The female athletes are not just famous in the sports world, but they are also generating great revenues from media rights deals and endorsements. Let’s find out the highest paid female athletes of 2016.
The professional tennis player belongs to Canada and currently ranked no.42 in the world. The beautiful tennis star is known to be the first from Canada to reach the finals of a Grand Slam in singles. She also got the WTA most improved player award in 2014. Bouchard is just 22 but she smartly managed to rank among the highest paid female athletes of 2016. Her earnings of the year are $6.2 million.
She is another professional tennis player who in one of the highest paid female athletes of 2016. Victoria is the only Belarusian player to win a Grand Slam single title. She is currently world no.6 best player and former world’s no.1 female tennis star. The famous athlete has won a Bronze medal at the 2012 summer Olympics in London. In 2016, she has made the earnings of more than $6.6 million while she has been the fourth highest-paid female athlete in 2013.
The 22-year-old beauty is a Spanish-Venezuelan tennis player. She represents Spain in her game and has won three singles titles. Garbine is new to tennis as she turned professional in 2012. The right-handed player is currently ranked no.3 in singles and 30 in doubles. She earned sky high fame as well as huge amount of money from her talent. She earned $7.6 million in 2016.
The Danish tennis superstar was once world no.1 on the WTA tour. She has won 23 WTA singles titles so far and has yet to win a women’s Grand Slam title. Caroline also holds the title of WTA newcomer of the year in 2008. She is also into and appeared in 2015 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. Her performance in the court is not much pleasing in the recent years but thanks to the endorsements that earned her $7 million in 2015 and $8 million in 2016.
Women Tennis Association currently ranks her world no.4. The Polish professional player has won 18 singles titles in her career and thus nicknamed as “The Professor” among her fellow players. Her success on the court gave her the opportunity to sign several endorsement deals from multiple companies. According to Forbes, Caroline has won $23 million in prize money during her professional career so far. She has earned $10.2 million in the year 2016.
The mixed material artist was the first woman in the United States to earn an Olympic medal in Judo. Ronda has won several titles and was the third most searched person on Google in 2015. The total earnings of this great athlete were $14 million in 2016.