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Naomi Osaka best earning female athlete in the world

It was number one in the tennis world rankings, has won two Grand Slam tournaments - and is now number one in the financial ranking.

The Japanese Naomi Osaka has replaced her American rival Serena Williams according to the "Forbes" list of the world's best-paid female athletes. According to an estimate by the US business paper, the 22-year-old Osaka earned a total of 37.4 million US dollars in the past twelve months, 1.4 million dollars more than Serena Williams.

The 23-time Grand Slam winner had topped the list for the past four years. Both athletes also exceeded the previous annual high of 29.7 million dollars from the Russian Maria Sharapova, who has since resigned, in 2015.

The "Forbes" list is based on research by the magazine's editors and estimates and is believed to be reliable. Prize money, salaries and bonus payments are included in the calculations. In addition, there is sponsorship income, entry fees and license fees for marketing products. According to the women's organization WTA, Osaka has so far earned career prize money of $ 14.6 million. She won the US Open in 2018 and the Australian Open in 2019.

The tennis season has currently been interrupted since the beginning of March due to the coronavirus pandemic and will be suspended until at least mid-July. An extension of the break is considered safe. The German tennis player Julia Görges no longer believes that the official game will continue this year.

“Let me put it this way: We are a completely international sport in which players from all countries have to come together. In terms of travel freedom, I would be quite surprised if any tournament was to take place this year, ”said the 31-year-old, who lives in Regensburg, of the“ Süddeutsche Zeitung ”. This is her "personal opinion", said Görges. “That's why I'm relatively relaxed there. We'll get the gong at some point when it starts. "(Dpa)