Tennis sees eight out of ten highest-paid women in sport including Osaka, Raducanu, Serena Williams and Swiatek

Today is international woman's day and we bring some positive news from the world of women's sports as tennis has 8 of the top 10 highest-paid women in sport.

Tennis is a lucrative sport yet you need to make it to the top in order to really get to a level where you can make a lot of money. Despite talks of WTA players not earning the same amount of money as their male counterparts though, tennis still holds 8 of the top 10 highest-paid women in sport.

Forbes Magazine reported:

"In all, the world’s 25 highest-paid female athletes hauled in an estimated $285 million in 2022 before taxes and agents’ fees, with the top ten accounting for $194 million of that total—up 17% from the 2021 top ten’s record $167 million. With $51.1 million in earnings, Osaka is No. 1 for the third straight year, followed by Williams with $41.3 million.”

Most of the money women earn in tennis is from brand deals as the prize money still trails the men's side of tennis. Only at four events in a year (grand slam) do women earn the same amount of prize money. Luckily the star power that tennis brings to these players allows them to monetize their success through brand deals.

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