the romanian player Alexandra Iordache gave the bell by winning in the semifinals of the tournament of Cairo by 5-7, 6-1 y 6-2 a Sending WizardsJapanese tennis player and seed number 1. With this result, we will see the winner of the match in the final of the tournament of Cairo.
Aikawa managed to break his opponent’s serve 4 times, while Iordache managed it 7 times. In addition, the Romanian player had a 71% effectiveness in the first service, committed 2 double faults and achieved 58% of the points on serve, while her opponent’s data is 69% effectiveness, 2 double faults and 47% of points obtained on serve.
During the final the Romanian player will play against Elena Pridankina.
the tournament of Cairo (ITF Egypt 37A) takes place from August 7 to 14 on clay in the open air. A total of 39 tennis players participate in the championship.
A popular sport worldwide
Tennis is considered a classic sport. Every year, four tournaments (the so-called ‘Grand Slams’) concentrate all the world’s attention: the season begins with the Open the Australiato continue with the clay track of Roland Garrosthen moves on to London with the celebration of Wimbledon and ends in the United States with the US Open.
In the rest of the year, players also compete around the world completing seasons on the different 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 after the creation of the first tour. It was especially popular with the upper classes in English-speaking countries, but is now 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 latent in the men’s category. The Spanish Rafael Nadalthe Serbia Novak Djokovic and the swiss Roger Federer they compete to break all the records and collect the largest number of Grand Slams. The three players are often referred to as ‘Big Three‘ versus 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 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 a benchmark and icon for the world of tennis.
Currently, there are many tennis players in the women’s category who compete 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 definitive retirement from tennis and ended an impressive career with several Grand Slams behind him. Now it is the turn of the other players to take over from him and become number 1.
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