Naomi Osaka named highest-paid female athlete in the world

Naomi Osaka competes at the Melbourne Summer Set at Melbourne Park. (Photo by Kelly Defina/Getty Images)

Naomi Osaka was the highest-paid female athlete in the world in 2021, according to Forbes business magazine.

The Japanese tennis star made $57.3m (€50m) in on and off-the field earnings in a year that saw the world’s ten highest-paid female athletes earn a record $167m before taxes.

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