The performances of the court by Naomi Osaka are not going through the best period of their sporting life, but the young Japanese tennis player can console herself: she is the highest paid and richest woman sportswoman in the world, for 2021, according to the Forbes ranking .
Naomi earned 57.3 million dollars, of which only 2.3 million of prize money, The rest comes from sponsorships. In second place Serena Williams, with 45.9 million dollars, ahead of her sister Venus, with 11.3 million dollars.
It is followed in fourth place by the American star of Artistic Gymnastics Simone Biles, with 10.1 million dollars, almost all deriving from sponsorships. Another tennis player, Garbine Muguruza, is in fifth place, with 8.8 million dollars, ahead of golfer Jin Young Ko, sixth with 7.5 million dollars.
Australian tennis player Ashleigh Barty 6.9 million dollars, ahead of American golfer Nelly Korda, winner of the gold medal in the individual tournament at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, with 5.9 million dollars. American basketball player Candace Parker, sister of former NBA champion Anthony Parker, closes the top-10 with 5.7 million dollars.
Naomi Osaka, after the events relating to Roland Garros 2021, seems to have lost the compass, from the point of view of the results on the courts. Infinitely admirable Naomi for what she does off the court, for the ideological battles for which she fights: for that alone she deserves to be praised.
A girl who fights for equality rights, she deserves more than a commendation. But, speaking of tennis, after the Australian Open 2021, the Grand Slam she won, only disappointments came. She didn't make it and she had to say goodbye to the Australian Open 2022 ahead of time, Naomi, a tournament she has already won twice in her young career.
Osaka suffered an unexpected setback in the third round in the Happy Slam by American Amanda Anisimova, which forced her to forget her dreams of going further on the scoreboard and trying to defend her title in 2021.