Tennis Star Coco Gauff Continues Earning Streak Despite China Open Loss
Coco Gauff‘s exceptional display on the tennis court mirrors her impressive earnings, solidifying her position as one of the top earners in women’s tennis at the age of 19.
Although Gauff’s 16-match winning streak, that began last August in Cincinnati, came to an end in her match against Polish tennis player Iga Swiatek on Oct. 7, she still raked in a large sum of money at the 2023 China Open. According to Billionaires Africa, the tennis star reportedly earned $781,100 from the hard work she put in at the Beijing event. Included in that total is $108,400 Gauff won from a doubles match she competed in earlier in the tournament.
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These earnings are added to her previously accumulated winnings from the U.S. Open. As previously reported by BLACK ENTERPRISE, Gauff’s Grand Slam title earned her $3 million, leading to a total of $5.5 million in winnings for the season. Not only did she secure the bag, she was also the youngest woman to earn a Grand Slam title since Serena Williams’ win in 1999, according to Billionaires Africa.
According to ESPN, Gauff is currently ranked number 3 in the world for female tennis players. Occupying first and second place are Belarusian pro Aryna Sabalenka, 25, and 21-year-old Iga Swiatek, respectively. Sabalenka’s total career earnings are $11,107,463.
Gauff’s journey in the professional tennis world began in 2018. She was only 14 years old when she made her debut at the USTA Pro Circuit event in Osprey, Florida, according to the United States Tennis Association. Since then, she has made her way up the rankings through her strong work ethic and perseverance. Now she stands as one of the greatest contenders in the tennis world.
Overall, the past year has had a significant impact on Gauff’s financial earnings. According to Billionaires Africa, 2023 alone has led to Gauff accumulating $5,557,372 from all of the matches she has played.
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