Hanne VandewinkelBelgian and seed number 4, won in the semifinals of the tournament of Monastir by 6-1 and 6-4 in one hour and thirty-nine minutes Chia Yi Tsao, tennis player. With this result, Vandewinkel manages to qualify for the final of the tournament of Monastir.
Tsao managed to break her opponent’s serve twice, while the Belgian tennis player did it 6 times.
The Belgian player will face off in the final of the tournament with Anastasia Gureva and seed number 5.
This championship takes place in Monastir between November 13 and 20 on a hard track outdoors. A total of 51 players face each other in the championship.
Tennis, a sport much loved by the public
Tennis is undoubtedly a classic sport. Every year, four tournaments (the so-called ‘Grand Slams’) attract all the world’s attention: the season begins with the australian opencontinue with the clay track of Roland Garrostravels to London with the celebration of Wimbledon and ends in the USA with the US Open.
The rest of the year, players continue to compete around the world completing seasons on different surfaces: hard or fast track, clay either herb.
tennis was born in Europe at the end of the 18th century and since 1926 it is a professional sport after the creation of the first tour. It was especially popular among the upper classes of English-speaking countries, but today it is a global sport. It’s divided in two categories: the men’s competition (ATP) and the women’s (WTA).
The ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals) is the association of professional tennis players that brings together players from all over the world in the men’s category.
The ATP tour holds several tournaments throughout the year: ATP Masters 1000 (if a player wins the tournament, he will get 1000 points to add to the ATP ranking), ATP 500 and ATP 250. Below these tournaments, in a lower step we would have the ATP Challenger Tour, where the future stars of world tennis fight. In addition, the ATP tennis is also in charge of the Grand Slams.
The fight to be the best in history is still latent in the men’s category. The Spanish Rafael Nadalthe Serbian Novak Djokovic and the swiss Roger Federer they compete to break all the records and accumulate the greatest number of Grand Slams. The three players are frequently referred to as ‘big three‘ in front of the new generations or ‘Next Gen’.
These new future tennis stars have entered stomping on the world tennis circuit, as in the case of the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipasfrom Italian Matteo Berrettinithe German Alexander Zverev or the russians Medvedev Y Rublev.
Novak Djokovic currently holds the record for weeks at number 1 of the ATP rankings, closely followed by Roger Federer, the legendary American player Pete Sampras, Iván Lendl and Jimmy Connors.
The WTA (Women’s Tennis Association) was created in 1973 by the famous former tennis player billie jean king. The Californian won 39 Grand Slam titles during her active career and is an icon for the world of tennis.
Today, there are many women’s tennis players vying to stay at the top of the world tennis elite and surpass Stefanie Graff or Serena Williams. Players like the Polish Iga Świątek (Roland Garros champion in 2021), the Greek Maria Sakkari either Paula Badosa (the first Spanish winner of Indian Wells) are fighting to stay in the famous top 10 of the WTA ranking.
In the year 2022, the Australian tennis player Asleigh Barty announced his final retirement from tennis and left behind an impressive career with several Grand Slams behind him. Now it is the turn of the other players to take over from him and become number 1.
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