Jennifer Luikham manages to qualify for the semifinals of the Monastir tournament

Jennifer LuikhamIndia won in the quarterfinals of the tournament of Monastir by 6-4 and 6-1 in one hour and sixteen minutes to the Italian player Maria Vittoria Viviani. With this result, India will be in the semifinals of the tournament Monastir.

Viviani managed to break her opponent’s serve 2 times, while Luikham did it 5 times. Likewise, in the first service, the Indian tennis player had 52% effectiveness, committed 4 double faults and achieved 62% of the points on serve, while her opponent had 61% first service and 5 double faults, managing to win the 39% of the points on serve.

The Indian tennis player will play in the semifinals of the tournament against the Chinese Xinxin Yao and seed number 1.

The celebration of the tournament Monastir (NOU!) takes place between July 31 and August 7 on an outdoor hard court. A total of 59 players are presented in this competition. Its last phase is made up of 18 finalists among those classified directly, those who manage to win the previous qualifying phase and those who are invited.

A sport that lasts over time

Tennis is considered a classic sport. Every year, four tournaments (the so-called ‘Grand Slams’) concentrate all the world’s attention: the season begins with the Australian Opento continue with the clay track of Roland Garrosthen moves on to London with the celebration of Wimbledon and comes to an end in the United States with the US Open.

In 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 emerged in Europe at the end of the 18th century and since 1926 it is a professional sport after the creation of the first tour. 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 organizes 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, 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 is still active in the men’s category. The Spanish Rafael Nadalthe Serbian Novak Djokovic and the swiss Roger Federer they compete to beat all the records and achieve the highest 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.

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 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 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 opportunity for the other players to take over and become number 1.

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