Naomi Osaka, Serena Williams to Nelly Korda: Highest paid female athletes of 2022

Tennis icon Naomi Osaka comes in as the highest-paid female athlete in 2022. She played only 23 matches this year with a 14-9 win-loss record. She concluded the season ranked No. 42. 


One of the most formidable names in the realm of tennis, American icon Serena Williams made the 2022 season memorable. Following an impeccable season, the popular personality comes in as the second highest-paid female athlete in 2022.



Inspired by her younger sister Serena Williams, Venus Williams decided to return to the court in the doubles category of the tournament. She even completed her 28 years in professional tennis front, ranked third in the list of highest-paid female athletes in 2022. 


American artistic gymnast, Simone Arianne Biles. She has dominated the gymnastic floor since starting her professional career way back in 2011. Following one of the most decorated careers, the 25-times world champion currently ranked fourth in the list of highest-paid female athletes in 2022. 


Spanish-Venezuelan tennis professional Garbiñe Muguruza struggled a bit for form in 2022 and dropped out of the top 40 in the world rankings. However, despite all the obstacles, the former world no. 1 managed 12 wins and has been ranked fifth in the list of highest-paid female athletes in 2022


The biggest winner’s check in the history of women’s golf belongs to none other than New Zealand professional golfer Lydia Ko after her wire-to-wire victory at the 2022 season-finale CME Group Tour Championship. The 19 times LPGA champion comes in as the sixth highest-paid female athletes in 2022


Indian professional badminton sensation P.V Sindu is considered one of the most popular and well-known faces in the Indian community. She followed her silver-medal-winning performance in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 with a bronze last year in Tokyo. Becoming the first Indian woman with two Olympic medals, she comes in as the seventh highest-paid female athletes in 2022.


Tennis sensation Ashleigh Barty tennis season officially began on 3 January 2022 as the start of the 2022 WTA Tour. She entered the season as world no. 1 in singles for the third year in a row. Following an impeccable 2022 season so far, the former World No. 1 has been ranked eighth in the list of highest-paid female athletes of 2022.


American professional golfer Nelly Korda successfully defended her title at the Pelican Women’s Championship to pick up her first win of the LPGA season. With her victory, she comes in as the ninth highest-paid female athletes of 2022.  


Candace Nicole Parker is an American professional basketball player for the Chicago Sky of the Women's National Basketball Association. five-time Russian National League champion and four-time Russian Cup champion comes in as the tenth highest-paid female athletes of 2022.