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Serena Williams Trails Naomi Osaka’s $37.4 Million Earnings In

Serena Williams Trails Naomi Osaka’s $37.4 Million Earnings in Forbes’ Richest Sportswomen List

The pair of Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka has once again entwined as they both lead Forbes 2020 Richest Sportswoman list. This year’s list features Osaka at the top of Williams on the list.
The Forbes List indicates that Osaka has a total income of $37.4 million, consisting of $3.4 million in prize money and $34 million in endorsements.
Born in Japan, Osaka has been a key figure in promoting the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics. On top of that, the deals with Nippon Airways and Nissin have been his key partners in his career.
Williams, 23-time Grand Slam champion, follows the list with the figure of $36 million. The 38-year-old has raked in $4 million in cash prizes and $32 million with endorsements. Being one of the main faces of Nike, Williams also has a strong social media presence with millions of followers on his Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts.
The two have always been connected to each other since Osaka’s rise to stardom at the 2018 US Open. The 22-year-old managed to upset Williams in the Grand Slam final to secure one of the greatest achievements of his career.
The victory will be remembered as how a young rising star destroyed a sports legend. It was also the same night that infamously saw an altercation between Williams and the chief referee.
This moment propelled Osaka as one of the best players in the sport as she at one point reached No. 1 in the world. The 22-year-old also won the Australian Open in 2019 and carved her name as one of the best stars in the sport.
It is interesting to note that nine of the ten sportswomen on the list are tennis professionals. Current world number one player Ashleigh Barty ranks third with $13.1 million with a breakdown of $10.1 million in prize money and just $3 million in backing.
It has been a challenging year for tennis as the global pandemic has canceled the majority of events. It will be crucial to see how these top athletes bounce back and continue their consistent game in the years to come.
(Sahar News Monitoring Desk)

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