Osaka tops Serena as world's highest-paid female athlete

 
Fri May 22nd, 2020 - Nationwide
 

(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 08, 2018, US Open Womens Single champion Naomi Osaka (L) of Japan with Serena Williams at the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York. – Osaka, 22, has become the world’s highest-paid female athlete, making $37.4 million (34.3 million euros) in the past 12 months for an earnings record, Forbes magazine reported on May 22, 2020. Osaka, a two-time Grand Slam champion, edged Williams by $1.4 million in prize money and endorsement income over the past year. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP)

Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka has become the world’s highest-paid female athlete, making $37.4 million (34.3 million euros) in the past 12 months for an earnings record, Forbes magazine reported Friday.

The 22-year-old Asian star, a two-time Grand Slam champion, edged US rival Serena Williams by $1.4 million in prize money and endorsement income over the past year.

Both shattered the old single-year earnings mark of $29.7 million set in 2015 by Russia’s Maria Sharapova, who retired in February with five Grand Slam titles, including a career Slam.

 
 

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source: Guardian