The Highest-Paid Female Athletes 2019 forbes

Athletics is a collection of sporting events that involve competitive running, jumping, throwing, and walking.  The most common types of athletics competitions are track and field, road running, cross country running, and race walking. Highest paid  female athletes  2019 include athletes from various disciplines. The list released by Forbes in 2019 includes notable athletes such as Serena Williams and Venus Williams

The list of Highest paid female athletes 2019  includes the total earnings, the prize money of the titles won, and endorsements deals

TOP TEN HIGHEST PAID FEMALE ATHLETES 2019

1 Serena Williams

Total Earnings: $29.2 million

Prize Money: $4.2 million

Endorsements: $25 million

Serena Jameka Williams (born September 26, 1981) is an American professional tennis player and former world No. 1. The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) ranked her world No. 1 in singles on eight separate occasions between 2002 and 2017. She reached the No. 1 ranking for the first time on July 8, 2002. On her sixth occasion, she held the ranking for 186 consecutive weeks, tying the record set by Steffi Graf. In total, she has been No. 1 for 319 weeks, which ranks third in the Open Era among female players behind Graf and Martina Navratilova.

2. Naomi Osaka

Total Earnings: $24.3 million

Prize Money: $8.3 million

Endorsements: $16 million

Naomi Osaka (born October 16, 1997) is a professional tennis player who represents Japan. She is the reigning champion in women’s singles at the US Open and the Australian Open. Osaka is currently ranked No. 1 by the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA). She is the first Asian player to hold the top ranking in singles. She has won three titles and reached five finals on the WTA Tour.

3. Angelique Kerber

Total Earnings: $11.8 million

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Prize Money: $5.3 million

Endorsements: $6.5 million

Angelique Kerber (Ge born 18 January 1988) is a German professional tennis player. A former world No. 1 and winner of three Grand Slam tournaments, she made her professional debut in 2003 and rose to prominence upon reaching the semifinals of the 2011 US Open as the No. 92-ranked player in the world. She ascended to the top of the rankings on 12 September 2016, thus becoming the twenty-second and oldest player to achieve the number-one ranking for the first time and the first new number-one player since Victoria Azarenka in 2012.

4. Simona Halep

Total Earnings: $10.2 million

Prize Money: $6.2 million

Endorsements: $4 million

Simona Halep(born 27 September 1991) is a Romanian professional tennisplayer. She has been ranked world No. 1 in singles twice between 2017 and 2019. In total, she has been No. 1 for 64 weeks, which ranks tenth in the history of the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) rankings. Halep was the year-end No. 1 in 2017 and 2018. She has finished each year ranked no lower than No. 4 since 2014 and has the longest active streak of being ranked in the top 10. She has won 19 WTA singles titles and has finished runner-up 17 times. Halep has won two Grand Slam singles titles: the 2018 French Open and the 2019 Wimbledon Championships.

5. Sloane Stephens

Total Earnings: $9.6 million

Prize Money: $4.1 million

Endorsements: $5.5 million

Sloane Stephens (born March 20, 1993) is an American professional tennis player. She is ranked in the top 10 by the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA), and achieved a career-best ranking of No. 3 in the world after Wimbledon in 2018. Stephens was the 2017 US Open champion, and has won six WTA singles titles in total.

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6. Caroline Wozniacki

Total Earnings: $7.5 million

Prize Money: $3.5 million

Endorsements: $4 million

Caroline Wozniacki  ( born 11 July 1990) is a Danishprofessional tennis player. She is a former world No. 1 in singles,the 20th in the Open Era, and the first woman from a Scandinavian country to hold the top ranking position. She finished on top of the rankings in both 2010 and 2011.

7. Maria Sharapova

Total Earnings: $7 million

Prize Money: $1 million

Endorsements: $6 million

Maria Yuryevna Sharapova (born April 19, 1987) is a Russian professional tennis player. A United States resident since 1994, Sharapova has competed on the WTA tour since 2001. She has been ranked world No. 1 in singles by the WTA on five separate occasions, for a total of 21 weeks. She is one of ten women, and the only Russian, to hold the career Grand Slam. She is also an Olympic medalist, having won silver in women’s singles at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

8. Karolina Pliskova

Total Earnings: $6.3 million

Prize Money: $4.6 million

Endorsements: $1.7 million

Karolína Plíšková (born 21 March 1992) is a Czech professional tennis player. She is a former world No. 1 and is currently ranked No. 3 in the world by the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA)

9. Elina Svitolina

Total Earnings: $6.1 million

Prize Money: $4.6 million

Endorsements: $1.5 million

Elina Svitolina (born 12 September 1994) is a Ukrainian tennis player. Having turned professional in 2010, she reached her career-high ranking of world No. 3 on 11 September 2017.

10  Venus Williams

Total Earnings: $5.9 million

Prize Money: $900,000

Endorsements: $5 million

Venus Ebony Starr Williams (born June 17, 1980) is an American professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No. 65 in the WTA singles rankings. She is generally credited with ushering in a new era of power and athleticism on the women’s professional tennis tour

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