Serena Williams becomes highest paid female athlete making $28.9m in 2016

It was about time! Serena Williams has surpassed Maria Sharapova and is now the highest paid female athlete in the world after earning a whopping $28.9 million in the past 12 months.

Sharapova had held the top spot for 11 years, but has seen her earnings fall to $21.9 million–down almost $8 million from last year–due to a doping scandal that was unveiled in March.

The UFC’s Ronda Rousey came in third on the list, while NASCAR driver Danica Patrick sits in fourth.

Proud of you, Serena!

 

 

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