Women in sport: Talented Simmonds wants to kick on

A brilliant performer at youth level, one of South Africa’s brightest tennis talents hopes to revive her career in 2018.

Though she has not yet reached the tremendous potential she displayed as a junior, Chanel Simmonds is confident she can climb the ladder this year, as she continues to lead the charge as South Africa's top women's tennis player.

Women in sport: Talented Simmonds wants to kick on
Women in sport: Talented Simmonds wants to kick on

Women in sport: Talented Simmonds wants to kick on

A brilliant performer at youth level, one of South Africa’s brightest tennis talents hopes to revive her career in 2018.

SA’s run ends at Australian Open

SA’s run ends at Australian Open

Raven Klaasen and partner Michael Venus fall at the quarterfinal stage, but at least flew the flag higher than the rest.
Kevin Anderson crashes out of Australian Open

Kevin Anderson crashes out of Australian Open

Fifth seed Kevin Anderson was sent packing from the Australian Open in round two Thursday with American Frances Tiafoe prevailing 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, 7-5.
Kevin Anderson wins sixth title in great start to the year

Kevin Anderson wins sixth title in great start to the year

One year after finishing as runner-up to Gilles Simon, Kevin Anderson placed his hands on the Tata Open Maharashtra trophy on Saturday.
Kevin Anderson keeps up 2018 momentum as he reaches semifinals in India

Kevin Anderson keeps up 2018 momentum as he reaches semifinals in India

The South African began his 2018 campaign with a run to the championship match in Pune, losing to French veteran Gilles Simon in the final. 
Federer gets bragging rights over Williams in hugely anticipated match

Federer gets bragging rights over Williams in hugely anticipated match

With 43 Grand Slam singles titles (Williams 23, Federer 20) between them, the two 37-year-olds had welcomed the chance to face each other on the court.
Sixteen clubs line up in race to be crowned SA’s national tennis club champions

Sixteen clubs line up in race to be crowned SA’s national tennis club champions

The national final of the Growthpoint Top Guns will be taking place at Sun City from Friday, February 22 to Monday, February 25 next year.
Anderson prevails in UAE over highly rated Chung

Anderson prevails in UAE over highly rated Chung

Anderson, last year’s champion in the UAE, next faces Spaniard Rafa Nadal in the semifinals of the event.
Serena eyes ‘bigger and better things’ after US Open drama

Serena eyes ‘bigger and better things’ after US Open drama

The 23-time major champion will be chasing history once again at the Australian Open in January.
Raven: We simply didn’t adapt

Raven: We simply didn’t adapt

But the doubles star also believes the SA Davis Cup were up against it before a ball was served due to conditions being tailored for Portugal.
SA team tumble towards relegation in Davis Cup

SA team tumble towards relegation in Davis Cup

SA coach Marcos Ondruska admits he still doesn’t understand what went wrong.
Teenage prospect Henning named in Davis Cup team

Teenage prospect Henning named in Davis Cup team

The 17-year-old has had a meteoric rise of sorts in 2018.
Cartoon on Serena Williams tennis drama slammed for racism

Cartoon on Serena Williams tennis drama slammed for racism

A comic following the incidents during the match between Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka has been met with outrage.
Tennis star Serena Williams struggling with ‘postpartum emotions’

Tennis star Serena Williams struggling with ‘postpartum emotions’

The 36-year-old American is seeking to regain her top form after missing most of the 2017 WTA season due to a pregnancy.
Cyril strikes again with a surprise call to Kevin Anderson

Cyril strikes again with a surprise call to Kevin Anderson

The President likes chatting to high-profile local athletes who are flying the flag high…
Kevin Anderson wants to achieve two firsts at Wimbledon

Kevin Anderson wants to achieve two firsts at Wimbledon

The lanky power-server comes up against France’s Gael Monfils in the fourth round of the Grand Slam tournament.
Kevin Anderson on a roll as Wimbledon begins to take notice

Kevin Anderson on a roll as Wimbledon begins to take notice

South Africa’s lanky leading player suddenly raises hope of another thrilling run at a Grand Slam tournament.
Kevin Anderson through to third round of Wimbledon

Kevin Anderson through to third round of Wimbledon

South Africa’s leading tennis player is looking in solid form.
Kevin Anderson handed a crushing defeat at Roland Garros

Kevin Anderson handed a crushing defeat at Roland Garros

Frustratingly, the lanky South African gave away a two-set advantage.
Anderson and Klaasen going strong at Roland Garros

Anderson and Klaasen going strong at Roland Garros

South Africa’s No 1 singles player runs into some resistance before winning fairly comfortably.
Kevin Anderson sails into second round at Roland Garros

Kevin Anderson sails into second round at Roland Garros

Doubles specialist Raven Klaasen also impresses on a good day for South Africa.
Kevin Anderson keeps rising

Kevin Anderson keeps rising

South Africa’s leading tennis player reaches a career high world ranking.
Top seed Anderson confident of chances on Estoril clay

Top seed Anderson confident of chances on Estoril clay

Top seed Kevin Anderson on Monday pronounced himself ready to kick-start his Roland Garros run-up at the Estoril Open.
Arthur Ashe Tennis Centre in Soweto to host African Grand Slam

Arthur Ashe Tennis Centre in Soweto to host African Grand Slam

The annual African Grand Slam, previously called the Mahikeng Tennis Open, owned by the Tennis Lab SA has joined forces with Tennis South Africa (TSA).
Anderson maintains career-high ranking of 8th on ATP Tour

Anderson maintains career-high ranking of 8th on ATP Tour

South Africa’s Kevin Anderson maintained his career-high ranking of eighth in the ATP singles rankings on Monday.
SA team earn Fed Cup promotion

SA team earn Fed Cup promotion

The national women’s tennis team will return to the Euro-Africa Group 2 division next year after beating Malta 2-1 in their Fed Cup promotion playoff tie in the coastal town of Ulcinj in Montenegro on Thursday.

 

 

 

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