Kayla Day advances to the next phase of the WTA 500 tournament in San José


american tennis player Kayla Daynumber 231 in the WTA, met the predictions by winning by 6-2, 1-6 and 6-4 in two hours and eight minutes to the American player Grace MinWTA number 232, in the qualifying round of the WTA 500 tournament in Saint Joseph. After this result, the winner will be in the next round of the WTA 500 tournament in Saint Joseph.

in the tournament of Saint Joseph (WTA San Jose) there is a preliminary qualifying phase in which the tennis players with the lowest ranking have to get the highest possible points to obtain a place in the official tournament. Specifically, 40 tennis players participate and the final phase is made up of a total of 24 among those who qualify directly, those who have managed to win in the previous rounds of the tournament and those who are invited. In addition, it takes place between July 30 and August 7 on an outdoor hard court.

A centenary sport

Tennis is undoubtedly a classic sport. Every year, four tournaments (the so-called ‘Grand Slams’) gather all the world’s attention: the season starts with the Australian Opento continue with the clay track of Roland Garrosthen travels to London with the celebration of Wimbledon and finally closes in the USA with the US Open.

The rest of the year, players also compete around the world completing seasons on the various 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 with the upper classes in English-speaking countries, but is now 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 (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 would be 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 continues in the men’s category. The Spanish Rafael Nadalthe Serbian Novak Djokovic and the swiss Roger Federer they compete to improve all the records and accumulate the greatest number of Grand Slams. The three players are popularly known as ‘Big Three‘ versus the new generations or ‘Next Gen’.

These new future 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 a benchmark and icon for the world of tennis.

Currently, there are many women’s tennis players 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 ended 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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