Her fresh avatar on the court, bicultural ethnicity that hints towards inclusivity and breaking the glass ceilings, and consecutive tournament championships being won are being cited as possible reasons why Naomi Osaka, the 22-year-old tennis player has lodged herself as the highest-paid female athlete of all time as per Forbes.
Osaka’s feat has her upstaging Serena Williams, with earnings of $37.4 over the past 12 months which include the cumulative amount from prize money and endorsements. Osaka has also overtaken Maria Sharapova, as an all-time single-year record.
Overall, Osaka is on top No. 29 whereas Williams in at No. 33
We hope this feat encourages more girls from a variety of backgrounds to pursue their dreams of becoming professional sportspeople winning accolades and dismissing stereotypes.