Naomi Osaka Topples Serena Williams To Become Highest-Paid Female Athlete
The 22-year-old Japanese tennis sensation, Naomi Osaka has ousted her American colleague tennis star, Serena Williams to become the world’s highest-paid female athlete.
Forbes magazine reports that in 2019, the 22-year-old two-time Grand Slam champion made a staggering amount of £30.7m in prize money and endorsements combined.
The money earned by Naomi is £1.15m more than the amount earned by her arch-rival and mother of one, Serena Williams. In 2015, both players smashed their 2014 single-earnings record of £24.4m set in 2015 by Russia’s Maria Sharapova.