Emma Raducanu to receive $2.5 million for U.S. Open win — eight times her previous career earnings
Emma Raducanu of Great Britain celebrates with the US Open winner’s trophy after her victory over Leylah Fernandez of Canada in the final of the women’s singles of the US Open.TPN | Getty Images Sport | Getty Images
Teen tennis champion Emma Raducanu is set to receive $2.5 million from her record-breaking U.S. Open victory — a sum more than eight times her previous career earnings.
The 18-year-old high school graduate wowed audiences over the weekend when she beat Leylah Fernandez to claim the U.S. Open women’s singles title, becoming the first qualifier ever to do so.
In doing so, she not only became the first British woman to earn the Grand Slam title in more than 40 years, but also the youngest winner since Maria Sharapova at Wimbledon in 2004.
Raducanu’s $2.5 million prize money is substantially more than the $303,000 she has so far earned in her career.