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Russia's Maria Sharapova tops Forbes rich list of female athletes

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  1. Loh

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    Russia's Maria Sharapova reacts after a point against France's Kristina Mladenovic during their women's first round match on day one of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament at the All England Club in Wimbledon, south-west London, on June 24, 2013. Sharapova headed the list of the world's 10 best-paid female athletes, Forbes magazine said on Tuesday. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

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    Ana Ivanovic of Serbia hits a return in her match against Su-Wei Hsieh during day 2 of the Rogers Cup Toronto at Rexall Centre at York University on August 6, 2013 in Toronto, Ontario,Canada. Tennis stars dominated the list of the world's 10 best-paid female athletes, Forbes magazine said on Tuesday, but highlighted the yawning earnings gap with their male counterparts in most sports. -- PHOTO: AFP

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    Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland hits a return during her match against Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium during day 2 of the Rogers Cup Toronto at Rexall Centre at York University on August 6, 2013 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland (US$7.4 million) and Serbia's Ana Ivanovic (US$7 million). -- PHOTO: AFP

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    Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark stretches to return the ball to Petra Cetkovska of the Czech Republic during their Women's second round singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Wednesday, June 26, 2013. Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark was in seventh (US$13.6 million). -- FILE PHOTO: AP

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    China's Li Na celebrates breaking the serve of Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska during their women's singles quarter-final match on day eight of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament at the All England Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 2, 2013. China's Li Na third (US$18.2 million) and Victoria Azarenka of Belarus fourth (US$15.7 million). -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

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    US tennis player Serena Williams returns the ball to Sesil Karatantcheva of Kazakhstan during their first round women's tennis match at the Swedish Open tennis tournament in Bastad, Sweden, on July 16, 2013. Tennis took the top four positions, with world number one Serena Williams of the United States (US) second (US$20.5 million) -- FILE PHOTO: AP

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    Paula Creamer hits her tee shot on the fifth hole during round three of the Marathon Classic presented by Owens Corning & O-I on July 20, 2013 in Sylvania, Ohio. American golfer Paula Creamer (10th with US$5.5 million), were the only non-tennis stars in the top 10. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP



    PARIS, France (AFP) - Tennis stars dominated the list of the world's 10 best-paid female athletes, Forbes magazine said on Tuesday, but highlighted the yawning earnings gap with their male counterparts in most sports.

    Russia's Maria Sharapova headed the list, published on Forbes.com, earning a total of US$29 million (S$37 million) between June 2012 and June this year.

    Tennis took the top four positions, with world number one Serena Williams of the United States (US) second (US$20.5 million), China's Li Na third (US$18.2 million) and Victoria Azarenka of Belarus fourth (US$15.7 million).

    Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark was in seventh (US$13.6 million), followed by Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland (US$7.4 million) and Serbia's Ana Ivanovic (US$7 million).
     
  2. King's

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    Serena is so far behind (monetary speaking) despite her continued successes and soon to be in the mix for GOAThood? I am surprise for Na Li, with the ginormous chinese market, her endorsements hasn't tip over--way over, than Madame Sharpie?
     
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    Who would you want to endorse your products, MS, NL or SW?
     
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    The obvious choice is Sharpie but Na Li's market capacity in China is so much bigger and therefore the rake-in monetary rewards. You can argue Serena W. doesn't quite have the magnetism of Sharpie.
     
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    Who would you want to endorse women's products, MS or NL?
     

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