Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
    View Today
    Thu, May 28

    Naomi Osaka passes Serena Williams as top-earning female athlete

    5 days ago
    PHOTO: AP

    NAOMI Osaka has been a Grand Slam champion and No. 1 in the WTA rankings — and now she's No. 1 on another list: top-earning female athlete.

    According to a story posted on Forbes.com on Friday (Saturday, Manila time), the 22-year-old player earned $37.4 million over the past 12 months from endorsements and prize money, eclipsing Serena Williams in that span.

    Forbes said Osaka's total is a one-year record for a female athlete, topping the previous mark of 29.7 million set by Maria Sharapova in 2015.

    Osaka is No. 29 overall, with Williams at No. 33, on Forbes' annual list of the 100 top-earning athletes.

    Continue reading below ↓
    Recommended Videos
    Continue reading below ↓

    Williams had led the way among women each of the past four years.

    Osaka beat Williams in the 2018 US Open final and then added the 2019 Australian Open title, allowing her to become the first player from Asia to be No. 1 in the women's or men's tennis rankings.

    Osaka has won about $14.5 million in career prize money, according to the WTA, a little less than half of which was earned in 2019.

    MORE FROM SPIN
    MORE FROM SPIN

      Spin fans unite at Spin Viber Community! Join the growing community now! Complete the experience by subscribing in the Spin Chatbot and download the Spin Game Sticker Pack.

      Read Next
      Sorry, no results found for
      PHOTO: AP
    • POLL

      • Quiz

        Quiz Result