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Meet The Highest Paid Female Athlete At The Age Of 22 - Naomi Osaka

You can imagine how tables turn Naomi Osaka was only a year-old when Serena Williams won her first Grand Slam tittle in 1999. Nineteen years later Osaka beats Williams at the US Opens final to win her first Grand Slam. This happens to be one of the controversial matches in open history involving 3 code violation called against Williams. Now the 22-year-old ace has beaten her legendary rival once again, this time bragging rights as the highest paid female athlete in the world.

Osaka earned $37.4million the last 12 months from prize money and endorsement, $1.4million more than Serena, setting an all time earning record for a female athlete in a single year. Maria Sharapova previously held the record with $29.1million in 2015. Osaka ranks no 29 among highest paid athlete while Williams is no 33.

Osaka root are very crucial to her endorsement stardom. She was born in It Japan. When she was 3-year-old, she and her family moved to US setting on Long Island and then heading to Florida. She turned pro in 2014, a month before her 16th birthday. She cracked the WTA's top 40 in 2016 and worn her first tittle in March 2018 at Indian Wells. In 12 months that followed she became the first Japanese Player to win a Slam and the first Asian tennis player to be ever ranked no 1 in the world.

Osaka held a crucial Citizenship growing up but made the wise choice to represent Japan Ahead of Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics now postponed to 2021 due to coronavirus pandemic. Osaka is expected to be one of the faces of the Olympics which had triggered unprecedented level of excitement among Japanese public before the coronavirus outbreak.

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