Alexandra PanovaWTA number 58 and Georgian tennis player Natela DzalamidzeWTA number 60 won by 7(8)-6(6) and 7-5 in one hour and forty-six minutes to the czech Renata Voracova and the French Jessica PonchetWTA numbers 94 and 104 in the quarterfinals of the WTA 125 tournament in Angers. After this result, the couple will be in the semifinals of the WTA 125 tournament in Angers.
The defeated couple managed to break serve once, while the winners, for their part, did so twice.
The next match that will take place tomorrow Saturday from 2:15 p.m. Spanish time corresponds to the semifinals of the championship and in it Panova and Dzalamidze will face the Czechs Marketa Vondrousova Y Miriam Kolodziejova which will take place tomorrow Saturday from 2:15 p.m. Spanish time.
This tournament takes place in Angers from December 5 to 11 on hard court outdoors. A total of 8 couples participate in this competition.
A sport that endures over time
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 opencontinue with the clay track of Roland Garrostravels to London with the celebration of Wimbledon and finally concludes in the United States with the US Open.
In the rest of the year, players also compete around 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 wealthy classes in English-speaking countries, but is currently 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 holds 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 compete. In addition, he is also in charge 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 popularly 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 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 chance for the other players to take over and become number 1.
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