After Serena Williams lost the Grand Slam title to Garbine Muguruza, Serena Williams went ahead to beat Maria Sharapova for the highest paid female athlete. 

Serena Williams earnings of $29M puts her at the top of Forbes list highest paid female athlete in the world, ending Sharapova 11-year run.

Serena Williams has won 21 grand slam title and $78M in prize money over the course of her career. She is also considered by many as the greatest female athlete of all time.