Świątek crossed the magical border – Eurosport
The list prepared a week after the end of the US Open Grand Slam included the amounts earned by tennis players in New York.
Świątek (2nd WTA), who was eliminated in the 1/8 finals, gained over USD 280,000 in bonuses for starting in the USA, which was enough to – as the 23rd in history – exceed the USD 20 million mark.
The Pole narrowly overtook Australian Samantha Stosur, who in turn was very close to Aryna Sabalenka, the finalist from Flushing Meadows. So far, the Belarusian’s account has received USD 19,544,545 and this year she may become the next player to reach the USD 20 million mark.
Williams sisters at the helm
The winner of 23 individual Grand Slam titles, Serena Williams, tops the earnings ranking. The American received $94,816,730 in prizes. Second is her sister Venus, whose total bonus amounted to $42,595,397. The third one was recently disqualified for four years for doping by the Romanian Simona Halep (40,203,437).
Świątek is still one of the highest paid Polish tennis players in history, Agnieszka Radwańska. The athlete, who ended her career at the end of 2018, with the amount of USD 27,683,807, is in high, ninth place in the historical ranking.
For comparison, another Polish tennis player, Magda Linette, has so far raised $5,756,000 in WTA bonuses, which gives her 124th place in the ranking.
In this year’s ranking, the Poznań native, an Australian Open semi-finalist, ranks 16th (1,604,017). Świątek is third (5,455,686), and only Sabalenka (7,369,635) and American Coco Gauff (5,557,372) are better than her.