Osaka surpasses Serena to become world’s highest-paid female athlete

  Japan’s Naomi Osaka has surpassed Serena Williams as the world’s highest-paid female athlete, raking in $37.4m (£30.7m) in prize money and endorsements over the last year, according to Forbes. The 22-year-old twice Grand Slam champion’s total is the most ever earned by a female athlete in a 12-month period. She earned $1.4m (£1.15m) more than American great Williams who had topped the list for the last four years, reports Sky Sports. Maria Sharapova had held the record for 12-month earnings for a female athlete, having made $29.7 million in…

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