Raven Klaasen and partner Michael Venus fall at the quarterfinal stage, but at least flew the flag higher than the rest.
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.
One year after finishing as runner-up to Gilles Simon, Kevin Anderson placed his hands on the Tata Open Maharashtra trophy on Saturday.
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. 
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.
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.

Tennis 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.

Tennis 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.

Tennis 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.

Tennis SA team tumble towards relegation in Davis Cup

SA coach Marcos Ondruska admits he still doesn’t understand what went wrong.

Tennis Teenage prospect Henning named in Davis Cup team

The 17-year-old has had a meteoric rise of sorts in 2018.

World 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.

World 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.

Tennis 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…

Tennis 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.

Tennis 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.

Tennis Kevin Anderson through to third round of Wimbledon

South Africa’s leading tennis player is looking in solid form.

Tennis Kevin Anderson handed a crushing defeat at Roland Garros

Frustratingly, the lanky South African gave away a two-set advantage.

Tennis Anderson and Klaasen going strong at Roland Garros

South Africa’s No 1 singles player runs into some resistance before winning fairly comfortably.

Tennis Kevin Anderson sails into second round at Roland Garros

Doubles specialist Raven Klaasen also impresses on a good day for South Africa.


 


 

 


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