The Japanese has displace her mentor to become most paid female athlete.
Naomi Osaka is world’s most paid female athlete according to Forbes magazine.
Osake, 22, made £30.7m in prize money and endorsements over the past 12 months to replace the 38 -year old Serena Williams who has been the most paid female athlete for the past four years made £29.6m at the top.
The two time Grand Slam winner is however 29th on the 2020 Forbes list of the world’s 100 top-paid athletes with Serena in the 33rd spot.
Osaka, ranked 10th in the WTA tennis ranking in the world has been the face of the postponed Tokyo 2020. Olympics. She has secured lucrative deals with global brands Nike, Nissan and Yonex, among others during the build up to games before the postponement.
The Forbes list showing the most paid athletes in the past 12 months will be published next week.