Japanese tennis player №2 Naomi Osaka finished the financial year 2020-21 as the most profitable athlete in the world.
Naomi’s total earnings are $ 55.2 million, of which only $ 5.2 million is from cash prizes, the highest payday for a female athlete, according to sports business magazine Sportico.
Naomi won the U.S. Open in 2020 and the Australian Open in 2021 to take her overall Grand Slam victories to four. She has also repeatedly spoken publicly in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, the sports names of victims of police brutality on the masks she wore during the US Open.
In addition, Naomi has partnered with two dozen brands, ranging from HR software (Workday) to watches (Tag Heuer).
The Japanese star said he would not interact with the media at the French Open this year.
“I am writing this to say that I will not do any press during Roland Garros. I have often felt that people have nothing to do with the mental health of athletes and that sounds true whenever I see a press conference or participate in one,” she wrote. on Twitter.
“We often sat there and asked questions that we had been asked many times before, or asked questions that made us doubt, and I will not obey people who doubt me,” Naomi said.