Forbes: The 10 Highest-Paid Female Athletes

1. Maria Sharapova

Paid: $25 million
Age: 25
Sharapova bounced back on the court in 2011 after struggling with injuries in recent years. She reached the Wimbledon finals in July, her first Grand Slam in more than three years. Her Nike deal is one of the biggest in sports.

(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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