Although the japanese tennis champion Naomi Osaka is only 22 years old, so she has already played completely in the verdenstoppen with women with two grand slam titles.
And it is not only meritlisten, she supplement. Also, her bank account could brand new stardom. So much that she can now call herself the world's best-grossing female athlete.
It is finansmagasinet Forbes, as is well-known for its lists of the world's richest sportsmen, who can now reveal that Osaka has overtaken the american star and veteran Serena Williams.
the Whole 37,4 million dollar (well 254 million) has Osaka supposedly earned in the 12 months. It is almost ten million dollars more than Williams, which has topped the list the past four years.
in Fact, is Osaka's earnings clear, new record for female athletes. The previous record belonged to the Russian star Maria Sharapova, as of 2015 earned 202 million.
Earnings include prize money, salary, bonuses, sponsorships, royalties and the money to make up for various events.
It is especially her 15 sponsorships, several of them extremely lucrative, which has brought Naomi Osaka to the top of the list.
Her sponsors include Nike, Nissan and Yonex.
Women's Forbes list has since its start in 1990, has been topped by tennis players, and since 2004 has either Williams or Sharapova has been to find the top. Until now.
Osaka won her first grand slam title at the US Open in 2018, and she also won the Australian Open at the start of 2019. After having been number one in the world, she is currently placed at number ten on the world ranking.
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