Maria Sharapova ranked third in another top-earners list

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Every few weeks Maria Sharapova is included in some top-earners list, and the latest one is Forbes magazine’s annual “20 Under 25” list, which ranks the Top-Earning Young Superstars. The Russian money-making machine came in at a respectable third place after bringing in $23 million from June 2006 – 07.

Here’s what Forbes had to say about the 20-year-old tennis star:

“Tennis’ ‘It’ girl struggled with injuries in 2007, winning only one tournament and banking $1.7 million on the court. That’s down from five tourney wins and $3.8 million in prize money the previous year. Not to worry, Sharapova’s endorsement portfolio is one of the strongest in sports. This year she added Pepsi as a sponsor to an already impressive roster that includes Nike, Canon, Colgate-Palmolive and Motorola.”

Why does every sponsor want Maria Sharapova? The secret of Sharapova’s marketing success explains the phenomenon in detail.

Additional info: Yahoo have announced their Top Trends in Search and Maria takes the second spot in the most searched sports terms of the year.

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