- Hawtrey’s passing a big loss for SA cycling
- Nienaber back with a bang, targets another Nomads title
- Seboko best of the bunch in uphill battle in Uganda
- Davids doubles up in Summer Series
- Elkington eclipses opposition at Loch Ness
- Hurdler Steenkamp winding up for a big one
- Olympic champion’s Epic win, big-hearted women’s triumph
- SA runners in search of elusive medals in Kampala
- Davids does the job on day one of Summer Series
- SA’s Strauss and Knox nail down Epic podium places
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.