Naomi Osaka displaced her US rival Serena Williams with an earning of 37.4 million USD from prize money and brand endorsements in the past 12 months according to Forbes Magazine
Tennis star from Japan, Naomi Osaka, has become the highest-paid female athlete in the world, beating American tennis star Serena Williams.
According to data published by Forbes magazine, Naomi earned 37.4 million USD from prize money and brand endorsements in the past 12 months setting a record earning for any female athlete till date for a single year.
Maria Sharapova had previously held the record in 2015 with a record earning of 29.7 million USD.
Since the time Forbes started tracking earnings of female athletes since 1990, lawn tennis players have always topped the list every year.
Naomi Osaka who is a two-time Grand Slam champion is currently ranked number 29 in the Forbes list of highest-paid athletes for the year 2020.
Serena Williams held the record for being the top paid female athlete for the last four years with annual gross income ranging from 18 million USD to 29 million USD.
The 23 time Grand Slam champion has accumulated almost 300 million USD during her tennis career from prize money and brand endorsements.