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Naomi Osaka is the Highest Paid Woman Athlete in 2020

Here are the top-paid women athletes from around the world for 2019-20 according to the figures from Forbes Magazine. Again this year it is a tennis player, though Naomi Osaka has knocked Serena Williams from the top spot she has held for several years. Osaka and Williams were also the only women in the list of the top 100 highest paid athletes for 2020, ranking 29th and 33rd respectively.

Tennis players made up the top nine sportswomen on the list, tenth was US women's soccer player Alex Morgan (last year all ten were tennis players).

See more lists of the World's Highest Paid Women Athletes.

Name Country Sport earnings
(US$ million)
previous year rank
1 Naomi Osaka Japan Tennis 37.4 2
2 Serena Williams USA Tennis 36 1
3 Ash Barty Australia Tennis 13.1 >15
4 Simona Halep Romania Tennis 10.9 4
5 Bianca Andreescu Canada Tennis 8.9 >15
6 Garbine Muguruza Spain Tennis 6.6 =10
7 Elina Svitolina Ukraine Tennis 6.4 9
8 Sofia Kenin USA Tennis 5.8 >15
9 Angelique Kerber Germany Tennis 5.3 3
10 Alex Morgan USA Soccer / Football 4.6 12


tennis player Simona Halep tennis player Simona Halep was 4th again this year


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