In Forbes’ estimation, the tennis player Naomi Osaka has become the highest-paid female athlete of all time in annual earnings. The 22-year-old of Japanese and Haitian descent has pocketed $37.4 million since June of last year, breaking the record of $36 million held by Serena Williams, who had broken Maria Sharapova’s record of $29.7 million in 2015. In April of last year, Osaka switched her sponsor for apparel and sneakers from Adidas to Nike, in a deal worth more than $10 million. Yonex supplies her racquets. Osaka’s several other sponsors include MasterCard, Nissan, Citizen, Procter & Gamble and ANA airlines. Although she now lives in Florida, Osaka will be representing Japan in the forthcoming Olympic Games. According to Forbes, Roger Federer was the highest-paid tennis player for the 14th straight year in the 12 months ended on June 1, 2019, earning $93.4 million from prize money, endorsements and appearance fees. In 2018, the Swiss champion ended a long relationship with Nike, switching to Uniqlo with a 10-year sponsorship contract worth $300 million. However, the highest-paid athlete overall is a football champion, Lionel Messi, with $127 million a year, according to Business Insider. He is sponsored by Adidas.