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Danica Patrick among highest paid women in sports

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As far as the highest paid women in sport is concerned, it's nearly game, set, and match to tennis stars. But the ranking, which is based on Forbes data..., does pack a surprise or two. From the consistently brilliant Serena Williams, to the powerful UFC star Ronda Rousey, these were the highest-earning female athletes of 2016...

Eighth on the list is Danica Patrick with 2016 earnings of $7.8 million, or an effective rate of $30,900 per day.

-- Business Insider --