According to the prestigious financial magazine Forbes, two-time Olympic medalist PV Sindhu became the world's 12th highest-paid sportswoman in 2022.
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Sindhu, who is a household name in India, won a bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. The shuttler followed up her success at the Commonwealth Games 2022 by winning gold in the women's singles event and silver in the mixed team event. The Indian shuttler had also won gold at the Singapore Open Super 500 title earlier this year.
Moreover, Sindhu is the only Indian in the world's highest-paid sportswoman 2022 list of 25 players with total earnings of US$7.1 million. Meanwhile, the 25-player list is dominated by Japanese star Naomi Osaka with USD 51.1 million. The four-time major singles champion topped the chart for the third year in a row. Osaka, whose 2022 season was largely hampered by injuries, retained the top spot thanks to her endorsement portfolio.
At the same time, Osaka is also an entrepreneur, having launched a skin-care line as a co-founder. Serena Williams is second only to Osaka with total earnings of USD 41.3 million. One of the greatest tennis players ever. However, Williams retired from the game after the 2022 US Open. US-born freestyle skier Elieen Gu is third with USD 20.1 million. She cemented her global stardom by winning two gold medals and a silver at the Beijing Olympics in February. Next in line is Emma Raducanu. The British star shot to fame by winning the 2021 US Open, which opened the door to endorsements for her.
While world number one WTA player Iga Swiatek rounds out the top five. The Polish player's dream came true in 2022 as she reclaimed her French Open title and won her maiden US Open trophy.