The International Tennis Federation (ITF) is the governing body of world tennis. (Infobae)
Melissa ErcanTurkey fulfilled the forecasts by winning the final of the tournament of Monastir by 6-3 y 6-3 to the Italian tennis player Beatrice Pond. With this result, the player becomes the new champion of the tournament of Monastir.
The statistics show that Ercan managed to break his opponent’s serve 4 times, had 57% effectiveness on the first serve, committed 2 double faults and managed to win 73% of the points on serve. As for the Italian tennis player, she managed to break her opponent’s serve on one occasion, she obtained 55% effectiveness, made 6 double faults and managed to win 51% of the points on serve.
in the tournament of Monastir (ITF Tunisia 25A) a total of 71 players participated. Likewise, it is held between June 18 and 25 on a hard court outdoors.
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.
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 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 take 1000 points to add to the ATP ranking), ATP 500 and ATP 250. Below these tournaments, in a lower step is 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 does not stop in the male category. The Spanish Rafael Nadalhe Serbian Novak Djokovic and the swiss Roger Federer they compete to improve all records and achieve the greatest number of Grand Slams. The three players are popularly known 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 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 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 and become number 1.