The 15 Highest Paid Female Athletes In The World

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10. Agnieszka Radwanska – $20 million

agnieszka-radwanskaThe second non-golfer on the list, the 27-year-old tennis star turned pro in 2005. During the course of her decade-long career, her court intelligence has earned her the nickname, “The Professor.” Winning 18 singles titles in that time has also earned her impressive endorsements deals with Lexus and the Cheesecake Factory.

9. Caroline Wozniacki – $20 million

Caroline WozniackiKnown for her two-handed backhand, Wozniacki quickly climbed through the tennis rankings after turning pro. In 2012, she became the first Scandinavian woman to be ranked number one in the world. Just 26-years-old, she has already won 20 singles titles and earned lucrative endorsements deals with Rolex and Adidas.

8. Lindsay Davenport – $20 million

lindsay davenportSince debuting as a professional tennis player in 1993, Davenport has reached the quarterfinals of every tournament she has entered. She is the only female tennis player to ever accomplish this. In 2005, Davenport was ranked number one in the world for the fourth time, joining the elite company of Steffi Graf, Chris Evert, and Martina Navratilova.

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7. Kim Yuna – $35.5 million

Kim YunaHailing from South Korea, Yuna won nine gold medals figure skating by her 25th birthday. Before retiring from the sport she loves, she broke eight world records and still holds them today. As an ambassador for South Korea, Yuna is a major reason the 2018 Olympics will be held in her home country.

6. Danica Patrick – $40 million

danica patrickBorn in Wisconsin, Patrick is one of the most interesting female athletes on the list. In 2008, she went head to head with the men in her sport and became the first female to ever win an IndyCar Series race. In 2009, she placed third in the world famous Indianapolis 500. On top of her racing career, Patrick is also the face of and has found success acting on shows like CSI: NY and The Simpsons

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Written by Scott Croker

Scott Croker

Scott Croker is a sports nut and education enthusiast from the San Francisco Bay Area with a message he plans to shout from the rooftops. Or in all caps on his computer screen. When not living his writing dream he works in the special education department of a charter high school in Los Angeles. He is also the head coach of the school’s upstart football team.