Golfer Michelle Wie is among the athletic elite as one of the top ten earners among female athletes in 2010. Wie earned $12 million dollars.
South Korean Ice Skating Gold medalist, Kim Yu-Na, is not far behind, with $9.7 million in 2010.
Golfer Paula Creamer earned $5.2 million last year.
Jelena Jankovic of Serbia took home $5.3 million in 2010.
Ana Ivanovic of Serbia earned $7.2 million last year.
Danica Patrick – Race car driver earned $12 Million in 2010.
Venus Williams brought home $15.4 million last year.
Tennis champion Serena Williams earned $20.2 million in 2010.
Maria Sharapova, the Russian tennis pro, raked in $24.2 million last year.
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