The Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka, former number one in the world, became the athlete with the most profits, with 37.4 million dollars, between June 1 of last year and so far in 2020, according to the report offered yesterday. by the specialized magazine Forbes.
Osaka’s income is distributed in prizes during the different tournaments of the WTA in which she has participated in this period and what her sponsors pay her.
The Japanese surpasses the legendary tennis player Serena Williams, who occupies the second place, with 36 million dollars.
Forbes said Osaka’s full income is an annual record for a female athlete and exceeds the 29.7 million set by Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova in 2015.
Osaka ranks 29th and Williams 33rd on Forbes’ annual list of the 100 athletes who earn the most money.
The full list will be published next week.
Williams had led the list among women in the past four years.
Osaka beat Williams in the 2018 U.S. Open final and then added the 2019 Australian Open title, allowing her to become the first Asian player to be No. 1 in the world rankings for women’s or men’s tennis. .
The Japanese has won around $ 14.5 million in prizes in professional circuit tournaments, according to the WTA, and just under half got them in 2019.
However, Osaka did not start well in 2020 by going 5-3 with a third round elimination (6-3 and 6-4) of the Australian Open by the 15-year-old American Coco Gauff.
In this 2020, before the suspension of tennis and world sport due to the coronavirus, Osaka achieved income of $ 199,756 in prizes.
he Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal has returned to training on the courts of his academy in Manacor (Mallorca) waiting to compete on professional circuits after two months of confinement due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Nadal appears wielding the racket in a photograph released yesterday on social networks by the Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar.
The Mallorcan has not played an official match since March 1 when he defeated the American Taylor Fritz (6-3 and 6-2) in the final of the Tournament of Acapulco to claim his third title in that Mexican resort, 85 in all his race.
Nadal had to submit to the mandatory confinement derived from the COVID-19 pandemic just as he was preparing the season on clay, in which his great objective was to add his twentieth Grand Slam title at Roland Garros, the same ones he has in his possession the Swiss Roger Federer.
In different statements made in recent weeks, the Mallorcan tennis player has admitted that the world of tennis “will have a hard time” returning to normal.
Nadal spent confinement at his home in Porto Cristo (Mallorca) from where he released photos and videos exercising on treadmills and exercise bikes with the aim of maintaining physical shape.
He also participated in different solidarity campaigns with those affected by the coronavirus, among them, the “Red Cross, respond” initiative, along with his friend the basketball player Pau Gasol.
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