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British tennis sensation Emma Raducanu has been listed as one of the world’s highest-paid players of 2022.

Pic: AP

Pic: AP© Associated Press

The US Open champion, 19, earned $21.1m (£17.9m) over the past year and has made her debut on Forbes’ tennis earnings leader board.

The list features the top 10 highest-paid tennis players, who have collectively earned $316m (£267.5m) over the past year, both on and off-court.

Raducanu, who shot to fame in 2021 when she became the first qualifier in the open era to secure a Grand Slam title, was ranked sixth.

She earned $3.1m (£2.6m) on court and $18m (£15.2m) off court.

Since her win last year, Raducanu has signed endorsement deals with big companies including British Airways, Dior, Evian, Nike and Tiffany.

Despite losing in the second round at Wimbledon this summer, this month Raducanu thrashed Serena Williams in their first meeting, winning 6-4, 6-0 in the first round at the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati.

Raducanu celebrates US Open win

Raducanu celebrates US Open win© Reuters

Before her win at the US Open, Raducanu was ranked 150th in the world.

Former world number one Roger Federer retained his place at the top of the list for the 17th year despite not playing a match for nearly 14 months.

Off court Federer, 41, earned $90m.

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Japan’s Naomi Osaka, who has won four majors, was ranked second with earnings of $56.2m.

Williams, who has announced her plans to retire from the sport, was placed third with $35.1m, followed by Spain’s Rafael Nadal with $31.4m and Novak Djokovic with $27.1m.

Others on the list include Russia’s Daniil Medvedev with $19.3m, Japan’s Kei Nishikori on $13.2m, Venus Williams with $12m and Carlos Alcaraz, who earned $10.9m

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