It’s not about cash for the unlikely U.S. Open finalists Leylah Fernandez and Emma Raducanu. However the cash definitely gained’t harm.
Earlier than the event, Fernandez had earned $786,772 in official prize cash throughout her brief profession. Raducanu had earned $303,376 in her even shorter profession, most of it from reaching the fourth spherical at Wimbledon in her Grand Slam debut in July.
These numbers are about to vary dramatically. The winner immediately will earn $2.5 million, the runner-up $1.25 million. These figures don’t account for the sponsorships and different industrial offers that Fernandez, a Canadian, and Raducanu, who’s British, will more than likely signal due to their attention-grabbing runs in New York.
Earlier than the ultimate, Raducanu stated that her greatest title up to now had come two years in the past at a event in India the place the entire prize cash was $25,000. The U.S. Open’s complete purse this 12 months: $57.5 million.
Talking of Raducanu, Tim Crow, a sports activities advertising advisor, instructed The Guardian that he “hadn’t had this many calls from shoppers, main manufacturers, who’re desirous about her since Lewis Hamilton broke by in System One. If she wins, she’s going to develop into one of many hottest properties in British sport, if not the most well liked.”
Tennis has a worldwide fan base, however Raducanu’s and Fernandez’s multicultural backgrounds may add to their world enchantment. Raducanu was born in Canada and has a Romanian father and Chinese language mom. Fernandez’s mom’s dad and mom immigrated to Canada from the Philippines, and her father was born in Ecuador.