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Aussie Ash Barty Comes In At Third On Forbes' Highest Paid Female Athletes List

Max Sherry

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Aussie Ash Barty Comes In At Third On Forbes' Highest Paid Female Athletes List

Aussie tennis ace Ash Barty was the third-highest paid female athlete over the last year.

According to Forbes, the world No.1 raked in a total of AU$18million comprising of prize money, salaries, appearance fees, game bonuses and endorsement deals.

It's understood Barty made $4m from her big-buck endorsements alone with the majority of her earnings coming from her $13.8m prize money.

Ash Barty in action. Credit: PA
Ash Barty in action. Credit: PA

Forbes' figures, which are taken between June 1 of 2019 and June 1 of 2020, saw fellow tennis star Naomi Osaka overtake Serena Williams on the list for the top ten highest-paid female athletes.

The newly-released statistics show that Osaka made a total of $51.5m while tennis legend Williams banked $49.6m.

Incredibly, 22-year-old Osaka earned roughly $26.9m from her endorsements - her deal with US sportswear giants Nike contributing a big load to that.

Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams. Credit: PA
Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams. Credit: PA

But as you can see, the entire list consists of the world's best tennis players.

Although there is one athlete from another sport that enters the star-studded list.

US women's national football team forward Alex Morgan comes in at 10th on Forbes' list having earned a total of $6.2m.

Morgan was carried into Forbes' top 10 thanks to her huge endorsement deals which dwarf her $547,000 salary.

Forbes' top ten highest-paid female athletes of last year:

1. Naomi Osaka ($51.5m)

2. Serena Williams ($49.6m)

3. Ash Barty ($18m)

4. Simona Halep ($15m)

5. Bianca Andreescu ($12.2m)

6. Garbine Muguruza ($9.1m)

7. Elina Svitolina ($8.8m)

8. Sofia Kenin ($8m)

9. Angelique Kerber ($7.3m)

10. Alex Morgan ($6.2m)

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Ash Barty, Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka, Sports, Australia

Max Sherry
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