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Ana Giraldi Requena remains at the gates of the round of 16 of the Antalya tournament

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) is the governing body of world tennis.  (Infobae)
The International Tennis Federation (ITF) is the governing body of world tennis. (Infobae)

The Spanish tennis player Ana Giraldi Requena lost in the round of 32 of the tournament of antalya for 7-5 and 6-3 in one hour and thirty-eight minutes against the Italian player Sofia Rochetti and seed number 7. After this result, we will see the winner of the match in the next phase of the tournament of antalyathe round of 16.

During the game, Rocchetti managed to break his opponent’s serve 8 times, had 59% effectiveness on the first serve, committed 3 double faults and scored 47% of the points on serve. As for the Spanish tennis player, she managed to break her rival’s serve 6 times, her effectiveness was 66%, she committed 5 double faults and achieved 38% of the points on serve.

The next duel corresponds to the round of 16 of the championship and in it the Italian player and the winner of the match between the Romanian Sabina Dadaciu and the Turkish player Ada Kumru.

the tournament of antalya (ITF Turkey 01A) takes place from January 8 to 15 on external clay. During this competition a total of 66 players are presented.

Tennis, a sport for everyone

Tennis is undoubtedly a classic sport. Every year, four tournaments (the so-called ‘Grand Slams’) attract all the world’s attention: the season begins with the australian opencontinue with the clay track of Roland Garrosthen moves to London with the celebration of Wimbledon and comes to an end in the USA 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 either grass.

tennis was born in Europe 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 upper classes of English-speaking countries, but today it is a global sport. It’s divided in two categories: the men’s competition (ATP) and the women’s (WTA).

ATP

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 (if a player wins the tournament, he will get 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 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 referred to as ‘big three‘ in front of the new generations or ‘Next Gen’.

These future tennis stars have entered stomping on the world tennis circuit, 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.

WTA

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 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 Świątek (Roland Garros champion in 2021), the Greek Maria Sakkari 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 final retirement from the world of tennis and ended 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.

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