news officially on its Twitter page and wrote, 'Serena Williams, the World's highest-paid female athlete, on having a back-up plan.' She continuously became the best-paid sportsperson in the women category for the fourth time. Later, Osaka gained 2nd position on the list with her earnings at $24.3 million. The former Wimbledon Champion Angelique Kerber secured the third position with earnings of $11.8 Million. 

The Forbes magazine has calculated the earnings of the athletes that include prize money, bonuses, endorsements, appearance fee, salaries, and others that they received between 1st June 2018 and 1st June 2019. Besides the top 3 positions, the Indian Badminton Star Player PV Sindhu also gained 13th position in the Forbes list. 

She is the only Indian Sports Woman on the list. After releasing the list, Forbes said, 'Sindhu remains India's most marketable female athlete….She became the first Indian to win the season-ending BWF World Tour finals in 2018.' In the list of top 15 female athletes, Serena became the topmost sportsperson across the world. Forbes said, Serena already planned her upcoming act with a clothing line. 

She will soon launch jewelry and beauty products lines by the end of the year 2020. The Head of Olympics and Female Athletes divisions at Wasserman, Dan Levy said, 'Pro athletes now have a way to connect with their fans that don't rely on network TV to build a fan base and connectivity to the consumers that brands want to reach. That change alone has helped women become much more powerful in the sports marketing world.' We congratulate the Indian Badminton Star PV Sindhu and hope she secures top position on the list soon.

by Neetu Panwar | Wed, Aug 07 - 12:05 PM

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