Top seed pushed by debutante KG at Wimbledon

Top seed and defending champion Diede de Groot from the Netherlands ruined any chance of the first South African wheelchair tennis player to reach Wimbledon final as she claimed a two sets victory over wild card and Wimbledon debutante Kgothatso Montjane at the All England Lawn Tennis Club in London on Friday. Montjane gave the…

Kevin wins epic semi-final at Wimbledon

South Africa’s Kevin Anderson emerged victorious from an epic Wimbledon semi-final encounter against American John Isner with a marathon 7-6 (6) 6-7 (5) 6-7 (9) 6-4 7-6 (24) win at the All England Club on Friday afternoon. In the process, the eighth-seeded Kevin Anderson became the first South African man to reach the Wimbledon final…

KG Montjane outlasts Kruger to reach Wimbledon semis

South African world number 8 wheelchair tennis ace and wildcard entry Kgothatso Montjane swept aside doubles partner Germany’s Katharina Kruger in a stunning three-set thriller on Thursday evening, to reach her first semi-final round at Wimbledon in London. Montjane was awarded a wild card into the grass-court tournament to become the first African wheelchair tennis…

Raven Klaasen is through to Wimbledon’s Mens Doubles Final

South Africa’s Raven Klaasen and his New Zealand partner Michal Venus are through to Saturday’s doubles final after they defeated the wild-card pairing of Denmark’s Frederik Nielsen and Britain’s Joe Salisbury 7-6 (6), 3-6, 6-3 and 6-4 in Thursday’s semifinal clash. The 13th seeds Klaasen and Venus will now oppose Americans Mike Bryan and Jack…

Kevin powers his way into Wimbledon semi-final

Shortly before 2pm on Wednesday there was, by the stratospheric standards Roger Federer has set at Wimbledon, a shock. South Africa’s Kevin Anderson, world No.8 but rank outsider in this contest, broke The Fed’s serve. At the time this seemed a minor earthquake in the tennis world, but, as the afternoon wore on, it turned…

SA’s Raven Klaasen reaches Wimbledon semis

South Africa’s Raven Klaasen and partner Michael Venus of New Zealand are into the semi-finals of the men’s doubles tournament at Wimbledon after defeating Britain’s Jamie Murray and Brazil’s Bruno Soares in an epic quarter-final clash on Tuesday. The 13th-seeded pair won a closely fought encounter 6-7 (7/5), 7-6 (7/5), 5-7, 7-6 (7/4), 6-4 in…

Growpoint Development Centre launched in Tshwane

The Tennis South Africa (TSA) development programme is on a roll. On Friday, TSA launched its latest Growthpoint Development Centre – in Atteridgeville, Tshwane. The Tshwane facility is the third of five TSA Growthpoint Development Centres to be launched in the next few months. The first Development Centre was launched in Cape Town late last…

KG Montjane claims 4th Swiss Open Title

South Africa’s leading wheelchair tennis women’s ace Kgothatso Montjane successfully defended her Swiss Open title on Saturday with a final victory over world number 7 Lucy Shuker in Geneva, Switzerland. The world number 8 Montjane claimed a 7-5 6-2 win over the Brit top seed in a match which showcased the best of women’s tennis…