BY Robert j. matthews
Coco Gauff, who is only 19 years old, earned $22.7 million in 2023 and was the highest paid female athlete, as reported by Sportico.
The tennis star was one of nine women's tennis players in the top-15.
Naomi Osaka, who hasn't played a tennis match since September 2022, was also in the top-15. Osaka got $15 million from endorsement deals.
Gauff won her first big singles championship this year by beating Aryna Sabalenka in the U.S. Open finals.
Sabalenka is ranked second in the world and has earned $12.2 million.
Swiatek and Gauff made most of their money from endorsements, not from salary and winnings.
Most of the athletes in the top-15 were like this, but there were a few exceptions.
Another interesting trend among the top 15 is that most of the athletes are young.