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

Nigina Abduraimova will play in the quarterfinals after defeating Daria Kudashova Daria Kudashova

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

Nigina AbduraimovaUzbek, number 176 in the WTA and number 2 seed, fulfilled the forecasts by winning by 6-2 and 6-1 a Daria Kudashova Daria Kudashovanumber 409 of the WTA, in the round of 16 of the tournament pune. After this result, the winner will be in the quarterfinals of the tournament of pune.

The statistics of the match indicate that the Uzbek player managed to break her opponent’s serve 5 times, achieved 76% on the first serve, committed a double fault and took 85% of the points on serve. As for her, she had a 62% first serve, committed 3 double faults and managed to win 49% of the service points.

During the quarterfinals, Abduraimova will play against the winner of the match between the Japanese tennis player eri shimizu and the kazakh player Zhibek Kulambayeva.

This tournament takes place in pune between January 22 and 29 on an outdoor hard track. During this competition a total of 56 tennis players are presented.

A sport that has come to stay

Tennis is considered a classic sport. Every year, four tournaments (the so-called ‘Grand Slams’) gather all the world’s attention: the season begins with the australian opencontinue with the clay track of Roland Garrosthen moves to London with the celebration of Wimbledon and finally ends up in the USA with the US Open.

In 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 after the creation of the first tour. It was especially popular among the upper classes of English-speaking countries, but is currently a global sport. It’s divided in two categories: the men’s competition (ATP) and the women’s (WTA).


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, in a lower step is the ATP Challenger Tour, where the future stars of world tennis fight. In addition, he is also in charge of 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 break all records and achieve the greatest number of Grand Slams. The three players are commonly referred to as ‘big three‘ in front of the new generations or ‘Next Gen’.

These potential 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.


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.

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 (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 final retirement from the world of tennis and ended 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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