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PV Sindhu ranks seventh in Forbes list of highest earning women sportsperson

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PV Sindhu has been placed seventh on the Forbes list of highest-earning women sportspersons in the world.
Even though badminton’s semi-professional status in most parts of the world, PV Sindhu has earned $8.5 million in the period between June 2017 and June 2018 — this includes her prize winnings and endorsement deals.
While the list is headed by tennis legend Serena Williams, the surprise was Sindhu pipping tennis’s current World No. 1 Simona Halep and German Angelique Kerber, winner of three Grand Slam singles titles including Wimbledon 2018.
A major part of Sindhu’s earnings comes from off the court, as the prize money in badminton is still not on par with some of the other sports. In fact, as much as $8 million of her income is from endorsements.
“The Indian badminton player burst on the scene with a silver medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics. She was the first Indian female athlete to win a silver. The 23-year-old has a robust sponsor roster with Bridgestone, Gatorade, Nokia, Panasonic, Reckitt Benckiser and a half-dozen other brands,” Forbes wrote.
Currently, Sindhu is also the brand ambassador for the Central Reserve Police Force and Vizag Steel.

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