Highest-Paid Female Athletes 2021: No.10 Is The Odd One Out

Tennis is one of the popular sports after cricket and soccer. The Williams sisters have been ruling this sports industry for years. They have a massive fan following. Now it’s time for the newbies and they are not only beating Serena in WTA rankings but also in the Forbes list of highest-paid female athletes 2021.

Check here the ranking of Serena Williams, 8 others, and their income according to Forbes. Must-check the No.10 as she is the odd one out here.

List Of Highest-Paid Female Athletes 2021

#1/10. Naomi Osaka Net Worth- $37.4m

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The 23-year old became the first female tennis player from her country to win the Grand Slam Singles title after defeating World Champion Serena. Since then she won 4 more titles in a row and became the World Champion in 2019.

Naomi is currently the World’s 2nd best female tennis player but tops the Forbes list of the highest-paid female athletes 2021.

#2/10. Serena Williams Net Worth- $36m

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Only second female tennis player to win most Grand Slam titles after Margaret Court, Serena is also the second-highest-paid female athlete. She is also the third player to upheld her No.1 position for more than 300 weeks.

Serena is on the way to break the record of Margaret Court. 

#3/10. Ashleigh Barty Net Worth- $13.1m

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The Australian tennis player is holding the title of “World No.1” since 2019 and became the second Australian player to do so. The 25-year old has won 11 singles and doubles in her entire career. Besides tennis, she is also a great cricket player.

Surprisingly, she is also a golf player and has won Brookwater Golf Championship in 2016. The multi-talented Ashleigh is also honored with the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 2019. Her net worth is $13.1m including both prize money and endorsements.

#4/10. Simona Halep Net Worth- $10.9m


The Romanian tennis player is a former World No.1 player. She is also the most improved player in the WTA ranking and maintained her position in the top 10 WTA rankings longer than any other player. Simona is also 3 times Fan Favorite Singles player since 2017.

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#5/10.Bianca Andreescu Net Worth- $8.9m

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Besides being the 5th richest female athlete, Bianca is the only Canadian to achieve the highest ranking in the WTA list. She is also the youngest player on the list as Bianca is only 20 years old.

She has won first Grand Slam title by defeating Serena Williams in US Open 2019.

#6/10. Garbine Muguruza Net Worth- $6.6m

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Former World No.1 Garbine is a right-handed player from Switzerland. She is the 6th highest-paid female athlete with a total net worth of $6.6m. Most of her earnings come from endorsements.

Gabrine is 8-time winner of WTA Singles and won Grand Slam Titles twice in a row. Surprisingly, she defeated the William sisters to grab the Grand Slam title in 2016 and 2017.

#7/10. Elina Svitolina Net Worth- $6.4m

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The right-handed 26-year old Ukrainian player is not only the richest female athlete but also the hottest female athlete. She has attained a career-high in a very short term.

Elina Svitolina became the World’s 3rd best tennis player twice in 2017, and 2019 respectively. She has also won WTA Championship in 2018 and reached the quarter-final of the Australian Open twice.

Her current ranking is 6th in Women Singles.

#8/10. Sofia Kenin Net Worth- $5.8m

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The WTA Player of the Year and 4th best tennis player of the World is the right-handed Sofia Anna Kenin. The American player began her tennis career just at the age of 5 and today she is one of the richest female athletes.

The 22-year old Sofia has a net worth of $5.8m including $1m that comes from endorsements. Only Elina and Sofia are the players with low earnings from brand endorsements.

#9/10. Angelique Kerber Net Worth- $5.3m

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The 33-year old German tennis player is 9th on the list with a total net worth of $5.3 m. Angelique achieved the title of World No.1 tennis player in 2016. The left-handed player is currently at 26th position in the WTA list.

#10/10. Alex Morgan Net Worth- $4.6m

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Alexandra Morgan Carrasco is the only female soccer player on the Forbes 2021 list. She is a Californian player and awarded with SheBelieves Cup 2021 in February. Her last tournament before pregnancy was the 2019 World Cup Final where she played against Netherland.

The same year, she also won the ESPY Award of Best Female Athlete and U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year 2018. According to the list of Forbes’s richest female athletes, Alex Morgan’s net worth is $4.6 Million including $4.2 m in revenue from the endorsements.

These were the top 10 athletes with huge income however this is not the case with a list of male athletes. Roger Federer is the only one in the Forbes top 10 athletes.


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