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Serena tops Sharapova as world’s highest paid sportswoman

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Tennis player Serena Williams has beat rival tennis star Maria Sharapova to become the top-paid female sportswoman in the world, Forbes reported Monday.

Two days after her stunning loss to Garbine Muguruza in the French Open final, Serena Williams has scored a different win, with Forbes reporting she has overtaken Maria Sharapova as the world’s highest-paid sportswoman.

Williams earned $US28.9 million ($39.23 million) over the past 12 months, the financial magazine reported in an article posted on its website.

Russian tennis star Sharapova had held the title for the past 11 years.

Williams, 34, has dominated her sport for more than a decade. She won her second major in 2002 before going on to win 19 more since then.

After falling at Roland Garros on Saturday, she vowed to keep trying to equal Steffi Graf’s Open-era record of 22 grand slam titles.

Williams’s career prize money of $US77.6 million amounts to more than twice as much as any other sportswoman’s.

However, Sharapova dominated in endorsement profits before companies including Nike, American Express, Porsche and TAG Heuer distanced themselves after she tested positive for the recently banned drug meldonium earlier this year.

Sharapova earned $US21.9 million over the past 12 months, down almost $US8 million from the previous year, Forbes said.

American mixed martial arts star Ronda Rousey was third on the list with $US14 million, just ahead of NASCAR stock car driver Danica Patrick, who earned $US13.9 million.

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NC consults experts on govt’s policies and programs

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KATHMANDU — The main opposition party, Nepali Congress, has taken suggestions from experts regarding the government’s policies and programs.

A meeting of the Nepali Congress parliamentary party convened at the parliamentary party’s office in Singha Durbar today consulted with the economists and former bureaucrats on the policies and programs of the government.

The government presented its policies and programs for the fiscal year 2018/19 in the Federal Parliament on Monday.

Deliberations will be held on the policies and programs in the House of Representatives and the National Assembly from Wednesday.

NC leader Dilendra Prasad Badoo, talking to the National News Agency, RSS, said that the meeting reviewed the government’s policies and programs and also discussed on issues the party would speak on in parliament.

Before this, the Nepali Congress had decided to put its views in parliament by forming thematic committees.

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