the american elizabeth mandliknumber 240 on the WTA, won in one hour and twenty-six minutes for 6-3 and 6-3 to the american player Alison Riskenumber 33 in the WTA, in the round of 32 of the WTA 500 tournament in Saint Joseph. With this result, we will see the winner of the match in the next phase of the WTA 500 tournament in Saint Josephthe round of 16.
The statistics reflect that the American player managed to break her opponent’s serve 5 times, got 65% on the first serve, committed 2 double faults and won 62% of the points on serve. Regarding the American tennis player, she managed to break her rival’s serve twice and her effectiveness data is 76%, a double fault and 51% of points obtained on serve.
The tournament WTA San Jose It takes place on an outdoor hard court and during the course of it a total of 39 tennis players face each other. The final phase is made up of 28 players between those classified directly, those who have managed to win in the previous rounds of the championship and those who are invited. In addition, its celebration takes place between July 30 and August 7 in Saint Joseph.
A sport that has come to stay
Tennis is undoubtedly a classic sport. Every year, four tournaments (the so-called ‘Grand Slams’) concentrate all the world’s attention: the season begins with the Australian Opencontinues with the clay track of Roland Garrosthen moved to London with the celebration of Wimbledon and ends in the United States with the US Open.
In the rest of the year, players also compete around the world completing seasons on the different surfaces: hard or fast track, clay either herb.
Tennis emerged in Europe at the end of the 18th century and since 1926 it is a professional sport after the creation of the first tour. It was especially popular with the wealthy classes in English-speaking countries, but today it is a global sport. It’s divided in two categories: the men’s (ATP) and the women’s (WTA) competition.
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 get 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 compete. In addition, the association also handles 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 improve all the records and accumulate the greatest number of Grand Slams. The three players are often referred to as ‘Big Three‘ versus the new generations or ‘Next Gen’.
These new future tennis stars have entered the global tennis circuit with a bang, as in the case of the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipasfrom Italian Matteo 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 a benchmark and icon in the world of tennis.
Currently, there are many female tennis players who are struggling to stay at the top of the world tennis elite and surpass Stefanie Graff or Serena Williams. Players like the Polish Iga Świątek (champion of Roland Garros in 2021), the Greek Maria Sakkar either 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 left behind an impressive career with several Grand Slams behind him. Now is the time for the other players to take over and become number 1.
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