Recently the list of highest-paid female athletes in 2022 got released. Noami Osaka and Serena Williams captured the first and second positions on the list respectively. Both athletes are known for their sheer determination to win in their sport and have fought some incredible battles of tennis against each other. Naomi has won against the veteran two of the three times they have played against each other. In recent times. Female athletes are sitting on top of the mountain with their incredible performances and never give up game style. They are ruling the world of sports and have created a whole legacy for themselves. Curious to know about them and the rest of the people on the list? Let’s have a look at the Top 5 Highest-Paid Female Athletes in 2022.
1 Naomi Osaka
Naomi Osaka is a Japanese professional tennis player. She is ranked world No.1 in singles by the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) and is also the first Asian player to hold up the top ranking in singles. Osaka is a four-time Grand Slam singles champion. She has won 2 Australian Open, 3 French Open, 2 Wimbledon, and 2 US Open in her career so far. At the age of 25, she achieved great success in her career. She was the first woman to win successive major singles titles since Serena Williams in 2015.
Osaka earned a total of $51.1 million in 2022, making her the highest-paid female athlete in 2022.
2 Serena Williams
The tennis veteran, Serena Williams is an American inactive professional tennis player who is highly regarded for her prolific career. She has won almost everything in the world of tennis. she was ranked world No. 1 in singles by the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) for 319 weeks. Williams won 23 grand slam titles, the most by any player in the Open era. She has a career record of 192-35 with a winning percentage of 84.6%.
Williams earned $41.3 million in 2022, making her the second highest-paid female athletes in 2022.
3 Eileen Gu
Eileen Gu is an American-born freestyle skier. She has competed for China in halfpipe, slopestyle, and big air events since 2019. She is only 19 years old but has achieved so much success in her career so far. Gu represented China in the 2022 Olympic Games and won 2 gold medals in Big Air and Halfpipe. She has also won gold medals in the 2021 world championships in Halfpipe and the 2021 winter games in Superpipe.
Eileen earned a total of $20.1 million in 2022,making her the third highest-paid female athletes in 2022.
4 Emma Raducanu
Emma Raducanu is a British professional tennis player. On July 2022, she reached a career-high ranking of No.10 by the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA). She is the current British No.1 woman to win a grand slam singles title since Virginia Wade at the 1977 Wimbledon Championships. Her career record so far is 93-44 with a winning percentage of 67.9%. She won the US open in 2021. Emma is only 20 years old but is sitting on the top of the mountain with such prestigious names in the sport.
She earned a total of $18.7 million in 2022, making her the fourth highest-paid female athletes in 2022.
5 Iga Swiatek
Iga Swiatek is a Polish professional tennis player. She is currently ranked No.1 by the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA). Swiatek is a three-time major singles champion. She has also won 2 French Open and 1 US Open in her career so far which is quite commendable. Her career record so far is 27-14 with a winning percentage of 65.9%. In 2022, Iga won the French Open and US Open at the young age of 21.
Iga Swiatek earned a total of $14.9 million in 2022, making her the fifth highest-paid female athletes in 2022.
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