Iga Świątek has just fortified her position as world number one in women’s tennis, following her victory over Tunisian Ons Jabeur at the US Open finals.
It was her third Grand Slam event title, and with such prestigious championships come impressive purses. She won the French Open earlier this year, and the trophy at Roland Garros came with prize money worth around $2.3 million.
She also won the French Open, her first major title, in 2020, and she earned around $1.8 million then, the biggest amount she had ever earned as a professional tennis at that point.
Heading into the US Open, Swiatek’s career earnings had reached some $11.4 million, and her win at Flushing Meadows gave her another substantial check of $2.6 million. This brings her total winnings at the court to a hefty total of $14 million.
The bulk of the 21-year-old’s earnings come from what she earns in tournaments, but because of her stature as the leading women’s tennis player, she has also been approached by several brands for endorsements.
Japanese footwear manufacturer Asics sponsors Swiatek’s sporting apparel, while Tecnifibre provides her rackets. She has also collaborated with Japanese car company Toyota Lexus, Red Bull, Xiaomi, and Rolex.
Taking into consideration her tennis winnings, her sponsorships, and her endorsements, Swiatek’s net worth was believed to range from $10-16 million prior to the US Open. The $2.6 million prize money she earned in New York considerably bumps up that figure.
If she continues to dazzle as she has been doing this year, her net worth will keep going up; and considering how young she still is, Swiatek will have a lot of years ahead of her to reap the rewards of excelling at her chosen sport.