Kim Yu-na Among Top-Earning Female Athletes

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Figure skating star Kim Yu-na was named the world's fourth most highly paid woman in professional sports by Forbes magazine on Wednesday.

Forbes estimates Kim's earnings in the last 12 months at US$16.3 million from endorsements and ice shows.

She was ranked sixth with $14 million in last year's list.

The top three were all tennis players, led by Russian star Maria Sharapova and followed by China's Li Na and Serena Williams of the U.S.

englishnews@chosun.com / Aug. 14, 2014 13:56 KST