Originally Posted by Siromist
HI!!!I'm a newbie in this forum and general in WTA tournaments and I want to ask if anyone can teach me EVERYTHING about it. for example I want to learn from which season does the tournament begins?when it ends?how many tennis-players take part in????what time each tennis game takes place???As you can understand PLEASE open tha lights for me!!!
There are 3 governing bodies in tennis.
The ITF which runs the 4 Grand Slams, the Davis Cup and the Federation Cup
The WTA which runs the women's tour
The ATP which runs the men's tour.
WTA and ATP events run on a weekly basis and there could be 3-4 tennis tournaments taking place each week in different locations. Players select which tournaments they want to play in based on their ranking. The more prize money a tournament offers the higher your ranking must be to get in. The highest level is a Tier 1. The lowest is Tier 4. Below that is the Challenger circuit which is for up and coming players and the Junior circuit which is for younger players.
Kim and other Top 20 players play mainly in Tier 1, Tier 2A, Tier 2 and occasionally Tier 3 events.
The tennis season is very long ending on November for the women with the WTA championship.
The ATP tour also ends in November with the Masters Cup
The ITF finished its season in December with the final of the Davis Cup.
The season starts again at the end of December with an ITF event (the hopamn Cup) and several ATP/WTA events start in January.
Then there is the Australian Open a Grand Slam that all the top players play in.
The next GS is the French Open in May
Then Wimbledon in June/July
US Open in September.
In between ATP and WTA events are played weekly. They last a week on average with players playing a singles match every day.
GSs last 2 weeks with players playing a singles match every second day.
If there are errors here can more knowledgable people correct them?