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Coco Gauff’s Tops Sportico’s List of Top 20 Female Earners

The American rises to the top of the list thanks to $16 million in endorsements and another $6.7 million in prize money.

By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Thursday December 7, 2023

Coco Gauff became a US Open champion in 2023 and, according to Sportico, the 19-year-old American also out-earned all other female athletes.

The teen wunderkind topped Sportico’s list of highest-paid female athletes for the first time with an estimated annual income of $22.7 million.

There is a new tennis 👑 on top@CocoGauff is the highest-paid female athlete in the world at $22.7m- ($16m of which are endorsements.)

For two decades, the title of highest-paid female athlete has belonged to one of a trio of tennis stars in @serenawilliams,

— Sportico (@Sportico) December 6, 2023

Gauff earned $6.7 million in prize money this year, and added $16 million in endorsement earnings that comes from contracts with her apparel and racquet companies, New Balance and Head, as well as other mega deals with with the likes of Barilla pasta, Bose, UPS and Rolex.

Women’s tennis dominated the list of 20 high-powered female athletes, with nine of the 20 personalities on the list coming from the WTA Tour.

Emma Raducanu ($16.2 million), Naomi Osaka ($15 million), Aryna Sabalenka, Elena Rybakina and Jessica Pegula ranked fourth through eighth on the list, respectively.

Rounding out the list were former US Open runner-up Leylah Fernandez and Ons Jabeur.

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