Iga Świątek crossed another boundary. This time financial
The WTA organization included the amounts earned in New York in its official ranking a week after the end of the Grand Slam US Open. The 22-year-old Pole, who was eliminated in the 1/8 finals, gained over PLN 280,000. dollars in bonuses, which was enough to – as the 23rd in history – exceeded the USD 20 million mark.
The Pole slightly overtook Australian Samantha Stosur, who in turn was very close to the finalist from Flushing Meadows – Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka. So far, PLN 19,544,000 has been transferred to her account. $545 and this year she may become the next player to reach the $20 million mark.
The winner of 23 individual Grand Slam titles, Serena Williams, tops the earnings ranking. The American received PLN 94,816,000 in prizes. $730 The second is her sister Venus, whose total bonus amounted to PLN 42 million 595 thousand. $397 The third one was recently disqualified for four years for doping. Romanian Simona Halep – 40 million 203 thousand. $437
Świątek is still a little behind the highest-earning Polish tennis player in history – Agnieszka Radwańska. A player who finished her career at the end of 2018, with an amount of PLN 27,683,000. $807 ranks high in ninth place in the historical ranking.
For comparison, another Polish tennis player Magda Linette has so far “raised” PLN 5,756,000 from the WTA bonus. dollarswhich gives it 124th place in the historical ranking.
Świątek with the amount of USD 5.45 million. is third in this year’s earnings ranking. Sabalenka, who won the Grand Slam Australian Open, the French Open, which Świątek won, and was eliminated in the semi-finals at Wimbledon, reached the decisive match again in the US Open. Thanks to her triumph in New York, American Cori Gauff moved up to second place – 5.56 million.
Linette, a semi-finalist from Melbourne, with earnings of $1.6 million, is in 16th place.