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Sport Tennis: the Japanese Osaka, is the highest paid sportswoman in the world

15:25  23 may  2020
15:25  23 may  2020 Source:   leparisien.fr

Osaka highest-paid athlete in the world

 Osaka highest-paid athlete in the world © PIXATHLONPIXATHLONSID Osaka landed in front of her competitor Serena Williams New York (SID) - Two-time Grand Slam winner Naomi Osaka (22) has emerged as the highest-paid athlete in the world. The Japanese has earned $ 37.4 million ($ 34.3 million) in the past twelve months, $ 1.4 million more than her tennis competitor Serena Williams, according to Forbes magazine. American Williams (38) had topped the list four years earlier.

Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka has become the world 's highest - paid female athlete, making .4 million (34.3 million euros) in the past 12 months for an earnings record, Forbes magazine reported Friday. The 22-year-old Asian star, a two-time Grand Slam champion, edged US rival Serena

Japan 's Naomi Osaka has surpassed Serena Williams as the world 's highest - paid female athlete, raking in .4 million in prize money and Female tennis players have always occupied top spot on Forbes's women's list since 1990 with either Williams or Russian Sharapova leading the way from 2004.

Who won millions with a racket? The Japanese Naomi Osaka! The 22-year-old tennis player, winner of two Grand Slam tournaments (US Open 2018 and Australian Open 2019), became in 2019 the highest paid sportswoman in history in 2019 with 34.3 million euros revenue, dethroning Serena Williams, said the American magazine Forbes on Friday.

The two athletes break the record of the Russian Maria Sharapova, five-time Grand Slam winner who retired in February and pocketed 27.3 million euros in 2015. "For people outside the world of tennis, Osaka is a fairly new face with a great story, ”said David Carter, professor of sports business at the University of South Carolina, for Forbes.

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Japan 's Naomi Osaka has surpassed Serena Williams as the world 's highest - paid female athlete, raking in .4 million in prize money and Female tennis players have always occupied top spot on Forbes's women's list since 1990 with either Williams or Russian Sharapova leading the way from 2004.

Japan 's Naomi Osaka has surpassed Serena Williams as the world 's highest - paid female athlete Female tennis players have always occupied top spot on Forbes's women's list since 1990 with The Japanese then won the next Grand Slam, the 2019 Australian Open, although her form has dipped

“In addition to that, she is young and has a dual culture (Editor's note: her father was born in Haiti and her mother is Japanese) , attributes that allow a greater number of young people to identify with her . The result is the emergence of a global sports marketing icon, ”said David Carter.

29th in the ranking of the 100 highest paid sportsmen

But if Osaka is the richest in its sport, 28 sportsmen are ahead of it in the portfolio: the Japanese woman is in 29th place in the ranking of the 100 highest paid sportsmen established by Forbes, four places ahead of American Serena Williams and her 23 Grand Slam titles, the highest paid female athlete in the past four years.

The magazine also indicated that the list, which should be published entirely next week, had not counted two women since 2016.

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