Naomi Osaka has been a Grand Slam champion and No. 1 within the WTA rankings — and now she’s No. 1 on one other record: top-earning feminine athlete.
In keeping with a narrative posted on Forbes.com on Friday, the 22-year-old participant earned $37.four million over the previous 12 months from endorsements and prize cash, eclipsing Serena Williams in that span.
Forbes stated Osaka’s whole is a one-year file for a feminine athlete, topping the earlier mark of 29.7 million set by Maria Sharapova in 2015.
Osaka is No. 29 general, with Williams at No. 33, on Forbes’ annual record of the 100 top-earning athletes.
Williams had led the way in which amongst girls every of the previous 4 years.
Osaka beat Williams within the 2018 U.S. Open last after which added the 2019 Australian Open title, permitting her to change into the primary participant from Asia to be No. 1 within the girls’s or males’s tennis rankings.
Osaka has gained about $14.5 million in profession prize cash, in line with the WTA, rather less than half of which was earned in 2019.
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