PV Sindhu enters Forbes list of highest-paid female athletes

PV Sindhu, India’s star badminton player, entered the prestigious Forbes  list of highest-paid female athletes in the world, a report in the Hindustan Times said  quoting  Press Trust of India (PTI). She pulled in $ 5.5 million from badminton to  be on the list topped by tennis great Serena Williams who made an income of $29.2 million. Sindhu is in the 13th place on the list of the top highest –paid female athletes of the world released by Forbes  last Tuesday. The top 15 athletes together made a total of $146 million, the report said.

 “Sindhu remains India’s most marketable female athlete. She became the first Indian to win the season-ending BWF World Tour finals in 2018,” Forbes said while releasing the list.

Forbes made the list after considering the total prize money, salaries, bonuses, endorsements and appearance fees between June2018 and 2019.