the australian player Ajla Tomljanovicnumber 72 in the WTA, won by 6-2 y 6-3 in one hour and thirteen minutes to the Danish tennis player Clara Tausonnumber 49 in the WTA, in the qualifying round of the WTA 1000 tournament in Cincinnati. After this result, the winner manages to add new points to her ranking to enter the WTA 1000 tournament in Cincinnati.
in the tournament of Cincinnati (WTA Cincinnati) a preliminary qualification phase is carried out that the tennis players with the lowest ranking have to pass to participate in the official tournament. During this specific phase, a total of 80 tennis players participate and a total of 48 reach the final phase, among those who qualify directly, those who have managed to win in the previous rounds of the championship and those who are invited. Likewise, it takes place between August 13 and 21 on an outdoor hard court.
A centenary sport
Tennis is undoubtedly 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 Australiacontinue with the clay track of Roland Garrostravels to London with the celebration of Wimbledon and finally concludes in the USA with the US Open.
The rest of the year, players continue to compete around the world completing seasons on the various 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 date the tour opened. It was especially popular with the wealthy 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 get 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 fight. In addition, he also handles the Grand Slams.
The fight to be the best in history does not stop 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 often referred to as ‘Big Three‘ versus the new generations or ‘Next Gen’.
These possible 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 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 player Asleigh Barty announced his final retirement from the world of tennis and put an end to 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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