Coco Gauff: African-American Tennis Star Becomes World’s Highest-Paid Woman Athlete, Fans gives her accolades

The 19-year-old received an estimated $16 million in sponsorships, leading a group of seven women’s tennis players in Sportico’s yearly list.

naomi osaka, who came in fifth place, has endorsement contracts with nike, mastercard, louis vuitton, tag heuer, and panasonic. the remainder of her earnings have come from winning tennis matches and tournaments.

Gauff earned $3 million earlier this year after winning her maiden major title, bringing her total prize to $11.1 million. She defeated Aryna Sabalenka 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 to secure the historic victory, which elevated her from number 6 to number 3 globally.

In a heartwarming post-win interview, Gauff praised Serena Williams and labelled her the GOAT. “I’d hope to do half of what she did. But I won’t compare myself to her; she’s my idol. The only regret I’ll have for the rest of my life is being unable to play her. ”There were so many tournaments where I would’ve played her if we had won an extra round and hadn’t lost. But I’m still happy to be a product of her legacy and be out here for American tennis,” she said, according to Because of Them We Can.