The Grand Slam has paid the same price in money for men as for women, and tennis is currently one of the most equal sports. Serena is leading with $ 29.2 million in total, including 25 million from sponsors such as Gatorade, Wilson and Nike.
Osaka won $ 24.3 million, including $ 16 million from sponsors. Angelique Kerber is the next with $ 11.8 million. In total, Simona Halep (10.2) and Sloane Stephens (9.6) complete the top five.
Maria Sharapova is seventh among the top 10. The Russian was the best-paid female athlete for more than a decade, but her banishment due to doping in 2017 influenced her earnings.
She won "only" $ 6 million from partners like Nike, Head, Evian, Tag Heuer and Porsche. Serena and Sharapova are both motivated to stay at the highest level, which could certainly benefit their wallet.
In an interview for Essence MagazineSerena Williams commented on her passion for tennis. The American player continues to be fully motivated to reach the highest goals.
"My greatest joy is knowing that I'm doing something I've always wanted to do, that I've always dreamed of doing, I had to do it myself"confessed Serena. "Because when you invest in yourself, it will help you to trust you and you will always know that, whether you succeed or not, you have taken the lead."