Sara PantelicBelgian fulfilled the forecasts by winning in the previous qualifying round of the tournament of Petange in one hour and fifty-four minutes per 6-1 and 7(7)-6(5) to the german player Liva Yildiz. With this result, the winner manages to add new points to her ranking to participate in the tournament of Petange.
The data collected about the match show that the Belgian tennis player managed to break her opponent’s serve 8 times, achieved 51% effectiveness on the first serve, committed 10 double faults and took 48% of the points on serve. As for Yildiz, she managed to break her opponent’s serve 5 times and her effectiveness data is 60%, 13 double faults and 40% of points obtained on serve.
the tournament of Petange (ITF Luxembourg 02A) includes a preliminary phase where the players with the lowest ranking face each other to obtain the highest possible score to enter the official championship with the rest of the applicants. A total of 36 players participate in this particular stage. Likewise, it is held between November 20 and 27 on indoor hard courts.
Tennis, a great sport
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 Garrosthen travels to London with the celebration of Wimbledon and finally ends up in the USA with the US Open.
In the rest of the year, the players continue to compete around the world, completing seasons on different surfaces: hard or fast track, clay either herb.
Tennis originated 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 organizes several tournaments throughout the year: ATP Masters 1000 (where the winner of the tournament will take 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 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 records and accumulate the greatest number of Grand Slams. The three players are popularly called as ‘big three‘ in front of the new generations or ‘Next Gen’.
These new future tennis stars have entered stomping on the global 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 period and is a benchmark and icon for the world of tennis.
Currently, there are many tennis players in the women’s category who are 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 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 is the opportunity for the other players to take over and become number 1.
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