Hard work , dedication , persistence , and giftedness are all words that come to mind when describing the talent and athletic journey of Coco Gauff. The 19-year-old tennis player started her professional career in 2018, winning one singles title and two doubles titles in 2019, as well as landing a 29-15 singles record. Her athletic prowess would be amplified that year when she defeated tennis legend Venus Williams at Wimbledon at only 15 years old. One can imagine that the feat was a full-circle moment since the path Gauff has taken mirrors the success of Venus and Serena Williams. This journey has gone on to reach a current career-high during a significant win against Aryna Sabalenka in the 2023 U.S. Open. Gauff’s talent and winning personality led her to what some describe as “her moment,” earning $5.6 million from the match, per ESPN. While that number is nothing to scoff at, Gauff’s off-court earnings are catapulting her monetary value to new heights.
Sep 13, 2023
Naomi Osaka is about to get paid. In the wake of her history making win over Serena Williams, Osaka is set to ink a deal with Adidas that could bring in $8.5 million per year, the most the apparel giant has ever paid a female tennis player. Osaka became the first Japanese player to win a Gram Slam title after her testy US Open win over Serena Williams last week and took home a $3.8 million grand prize, which was the largest payout in U.S Open history . Osaka’s current four-year Adidas deal, which pays somewhere in the low six-figures , is set to end at the end of the year. The 20-year-old champ recently signed a three-year endorsement deal with Nissan, according to Business Insider, and is now on the fast track to becoming one of the wealthiest athletes in the world. Some of Osaka’s other endorsement deals include Nissin Foods, Citizen Watch Co. and Tokyo television station Wowow Inc. According to Yahoo , if the deal with Adidas does happen, Osaka will be the second highest paid...
Sep 17, 2018