Caroline GarciaFrench, number 45 in the WTA and number 5 seed, gave the bell by winning in two hours and twenty minutes by 6-1, 1-6 y 6-4 a Every SwiatekPolish tennis player, number 1 in the WTA and seeded number 1, in the quarterfinals of the WTA 250 tournament in warsaw. After this result, we will see the winner of the match in the next phase of the WTA 250 tournament in warsawthe semifinals.
Swiatek managed to break his opponent’s serve 4 times, while Garcia, for his part, also managed to break his opponent’s serve 4 times. In addition, the French player achieved 76% in the first service, 6 double faults and 56% of the points were made on serve, while the data of her rival is 82% effective, 2 double faults and 52% of points obtained on serve.
in the tournament of warsaw (Warsaw) face 47 players. The final phase is made up of 32 players among those classified directly, those who manage to overcome the previous qualifying phase and those who are invited. It also takes place between July 23 and 31 on clay in the open air.
Tennis, a sport much loved by the public
Tennis is considered a classic sport. Every year, four tournaments (the so-called ‘Grand Slams’) gather the world’s attention: the season begins with the Open the Australiacontinue 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 compete around the world completing seasons on the various surfaces: hard or fast track, clay o herb.
Tennis emerged in Europa at the end of the 18th century and since 1926 it is a professional sport date the tour opened. It was especially popular with the upper classes in English-speaking countries, but today it is a global sport. It’s divided in of the categories: the men’s (ATP) and the women’s (WTA) competition.
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, on a lower step would be the ATP Challenger Tour, where the future stars of world tennis fight. In addition, the association also handles the Grand Slams.
The fight to be the best in history is still active in the men’s category. The Spanish Rafael Nadalthe Serbia Novak Djokovic and the swiss Roger Federer compete to break all records and add the largest number of Grand Slams. The three players are popularly known as ‘Big Three‘ versus the new generations or ‘Next Gen’.
These new future tennis stars have entered the world tennis circuit with a bang, as in the case of the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipasof the 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 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 a benchmark and icon for the world of tennis.
Currently, there are many female tennis players who are struggling to stay at the top of the world tennis elite and surpass Stefanie Graff or Serena Williams. Players like the Polish Iga Świątek (champion of Roland Garros in 2021), the Greek Maria Sakkari o 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 left behind an impressive career with several Grand Slams behind him. Now is the time for the other players to take over from him and become number 1.
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