CRAZY! Naomi Osaka Yet Again Beats Serena Williams To Dominate the List of Highest-Paid Female Athletes

Published 08/29/2021, 2:20 PM EDT
Tennis – A Day at the Drive Exhibition – Memorial Drive Tennis Club, Adelaide, Australia – January 29, 2021 Japan’s Naomi Osaka with Serena Williams of the U.S. at A Day at The Drive REUTERS/Morgan Sette


Tennis superstars Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams are the flag bearers of the beautiful sport. The popularity of these two supreme athletes exceeds all levels. Off the tennis courts, they are two of the highest-paid athletes, exceeding all sports. 

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Recently, it was revealed that Naomi Osaka has overtaken Serena Williams as the highest-paid female athlete yet again. The Japanese star pocketed $60 million between May 2020 and May 2021. On the other hand, the American ace took home $41.5 million. 

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – DECEMBER 30: Serena Williams of United States smiles during her Ladies Final match against Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia on day three of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship at International Tennis Centre Zayed Sports City on December 30, 2017 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images)

Naomi Osaka has bagged top brands 

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In recent times, Naomi has signed some mammoth deals with leading companies. She is the face of luxury brand Louis Vuitton followed by Levi’s, leading watchmaker Tag Heuer, Nissan, Nike, and Mastercard to name a few. She has made the most progress in recent times, winning four Grand Slam titles to date. 

Reflecting on Osaka’s season so far, she won the Australian Open this year. During the event, she beat Serena Williams in the semifinal. After that, she had a dip in form, dealing with mental health issues.

She withdrew herself before the second-round match at the French Open as her decision to avoid attending post-match press conferences had not gone down well. Following that, she skipped the Wimbledon Championships and failed to impress in Tokyo Olympics. 

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Aug 18, 2021; Mason, OH, USA; Naomi Osaka (JPN) reacts after returning a shot against Cori Gauff (USA) during the Western and Southern Open tennis tournament at Lindner Family Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Coming on to Williams, she lost in the semifinal in Melbourne. After that, she took a break and came back for the clay season. At the French Open, she lost in the fourth round, which was a disappointment according to her standards. 

During the Wimbledon Championships, she twisted her ankle and due to that, had to withdraw from the match midway. She has now decided to skip US Open. We wish her a speedy recovery and Osaka the best of luck in defending her title at the US Open. 

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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