Naomi Osaka Breaks Maria Sharapova's Record, Becomes Highest-paid Female Athlete In History

   Naomi Osaka Breaks Maria Sharapova's Record, Becomes Highest-paid Female Athlete In History
Japanese tennis star, Naomi Osaka, 22, has now become the world's highest-paid female athlete, beating US tennis legend Serena Williams at the top of the list.
The two-time Grand Slam champion broke Maria Sharapova's previous record for a female athlete which was set in 2015 when she totaled $29.7 million.

According to Forbes magazine, Osaka, made £30.7m in prize money and endorsements over the past 12 months, setting a new record. That was £1.15m more than the amount earned by 38-year-old Williams.

Williams, a 23-time grand slam champion, has been the highest-paid female athlete for the last four 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. 

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  1. Go girl, this is new Serena Williams in the making, highest paid female athlete @ 22, that's a great achievement already

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