Coco Gauff ended her 2023 season on a high note, and all of the success ensured that she’ll enter the Top 50 of all-time female prize money earners.
Ahead of the 2023 season, the young American was quite far from reaching the $10 million dollar mark in career prize money earned. However, thanks to a sensational summer, she managed to do that and is now slowly but surely closing up on $20 million.
Ahead of her last tournament in 2023, the WTA Finals, Gauff accumulated $11,526,713 in her career, placing as the 54th highest prize money earner in the history of the WTA Tour.
However, thanks to her partial success at the year-end tournament in Cancun, the teenager has now entered the Top 50 of all-time female prize money earners, with her total surpassing $12 million.
The 19-year-old received a $198,000 participation fee in singles, and she also got another $396,000 for her two round-robin wins in singles, taking her career prize money total to $12,120,713.
On top of that, the American also received a participation fee for her doubles campaign alongside Jessica Pegula, as that remains the only paycheque that she’ll receive in doubles as the two lost all three round-robin matches.
The participation fee in the doubles tournament is $99,000, and that takes the American’s career prize money to $12,219,713, meaning that she jumps over the 50th Carla Suarez Navarro, who earned $11,920,116 in her career.
Yet, for Gauff, certainly, the main motivation isn’t the prize money that she earns but trophies, and she can win quite a few of those in 2024, should she have the same success as she had in 2023.
The teenager won’t start her season at the United Cup, as she’ll probably target a strong start at the 2024 Australian Open, which is, as usual, the first Grand Slam tournament of the season.