Meanwhile, across other pro sports, the gender pay gap is a lot more staggering. Based on a complaint filed by people around the globe Cup-winning U.S. National Team, female national team gamers earn less than 40 % of the male counterparts despite getting more about-field success. And, based on Buzzfeed, 52 National basketball association gamers made more income within the 2013-14 season than every WNBA player combined.
Maria Sharapova was the 4th greatest-compensated player, and top female-earner, at $29.seven million, but sheâs taken a significant financial hit as a result of doping scandal captured which has lost her lucrative endorsement handles Nike and TAG Heuer.
As the gender pay gap among professional athletes is striking, men and women tennis gamers seem to be on the more level arena.
Roger Federer was tennisâ top earner, getting in $67 million in prize money, endorsements, looks and displays from June 1, 2014 to June 1, 2015. World No. 1 Novak Djokovic was next out there, tugging in $18.8 million under his Swiss foe.
Though tennis sees level prize money at Grand Slams, many smaller sized competitions donât distribute money equally. And captured, Djokovic caused debate as he stated he believed women ought to be compensated less because men generate more fans. He quickly apologized for his comments after receiving backlash from many gamers, including Williams.
Arriving behind Sharapova is Serena Williams, whose three Grand Slam victories and endorsement handles brands like Chase, Nike, Gatorade and watch manufacturing company Audemars Piguet, netted her $24.six million. Due to Sharapovaâs scandal, Williams will probably overtake her slot because the greatest-compensated female athlete for 2016.
Caroline Wozniacki, Ana Ivanovic and Petra Kvitova were another women to create Forbesâ list.
The men and women champions in the approaching 2016 French Open will get equal prize money, standard practice for those Grand Slam competitions. And, based on , women composed over 40 % from the gameâs greatest-compensated gamers in 2015.