Naomi Osaka overtakes Serena Williams as the better athlete paid

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In the last days there was a change within the athletes with the most profits, and that is the us Serena Williams it was desbancada by the tennis player japanese Naomi Osakawho is the new athlete more profits has achievedwith 37.4 million dollars, according to Forbes magazine

The revenue gained from the 1 of June of last year and what will the 2020, they are distributed in the different tournaments of the WTA tour in which he participated in that period of time, while also adding what it receives from its sponsors.

The japanese exceeds that of the legendary tennis player Serena Williams, which occupies second place, with $ 36 million. Forbes said that income complete of Osaka are an all-time annual record for an athlete woman and more than the 29.7 million established by the Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova in the 2015.

Osaka occupies the box 29 and Williams 33 in the annual list from Forbes of the 100 athletes that earn more money. The full list will be published next week.

Williams had led the list among women in the last four years. Osaka beat Williams in the final of the U.s. Open in 2018 and then he added the Australian Open title from 2019, which allowed him to become the first player from Asia to be number 1 in the world ranking of women’s tennis or men’s.

The japanese has won around 14.5 million in prizes in the tournaments of the professional circuit, according to the WTA, and a little less than half of those achieved in 2019.

However, Osaka did not start well-the 2020 to have a mark of 5-3 with elimination in the third round (6-3, 6-4) of the Australian open on the part of the young american of 15 years, Coco Gauff.

In this 2020, before the suspension of the tennis and sports world because of the coronavirus, Osaka achieved revenues 199.756 dollars in prizes.

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