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PV Sindhu seventh in Forbes list of highest paid women sportspersons

India’s ace Shuttler and Rio Olympics silver medallist PV Sindhu (23) was ranked seventh on Forbes list of highest-earning women sportspersons in the world (earnings between June 2017 and June 2018). The list was topped by tennis legend Serena Williams with total earning of $18.062 million including $62,000 as prize money. Eight of the 10 top highest-earning women sportspersons were tennis players, remaining two were badminton player and professional racing driver.

Top 10 highest-earning women sportspersons

  1. Serena Williams (Tennis): Total earnings: $18.1 million (Prize money: $62,000, Endorsements: $18 million).
  2. Caroline Wozniacki (Tennis): Total earnings: $13 million (Prize money: $7 million, Endorsements: $6 million).
  3. Sloane Stephens (Tennis): Total earnings: $11.2 million (Prize money: $5.7 million, Endorsements: $5.5 million).
  4. Garbine Muguruza (Tennis): Total earnings: $11 million (Prize money: $5.5 million, Endorsements: $5.5 million).
  5. Maria Sharapova (Tennis): Total earnings: $10.5 million (Prize money: $1 million, Endorsements: $9.5 million).
  6. Venus Williams (Tennis): Total earnings: $10.2 million (Prize money: $4.2 million, Endorsements: $6 million).
  7. V. Sindhu (Badminton): Total earnings: $8.5 million (Prize money: $500,000, Endorsements: $8 million).
  8. Simona Halep (Tennis): Total earnings: $7.7 million (Prize money: $6.2 million, Endorsements: $1.5 million).
  9. Danica Patrick (professional racing driver): Total earnings: $7.5 million (Salary/prize money: $3 million, Endorsements: $4.5 million).
  10. Angelique Kerber (Tennis): Total earnings: $7 million (Prize money: $3 million, Endorsements: $4 million).

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P V Sindhu wins silver World Championships 2018 of Badminton

Ace Indian shuttler P V Sindhu finished second best winning silver medal at World Championships 2018 of Badminton in women’s singles category held at Nanjing, China. It makes Sindhu only Indian to have four world championships podium finishes. Earlier she had won two bronze medals at 2013 (Guangzhou) and 2014 (Copenhagen) editions.

World Championships 2018 Winners

Men’s singles: Kento Momota of Japan won the title (gold medal) with 21-13, 21-11 victory over China’s Shi Yuqi. With this victory, he became the first Japanese man to win the Championships.

Women’s singles: Olympic champion Carolina Marin of Spain won this title by defeating India’s P V Sindhu by 19-21 10-21 score.. With this victory, Marin became the first woman shuttler to win the world championships thrice. She had earlier won the title in 2014 (Copenhagen) and 2015 (Jakarta).

Men’s doubles: Chinese pair of Li Junhui and Liu Yuchen won the title by defeating Japanese pair of Takeshi Kamura and Keigo Sonoda

Women’s doubles: Japanese pair of Mayu Matsumoto and Wakana Nagahara won the title by defeating another Japanese pair of Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota.

Mixed doubles: Chinese pair of Zheng Siwei and Huang Yaqiong won the title by defeating another Chinese pair of Wang Yilü and Huang Dongping.

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