Women are dominating the sports industry more than ever. Almost every sport has a female competitive counterpart which is a great thing to witness. Tennis adopted female very early and females have dominated this sport the most.
With that being said, female tennis players are also one of the highest-paid female athletes in the world. Serena Williams had the longest run as the highest-paid female athlete of all time but that crown has been snatched from her by another tennis player.
22-year-old Japanese-American tennis sensation, Naomi Osaka, is now the highest-paid female athlete in the world. Osaka also broke the record of Maria Sharapova when she earned around $37.4 million in a single year. The previous record set by the Russian was $29.7 million in 2015.
Female tennis players are one of the highest-paid athletes in the world. This indicates that tennis pays females more than any other sport in the world. A recent list of the top ten highest-paid female athletes was indicating that 9 out of 10 were tennis players.
If you pull up highest paid male athletes, it would come up with a mix of different disciplines like soccer, basketball, golf, football, baseball, and also tennis. Most of the players, whether male or female, earn more amount of money through endorsement deals, sponsorships and other deals than the tournament prize money. Public appeal plays a huge role in it.
Take a look at the following infographic for the list of top ten highest-grossing female athletes in 2020.
Infographic by: statista.com