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Emma Raducanu to obtain $2.5 million for U.S. Open win — eight occasions her earlier profession earnings

Teen tennis champion Emma Raducanu is ready to obtain $2.5 million from her record-breaking U.S. Open victory — a sum greater than eight occasions 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 girls’s singles title, changing into the primary qualifier ever to take action.

In doing so, she not solely turned the primary British girl 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 up to now 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 be in line for a string of profitable sponsorship offers and endorsements, consultants say.

“Emma’s age, she’s Era Z, her twin heritage, her rising profile and the worldwide platform she’s on means massive issues are forward for her,” Simon Chadwick from the Emlyon Enterprise College informed BBC 5 dwell.

Already featured in Vogue’s October issue and with a number of sponsorships underneath her belt, Raducanu can have the likes of Nike and Adidas “combating over her,” mentioned Chadwick.

Sporting careers could be very financially rewarding for these on the prime of their recreation. For feminine athletes, tennis is very profitable, with 9 of the world’s highest-paid feminine athletes being girls, according to Forbes.

23-year-old Naomi Osaka at the moment ranks because the world’s highest-paid feminine athlete, with complete earnings standing at $37.four million. Of that, some $34 million is estimated to be from endorsements — a whopping 10 occasions her complete prize cash earnings.

Based mostly on Osaka’s benchmark, Raducanu’s potential earnings may very well be big.

Nevertheless, the younger athlete has up to now 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 feel I’ll (purchase them) earlier than I go away New York, for positive,” Raducanu informed Good Morning America Monday.

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