Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams are now joint owners of North Carolina Courage.
Serena Williams support women off the court
Tennis icon Serena Williams is respected as one of the most decorated stars in women’s tennis. Having won twenty three Grand Slams in women’s singles tennis, she is only behind the legendary Margaret Court when it comes to most Grand Slam wins. She has a gigantic fan following in the United States and has also supported significantly in USA’s progress and initiatives that involve coloured women.
One of Serena’s most important contributions is to the North Carolina Courage, a team in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL). Growing star Naomi Osaka recently has partnered with Williams in this initiative and is now part-owner of the franchise. We believe that Serena Williams and Billie Jean King played a role in persuading her to get into this. Naomi Osaka has admitted that she has seeing this sort of ongoing thing where other athletes invest in other sports. She always thought it was really cool and now she is also part of this movement. She acknowledges Billie Jean King’s text to her and admits that she was inspired by those messages.
Naomi Osaka’s 2020 earnings
Remarkably, Naomi Osaka is the only sportswoman ahead of Serena Williams as per Forbes’ 2020 Celebrity 100. Osaka’s 2020 revenues stand at an approx.. $37.4 million, making her the richest sportswoman in the year gone by. After signing pacts with Nike, Nissan, MasterCard and a dozen of other brands, she has received more than $30 million off the court. Osaka is the 1st Japanese player to win a Grand Slam tournament and the 1st Asian player to attain the number one ranking in singles.
Osaka Australian Open 2021
Naomi Osaka latest major triumph has been at the 2021 Australian Open where she beat Jennifer Brady in the finals to mark her fourth Grand Slam. Osaka defeated Brady in straight sets with a 6-4, 6-3 win to secure her second Australian Open title. As a result of this win, Osaka will now ascend to No. 2 in the WTA rankings. With this win she betters her own record to 14 consecutive wins in Grand Slam events and a successful run of 21 straight matches.
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