The International Tennis Federation (ITF) is the governing body of world tennis. (Infobae)
Yafan WangChina, number 355 in the WTA and seed number 3, fulfilled the forecasts by winning by 6-1 y 6- danish Johanne Christine Svendsennumber 435 of the WTA and seed number 7, in the final of the tournament of Tokio. After this result, the Chinese player is the new champion of the tournament of Tokio.
In addition, the Chinese tennis player achieved a 68% effectiveness in the first serve, committed 2 double faults and took 74% of the points on serve, while her rival had a 47% first serve and 5 double faults, achieving win 33% of the points on serve.
the tournament of Tokio (ITF Japan 11A) takes place between May 28 and June 4 on outdoor hard courts. A total of 56 players participate in this competition.
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 Garrostravels to London with the celebration of Wimbledon and finally concludes in the United States with the US Open.
In the rest of the year, the players continue to play all over 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 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 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 association also takes care of the Grand Slams.
The fight to be the best in history is still latent in the men’s category. The Spanish Rafael Nadalhe Serbian Novak Djokovic and the swiss Roger Federer they compete to break all the 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 potential future 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 period and is a benchmark and icon in the world of tennis.
Currently, there are many tennis players in the women’s category who compete 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 definitive retirement from the world of tennis and put an end to an impressive career with several Grand Slams behind him. Now is the time for the other players to take over and become number 1.