The International Tennis Federation (ITF) is the governing body of world tennis. (Infobae)
Patcharin CheapchandejThai won by 7(8)-6(6) y 7-5 to the japanese player Chihiro Muramatsunumber 395 of the WTA, in the round of 16 of the tournament of Nonthaburi. With this result, Cheapchandej takes the position for the quarterfinals of the tournament of Nonthaburi.
The Japanese managed to break her rival’s serve 5 times, while the Thai tennis player, for her part, did so 6 times. In addition, the Thai tennis player achieved 61% effectiveness on the first serve, committed 3 double faults and took 53% of the points on serve, while her opponent’s data is 68% effectiveness, 3 doubles fouls and 49% of points obtained on serve.
The Thai player will meet in the quarterfinals of the tournament with the Thai Aunchisa Chanta.
The tournament ITF Thailand 02A It takes place on a hard court in the open air and during the course of it, a total of 55 tennis players face each other. It is also held from January 8 to 15 in Nonthaburi.
A sport that endures over time
Tennis is undoubtedly 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 Garrostravels to London with the celebration of Wimbledon and finally closes in the United States with the US Open.
In the rest of the year, players also compete around the world completing seasons on different surfaces: hard or fast track, clay o grass.
tennis was born 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 (where the winner of the tournament will take 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, the ATP tennis is also in charge of the Grand Slams.
The fight to be the best in history is still latent in the men’s category. The Spanish Rafael Nadalthe Serbian Novak Djokovic and the swiss Roger Federer they compete to break all records and achieve the greatest number of Grand Slams. The three players are commonly called as ‘Big Three‘ in front of 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 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.
Currently, there are many tennis players in the women’s category 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 famous top 10 of the WTA ranking.
In the year 2022, the Australian tennis player Asleigh Barty announced his definitive retirement from tennis and put an end to 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
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