Naomi Osaka has been a Grand Slam champion and No. 1 within the WTA scores — and now she’s No. 1 on any other record: top-earning feminine athlete.
In step with a tale posted on Forbes.com on Friday, the 22-year-old participant earned $37.four million over the last 12 months from endorsements and prize cash, eclipsing Serena Williams in that span.
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Forbes mentioned Osaka’s overall is a one-year report for a feminine athlete, topping the former mark of 29.7 million set by means of Maria Sharapova in 2015.
Osaka is No. 29 total, 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.
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Osaka beat Williams within the 2018 U.S. Open ultimate after which added the 2019 Australian Open name, permitting her to change into the primary participant from Asia to be No. 1 within the girls’s or males’s tennis scores.
Osaka has received about $14.five million in profession prize cash, in line with the WTA, rather less than part of which used to be earned in 2019.