Highest-Paid Female Athletes Don't Come Close to the Men

3 male athletes each made more than top 10 women athletes' combined earnings for 2018
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 22, 2018 9:30 AM CDT
Serena Williams returns the ball to Angelique Kerber during their women's singles final match at Wimbledon on July 14, 2018.   (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)

(Newser) – A quick perusal of Forbes' list of the highest-earning female athletes of 2018 reveals why women were so upset with this male-dominated list. If all 10 combined their earnings, they wouldn't touch the highest-paid male athlete. Or the runner-up. Or the third-place finisher. As expected, Serena Williams leads the pack of what's almost exclusively tennis players, with the top 10 athletes taking home $105 million total between June 2017 and June 2018, or 4% less than a year earlier, per CNN. Read on to see how much Williams made, and who ranked after her:

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