Barbara Dessolis advances to the next phase of the Santa Margherita Di Pula tournament

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

the italian Barbara Dessolis met the predictions by winning in the qualifying round of the tournament of Santa Margherita Di Pula by 6-4 and 6-2 a Cecilie WicheDanish tennis player With this victory, the player manages to add new points to her ranking to get to participate in the tournament of Santa Margherita Di Pula.

in the tournament of Santa Margherita Di Pula (ITF Italy 26A) a qualification phase is previously carried out where the tennis players with the lowest ranking face each other to obtain the maximum possible score to enter the official tournament with the rest of the contenders. In it specifically, 31 tennis players face each other. In addition, it takes place between September 19 and 25 on clay in the open air.

A popular sport worldwide

Tennis is considered a classic sport. Every year, four tournaments (the so-called ‘Grand Slams’) gather the world’s attention: the season begins with the Australian Opencontinue with the clay track of Roland Garrostravels to London with the celebration of Wimbledon and ends in the USA 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 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 among the wealthy 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 take 1000 points to add to the ATP ranking), ATP 500 and ATP 250. Below these tournaments, on a lower step would be the ATP Challenger Tour, where the future stars of world tennis fight. In addition, the ATP tennis is also in charge of the Grand Slam.

The fight to be the best in history is still active in the men’s category. The Spanish Rafael Nadalthe Serbian 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 popularly known 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 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 an icon in 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 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 final retirement from tennis and put an end to an impressive career with several Grand Slams behind him. Now is the chance for the other players to take over and become number 1.

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