|"Fifth? Only fifth?"|
Don’t get excited, this is not another one of those vitriolic, “Danica can’t drive and never will” stories. But if Forbes magazine’s annual list of Top-10 Highest Paid Female Athletes for 2013 is any indication, the Sprint Cup Series rookie might want to put down her helmet and pick up a tennis racket.
Seven of the Top-10 women on Forbes 2013 list are professional tennis players, led by Maria Sharapova with more than $29 million in annual income. Fellow racketeers Serena Williams, Li Na and Victoria Azarenka hold the next three positions, followed by Patrick with more than $15 million in annual earnings.
The remainder of the Top-10 list includes figure skater Kim Yuna in sixth, followed by three more tennis players; Caroline Wozniacki, Agnieszka Radwanska and Ana Ivanovic. Golfer Paula Creamer was tenth.