Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova has returned to the list of the highest paid athletes in the world according to Forbes magazine.
Sharapova’s annual income amounted to $ 10.5 million and allowed her to take the fifth line of the rating.
The tennis player has consistently been in the top of the highest paid athletes since 2005. For the first time, Sharapova was not included in the list in 2017 after being disqualified due to the use of meldonium. Many companies with which the Russian woman had contracts ceased cooperation with her.
This year, Forbes ranked American tennis player Serena Williams in first place, earning $18.1 million in a year. Caroline Wozniacki ($13 million) was second, while tennis players Sloane Stevens ($11.2 million) and Garbine also came in third and fourth. Muguruse ($11 million).
On August 16, it was reported that American actress Scarlett Johansson topped the ranking of the highest paid actresses of the year according to Forbes magazine, ahead of Angelina Jolie.