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22-Year-Old Naomi Osaka Tops Serena Williams, Emerges Highest-Paid Female Athlete

22-Year-Old Naomi Osaka Beats Serena Williams To Emerge Highest-Paid Female Athlete

Tennis star Naomi Osaka has been named the female athlete in history, at the age of 22.

Osaka, the 2018 U.S. Open champion, has earned $37.4 million (£30 million) over the last year, according to money chasers at Forbes.

22-Year-Old Naomi Osaka Tops Serena Williams, Emerges Highest-Paid Female Athlete
Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams

That puts the Asian-American star 29th on the list of athletes, four spots ahead of Serena Williams – the woman she beat in the 2018 U.S. Open final.

Previously, the female athlete title belonged to another tennis ace, Maria Sharapova.

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