Who reigns in the Russian tennis?



Who reigns in the Russian tennis? Twenty-third in February 1874, Major Walter Wingfield British Army has patented "sferistiku", which translated from Greek means "ball game". It is unlikely at that momentous day for tennis British military would have thought that after a half century, slightly changed, the game will be incredibly popular and loved throughout the world. Even more surprised to Wingfield, incorporated in 1997 as the International Tennis Hall of Fame, that the fashion in modern tennis set is not English aristocrats: since tennis has ceased to be the preferred sport.

Originally Game was mainly distributed in English-speaking countries (UK, U.S., Australia) and France, and with 70 years of the twentieth century, with the beginning of the so-called Open era of tennis, the sport received a major development in different parts of the world. Russia is no exception.

And although our country first tennis club was founded in the far 1888, international recognition and great victories came to the Russian athletes at once. This is largely due to the fact that until the mid 50-ies of the twentieth century, the Russian tennis was in a certain isolation from the world. The situation changed only in 1956 when the All-Union Section tennis joined the International Federation of Lawn Tennis and was later transformed into the Tennis Federation of the USSR.

The early successes, winning the tournament 1,111,114. Grand Slam [/url] Came to the juniors: Tbilisi Alexander Metreveli, from Kiev Galina Baksheevo, Muscovites Vladimir Korotkov and Olga Morozova, Marina Almatinka Kroshinoy.

With the release of local athletes in the international arena, the level of play of the Soviet artists was growing with each passing year. And so in 1974 - the first big victory: Olga Morozova won the doubles French Open. After 15 years Rolland Garros in doubles category, won the Soviet tennis Larisa Savchenko and Natalya Zvereva.

 Who reigns in the Russian tennis? Yevgeny Kafelnikov. The next Grand Slam Cup tournament yielded Russia in 1996. Triumph at Roland Garros French soil was Yevgeny Kafelnikov, who won both the singles and doubles. Achieving outstanding: at the moment is the latest athlete who managed to win a one-year Grand Slam in a single category, and in the pair. In addition, Eugene has twice won the Rolland Garros and one U.S. Open in the doubles category, Australian Open, Davis Cup for Team Russia.

Kafelnikov, of course, an iconic figure for the Russian sports. The best tennis century, the holder of fifty-three titles in singles and doubles competitions, the champion of the Olympic Games in Sydney. From May 1999 to February 2000 Kafelnikov was the first 1,111,118. Racket [/url] world.

In 2003, Eugene graduated from a full big victories professional career, but with the departure of "Kalashnikov" as they called him, the victory of Russian tennis is not over. On the contrary, the last decade was marked not by one triumph for Russian tennis.

Even before they finished playing Kafelnikov, on the tennis horizon flared star Marat Safin, who started a professional career in 1997. In 2000, Marat won the U.S. Open, in the final defeating the legendary Pete Sampras. With this victory, Safin nine weeks was ranked the world ranking tennis player was intended for a great future. In 2002 and 2004, Safin reached the finals of the Australian Open, but both times suffered defeat.

And in 2005, finally won a major trophy Green continent, defeating Lleyton Hewitt in the finals, came out the winner in the semifinals of the incredible by passionate match with Roger Federer. At Rolland Garros and Wimbledon, Safin managed to reach only to the semifinals. It is difficult to say what disturbed Marat act consistently, perhaps the effects of trauma, perhaps, excessive emotionality. At the moment, the last for a season, Safin took 23 place in the ranking ATP.

In Safina's top 100 professional men's association includes: Nikolay Davydenko, Igor Andreev, Dmitry Tursunov, Igor Kunitsyn, Mikhail Youzhny and Teimuraz Gabashvili, Evgeny Korolev. And if in the men's tennis, the Russians, speaking very worthy, does not currently occupy the first lines of the ratings, then the women's situation is the opposite.

 Who reigns in the Russian tennis? Динара Сафина. Два российских финала на Роллан Гаррос over the past five years, Russian podium at the Beijing Olympics. The first line of WTA ranking Dinara Safina, winner of silver medal in the Beijing Olympics. Dinara four times already play in the final Grand Slam tournament, but the success achieved only once: in 2007 she won the U.S. Open in the doubles category. Dinara and Marat Safin - the first in the history of tennis brother and sister, which reached the first lines of the world ranking.

Prior to the World No. Safina of Russian women became only Maria Sharapova, three times winning in Grand Slams. Sharapova won Wimbledon in 2004, US Open in 2006 and the Australian Open in 2008. Being young Mary, only adds meaningful, because such success is not reached even a single Russian tennis players.
 
In 2004, Anastasia Myskina won the French Open, in the final defeating Elena Dementieva. In turn, Elena in 2000 ranked second in Sydney, and in 2008 won the gold Olympic Games. Svetlana Kuznetsova is the winner of two league titles in Grand Slam tournaments: in 2004 she beat in the final US Open Elena Dementieva, and in 2009 in the final of Rolland Garros Dinara Safina. In 2005 Svetlana resigned Doubles Australian Open. In total ten times the athlete went out in the finals of Grand Slam tournaments in a single (4) and doubles (6) categories.

At this point in the top 100 WTA rankings include - Dinara Safina, Elena Dementieva, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Vera Zvonareva, Nadia Petrova, Maria Sharapova, Alla Kudryavtseva, Vera Dushevina and Maria Kirilenko, Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina, Anne Chakvetadze Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Alisa Kleybanova.
 
After a recent victory Svetlana Kuznetsova at the French Open the great Roger Federer in an interview said: "In the past few years Russian tennis incredibly strong, they just phenomenal athletes, both men and women. I am sure that in future we will see them more. "

 
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