Anna Blinkova advances to the next stage of the WTA 500 tournament in Ostrava

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Anna Blinkova,, WTA number 139, won the qualifying round of the WTA 500 tournament in Ostrava in an hour and twenty-five minutes 6- and 6-4 to the German tennis player Tamara Korpatsch, number 100 of the WTA. With this win, Blinkova adds new points to her ranking to enter the WTA 500 tournament Ostrava.

in the tournament of Ostrava (WTA Ostrava) there is a qualification phase beforehand, in which the tennis players with the lowest rankings compete against each other to achieve their place in the official tournament against the remaining applicants. To do this, they must collect as many points as possible. Specifically, 46 tennis players take part in this part of the competition, and the final stage consists of a total of 22 direct qualifiers, graduates of the qualifying stage and invitations. It will also take place on an outdoor hard court from October 1st to 9th.

Popular sport worldwide

Tennis is undoubtedly a classic sport. Four tournaments (the so-called “Grand Slams”) draw all the attention each year: The season begins with the Australian Opencontinue with the soundtrack of Roland Garrosthen travels to London with the party Wimbledon and eventually ends up in the United States with the US Open.

For the remainder of the year, players around the world continue to play and finish seasons on the various surfaces: hard or fast track, clay either herb.

Tennis was born Europe Late 18th century and since 1926 it is a professional sports, Date the tour was created. It was particularly popular with the upper class in English-speaking countries, but today it’s a world sport. It’s divided two categories: the competition of men (ATP) and women (WTA).

ATP

That ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals) is the association of professional tennis players that brings together players from around the world in the men’s category.

The ATP Tour organizes several tournaments throughout the year: ATP Masters 1000 (where the winner of the tournament gets 1000 points to increase the ATP ranking), ATP 500 and ATP 250. Among these tournaments, at a lower level, is the ATP Challenger Tour, where the future stars of world tennis compete against each other. In addition, he also takes care of the Grand Slams.

The fight to be the best in history continues in the men’s category. The Spanish Rafael Nadalthe Serbian Novak Djokovic and the swiss Roger Federer They compete to improve all records and collect most Grand Slams. The three players are often referred to as “Big Three‘ towards the new generations or ‘next gen’.

These possible future tennis stars have entered the global tennis scene with a bang, as in the case of the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipasfrom Italian Matteo BerretiniThe German Alexander Zverev or the Russians Medvedev Y rublev.

Novak Djokovic currently holds the record for week in 1st place of the ATP rankings, closely followed by Roger Federer, legendary American player Pete Sampras, Iván Lendl and Jimmy Connors.

WTA

That 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 in her active career and is a benchmark and icon in the tennis world.

Currently there are many women tennis players struggling to stay at the top of the world tennis elite, surpassing Stefanie Graff or Serena Williams. Players like the Poles Iga Swiątek (Champion of Roland Garros 2021), the Greek Maria Sakkar either Paula Badosa (the first Spanish winner from Indian Wells) are battling to stay in the top 10 of the WTA Rankings.

In 2022, the Australian tennis player will Asleigh Barty announced his final retirement from tennis, ending an impressive multiple Grand Slam career. Now is the opportunity for the other players to take over and become number 1.

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