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There are some female athletes who earn a lot of money. You’re probably aware that there is a pay gap between female athletes and male athletes in most major sports. Even so, there are some female athletes who have become superstars in their sports and have managed to become top earners. Read on to take a look at the female athletes who bring home the most money.

Serena Williams

Serena Williams is a tennis legend at this point. She might be at the end of her career in tennis but that hasn’t stopped her from continuing to make great money. She has earned $4.2 million in prize money and $25 million from endorsement deals.

Naomi Osaka

Naomi Osaka is one of the very best tennis players in the world and she has earned a staggering $8.3 million in prize money. When you combine that with her $16 million from endorsement deals, you can see why she has earned a spot on this list. Naomi Osaka is likely to continue to be a top tennis player for a long time to come. Her current deal with Nike is very lucrative for her.

Angelique Kerber

Angelique Kerber is another name that is making waves in the world of women’s tennis. She has earned $5.3 million in prize money and has made another $6.5 million from endorsement deals. She was ranked second in the world at the end of 2018 and her stock continues to rise. This is a name to look out for moving into the future.

Simona Halep

Simona Halep is another fantastic woman tennis player who has become a top earner. She made $6.2 million in prize money while also earning another $4 million in endorsement deals. She’s been winning Grand Slam titles and will continue to be one of the highest-earning women athletes if she keeps up the pace.

Sloane Stephens

Sloane Stephens is a rising star in women’s tennis and she has earned $4.1 million in prize money. She has earned another $5.5 million through her endorsement deals. Stephens has been able to consistently get to the finals of major tournaments and even finished 2018 ranked sixth in the world.