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In tennis is determinant to accept to lose

I am not a tennis statistician  but I got curious to know how many matches are won/lost in a career. I did this research onlychoosing few women tennis players, even though I hope that someone has done extensive studies on the relation between matches won and lost. The results found are interesting for me to understand the situations that tennis players find themselves living more frequently and to understand which could be the psychological implications.

tennis players   matches   lost    won    %

Camila Giorgi   322        193    129    59

Karin Knapp    519        314    205    60

F. Schiavone    902        526    376    58

Sara Errani      617        368     249    59

R. Vinci           843         520    323    61

S. Williams      764         650     114    85

M. Sharapova  672         535     137   79

It appears that with the exception of the firsts in the world and winners at least one Grand Slam tournament, as Williams and Sharapova, who lost an average of 2 out of 10 games played. For the others, although among the best in the world, the percentage of games lost is very high, on average around 4 out of 10. Tennis, perhaps more than any other sport also for the high number of tournaments played each year, requires the ability to know how to live the losses because they are a frequent  and repetitive occurrence. Only very few athletes in the world not fall into this category since they have a very high success rate, it’s necessary for all others recover immediately from a defeat at the risk of falling into a losing streak, given the high probability of losing is always present.

On the basis of these considerations it’s evident the need for the women tennis players to improve their mental reaction to failures, otherwise they run the risk of getting into a downward spiral from which it’s taken more time to get out .

Motivation and inefficient performance

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W i campioni

W la Schiavone e Rossi due modi diversi di vincere ma uguali per determinazione, talento e intelligenza. Trascinatori di entusiasmo, guardiamoli finchè ci sono. Li ringrazio per darci queste boccate di ossigeno.