The WTA was created in 1973 by the American tennis player Billie Jean King. (Infobae)
Nuria Parrizas DiazSpanish, number 77 of the WTA, won in two hours and nine minutes by 2-6, 6-2 y 6-1 a Mayar SheriffEgyptian tennis player, number 52 in the WTA, in the round of 32 of the WTA 250 tournament in Hobart. With this result, Parrizas Diaz manages to qualify for the round of 16 of the WTA 250 tournament in Hobart.
The data from the match show that the Spanish tennis player managed to break her rival’s serve 4 times, obtained 73% of the first serve, committed a double fault, managing to win 64% of the points on the serve. As for the Egyptian, she managed to break her opponent’s serve twice, obtained 72% effectiveness, committed 2 double faults and managed to win 54% of the points on serve.
During the round of 16, Parrizas Diaz will face the Kazakh player Yulia Putintsevanumber 51 and seed number 8, tomorrow Wednesday from 1:00 Spanish time.
in the tournament of Hobart (WTA Hobart) a total of 49 tennis players participated. In total, a total of 32 players reach the final phase among those who qualify directly, the winners of the rounds prior to the final of the tournament and those who are invited. Likewise, it is held between January 7 and 14 on a hard court outdoors.
Tennis, a sport for everyone
Tennis is considered a classic sport. Every year, four tournaments (the so-called ‘Grand Slams’) gather all the world’s attention: the season begins with the Open the Australiacontinue 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.
The rest of the year, players continue to compete around the world completing seasons on different surfaces: hard or fast track, clay o grass.
Tennis originated in Europa at the end of the 18th century and since 1926 it is a professional sport, the date the tour was created. It was especially popular among the wealthy classes in English-speaking countries, but today it is a global sport. It’s divided in of the categories: the men’s competition (ATP) and the women’s (WTA).
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 holds 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 Slams.
The fight to be the best in history is still active in the men’s category. The Spanish Rafael Nadalthe Serbian Novak Djokovic and the swiss Roger Federer they compete to break all the records and gather the greatest number of Grand Slams. The three players are commonly referred to as ‘Big Three‘ in front of the new generations or ‘Next Gen’.
These promising tennis stars have entered stomping on the world tennis circuit, as in the case of the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipasof the Italian Matthew 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 for the world of tennis.
Today, there are many women’s tennis players who are also fighting to stay at the top of the world tennis elite and surpass Stefanie Graff or Serena Williams. Players like the Polish Iga Swiatek (Roland Garros champion 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 tennis and left behind an impressive career with several Grand Slams behind him. Now it is the turn of the other players to take over and become number 1.
Note Source: Narrative
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