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Naomi Osaka Tops The Forbes List Of Highest-Paid Female Athletes — Again

Naomi Osaka continues her winning streak. Forbes just released its list of highest-paid female athletes, and once again, the rising tennis superstar tops the list. The outlet reports that Naomi Osaka brought home nearly $60 million in 2021, more than every other female athlete on the list. The list also includes Serena Williams, who took the runner-up spot with a cozy $45.9 million in take-home pay. And according to the outlet, their handsome salaries are due to a new — and exciting — trend of capital infusion in female sports. More than any other year prior, sports insiders are saying that women’s sports are being taken seriously as money-makers. And this also means that other female athletes in different sports are also beginning to dominate the field. “New money and new sponsors are pouring into women’s sports; it’s just that the dollars are being spread among more athletes and finding their way into new leagues. For the first time in at least a dozen years, a gymnast (Simone...