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Osaka becomes highest-paid female athlete in history

(CNN)Tennis sensation Naomi Osaka has become the highest paid female athlete in history after earning $37.4 million over the last year, according to Forbes. The 22-year-old amassed her staggering pre-tax total through a combination of prize money and endorsements, raking in $1.4 million more than Serena Williams over the last 12 months. Williams, a 23-time grand slam champion, has been the highest paid female athlete for the last four years -- earning between $18 million to $29 million.But Osaka has now broken Maria Sharapova's previous record for a female athlete which was set in 2015 when she totaled $29.7 million. READ: Tennis champion Naomi Osaka opens up about her crippling shynessSponsor's dreamOsaka has won two grand slams in her ca ...