According to Forbes, Sharapova earned USD 29 million between June 2012 and June 2013. The 26-year-old's earnings came from prize money and endorsement deals.

American Serena Williams is second on the list with earnings of USD 20.5 million, followed by Chinese tennis player Li Na on USD 18.2 million and Belarusian Victoria Azarenka on USD 15.7 million.

Besides being a successful athlete, Sharapova also launched a candy business in 2012 and looks forward to expand into fashion, accessories and make-up.

(Agencies)

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