Cagla BuyukakcayTurkish, number 298 in the WTA and seeded number 2, won by 3-6, 6-3 y 6-3 a Dominika SalkovaCzech tennis player, number 339 in the WTA and seeded number 5, in the quarterfinals of the tournament of Working. With this result, we will closely follow the player’s trajectory in the semifinals of the tournament.
The statistics of the match indicate that the Turkish player managed to break her opponent’s serve 7 times, achieved 68% on the first serve, committed 2 double faults and won 54% of the points on serve. Regarding Salkova, she managed to break her rival’s serve 5 times and her effectiveness data is 45%, 6 double faults and 50% of points obtained on serve.
The Turkish tennis player will play in the semifinals of the tournament against the winner of the match in which the Slovak player will face each other Bianca Behulova and the slovenian Veronika Erjavec.
the tournament of Working (ITF Poland 02A) is held between August 7 and 14 on clay in the open air. A total of 67 tennis players participate in this competition.
A sport that lasts over time
Tennis is considered a classic sport. Every year, four tournaments (the so-called ‘Grand Slams’) gather all the world’s attention: the season starts with the Open the Australiato continue with the clay track of Roland Garrosthen moved to London with the celebration of Wimbledon and comes to an end in the United States with the US Open.
In the rest of the year, players continue to compete around the world completing seasons on the different surfaces: hard or fast track, clay o herb.
Tennis was born in Europa 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 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 celebrates 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 would be the ATP Challenger Tour, where the future stars of world tennis fight. In addition, the ATP tennis is also in charge of the Grand Slam.
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 accumulate the largest number of Grand Slams. The three players are frequently referred to as ‘Big Three‘ versus the new generations or ‘Next Gen’.
These 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 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 in the world of tennis.
Currently, there are many women’s tennis players who compete to stay on 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 famous top 10 of the WTA ranking.
In the year 2022, the Australian tennis player Asleigh Barty announced his definitive retirement from the world of tennis and left behind an impressive career with several Grand Slams behind him. Now is the chance for the other players to take over from him and become number 1.
Note Source: Narrative