- Hartley’s Dusi buildup gathers pace
- World’s top teams head for SA
- Sunshine Ladies Tour starts fourth season in January
- Weber wins SA’s final gold medal of African Champs
- Tough going in Tongyeong for SA’s Radford
- Double gold for Venter as SA medal count reaches 59
- Winning start for Ellis as Banyana beat Egypt
- Skhosana’s promise to take SA even further forward
- It’s 50 medals for SA at African Championships
- Top-ranked Williams does the double
Klaasen goes down
- Updated: February 5, 2010
Raven Klaasen became the last local player to exit the South African Open tennis tournament on Thursday.
The Kuils River based player went down 6-4 7-5 in the round of last 16 to Taiwan’s Lu yen-Hsun whose reward was a quarter-final clash with top-seeded Gael Monfils.
Klaasen was always going to be up against it with the 101st ranked Taiwanese player a full 274 places higher on the ATP listing.
Frenchman Monfils overcame countryman Josselin Quanna in 6-4 7-5, with the help of 12 aces.
Second seed David Ferrer forced his way past Swedish qualifier Filip Prpic and went through to the quarters with a 6-3 6-4 win.
Ferrer, whose win was littered with unforced errors, meets Somdev Davvarman after the Indian player had beaten Brazilian Thiago Alves 6-4 6-1. Alves suffered badly during the match and had to be treated on court by a doctor.