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Sharapova Beats Serena Williams Checkout top 10 richest sports women

Maria Sharapova for the 11th year running is number on Forbes list of sports women beating Serena Williams to second

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  play Maria Sharapova is the richest sports woman (Omni Sports)
play While Serena Williams is second on the list

Serena Williams has lost for once.

But that unsurprisingly didn't happen on the tennis court.

In a report released by Forbes on Wednesday, August 12, the 2015 major Grand Slam winner is second on the list of richest sports women in the world.

Coming in first for the 11th straight year is fellow tennis star, Maria Sharapova, who earned $29.7 million from prize money and endorsements between June 2014 and June of this year.

$23 million from that money was made from only endorsements.

Williams who defeated Sharapova at the final of the 2015  Wimbledon made $11.6 million in winnings and $13 million from endorsements.

UFC star Ronda Rousey breaks into the top 10 following her role in three big budget Hollywood movies.

See the top 10 list below:

1.) Maria Sharapova (Tennis) – $29.7 million ($6.7 million winnings, $23 million endorsements)

2.) Serena Williams (Tennis) – $24.6 million ($11.6 million winnings, $13 million endorsements)

3.) Caroline Wozniacki (Tennis) – 14.6 million ($3.6 million winnings, $11 million endorsements)

4.) Danica Patrick (Auto racing) – $13.9 million ($7.9 million salary/winnings, $6 million endorsements)

5.) Ana Ivanovic (Tennis) – $8.3 million ($1.8 million winnings, $6.5 million endorsements)6.) Petra Kvitova (Tennis) – $5.9 million ($5.9 million winnings, $1.8 million endorsements)

7.) Simona Halep (Tennis) – $6.8 million ($5.3 million winnings, $1.5 million endorsements)

8.) Ronda Rousey (Mixed martial arts) – $6.5 million ($3 million salary/winnings, $3.5 million endorsements)

9.) Stacy Lewis (Golf) – $6.4 million ($2.4 million winnings, $4 million endorsements)

10.) Agnieska Radwanska (Tennis) – $6 million ($2 million winnings, $4 million endorsements)

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