Ex-first racket of the world, Naomi Osaka has become the highest paid athlete in 2019, taking away the palm from Serena Williams.
The top 100 highest-paid athletes in the world in 2019 according to Forbes Osaka took 29th place, earning 37,4 million dollars. From Williams, Jr., $ 36 million and 33-e a place.
Thus, Tokyo has set a record annual earnings among women athletes. Previous belonged to Maria Sharapova – 29.7 million dollars in 2015.
For the first time in 2016 in the top 100 rankings were just two women. In 2016, it was Sharapova and Williams.
Overall, since 2012, in addition to Osaka, Sharapova and Williams, the top 100 includes only one female athlete. We are talking about another player, the Chinese Li na.
Naomi Osaka is the winner of the US Open and the Australian Open in 2018-2019.