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Swiatek Bumps Osaka from Top of Forbes’ Highest-Paid Female Athletes List

The Pole is the fourth different woman to top Forbes’ list.

By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Thursday December 21, 2023

Iga Swiatek is the highest-paid female in the world for 2023, and the fourth woman to claim the top spot on Forbes’ annual list since its inception in 2008. Swiatek, who earned $23.9 million this year, is one of nine tennis players in the top 10.

The World’s Highest-Paid Female Athletes 2023

— Forbes (@Forbes) December 21, 2023

Nine of the top 10 and 12 of the top 20 come from tennis, with Golf and soccer each having two athletes represented in this year’s top 20. Badminton, basketball, gymnastics and freestyle skiing round out the list with one apiece.

Four-time Slam champion joins Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova and Naomi Osaka as one of four woman to rank at the top of the list. The Pole’s off court portfolio was worth $14 million and includes deals with Visa, On Shoes and apparel, Oshee sports drinks and information technology company Infosys.

Coco Gauff, Emma Raducanu and Naomi Osaka, ranked third through fifth on the list, each topped Swiatek in endorsement income, netting $15 million apiece. Below is the top 10 on Forbes’ list, with total income listed.

Iga Swiatek, $23.9 million

Eileen Gu (freesyle skiing) $22.1 million

Coco Gauff, $21.7 million

Emma Raducanu, $15.2 million

Naomi Oaska, $15 million

Aryna Sabalenka, $14.7 million

Jessica Pegula, $12.5 million

Venus Williams, $12.2 million

Elena Rybakina, $9.5 million

Leylah Fernandez, $8.8 million

The other tennis players inside the top 20 were China’s Zheng Qinwen ($7.5 million), Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur ($5.7 million) and Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic ($5.2 million).

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