The WTA was created in 1973 by the American tennis player Billie Jean King.  (Infobae)
The WTA was created in 1973 by the American tennis player Billie Jean King. (Infobae)

The Italian tennis player Sara ErraniWTA number 303 and Romanian player Irina Baranumber 111 of the WTA fulfilled the forecasts by winning by 6-1 and 7-5 in one hour and twenty-six minutes to South Korea Su Jeongjangnumber 122 of the WTA and the Chinese tennis player Xiaodi YouWTA number 394 in the final of the WTA 125 tournament of Buenos Aires. With this result, the players become the champions of the WTA 125 tournament of Buenos Aires.

The match statistics indicate that Errani and Bara, the winners, managed to break their opponents’ serve 8 times, had 68% effectiveness on the first serve, committed 2 double faults and achieved 51% of the points on serve. As for the losing couple, they managed to break their rivals’ serve 4 times and their effectiveness data is 72%, 2 double faults and 38% of points obtained on serve.

in the tournament of Buenos Aires (WTA 125 Buenos Aires) 16 couples participate. Likewise, it takes place between November 15 and 20 on external clay.

A sport that endures over time

Tennis is undoubtedly a classic sport. Every year, four tournaments (the so-called ‘Grand Slams’) gather 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 comes to an end in the United States with the US Open.

The rest of the year, the players continue to play all over 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 in 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).

ATP

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 organizes several tournaments throughout the year: ATP Masters 1000 (if a player wins the tournament, he will take 1000 points to add to the ATP ranking), ATP 500 and ATP 250. Below these tournaments, in a lower step is the ATP Challenger Tour, where the future stars of world tennis compete. . In addition, he is also in charge of the Grand Slams.

The fight to be the best in history is still active 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 achieve the greatest number of Grand Slams. The three players are popularly referred to as ‘big three‘ in front of the new generations or ‘Next Gen’.

These promising tennis stars have entered the global tennis circuit with a bang, 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.

WTA

The WTA (Women’s Tennis Association) was founded 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 in the world of tennis.

Currently, there are many tennis players in the women’s category who are also fighting 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 definitive retirement from tennis and put an end to an impressive career with several Grand Slams behind him. Now is the chance for the other players to take over and become number 1.

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