Wimbledon star worth £3 billion plays on Centre Court today – but who is she?

Emma Navarro of the United States celebrates defeating Coco Gauff
Emma Navarro dumped out fellow American Coco Gauff on Sunday (Picture: Getty)

American tennis player Emma Navarro, who has a net worth of around £3 billion, faces Jasmine Paolini on Centre Court at Wimbledon 2024 today.

Her incredible estimated fortune is more than Roger Federer $550m (£434m), Rafael Nadal $220m (£174m) and Novak Djokovic $240m (£189m) combined.

As the 19th-seed, who is 23-years-old and is currently ranked world No.17, prepares to face world No.7 Paolini, fans want to know exactly who she is.

Here’s everything you need to know about Navarro ahead of her quarter-final match against Italian star Paolini in the women’s singles on Tuesday, July 9.

Who is Emma Navarro?

Emma Navarro is an American tennis player born in New York City who resides inCharleston, South Carolina and is coached by Peter Ayers.

Her prize money on the WTA Tour to date is $1,847,241 and she has clinched one title so far, which came at the Hobart International in Australia back in January.

Emma Navarro pictured walking to the court at the WTA Bad Homburg Open
Emma Navarro clinched her first WTA Tour title at the start of 2024 (Picture: Getty)

Navarro recently conjured up her best performance at a major tournament with a run to the French Open fourth round this year.

She is playing in the Wimbledon main draw for just the second time having made her debut in 2023 when she crashed out in the first round to Magdalena Frech.

Navarro is right-handed with a two-handed backhand and she has won 186 singles matches on the WTA Tour, while she has lost 104.

Jasmine Paolini of Italy celebrates her win over Madison Keys at Wimbledon
Jasmine Paolini is hoping to eliminate Emma Navarro on Centre Court (Picture: Getty)

She beat Wang Qiang in her opening match at Wimbledon 2024 and impressively produced a bagel set, winning 6-0 6-2 on Court 16.

She followed that up with wins over Naomi Osaka, Diana Shnaider and second-seed Coco Gauff to book her spot in the last eight.

Why is Emma Navarro so rich?

It’s because of her family. She is the daughter of extremely rich investment tycoon Ben Navarro.

He is the founder and owner of Sherman Financial Group, which has assets such as Credit One Bank.

The Wimbledon star is also the granddaughter of the late ex-Ivy League American footballer turned coach Frank Navarro.

He served as a head coach for Williams College, Columbia University, Wabash College and Princeton University.

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