Coco Gauff: At 20 years old, she is already worth $22.7 million

As Coco Gauff enters the French Open on Monday 27 May, many wonder how much the young athlete is worth. In 2023, the ended up third on the podium of the highest-paid female athletes.

Coco Gauff tennis player highest-paid female athletes net worth
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Coco Gauff tennis player highest-paid female athletes net worth

She's one of the rising stars of world tennis. At just 20 years of age, Cori Gauff, aka Coco Gauff, has won seven singles titles, including the US Open (2023), and eight women's doubles titles on the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) Tour. As the current WTA ranking stands, Gauff is the third best in the world.

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With all those wins, as well as her endearing and inspiring personality, the athlete gathers a lot of curiosity. For the curious ones, the Winner of the US Open in September 2023 was worth $22.7 millionin 2023, before taxes and agent fees.

Coco Gauff, world number 3

While part of her earnings ($6.7 million) come from her performances on the courts, $16 million are generated by advertising contracts, signing this year 'with Baker Tilly, Bose and UPS', according to Forbes magazine, which published its ranking of the highest-paid female athletes in December 2023. A great fan of superheroes, the tennis player has also been associated with Marvel productions, appearing in an advert for the film The Marvels (2023) and on the cover of the comic book Invincible Iron Man.

Currently, Gauff ranks 3rd in singles with 7638 points, after winning four WTA tournaments this year. To gain the top spot she will have to surpass Aryna Sabalenka from Belarus (8138 points) and Iga Swiatek from Poland (11695 points).

On Monday, May 27, 2024, the American arrived in Paris looking confident for her first round match against Julia Avdeeva, despite having been dominated once again a few days earlier by the formidable Iga Swiatek in the semi-finals of the WTA 1000 in Rome (6-4, 6-3).

In a press conference on Friday 24 May, she explained:

I had a good tournament in Rome and I can't wait to play here. I feel I've prepared well and gained confidence for this tournament.

The coronation of Poland's Iga Świątek

Cori Gauff is ahead of another women's tennis star, Iga Świątek, in the list of the highest-paid sportswomen in 2023. Estimated at $23.9 million in 2023 (before taxes and agent fees), the 22-year-old Polish player's earnings exceed those of skier Eileen Gu, who made her return to the slopes in December 2022.

Whereas Naomi Osaka, then Serena Williams, had been in first place for many years, Iga Świątek has now climbed to the top. The ranking is also largely dominated by tennis, with 12 players in the top 20 of the world's highest-paid female athletes. Nine of the top 10 come from the sport, 'which offers significant rewards and marketing opportunities for female athletes', reports Forbes magazine.

This article has been translated from Oh!MyMag FR.

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Forbes: These Are The World’s Highest-Paid Female Athletes. Plus: Ditch The ‘New Year, New You’ Mantra

Women's Tennis Association - Ranking

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