- Naomi Osaka tops the Forbes list
- Osaka earned $ 37.4 million last year
- Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova have been number one since 2004
New York: Japanese Tennis player Naomi Osaka tops the list of highest-grossing women’s athletes in the world. Osaka tops the Forbes latest list. As of last year, Osaka earned 37.4 million dollars (about $ 287 crore) through play and advertising.
Osaka has been replaced by tennis superstars Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova since 2004. Serena topped the Forbes list for the last four years. This time, Osaka was able to earn $ 1.4 million more than Serena. Osaka also holds the record for the highest income in a year.
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In 2015, Maria Sharapova made $ 29.7 million. Sharapova then held the record for the highest earnings for a female athlete in a year. This time, Osaka was able to overcome it. Since 1990, women’s tennis players have had the highest incomes among athletes. This time it did not go wrong.
Osaka defeated Serena Williams in the 2018 US Open final to win her first Grand Slam title. Osaka was the champion at the 2019 Australian Open. Then he fell from the world number one to the 10th rank due to lack of form. It currently has sponsorship of 15 major brands. The company has been making millions from major brands such as Nike, Nissan Motors and Yonex.