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Tennis star Maria Sharapova is top female athlete earner for 11th straight year

Aug 13, 2015    

Tennis star Maria Sharapova again tops the list of highest earning female athletes over the past year, according to Forbes.For the 11th consecutive year, the Russian heads a list dominated by tennis players, who occupy seven of the top 10 spots.The 28-year-old Sharapova, who won the French Open last year, collected $6.7 million in prize money, but her total estimated earnings were $29.7 million, according to Forbes.The Forbes list also includes earnings from appearances, licensing and endorsements, personal business interests and, in some cases, salary.World number one tennis player Serena Wil...

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