Swiatek Set To Join Top 10 List Of Wealthiest WTA Players At Indian Wells

Swiatek Set To Join Top 10 List Of Wealthiest WTA Players At Indian Wells

by Nurein Ahmed

Iga Swiatek is still only 22 but can be proud of her list of achievements that are most certainly worthy of being in the Hall of Fame.

The Polish star has won four Grand Slams already, which is the joint second-most among current active players on the WTA tour. At Roland Garros, she has been the woman to beat in the past two years, with one pundit tipping her to smash Chris Evert's record of seven titles.

Swiatek is also the current World No. 1 and is inching closer to securing 100 weeks in that position. For now, though, one landmark is well within her reach, and that is the Top 10 career prize money earnings list. Swiatek ranks 11th in the all-time list on the women's tour (with $25,809,127).

She trails 10th-placed Svetlana Kuznetsova by about $7,000 and will virtually eclipse the Russian two-time major champion just by participating in Indian Wells. As the top seed, she has a bye in the first round. That would guarantee her $30,050 in prize money.

Swiatek will break the Top 10 list of the wealthiest women in tennis history by next week. The list is headed by legendary American Serena Williams, who earned over $90 million in career prize money during her illustrious career at the top of the women's game.

In second spot is seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams, who has made $42,595,397 and could add to that number at Indian Wells, where she has been granted a wild card ahead of her comeback.

The list also features a number of WTA stars who are still active on tour, such as Victoria Azarenka, Caroline Wozniacki, and Angelique Kerber. It is also pertinent to note Swiatek will not be the highest-earning Polish player just yet, as that accolade belongs to Agnieszka Radwanska.

Radwanska is ninth on the list, with earnings of $27,683,807. She retired from professional tennis in 2018 and, remarkably, is the only WTA player in the Top 10 list who never won a Grand Slam.


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