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Townsend and Stefani become Adelaide WTA 500 tournament champions

The WTA was created in 1973 by the American tennis player Billie Jean King.  (Infobae)
The WTA was created in 1973 by the American tennis player Billie Jean King. (Infobae)

the american player taylor townsendnumber 24 of the WTA and the Brazilian tennis player Louise Stefaninumber 47 of the WTA won the final of the WTA 500 tournament in adelaide for 7-5 and 7(7)-6(3) in one hour and forty-nine minutes Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova already the kazakh Elena Rybakina, numbers 83 and 442 of the WTA. With this result, the players are the new champions of the WTA 500 tournament in adelaide.

The data collected about the match shows that Townsend and Stefani, the winners, managed to break their opponents’ serve 5 times, while the losing couple did so 4 times. Likewise, Townsend and Stefani achieved a 72% effectiveness in the first service and took 62% of the points on serve, while the effectiveness of their opponents was 59% and they achieved 53% of the points on serve. . Finally, regarding the penalties, the classified players committed 3 double faults and the eliminated players committed 2.

The tournament WTA adelaide 2 It is held on a hard court outdoors and a total of 16 couples face each other. In addition, it takes place from January 9 to 13 in adelaide.

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 opento continue with the clay track of Roland Garrosthen travels to London with the celebration of Wimbledon and finally closes in the United States with the US Open.

During 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 grass.

tennis was born in Europe at the end of the 18th century and since 1926 it is a professional sport date the tour started. 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 (where the winner of the tournament will take 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, the association also takes care of 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 break all records and add the greatest number of Grand Slams. The three players are commonly called as ‘big three‘ in front of the new generations or ‘Next Gen’.

These future tennis stars have entered stomping on the global tennis circuit, 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 period and is a benchmark and icon for the world of tennis.

Today, there are many women’s tennis players 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 top 10 of the WTA ranking.

In the year 2022, the Australian player Asleigh Barty announced his definitive retirement from tennis and put an end to an impressive career with several Grand Slams behind him. Now it is the turn of the other players to take over from him and become number 1.

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