The International Tennis Federation (ITF) is the governing body of world tennis.  (Infobae)
The International Tennis Federation (ITF) is the governing body of world tennis. (Infobae)

Zi Yi GaoChina won the qualifying round of the tournament of antalya by 6- and 6-1 to the Italian tennis player Antonia Aragosa. After this result, the winner adds new points to her ranking to get to participate in the tournament of antalya.

The statistics about the match show that the Chinese managed to break her opponent’s serve 6 times, achieved 75% effectiveness in the first serve, committed 3 double faults and took 66% of the points on serve. As for Aragosa, she managed to break her opponent’s serve on one occasion and her effectiveness data is 73%, a double fault and 24% of points obtained on serve.

the tournament of antalya (ITF Turkey 27A) includes a qualification phase where the tennis players with the lowest ranking face each other to obtain the highest possible score to enter the official tournament with the rest of the applicants. During this particular phase, 64 tennis players participate. In addition, it takes place from November 20 to 27 on external clay.

Tennis, a sport for everyone

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 Garrosthen travels to London with the celebration of Wimbledon and finally concludes in the United States with the US Open.

During 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 date the tour started. 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).

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 would be 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 improve all records and achieve 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 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.

WTA

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 in 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 the world of tennis and ended 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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