Naomi Osaka Comes Ahead of Serena Williams as Highest-Paid Female Athlete

With an estimated earning of $37.4 million, the 2018 U.S. Open champion is placed on number 29 on the list of highest-paid athletes, beating her fellow tennis ace by four spots.

AceShowbiz - Tennis star Naomi Osaka has been named the highest-paid female athlete in history, at the age of 22.

Osaka, the 2018 U.S. Open champion, has earned $37.4 million (£30 million) over the last year, according to money chasers at Forbes.

That puts the Asian-American star 29th on the list of highest-paid athletes, four spots ahead of Serena Williams - the woman she beat in the 2018 U.S. Open final.

Previously, the highest-paid female athlete title belonged to another tennis ace, Maria Sharapova.

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