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Tennis player Alycia Parks wins in the qualifying round of the WTA 500 tournament in Ostrava

Alice ParksAmerican, WTA number 152, won by 6-4 and 7-6 in two hours and eleven minutes Anna-Lena FriedsamGerman tennis player, number 148 in the WTA, in the qualifying round of the WTA 500 tournament in Ostrava. After this result, the winner will be in the next phase of the WTA 500 tournament in Ostrava.

the tournament of Ostrava (WTA Ostrava) previously has a qualification phase where the tennis players with the lowest ranking face each other to obtain their place in the official tournament against the rest of the applicants. To do this, they must collect as many points as possible. Specifically, at this stage of the competition a total of 46 tennis players face each other. Its last phase is made up of 22 finalists among those who qualify directly, those who pass the previous qualifying phase and the invited players. Likewise, it is held between October 1 and 9 on an outdoor hard court.

Tennis, a sport much loved by the public

Tennis is undoubtedly a classic sport. Every year, four tournaments (the so-called ‘Grand Slams’) concentrate all the world’s attention: the season begins with the Australian Opento continue with the clay track of Roland Garrosthen moves on to London with the celebration of Wimbledon and finally closes in the USA with the US Open.

The rest of the year, players continue to compete around the world completing seasons on the various surfaces: hard or fast track, clay either herb.

Tennis was born in Europe at the end of the 18th century and since 1926 it is a professional sport date the tour opened. It was especially popular with the upper classes in English-speaking countries, but today it is a global sport. It’s divided in two categories: the men’s (ATP) and the women’s (WTA) competition.

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 celebrates 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 we would have the ATP Challenger Tour, where the future stars of world tennis compete. In addition, the association also handles 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 beat all the records and achieve the greatest number of Grand Slams. The three players are often referred to as ‘Big Three‘ versus the new generations or ‘Next Gen’.

These new 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 created in 1973 by the famous former tennis player billie jean king. The Californian won 39 Grand Slam titles during her active career and is a benchmark and icon in the world of tennis.

Currently, there are many tennis players in the women’s category who are struggling to stay at the top of the world tennis elite and surpass Stefanie Graff or Serena Williams. Players like the Polish Iga Świątek (champion of Roland Garros in 2021), the Greek Maria Sakkar 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 left behind 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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