Naomi Osaka had overtaken Serena Williams to become world’s highest paid women athlete. Tennis stars lead the Forbes’ 2020 list of top 10 highest paid female athletes in the world.

Naomi Osaka had overtaken Serena Williams to become world's highest paid women athlete. (Image: Reuters)
Image: Reuters

Japanese-American Naomi Osaka beats tennis legend Serena Williams to become the highest-paid female athlete in the world. The disparity in pay between male and female athletes can be seen but with their strength and determination, these women athletes are breaking the gender barrier. With most of the ranks taken by tennis players, the sport became the surefire way for female athletes to gain wealth and respect. Here is Forbes’ 2020 list of top 10 female athletes with the highest income from the prize money and endorsement in the world. (Image: Reuters)



No 10 | Alex Morgan | Sport: Soccer | Country: The Unites States of America |Total Earnings: $4.6 million (Image: Reuters)

No 10 | Alex Morgan | Sport: Soccer | Country: The Unites States of America |Total Earnings: $4.6 million (Image: Reuters)

No 9 | Angelique Kerber | Sport: Tennis | Country: Germany | Total Earnings: $5.3 million (Image: Reuters)

No 9 | Angelique Kerber | Sport: Tennis | Country: Germany | Total Earnings: $5.3 million (Image: Reuters)

No 8 | Sofia Kenin | Sport: Tennis | Country: United States of America | Total Earnings: $5.8 million (Image: Reuters)

No 8 | Sofia Kenin | Sport: Tennis | Country: United States of America | Total Earnings: $5.8 million (Image: Reuters)



No 7 | Elina Svitolina | Sport: Tennis | Country: Ukraine | Total Earnings: $6.4 million (Image: Reuters)

No 7 | Elina Svitolina | Sport: Tennis | Country: Ukraine | Total Earnings: $6.4 million (Image: Reuters)



No 6 | Garbiñe Muguruza | Sport: Tennis | Country: Spain | Total Earnings: $6.6 million (Image: Reuters)

No 6 | Garbiñe Muguruza | Sport: Tennis | Country: Spain | Total Earnings: $6.6 million (Image: Reuters)



No 5 | Bianca Andreescu | Sport: Tennis | Country: Canada | Total Earnings: $8.9 million (Image: Reuters)

No 5 | Bianca Andreescu | Sport: Tennis | Country: Canada | Total Earnings: $8.9 million (Image: Reuters)



No 4 | Simona Halep | Sport: Tennis | Country: Romania | Total Earnings: $10.9 million (Image: Reuters)

No 4 | Simona Halep | Sport: Tennis | Country: Romania | Total Earnings: $10.9 million (Image: Reuters)

No 3 | Ashleigh Barty | Sport: Tennis | Country: Australia | Total Earnings: $13.1 million (Image: Reuters)

No 3 | Ashleigh Barty | Sport: Tennis | Country: Australia | Total Earnings: $13.1 million (Image: Reuters)

No 2 | Serena Williams | Sport: Tennis | Country: United States of America | Total Earnings: $36 million (Image: Reuters)

No 2 | Serena Williams | Sport: Tennis | Country: United States of America | Total Earnings: $36 million (Image: Reuters)



No 1 | Naomi Osaka | Sport: Tennis | Country: Japan | Total Earnings: $37.4 million (Image: Reuters)

No 1 | Naomi Osaka | Sport: Tennis | Country: Japan | Total Earnings: $37.4 million (Image: Reuters)

Source: Moneycontrol

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