Within a blink of an eye half of the year has passed away and people are eager to know about the Highest Paid Female Athletes in 2023. Noami Osaka and Serena Williams captured the first and second positions on the list last year whereas they still make their places in the top 2 this year. Both athletes are known for their sheer determination to win in their sport and have fought some incredible battles of tennis against each other. Naomi has won against the veteran two of the three times they have played against each other. In recent times. Female athletes are sitting on top of the mountain with their incredible performances and never give up game style. They are ruling the world of sports and have created a whole legacy for themselves. Curious to know about them and the rest of the people on the list? Let’s have a look at the Top 5 Highest Paid Female Athletes in 2023.
1) Naomi Osaka
Naomi Osaka is a Japanese professional tennis player. She was the world No.1 in singles by the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) and is also the first Asian player to hold up the top ranking in singles. Osaka is a four-time Grand Slam singles champion. She has won 2 Australian Open and 2 US Open in her career so far. At the age of 25, she achieved great success in her career. She was the first woman to win successive major singles titles since Serena Williams in 2015.
Osaka has earned a total of $37 million as of 2023, making her the highest-paid female athlete in 2023. She was also the highest-paid female Athlete in 2022 and was the only woman in the Top 50 Highest Paid Athletes in 2022.
2) Serena Williams
The tennis veteran, Serena Williams is an American former professional tennis player who is highly regarded for her prolific career. She has won almost everything in the world of tennis. she was ranked world No. 1 in singles by the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) for 319 weeks. Williams won 23 grand slam titles, the most by any player in the Open era. She has a career record of 192-35 with a winning percentage of 84.6%.
Williams earned $41.3 million in 2022, making her the second highest-paid female athlete in 2022. Whereas, this year she has earned over $36 million ranking her 2nd in the list of the Highest Paid Female athletes.
3) Angelique Kerber
Angelique Kerber is a German Professional Tennis player and one of the Veteran players of the sport. She is one of the highest earners in the Prize Money ranking of WTA and ranks 8th in the list. The reason is, Kerber has competed in more than 1100 matches in her career and has a win percentage of around 65% in singles. This has resulted in winning a total of 14 career titles including the 3 Grand Slam she has won. Australian Open 2016, Wimbledon 2018, US Open 2016 and has also won the Silver Medal in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
As of now, Angelique Kerber has made over $12 million, which ranks her 3rd on the list.
4) Simona Halep
Like all the above players, Simona Halep is also a Professional Tennis Player. She is from Romania and one of the most underrated Tennis players is WTA. She ranks 3rd in the All-Time Prize money earners list and has competed in over 900 matches with a win rate of more than 70% in singles. Simona also has won 24 Career titles in her career including 2 grand slam titles i.e., French Open 2018 and Wimbledon 2019.
So far, Simona Halep has earned over $11 million as of July 2023, making her rank 4th in the list.
5) Sloane Stephens
Another Tennis Player makes her place in the list of Highest Paid Female Athletes in 2023. She is an American Professional Tennis Player and has an impressive career in Tennis. Sloane has competed in over 700 matches in her career but ranks 25 in the All-Time Rankings of Prize money earners. One of the most interesting facts is that, she has only won 7 career titles including the 1 Grand Slam title in US Open 2017.
As of July 2023, Sloane Stephens has made around $10 million, which makes her rank 5th on the list.
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