Tennis is one of the best paid disciplines for women, although there is still a significant gap.
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LatinAmerican Post | Laura Viviana Guevara Muñoz
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Tennis player Ashley Barty was crowned as the women's tennis champion. Barty was able to overcome 6-4 and 6-3 to the defender of the title, the Ukrainian Elina Svitolina, in a championship held in Shenzhen, China. The 23-year-old Australian adds the Tennis Masters as her third title of the season, as she also won the Roland Garros and the Miami Premier Mandatory. With this triumph, Barty is the number one player in the world ranking of women's tennis.
As if that appointment was not enough, with her most recent title, the Australian also takes one of the juicier prizes, speaking of money, in women's sports. Barty took 3,958,000 euros in her pocket, and although it is a good figure, there is still a difference considered with the men's prize, because the champion of this tournament takes nothing less and nothing more than 4,450,000 euros.
Even so, this discipline is one of the best paid for athletes.
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There are currently five women's golf championships held during the year. The first, ANA Inspiration; the second, the United States Women's Open; the third, LPGA Championship; the fourth the Women's British Opening and the fifth the Evian Championship.
However, of these five tournaments, the highest prize awarded to the winner is the Women's United States Open; which for this year had a portfolio of $ 5,500,000 and which gives 18 percent to the winner.
This is how the Korean, Lee Jeong-eun, with 278 points took 1,000,000 dollars. Meanwhile, in the other four competitions, the winner of the tournament is designated 15 percent. While in the men's tournament they are awarded 18 percent, the US Open, being the championship that has the highest price, gives $ 2,250,000 for first place.
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One of the most important gymnasts in the discipline is undoubtedly the American Simone Biles. Recognized for her excellent performance in the 2016 Olympics, where she won four gold and one bronze medal. According to USA Today, the United States Olympic Committee decided that for every gold medal won it would be awarded $ 25,000; for the $ 15,000 silver medal, and for the bronze medal, 10,000.
In this way, in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and with five medals, the gymnast won about $ 110,000. Obviously, much less than tennis players and golfers.
On the other hand, at the 2018 Artistic Gymnastics World Championship, Biles won four gold medals, one silver, and one bronze. Despite her excellent performance in this championship, she won around $4,896, according to a study conducted in 2017 by BBC, where the prize for money in sports was studied.
Without a doubt, after consolidating herself as one of the best gymnasts in the world to be the most decorated in the history of the world championship and the first woman to achieve the landing of a triple-double in competition, her most outstanding income comes from the advertising guidelines that she has achieved throughout her career.
The athlete has had important contracts with brands such as Hershey's, Nike and Kellogg's, and, according to PopSugar, “although the exact details of those agreements have not been made public, it is safe to say that her net worth has only increased since she became in a familiar name. "
The star championship of this discipline is the Diamond League, a competition that brings together the best athletes in 15 meetings throughout the year, does not have a female or male distinction when granting money.
In this way, the points system, explained on the official website of the event, is used, “in each of the 12 qualifications, athletes are awarded 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 or 1 points for the classification”, who comes from first to eighth place respectively. In addition, the same website adds that "the winner in the Final of each Diamond Discipline will become" IAAF Diamond League Champion "and will receive a Diamond Trophy, a USD 50,000 cash prize."