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PV Sindhu has included her name in world’s top 10 highest paid athlete, as per a yearly list by Forbes. Sindhu got the seventh spot and is the only Indian athlete in the best 10 list, mostly part ruled by tennis players.

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After Sindhu stole the show at Rio Olympics in Brazil in 2016, her career graph and stock has just gone up. She packed away a Silver in badminton in 2016 Summer Olympics and turned lie a face of badminton in India.

As indicated by Forbes, Sindhu earned an astounding $8.5 billion a year ago.

Retired race car driver Danica Patrick with $7.5 million is the non-tennis player in the top 10 list on the ninth spot.

Twenty-three times Grand Slam Champion Serene Williams is the highest paid female competitor on the world. Serena is on the top for the third year also.


Serena came back in March after giving birth a girl last September. She earned $62,000 from games and made $18.1 million from an endorsing.

The best 10 most highest earning female athletes earned $105 million altogether from June 2017 to June 2018.

The best 10 and their total earnings

1. Serena Williams (tennis) – $18.1 million

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2. Caroline Wozniacki (tennis) – $13 million

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3. Sloane Stephens (tennis) – $11.2 million

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4. Garbine Muguruza (tennis) – $11 million

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5. Maria Sharapova (tennis) – $10.5 million

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6. Venus Williams (tennis) – $10.2 million

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7. PV Sindhu (badminton) – $8.5 million

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8. Simona Halep (tennis) – $7.7 million

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9. Danica Patrick (race car driving) – $7.5 million

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10.   Angelique Kerber (tennis) – $7 million

Image result for angelique kerberThe total income of best 10 competitors are down 4 percent from a year ago and 28 percent from five years ago.

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