Tennis player Claire Liu, qualified for the round of 16 of the Monastir WTA 250 tournament

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Claire LiuAmerican, number 73 in the WTA, won through 6-3 and 6-2 in one hour and twenty-eight minutes Croatian Anna KonjuhWTA number 157, entered the round of 32 of the WTA 250 tournament Monastir. With this result we will see the winner of the match in the next stage of the WTA 250 tournament Monastirthe round of 16.

The Croatian tennis player managed to break her opponent’s serve once, while Liu did it four times.

In the round of 16, Liu meets the Czechs Katerina SiniakovaNumber 53 and seeded number 7, next Wednesday from 11:00 Spanish time.

the tournament of Monastir (WTA Monastir) takes place from October 1st to 9th on an outdoor hard court. A total of 47 tennis players take part in this competition and a total of 29 reach the final stage among the direct ranked, the winners of the pre-championship stages and the invited.

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 ends in the United States with the US Open.

Throughout the rest of the year, players continue to compete around the world, finishing seasons on the different surfaces: hard or fast track, clay either herb.

Tennis was born Europe Late 18th century and since 1926 it is a professional sports after creating the first tour. 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 celebrates several tournaments throughout the year: ATP Masters 1000 (where the tournament winner gets 1,000 points to add them to the ATP rankings), ATP 500 and ATP 250. Below these tournaments, at a lower level, is the ATP Challenger Tour, which pits the future stars of world tennis against each other line up In addition, ATP tennis is also responsible for the Grand Slam.

The struggle to be the best in history is still latent in the male category. The Spanish Rafael Nadalthe Serbian Novak Djokovic and the swiss Roger Federer compete to break all records and add most grand slams. The three players are commonly referred to as “Big Three‘ towards the new generations or ‘next gen’.

As in the case of the Greek, these future tennis stars have entered the tennis world with a bang 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 female tennis players in the women’s category who are also 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 of Indian Wells) are fighting to stay in the famous top 10 of the WTA rankings.

In 2022, the Australian tennis player will Asleigh Barty announced his permanent retirement from the world of tennis, leaving an impressive career with several Grand Slams. Now the other players have a chance to take over and become number 1.

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