Coco Gauff named the highest paid athlete of 2023 as she beats Iga Swiatek, 7 tennis players including Raducanu and Osaka feature in the Top-10
Coco Gauff is declared the highest-paid athlete of the year as she overcomes the likes of Iga Swiatek, Emma Raducanu, and Naomi Osaka.
Iga Swiatek (L) and Coco Gauff (R) (Credits: Tennis Majors and ABC)
As the 2023 season comes to an end, several players have ended up achieving some or another milestone this year. While Iga Swiatek takes the World No. 1 ranking at the end of the year, American Coco Gauff secures the first position in the list of highest-paid athletes this year.
The 2023 US Open winner gets another reason to rejoice this year as she overcomes the likes of Iga Swiatek, Emma Raducanu, and Naomi Osaka to be the highest-paid athlete of the year 2023. For context, this result was published after including the prize money and the total endorsements by the athletes.
Coco Gauff holds a total of 22.7 million dollars this year, including prize money and endorsements, leaving behind Polish, Iga Swiatek’s 21.9 million dollars, Emma Raducanu’s 16.2 million dollars, and Naomi Osaka’s 15 million dollars. More interestingly, Tennis players have largely dominated the list, with 7 out of the top 10 being tennis athletes.
With that being said, there is no denying that this year was a phenomenal year for the young American. She became the youngest American teen to win the US Open since Serena Williams in 2001 after defeating Aryna Sabalenka in the finals earlier this year. This win also got her a few deals with popular companies like Head and New Balance.
Tennis players still dominate the chart of the richest athletes of the year
For about two decades, the highest-paid athlete would always be either Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, or Naomi Osaka. Coco Gauff is the latest addition to this category after having an impressive season on Tour this year.
Tennis players continue to dominate this list, with 9 of the 15 being female tennis athletes. Coco Gauff has scaled new achievements this year, and it will be interesting to see how she will maintain her performance in the upcoming 2024 season.
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