Japanese tennis star, Naomi Osaka has turn out to be the world’s highest-paid female athlete
Osaka ranks at No. 29, while Serena Williams who sits 33rd in the Forbes top-100 highest-paid athletes.
First time since 2016, two female athletes ranked in Forbes’ top-100 best-paid athletes list.
Japanese tennis star, Naomi Osaka has turn out to be the world’s highest-paid female athlete, displacing US rival Serena Williams at the top of the list.
The 22-year-old additionally broke Maria Sharapova’s earlier record for a female athlete which was set in 2015 when she totaled $29.7 million.
In accordance with Forbes magazine, Osaka, a two-time Grand Slam champion, made £30.7m in prize money and endorsements over the past 12 months, setting a brand new record.
That was £1.15m greater than the quantity earned by 38-year-old Williams. Williams, a 23-time grand slam champion, has been the highest-paid female athlete for the last 4 years — earning between $18 million to $29 million.
Osaka ranks at No. 29 in the Forbes top-100 highest-paid athletes in 2020, ahead of Serena Williams who sits 33rd.
It’s the first time since 2016 that two female athletes have been ranked in Forbes’ top-100 best-paid athletes list.
Osaka shot to prominence after beating Williams in the controversial 2018 US Open final.