SERENA WILLIAMS is now not the highest-paid feminine athlete after falling to second place behind 22-year-old Naomi Osaka.
Forbes launched an inventory of the highest ten highest-paid feminine athletes on Monday, with tennis stars Osaka and Williams means forward of their rivals on the checklist.
Naomi Osaka dethroned Serena Williams because the highest-paid feminine athlete of 2020, incomes Credit score: USA TODAY Sports activities
For the primary time in 4 years Serena Williams was not the highest-paid feminine athleteCredit score: Getty Photos – Getty
Forbes tally of earnings comprised prize cash, salaries, bonuses, endorsements and look charges between June 1, 2019, and June 1, 2020.
Osaka earned a staggering £28.2million in 2020, whereas Williams earned £27.2million for the yr – with £24.2million coming from endorsements.
Osaka earned a complete of £2.5million from prize cash, however her income from endorsements got here at a whopping £25.7million.
Osaka scored a slew of latest endorsement offers following her back-to-back Grand Slam titles on the 2018 US Open and the 2019 Australian Open, together with Nike, which dedicated roughly £7.5million yearly to win her away from Adidas.
The 22-year-old phenom now has 15 endorsement companions, together with international manufacturers like Nissan Motors, Shiseido and Yonex.
Tennis is the go-to sport for feminine athletes trying to earn huge, as 9 of the world’s ten highest-paid feminine athletes make their dwelling with a racket.
The endorsement revenue between Williams and Osaka compared to the remainder of athletes on the checklist is extraordinarily noticeably, including as much as a £21.9million revenue distinction in comparison with the No 3 spot.
The one non-tennis participant on the checklist comes at No 10, as co-captain of the US ladies’s nationwide soccer workforce Alex Morgan earned a complete of £3.4million.
Morgan cracked the highest ten thanks to an enormous endorsement portfolio value ten instances as a lot as her roughly £300,000 on-field wage and bonus final yr.
She has greater than a dozen sponsors, which embrace Nike, Coca-Cola, Volkswagen and AT&T.
The Australian tennis participant, Ashleigh Barty earned herself the No 3 incomes a complete of £9.9million with simply £2.2million coming from endorsements.
Bianca Andreescu earned the No. 5 spot on Forbes checklist, incomes £6.7million for the yrCredit score: AP:Related Press
Simona Halep earned the No. 4 spot on the checklist, rating in £8.2millionCredit score: PA:Press Affiliation
Ashleigh Barty got here in at No. 3 on Forbes lists, incomes a £9.9millionCredit score: PA:Press Affiliation
Nearly all of her revenue got here off prize cash, which totalled £7.6million.
Former American tennis participant, Rosie Casals spoke out on the continued pay disparity between women and men, saying: “We are able to’t be complacent. We should proceed to enhance publicity and profile of the ladies’s recreation in order that worth continues to rise.
“We had been lucky, however we’d like extra ladies in locations of energy in enterprise.”