Indian badminton star PV Sindhu is the only player in the top 25 of Forbes’ annual list of the world’s highest-paid female athletes. 2016 Tokyo Olympic silver medalist Sindhu occupies the 12th place on the list, topping the list of Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka. The 27-year-old, who won singles gold and doubles silver at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham earlier this year, made $7 million of her total off-field earnings of $7.1 million.
Naomi Osaka tops Forbes’ annual list of the world’s highest-paid female athletes for the third year in a row. This list is once again dominated by tennis players.
Naomi Osaka is ahead of seven tennis players in the top 10 list, including Serena Williams, Emma Radukanu, Iga Swatek, Venus Williams, Coco Gough and Jessica Pegula.
For the record, Osaka and Serena are the only two women on Forbes’ list of the world’s top 50 highest-paid athletes.
Only six athletes have earned more off-court endorsements this year than Naomi Osaka, according to Forbes.
1. Naomi Osaka (Japan) – Tennis – $51.1 million
2. Serena Williams (USA) – Tennis – $41.3 million
3. Elieen Gu (China) – Skiing – $20.1 million
4. Emma Radukanu (UK) – Tennis – $18.7 million
5. Iga Swiatek (Poland) – Tennis – $14.9 million
6. Venus Williams (USA) – Tennis – $12.1 million
7. Coco Gauff (USA) – Tennis – $11.1 million
8. Simone Biles (USA) – Gymnastics – $10 million
9. Jessica Pegula (USA) – Tennis – $7.6 million
10. Minjee Lee (Australia) – Golf – $7.3 million
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