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Vivian Yang wins the qualifying round of the Traralgon tournament

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) is the governing body of world tennis.  (Infobae)
The International Tennis Federation (ITF) is the governing body of world tennis. (Infobae)

The New Zealand player Vivian Yang beat by 6-1 and 6-3 in one hour and seventeen minutes to the Japanese tennis player Sayaki McCulloch in the previous qualifying round of the tournament traralgon. With this result, the winner manages to add new points to her ranking to access the tournament of traralgon.

During the game, the New Zealand tennis player managed to break her opponent’s serve 6 times, had 58% effectiveness on the first serve, committed 4 double faults and scored 58% of the points on serve. As for the Japanese player, she managed to break her rival’s serve twice and her effectiveness data is 59%, 4 double faults and 43% of points obtained on serve.

the tournament of traralgon (ITF Australia 18A) includes a preliminary phase in which the players with the lowest ranking face each other to get the highest possible points to enter the official tournament with the rest of the contenders. Specifically, in this phase of the competition, 68 players face each other. In addition, it takes place from November 20 to 27 on an outdoor hard court.

A sport that has come to stay

Tennis is undoubtedly a classic sport. Every year, four tournaments (the so-called ‘Grand Slams’) attract all the world’s attention: the season begins with the australian opento continue with the clay track of Roland Garrostravels to London with the celebration of Wimbledon and comes to an end in the USA with the US Open.

During the rest of the year, the players continue to 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 date the tour started. It was especially popular among the wealthy classes in English-speaking countries, but is now 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 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 we would have the ATP Challenger Tour, where the future stars of world tennis face each other. In addition, the ATP tennis 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 the records and accumulate the greatest number of Grand Slams. The three players are popularly called as ‘big three‘ in front of the new generations or ‘Next Gen’.

These potential 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 founded 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 in the world of tennis.

Currently, there are many tennis players in the women’s category who are 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 the world of tennis and put an end to 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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