Tennis sensation Maria Sharapova yet again rules the Forbes’ list of highest-paid female athletes.
The 28-year-old has hung on to her Forbes accolade for another year.
Only two women made the 2015 Forbes list after the retirement of Chinese tennis player Li Na last year. Russian professional tennis player Maria Sharapova is the top-ranked women at number 26 with earnings of $ 29.7 million.
In 2014 she had $27.1 million earnings and topped the women’s list.
Sharapova bounced back from an injury riddled 2013 to win the 2014 French Open, triggering lucrative bonuses from sponsors like Nike and Head, Forbes said.
American tennis player Serena Williams earned $ 24.6 million and ranks number 47 on the list. The world's top-ranked tennis player captured her 20th Grand Slam singles title at the French Open. Her $ 72 million in career prize money is double that of Sharapova, her closest competitor.