The Georgian Player Oksana Kalashnikovanumber 71 of the WTA and the Ukrainian Martha Kostyuknumber 45 of the WTA fulfilled the forecasts by winning the quarterfinals of the WTA 125 tournament in Limoges by 6-3, 6(3)-7(7) and 10-4 in one hour and thirty-six minutes to the French Elixane Lechemia Y Marine Partaud, WTA number 133 and WTA number 307 respectively. After this result, we will continue to see the winners of this match in the semifinals of the WTA 125 tournament in Limoges.
During the game, Kalashnikova and Kostyuk managed to break their opponents’ serve 3 times, while the defeated couple did so 2 times.
In the semifinals, Kalashnikova and Kostyuk will face the winners of the match between Alona Fomina Y Julia Wachaczyk against Anastasia Detiuc Y Anna Blinkova.
in the tournament of Limoges (WTA 125K Limoges) 8 couples face each other. Likewise, it is held between December 11 and 17 on a covered hard track.
Tennis, a sport for everyone
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 Garrostravels to London with the celebration of Wimbledon and finally closes in the United States 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 herb.
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 wealthy classes in 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).
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 is the ATP Challenger Tour, where the future stars of world tennis fight. In addition, he is also in charge of 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 records and add 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 promising 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 period and is a benchmark and icon for the world of tennis.
Currently, there are many tennis players in the women’s category who compete 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 tennis and ended an impressive career with several Grand Slams behind him. Now it is the turn of the other players to take over and become number 1.
Note source: Narrative