Daria Lodikova and seed number 4, won in the round of 16 of the tournament of Antalya in two hours and thirty-eight minutes per 3-6, 6-4 y 6-1 a Anca Alexia Todoni, Romanian tennis player. With this result, we will be able to continue seeing the winner of the match in the next phase of the tournament Antalyathe quarterfinals.
The Romanian managed to break her opponent’s serve 3 times, while Lodikova did so 5 times. Likewise, Lodikova had a 68% effectiveness in the first service, a double fault and managed to win 60% of the points on serve, while her rival obtained a 54% effectiveness, made 5 double faults and managed to win 54%. of the points to serve.
During the quarterfinals Lodikova will face off against Anna Ureke and seed number 5, tomorrow Friday from 8:00 Spanish time.
in the tournament of Antalya (ITF Turkey 29A) face a total of 87 players. In addition, it is held from December 4 to 11 on clay in the open air.
Tennis, a sport for everyone
Tennis is undoubtedly a classic sport. Every year, four tournaments (the so-called ‘Grand Slams’) gather all the world’s attention: the season begins with the Open the Australiacontinue with the clay track of Roland Garrosthen moves to London with the celebration of Wimbledon and ends 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 o herb.
Tennis originated in Europa at the end of the 18th century and since 1926 it is a professional sport date the tour started. It was especially popular among the upper classes in English-speaking countries, but is now a global sport. It’s divided in of the categories: the men’s competition (ATP) and the women’s (WTA).
The ATP tour holds several tournaments throughout the year: ATP Masters 1000 (where the winner of the tournament will take 1000 points to add to the ATP ranking), ATP 500 and ATP 250. Below these tournaments, in a lower step we would have the ATP Challenger Tour, where the future stars of world tennis fight. In addition, the ATP tennis 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 add the greatest number of Grand Slams. The three players are commonly called as ‘Big Three‘ in front of the new generations or ‘Next Gen’.
These potential future tennis stars have entered the world tennis circuit with a bang, as in the case of the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipasof the Italian Matthew 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 career and is an icon for the world of tennis.
Today, there are many women’s tennis players vying to stay on top of the world tennis elite and surpass Stefanie Graff or Serena Williams. Players like the Polish Iga Swiatek (Roland Garros champion in 2021), the Greek Maria Sakkari o 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 definitive retirement from the world of tennis and put an end to an impressive career with several Grand Slams behind him. Now is the time for the other players to take over and become number 1.
Note source: Narrative