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A 22-year-old Japanese tennis player displaces Serena Williams, who led it for the last four years, from the top of the ranking.
Young tennis star Naomi Osaka became the highest-paid female athlete in history after earning $ 37.4 million in the past 12 months, Forbes reports. This amount includes not only the money you earned from your tournament wins, but also the money you get from collaborations with your sponsors.
With this result, the 22-year-old Japanese surpassed Serena Williams herself, who held the title of highest-paid female athlete for the last four years. In addition, she was able to break the record of earnings in one year for a female athlete, established by the Russian tennis player Maria Sharápova in 2015 with $ 29.7 million.
Osaka has two Grand Slam titles on his record, the 2018 US Open – where he defeated Serena in the final – and the 2019 Australian Open. And, at just 22 years old, it seems that sports talent will allow Osaka earn much more, both titles and money.
Next week the list of the 100 highest paid athletes in the world will appear, although Forbes has already announced that Osaka will occupy 29th place, while Serena Williams will be in 33rd position.