Robin MontgomeryAmerican, number 247 in the WTA and seeded number 5, fulfilled the predictions by winning by 7(8)-6(6) y 7-5 to the Polish tennis player Urszula Radwanskanumber 420 of the WTA, in the final of the tournament of Calgary. After this result, Montgomery becomes the new champion of the tournament of Calgary.
The statistics of the match indicate that the American managed to break her opponent’s serve twice, had a 54% effectiveness in the first service, committed 10 double faults and managed to win 64% of the points on serve. As for the Polish player, she managed to break serve once, achieved 66% effectiveness, made 5 double faults and won 59% of service points.
the tournament of Calgary (ITF Canada 05A) takes place between November 6 and 13 on an indoor hard court. A total of 41 tennis players are presented in the championship.
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 Open the Australiacontinues with the clay track of Roland Garrosthen moves on to London with the celebration of Wimbledon and finally closes in the United States with the US Open.
The rest of the year, players continue to play around the world completing seasons on the different surfaces: hard or fast track, clay o herb.
Tennis was born in Europa at the end of the 18th century and since 1926 it is a professional sport, date on which the tour was created. It was especially popular with the upper classes in English-speaking countries, but today it is a global sport. It’s divided in of the 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 celebrates several tournaments throughout the year: ATP Masters 1000 (if a player wins the tournament, he 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 does not stop in the men’s category. The Spanish Rafael Nadalthe Serbia Novak Djokovic and the swiss Roger Federer they compete to break 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 promising tennis stars have entered the world tennis circuit with a bang, as in the case of the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipasof the 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 founded 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 are also 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 Sakkari o 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 final retirement from the world of tennis and ended 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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