Anett KontaveitEstonia, number 4 in the WTA and seeded number 1, fulfilled the predictions by winning in the semifinals of the WTA 250 tournament in Tallinn by 6-4 and 6-4 in one hour and twenty-four minutes to the Estonian tennis player kaia kanepi, number 32 of the WTA. After this result, we will see the winner of the match in the final of the WTA 250 tournament in Tallinn.
Kanepi managed to break his opponent once, while Kontaveit, meanwhile, managed to do it 3 times. Also, in the first service Kontaveit had 75% effectiveness, committed a double fault and achieved 66% of the points on serve, while his rival’s data is 65% effectiveness, 4 double faults and 59% of points obtained on serve.
Kontaveit will play in the final against the Czech tennis player Barbora Krejcikovanumber 27 and seeded number 7, tomorrow Sunday from 1:00 p.m. Spanish time.
in the tournament of Tallinn (WTA Tallinn) 49 players participate. Its last phase is made up of 32 finalists among those classified directly, those who have managed to win in the previous rounds of the championship and those invited. In addition, it takes place between September 24 and October 2 on an indoor hard court.
A centenary sport
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 Opencontinues with the clay track of Roland Garrosthen travels to London with the celebration of Wimbledon and finally ends up in the United States with the US Open.
The rest of the year, players also compete around the world completing seasons on the various surfaces: hard or fast track, clay either herb.
Tennis emerged 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.
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, on a lower step is the ATP Challenger Tour, where the future stars of world tennis fight . In addition, he also handles the Grand Slams.
The fight to be the best in history does not stop in the men’s category. The Spanish Rafael Nadalthe Serbian Novak Djokovic and the swiss Roger Federer they compete to break all records and collect the largest number of Grand Slams. The three players are popularly referred to as ‘Big Three‘ versus the new generations or ‘Next Gen’.
These possible future 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 career 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 (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 from him and become number 1.
Note Source: Narrative