The International Tennis Federation (ITF) is the governing body of world tennis. (Infobae)
the australian Olivia Gadeckinumber 159 of the WTA and seed number 5, won in the quarterfinals of the tournament of Burnie in one hour and twenty-two minutes 6-2 y 6-2 to the australian player Priscilla Honnumber 174 in the WTA and seed number 3. After this result, we will closely follow the player’s trajectory in the semifinals of the championship.
During the match, the Australian tennis player managed to break her rival’s serve 4 times. As far as she is concerned, she had a 60% efficiency rate, committed 3 double faults and managed to win 52% of the service points.
During the semifinals Gadecki will play against the winner of the match in which they will face the Australian Jaimee Fourlis and the Australian tennis player Petra Hule.
This tournament takes place in Burnie from January 29 to February 5 on an outdoor hard track. A total of 42 players participate in the championship.
A sport that has come to stay
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 Australiato continue with the clay track of Roland Garrosthen travels to London with the celebration of Wimbledon and finally concludes in the USA with the US Open.
The rest of the year, players 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 date the tour started. It was especially popular among the upper classes of 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 organizes 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 would be the ATP Challenger Tour, where the future stars of world tennis compete. In addition, the ATP tennis is also in charge of the Grand Slams.
The fight to be the best in history continues in the men’s category. The Spanish Rafael Nadalthe Serbian Novak Djokovic and the swiss Roger Federer they compete to improve all records and accumulate the greatest number of Grand Slams. The three players are frequently referred to 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.
Today, there are many women’s tennis players 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 the world of tennis and ended an impressive career with several Grand Slams behind him. Now is the time for the other players to take over from him and become number 1.
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