World No.1 Ash Barty has been confirmed as one of the world’s highest-paid female athletes after Forbes magazine released its list of Top 10 highest earning female athletes for the past year.

The 24-year-old Queenslander ranked third on the list with USD $13.1 million earnings.

Barty earned $10.1 million in prize money, which included $4.4 million for her victory at the WTA Finals in November. Her endorsements are listed at $3 million.

Naomi Osaka, with total earnings of $37.4 million, and Serena Williams, $36 million, topped the list.

Tennis players filled the top nine places on the list, with Simona Halep, Bianca Andreescu, Garbine Muguruza, Elina Svitolina, Sofia Kenin and Angelique Kerber also featuring.

“For female athletes out to get rich from their dominance, tennis is the go-to sport,” Forbes magazine said.

Forbes magazine’s tennis earners:

Photos: Roger Parker, Anne Parker International Sports Fotos Ltd

Naomi Osaka
Total Earnings: $37.4 million
Prize Money: $3.4 million
Endorsements: $34 million

Serena Williams
Total Earnings: $36 million
Prize Money: $4 million
Endorsements: $32 million

Ashleigh Barty
Total Earnings: $13.1 million
Prize Money: $10.1 million
Endorsements: $3 million

Simona Halep
Total Earnings: $10.9 million
Prize Money: $6.9 million
Endorsements: $4 million

Bianca Andreescu
Total Earnings: $8.9 million
Prize Money: $4.9 million
Endorsements: $4 million

Garbine Muguruza
Total Earnings: $6.6 million
Prize Money: $2.1 million
Endorsements: $4.5 million

Elina Svitolina
Total Earnings: $6.4 million
Prize Money: $5.4 million
Endorsements: $1 million

Sofia Kenin
Total Earnings: $5.8 million
Prize Money: $4.8 million
Endorsements: $1 million

Angelique Kerber
Total Earnings: $5.3 million
Prize Money: $1.3 million
Endorsements: $4 million

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