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By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Friday May 22, 2020

Naomi Osaka

Japan's Naomi Osaka has become the world's highest-paid female athlete, replacing Serena Williams at the top of the list.

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Naomi Osaka has reached the top of the ladder from earnings perspective.

Tennis Express

Forbes has announced that Osaka has become the highest-earning female athlete in the world, with $37.4 million the last 12 months from prize money and endorsements, which eclipsed Serena Williams by $1.4 million.

That figure sets an all-time earnings record for a female athlete in a single year; According to Forbes Maria Sharapova previously held the record with $29.7 million in 2015.

Both Osaka (29) and Williams (33) are among the world’s 100 highest-paid athletes for the year. Williams had been the world’s highest-paid female athlete each of the past four years. Since 2011 either Sharapova or Williams had ranked No.1 among female athletes in the world.


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