Emma Raducanu to obtain $2.5 million for U.S. Open win — eight instances her earlier profession earnings
Teen tennis champion Emma Raducanu is about to obtain $2.5 million from her record-breaking U.S. Open victory — a sum greater than eight instances her earlier profession earnings.
The 18-year-old highschool graduate wowed audiences over the weekend when she beat Leylah Fernandez to say the U.S. Open ladies’s singles title, turning into the primary qualifier ever to take action.
In doing so, she not solely turned the primary British lady to earn the Grand Slam title in additional than 40 years, but additionally the youngest winner since Maria Sharapova at Wimbledon in 2004.
Raducanu’s $2.5 million prize money is considerably greater than the $303,000 she has to this point earned in her profession.
However that’s unlikely to be the top of it.
Except for future competitors earnings, Raducanu, who’s of Chinese language-Romanian heritage, can also be in line for a string of profitable sponsorship offers and endorsements, consultants say.
“Emma’s age, she’s Technology Z, her twin heritage, her rising profile and the worldwide platform she’s on means large issues are forward for her,” Simon Chadwick from the Emlyon Enterprise Faculty instructed BBC 5 stay.
Already featured in Vogue’s October issue and with a number of sponsorships beneath her belt, Raducanu can have the likes of Nike and Adidas “combating over her,” mentioned Chadwick.
Sporting careers may be very financially rewarding for these on the high of their recreation. For feminine athletes, tennis is very profitable, with 9 of the world’s highest-paid feminine athletes being ladies, according to Forbes.
23-year-old Naomi Osaka at present ranks because the world’s highest-paid feminine athlete, with whole earnings standing at $37.four million. Of that, some $34 million is estimated to be from endorsements — a whopping 10 instances her whole prize cash earnings.
Based mostly on Osaka’s benchmark, Raducanu’s potential earnings might be large.
Nonetheless, the younger athlete has to this point been humble about her success, saying shortly after her win that she would use her prize cash to deal with herself to a pair of Apple AirPods.
“I believe I will (purchase them) earlier than I depart New York, for positive,” Raducanu instructed Good Morning America Monday.
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