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- Garcia, Park lead as defending champ Pace lurks
- SA win three medals on day one of African Championships
- Former stars Radebe and McCarthy help find new Bafana coach
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- Birkett and Solms blast into lead as Dusi gets under way
No joy at US Open
- Updated: August 31, 2009
All the South African singles players failed to reach the first round proper of the US Open tennis tournament which starts at Flushing Meadows, New York Monday.
Rik De Voest, Izak van der Merwe and Raven Klaasen all went out in the second qualifying round.
Klaasen lost 1-6 7-6 (8-6) 6-2 to US player Michael Yani, this after coming within a point of a straight-set victory. Then Van der Merwe lost in straight sets 6-3 6-3 to Croatian Roko Karanusic and De Voest was edged out in a lengthy struggle by young Australian Carsten Ball┬á 6-4 5-7 7-6 (7-5).
In the first qualifying round top-ranked South African Kevin Anderson, who controversially made himself unavailable for the vital World Group play-off against India at the Ellis Park Indoor Arena next month, had already gone down.