Naomi Osaka, Serena Williams, Emma Raducanu and Iga Swiatek are among the highest-paid females in 2022, according to Forbes. Once again, female tennis players are the ones that are earning the most. There are 7 tennis players in the top 10. Eileen Feng Gu (Skiing), Simone Biles (Gymnastics), and Minjee Lee (Golf) are the only athletes who managed to break the dominance of the tennis players in the top 10. It’s interesting to note that most of these figures are inflated by endorsements.
- Naomi Osaka, Tennis: $51.1 million
- Serena Williams, Tennis: $41.3 million
- Eileen Gu, Freestyle Skiing: $20.1 million
- Emma Raducanu, Tennis: $18.7 million
- Iga Świątek, Tennis: $14.9 million
- Venus Williams, Tennis: $12.1 million
- Coco Gauff, Tennis: $11.1 million
- Simone Biles, Gymnastics: $10 million
- Jessica Pegula, Tennis: $7.6 million
- Minjee Lee, Golf: $7.3 million
Naomi Osaka in 2022
Now ranked no.42, Osaka played her last match on the 20th of September when she had to retire when playing against world no.53 Daria Gavrilova in the 1st round and the scoreline was 1-0 .
Currently, during this year the Japanese has a compiled 14-9 record. Naomi Osaka’s best achievement of the current season was getting to the final in Miami.
Osaka is scheduled to play next in Australian Open (Australian Open). She will start to play the tournament from the main draw that will commence on the 16th of January.
Serena Williams in 2022
Currently ranked no.320, Serena played her last match on the 2nd of September when she capitulated to world no.33 Ajla Tomljanovic 7-5 6-7(4) 6-1 in the 3rd round of the U.S. Open (draw).
This year Serena Williams has achieved an overall 3-4 win-loss record.
Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams squared off 4 times. Their head to head is 3-1 for Osaka. Before, the last time they fought against each other, Naomi Osaka won 6-3 6-4 in the semifinal in Melbourne (Australian Open) in February 2021.
In the following video you can watch the key moments of their match.
Emma Raducanu in 2022
At the moment ranked no.80, the Brit played her last match on the 4th of October when she was defeated by world no.8 Darya Kasatkina 7-5 6-4 in the 1st round in Ostrava (draw).
This year the Brit has a 17-19 win-loss record. Emma Raducanu’s best performance of the present year was getting to the semifinal in Seoul.
Iga Swiatek in 2022
Ranked world no.1, Iga played her last match on the 6th of November when she was defeated by world no.5 Aryna Sabalenka 6-2 2-6 6-1 in the semifinal in Fort Worth (draw).
Currently, during this year Swiatek has a 67-9 record. Swiatek has won 8 titles in 2022 in Doha, Indian Wells, Miami, Stuttgart, Rome, French Open, U.S. Open and San Diego. Iga was the finalist in Ostrava.
Emma Raducanu and Iga Swiatek played each other once. The head to head is 1-0 for Swiatek. When they played, Iga Swiatek won 6-4 6-4 in the quarter in Stuttgart (Porsche Tennis Grand Prix) on the 22nd of April 2022.
You can see them in action in the following highlights.
Naomi Osaka, Serena Williams
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