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Wozniacki named world's most influential female athlete

Caroline Wozniacki atiende a los medios durante el Open de Australia de 2018.

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The Australian Open champion is the first sportsperson to make the top 10 on the Forbes list, which is dominated by FIFA and UEFA officials
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Caroline Wozniacki has become the first athlete to appear in the top 10 of the annual Forbes list of the world’s most powerful women in international sports.

The Australian Open champion, 27, came in eighth on the Forbes list partially due to being one of the world’s highest-paid female athletes in 2017, earning $7.5m in prize money and sponsorship.

The Odense-born tennis player is the first female professional sportsperson to make the Forbes top 10, which this year is topped by Fifa secretary general Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura.

Wozniacki leads the way for female athletes

The top three was completed by Lydia Nsekera, a Fifa and International Olympic Committee executive, and Florence Hardouin, a member of Fifa’s Executive Committee and director general of the France Football Federation.

Nike vice-president Angela Dong ranked fourth ahead of Chelsea FC director Marina Granovskaia and BBC Sport editor Barbara Slater.

Other athletes to appear on the list included India cricket captain Mithali Raj (12th), Afghan footballer Nadia Nadim (20th), FC Barcelona forward Lieke Mertens (22nd) and South Korean golfer Sung Hyun Park (23rd).

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