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Maria Sharapova tops Forbes' list of highest-paid female athletes

August 06, 2013 14:18 IST

Image: Maria Sharapova
Photographs: Paul Gilham/Getty Images

Tennis sensation, Maria Sharapova stands tall. Not just in stature but also in the Forbes’ list of highest-paid female athletes.

The magazine said that the Russian beauty’s earnings power skyrocketed in 2004 when she won Wimbledon.

The influential business magazine states that the 6-foot-2-inch blond has multimillion dollar endorsement deals.

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Maria Sharapova

Image: Maria Sharapova
Photographs: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for ESPY

Sport: Tennis

Total earnings: $29 million

Prize money: $6 million

Endorsements: $23 million

Serena Williams

Image: Serena Williams
Photographs: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Sport: Tennis

Total earnings: $20.5 million

Prize money: $8.5 million

Endorsements: $12 million

Li Na

Image: Li Na
Photographs: Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images

Sport: Tennis

Total earnings: $18.2 million

Prize money: $3.2 million

Endorsements: $15 million

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Victoria Azarenka

Image: Victoria Azarenka
Photographs: Toby Melville/Reuters

Sport: Tennis

Total earnings: $15.7 million

Prize money: $6.7 million

Endorsements: $9 million

Danica Patrick

Image: Danica Patrick
Photographs: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Sport: Auto race driver

Total earnings: $15 million

Salary/Winnings: $6 million

Endorsements: $9 million

Kim Yuna

Image: Kim Yuna
Photographs: Fred Thornhill/Reuters

Sport: Figure skater

Total earnings: $14 million

Caroline Wozniacki

Image: Caroline Wozniacki
Photographs: Danny Moloshok/Reuters

Sport: Tennis

Total earnings: $13.6 million

Prize money: $2.6 million

Endorsements: $11 million

Agnieszka Radwanska

Image: Agnieszka Radwanska
Photographs: Getty Images

Sport: Tennis

Total earnings: $7.4 million

Prize money: $4.9 million

Endorsements: $2.5 million

Ana Ivanovic

Image: Ana Ivanovic
Photographs: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

Sport: Tennis

Total earnings: $7 million

Prize money: $1 million

Endorsements: $6 million

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Paula Creamer

Image: Paula Creamer
Photographs: Nigel Roddis/Reuters

Sport: Professional golfer 

Total earnings: $5.5 million

Prize money: $1 million

Endorsements: $4.5 million