Emma Raducanu is among the top-5 highest-paid female athletes on Forbes’ 2022 list as the British tennis star has earned nearly $5 million more than Iga Swiatek. On Forbes’ list, Raducanu is the fourth highest-paid female athlete in 2022 with $18.7 million earned this year.
This year, Raducanu earned $696,277 in tournament prize money. But Raducanu has sponsorship and endorsement deals with Nike, Wilson, Evian, Porsche, Channel, Tiffany & Co, Dior, Vodafone, British Airways and HSBC. On the other side, Swiatek collected $14.9 million for the year.
This year, Swiatek earned $9,875,525 in tournament prize money while the rest has been collected through sponsorship and endorsement deals. There are five more tennis players on Forbes’ top-10 list as Naomi Osaka, Serena Williams, Cori Gauff, Venus Williams and Jessica Pegula also made the list.
For the third year in a row, Osaka is the highest-paid female athlete in the world.
Raducanu hoping for a better 2023 season
In 2022, Raducanu didn’t enjoy much success on the court. In the offseason, Raducanu focused on getting stronger as she doesn’t want another injury-plagued season in 2023.
“I want to be able to go out there and just focus on the tennis. I think this year I’m in a better position, but it’s still going to take some time to develop fully. One of my biggest goals is to – it might not come this year, but to go out on the court and not think about my fitness, not think about, ‘Oh, like start the timer, I’ve got 60 minutes to finish this match’
I want to be able to go out there and just focus on the tennis. I think this year I’m in a better position but it’s still going to take some time to develop fully,” Raducanu said. Raducanu will be starting her 2023 season at the ASB Classic in Auckland. After Auckland, Raducanu will go to Melbourne for the Australian Open.