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PV Sindhu features in world’s 10 highest-paid female athletes for the second time

Two-time Olympic Games medallist PV Sindhu features in Forbes’ top 10 highest-paid female athletes in the world, a list that is topped once again by tennis star Naomi Osaka.

Sindhu was ranked No 7, with total earnings of $7.2 million for 2021. She had previously feature in the list in 2018, also at No 7 with earnings of $8.5 million then.

Osaka, at $57.3 million, has topped the chart for the second straight year followed by the Williams sisters Serena and Venus. According to the report on Forbes, “the world’s ten highest-paid female athletes earned a combined $167 million before taxes in 2021 (…) the picture is not entirely rosy: Osaka and [Serena] Williams account for virtually all of the increase, and no other woman on this list has even a remote chance of ranking among the world’s highest-paid athletes of either sex.”

Sindhu said that her re-entry in the list is a source of confidence for her and a sign that more kids want to take up the sport as a career option.

“I’m happy about that. Featuring me is a feel-good thing. Placing me with the top female athletes is definitely a good sign for me, it will give me a lot of confidence,”…

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