WTA stars fared well in the 2018 ESPN Fame 100, with seven of the 12 women on the list tennis players.
Serena Williams was the highest ranked, coming in at No.12, while Maria Sharapova (21) and Venus Williams (48) also broke the top 50. Meanwhile, Caroline Wozniacki (66), Simona Halep (77), Victoria Azarenka (98) and Sania Mirza (100) also made it onto the list, which tracks popular athletes in the world.
The other women to make the cut were badminton's Saina Nehwal (50), soccer's Alex Morgan (88), swimmer Fu Yuanhui (89), skier Lindsey Vonn (95) and golfer Michelle Wie (97).
ESPN created the ranking by drawing together a pool of 600 athletes from a variety of sports from 68 different countries. From there, they were ranked on three critical factors: endorsement earnings, Google Trend score, designed to measure how often a person is searched, and social media following.
Soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo led the way in the overall ranking ahead of NBA star LeBron James and fellow soccer star Lionel Messi, but Serena Williams was the top-ranked woman.
Although Serena missed much of 2017 due to maternity leave, she still came in ranked third among all tennis players, with only Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal ranked ahead of her.
Wozniacki, the WTA World No.2, who came in fourth among female tennis players at 66 in the overall ranking, reacted to the news that she had made the list on social media.
“So honored to be featured on the cover of @espn alongside the top athletes in the world!” the Dane said.