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Emiliana Arango takes place in the quarterfinals at the expense of Madison Sieg

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)

Emiliana ArangoColombian, number 394 of the WTA, fulfilled the forecasts by winning in the round of 16 of the tournament Naples for 6-4 and 6- in one hour and twenty-seven minutes to the American tennis player Madison Sieg, number 461 of the WTA. After this result, we will see the winner of the match in the next phase of the tournament Naplesthe quarterfinals.

During the match, Arango managed to break her opponent’s serve 5 times. As for Sieg, he managed to break serve once, got 62% effectiveness, made 2 double faults and managed to win 43% of the points on serve.

During the quarterfinals we will have the confrontation between the Colombian player and the winner of the match between the American tennis player Elvina Kalieva Y vera lapko.

The tournament ITF USA 02A It takes place on clay in the open air and a total of 56 tennis players face each other. In addition, it is celebrated from January 9 to 15 in Naples.

A sport that endures over time

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 australian opencontinue with the clay track of Roland Garrosthen moved to London with the celebration of Wimbledon and finally closes in the USA with the US Open.

The rest of the year, players compete around the world completing seasons on different surfaces: hard or fast track, clay either grass.

Tennis originated 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 take 1000 points to add to the ATP ranking), ATP 500 and ATP 250. Below these tournaments, in a lower step would be 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 the records and accumulate 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 world 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.

WTA

The WTA (Women’s Tennis Association) was founded 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 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 definitive retirement from 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.

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