The South Koreans Gaeun Lee y Heewon Kil won in the round of 16 of the tournament Yeongwol County by 6(4)-7(7), 6-2 y 12-10 to the South Korean players Eun SE Jang y It’s Hyun Kang. After this result, we will see the winners of the match in the next phase of the tournament Yeongwol Countythe quarterfinals.
The losing couple managed to break their opponents 5 times, while the winners managed to break their opponents 7 times. In addition, Lee and Kil achieved 75% first serve effectiveness, committed 4 double faults and won 55% of service points, while their rivals had 78% first serve and 2 double faults, achieving win 49% of the points on serve.
In the quarterfinals, Lee and Kil will face the winners of the match in which they will face Shinhee Kim y Yugyeong Oh contra Junri Namigata y Riko Sawayanagi.
in the tournament of Yeongwol County (ITF South Korea 05A) 16 couples participate. Likewise, it takes place between August 30 and September 3 on an outdoor hard court.
A sport that lasts over time
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 Garrosthen moves on to London with the celebration of Wimbledon and finally ends up in the USA with the US Open.
During the rest of the year, players 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 date the tour opened. 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 organizes 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 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 continues in the men’s category. The Spanish Rafael Nadalthe Serbia Novak Djokovic and the swiss Roger Federer they compete to improve all the records and add the greatest number of Grand Slams. The three players are commonly referred to as ‘Big Three‘ versus the new generations or ‘Next Gen’.
These promising 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 a benchmark and icon for the world of tennis.
Currently, there are many tennis players in the women’s category who are also 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 definitive retirement from tennis and left behind an impressive career with several Grand Slams behind him. Now is the opportunity for the other players to take over from him and become number 1.
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