The top 11 highest-earning female sport athletes over the past year are all players.

, 37, a 23-time Grand Slam winner, tops the rich list, after earning $29.2m (£24.3m), including $25m (£20.57m) in endorsements, according to Forbes.

Japan’s , who beat in the final, is second.

US World Cup-winning striker Alex Morgan is the first non- player at 12 after earning $5.8m (£4.77m).

’s , 31, completes the top three despite slipping to 13th in the world rankings while current Wimbledon champion , 27, is fourth.

is the only woman to make it onto the Forbes top 100 best paid athletes list, coming in at number 63 in the list complied in June.

Osaka’s rise up the world rankings following her debut Grand Slam win, which took the 21-year-old to number one, and earned her a lucrative sponsorship deal with Nike, with her earnings growing to an estimated $16m (£13.14m) in the past 12 months.

Of the top 15 athletes on the list, 12 are players, with Morgan, 30, joined by n badminton player PV Sindhu, 24, in 13th and 23-year-old Thai golfer Ariya Jutanugarn at 15th.

Top 15 highest-earning female sports stars
Name Total earningsPrize money/salaryEndorsements
£24.3m ($29.2m)£3.45m ($4.2m)£20.57m ($25m)
£20m ($24.3m)£6.8m ($8.3m)£13.14 ($16m)
£9.71m ($11.8m)£4.85m ($5.3m)£5.34m ($6.5m)
,£8.39m ($10.2m)£5.09m ($6.2m)£3.2m ($4m)
Sloane Stephens£7.90m ($9.6m)£3.36m ($4.1m)£4.59m ($5.5m)
Caroline Wozniacki£6.17m ($7.5m)£2.87m ($3.5m)£3.2m ($4m)
Maria Sharapova£5.76 ($7m)£823k ($1m)£4.92m ($6m)
Karolina Pliskova£5.18 ($6.3m)£3.77m ($4.6m)£1.39m ($1.7m)
Elina Svitolina£5.02m ($6.1m)£3.77m ($4.6m)£1.2m ($1.5m)
Venus £4.84m ($5.9m)£739k ($900k)£4.1m ($5m)
Garbine Muguruza£4.84m ($5.9m)£1.97m ($2.4m)£2.87m ($3.5m)
Alex Morgan£4.77m ($5.8m)£205,416 ($250k)£4.51m ($5.5m)
PV Sindhu£4.53m ($5.5m)£410,833 ($500k)£4.1m ($5m)
Madison Keys£4.53m ($5.5m)£2.04m ($2.5m)£2.46m ($3m)
Ariya Jutanugarn£4.35 ($5.3m)£2.7m ($3.3m)£1.64m ($2m)

*All amounts are estimates


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