Our income figures include salaries, prize money, endorsements, appearance fees and exhibitions earned between July 2010 through July 2011. Tennis players dominate the top 10, with seven players making the cut.
July 2010 to July 2011 Earnings: $5.5 million
Creamer missed the first half of 2010 with a thumb injury, but won her first major, the U.S. Open, in only her fourth tournament back from her layoff. Creamer's $7.7 million in career prize money is 12th-best of all time. The lone golfer among the highest-paid women extended her deal with TaylorMade-Adidas Golf in 2011 which has Creamer play TaylorMade clubs and outfitted in Adidas golf apparel.