Naomi Osaka broke the record for a one-year income of female tennis players, earning $ 37.4 million in the past 12 months.
Osaka is ranked 29th on the list of the most profitable athletes in the past 12 months, published by Forbes on May 23. The player with two Haitian – Japanese blood makes 1.4 million USD more than Serena Williams, thereby usurping the highest income of her senior WTA.
Serena, who made the most money in the previous four years, ranked 33rd on the latest Forbes list. This is the first time female tennis has two representatives in the top 100.
The figure of 37.4 million USD in the fiscal year also helped Osaka break Maria Sharapova’s old record in 2015 (29.7 million USD). This amount could be greater if a pandemic does not occur. The pandemic has paralyzed tennis around the world for more than two months.
Osaka became the new monetization symbol of women’s tennis
Osaka earned 14.5 million USD in bonuses from the beginning of his career. Nearly half of them, Japanese players earn in 2019. Despite a decline in brakes after the 2019 Australian Open championship, Osaka still attracts many sponsors.
Osaka is a Japanese national. However, she changed it to the United States at the age of three and has a passport there. A 22-year-old tennis player is sponsored by 15 brands, including many famous brands worldwide. Success in terms of making money. However, the player is only ranked 10th on the WTA scoreboard.
Naomi Osaka broke the personal income record of senior Serena Williams
Naomi Osaka has just been recognized by Forbes magazine as the highest-paid female tennis player in the world in 2019. This surpassed Serena Williams for $ 37.4 million earned in 12 months.
According to Forbes, the income of 22-year-old Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka has exceeded $ 1.4 million compared to the income of Serena Williams, who owns 23 Grand Slams. Osaka currently has sponsorship contracts with 15 brands, including famous global brands such as Nike, Nissan Motors, Shiseido, or Yonex.