Q. Who tops Forbes List Of Highest-Paid Sports Women?  

Saina Nehwal  
Serena Williams  
Naomi Osaka  
NOne of these  
At just 22 years old, 2018 US Open champion Naomi Osaka is the highest-paid female athlete of all time, according to an annual list published by Forbes this week. Osaka earned $37.4 million over the past 12 months from prize money and endorsements, surpassing Serena Williams ($36 million), who had topped the list for each of the past four years. Osaka’s earnings also set an all-time single-year record, overtaking Maria Sharapova’s record of $29.7 million set in 2015. According to Forbes, Osaka ranks No. 29 among the 100 highest-paid athletes, while Williams is No. 33. It marks the 10th consecutive year that a tennis player has held the top spot in the female highest-earning ranks. Sharapova was No. 1 from 2011-15, with Williams sitting atop the list from 2016-19. “To those outside the tennis world, Osaka is a relatively fresh face with a great back story,” David Carter, a sports business professor at USC’s Marshall School of Business, told Forbes. “Combine that with being youthful and bicultural, two attributes that help her resonate with younger, global audiences, and the result is the emergence of a global sports marketing icon.” Experts cited by the magazine point to a timely combination of factors that led to Osaka’s earnings potential. She won consecutive Grand Slam women’s singles titles at the 2018 US Open and 2019 Australian Open immediately before signing a new endorsement deal with Nike, who won a bidding war with Adidas.