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Cagla Buyukakcay, champion of the Monastir 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 Turkish player Cagla Buyukakcaynumber 325 of the WTA, won the final of the tournament of Monastir in two hours and nineteen minutes per 7-5 and 6-2 a lea boskovicCroatian tennis player, number 257 in the WTA and number 2 seed. After this result, Buyukakcay becomes the new champion of the tournament Monastir.

The match data shows that Buyukakcay managed to break her opponent’s serve 6 times, achieved 77% on the first serve, committed 2 double faults and took 51% of the service points. As for the Croatian player, she also managed to break her rival’s serve 6 times, she obtained 62% effectiveness, made 4 double faults and managed to win 52% of the points on serve.

the tournament of Monastir (ITF Tunisia 50A) is held between December 4 and 11 on an outdoor hard court. In the championship there are a total of 66 players.

A sport that has come to stay

Tennis is considered a classic sport. Every year, four tournaments (the so-called ‘Grand Slams’) attract all the world’s attention: the season begins with the australian opento continue with the clay track of Roland Garrosthen moves to London with the celebration of Wimbledon and ends in the USA with the US Open.

During 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 herb.

Tennis originated 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 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 holds 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 we would have the ATP Challenger Tour, where the future stars of world tennis compete. In addition, the association also takes care 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 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 new 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.

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 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 left behind an impressive career with several Grand Slams behind him. Now is the opportunity for the other players to take over and become number 1.

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