Iga Swiatek is the highest paid athlete in the world according to Forbes

In the top-10 of the highest paid athletes in the world, there are 9 tennis players!

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Iga Swiatek is the highest paid athlete in the world according to Forbes
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The WTA No.1 Iga Swiatek is the highest paid athlete in the world. Therefore, in addition to the prize money of victories, the Polish tennis player has established fruitful commercial partnerships, such as the collaboration with On, without forgetting rather important brands such as Visa, InfoSys and Oshee.

In total Swiatek raised 14 million dollars, in addition to the almost 10 million achieved with results on the field. Following the only one is the Chinese Eileen Gu, specialized in acrobatic skiing. She stood out especially for the contracts she obtained with brands such as Louis Vuitton and Victoria's Secret.

The podium is closed by the winner of the 2023 US Open Coco Gauff. There is no shortage of surprises especially in the top 5, which includes two players who have played very little or not at all this year such as Emma Raducanu and Naomi Osaka.

The 10 highest paid athletes in 2023 according to Forbes

Iga Swiatek with $23.9 million
Eileen Gu with $22.1 million
Coco Gauff with $21.7 million
Emma Raducanu with $15.2 million
Naomi Osaka with $15 million
Aryna Sabalenka with $14.7 million
Jessica Pegula with $12.5 million
Venus Williams with $12.2 million
Elena Rybakina with $9.5 million
Leylah Fernandez with $8.8 million

Women's tennis rules!

Women's tennis continues to dominate the ranking of the highest paid athletes in the world. Forbes has confirmed how racket sport is the one that generates the most income for sportswomen on and off the court. A situation that may surprise fans a little due to the numerous controversies in recent months among the players due to the problems related to prize money and the much requested equal pay between the ATP and WTA Tours.

In a recent interview with Players Tribune, Swiatek talked about the dark moments he had to experience throughout his career before achieving success. "Poland doesn't have that system yet. The conditions aren't as good for athletes, the money isn't there to be honest.

Sometimes growing up I didn't have anywhere to play, so my dad always had to adapt. And it wasn't easy for him to invest all that money to hire a coach and have a field to train on. That part is the hardest to look back on and share openly," she explained.

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