Iga Swiatek becomes first female tennis player born in 2000s that break this record………

Iga Swiatek registered a resounding win over Rebecca Peterson in her opening-round match at the US Open 2023. With this victory, Swiatek has also amassed a total of $20 million in prize money over the course of her career, which makes her the first woman born in the 2000s to do so.

Iga Swiatek gave her opponent no inch, taking the first set 6-0 in just 24 minutes and wrapping up the match by taking the second set 6-1. In her post-match interview on the court, the Pole even joked that she had ignored Frances Tiafoe who had asked her not to wrap up the match too quickly so that he could get enough time to warm up.


With this first-round victory at Flushing Meadows, Swiatek will earn $123,000. Add that to her career prize money of $19,906,763 and the total goes up to a cool $20,029,763. She now becomes the first woman and second person ever born in the 2000s to achieve this feat, something Carlos Alcaraz did on the men’s side the week before. Just this year, Swiatek has earned $2,496,039 as the winner of Roland Garros and a total of $5,171,686.

Iga Swiatek is now just short of Samantha Stosur on the 22nd spot when it comes to the highest-earning WTA players of all time. Swiatek will likely surpass both Stosur and Justine Henin-Hardene, who is in the 21st spot with $20,863,335, by the end of her campaign in New York.

But if things go to plan and the 22-year-old defends her title, her total prize money will come to $22,906,763 million, catapulting her above the legendary Steffi Graff who currently sits in the 18th position.


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