The Japanese star now has $ 1.4 million more than Serena’s. Osaka was ranked 29th in Forbes magazine’s list of the world’s 100 highest-paid sportspersons this year. Serena is 33rd. Serena has been the queen of Forbes’ list for the past several years.
Osaka’s $ 37.4 million is the highest in the world for a single woman. The previous record was set by Russia’s former tennis player Maria Sharapova. Sharapova made history with $ 29.7 million in 2015. It is interesting to note that tennis players have been the number one recipient of female athletes every year ever since the release of Forbes’ earnings reports.
Osaka, who beat Serena Williams in the US Open final in 2018, topped the rankings of 2019, winning the Aussie Trail Open. At the same time, Osaka became the first Asian tennis player to be ranked 10th in the women’s singles ranking.