New York — Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka has become the world’s highest-paid female athlete, making $37.4m in the past 12 months for an earnings record, Forbes magazine reported.

The 22-year-old Asian star, a two-time Grand Slam champion, edged out US rival Serena Williams by $1.4m in prize money and endorsement income over the past year...

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