- 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
- Championship records for Brown and relay team
- Gobel grabs share of the lead at Kyalami
- Interim coach Ellis looks to take Banyana even further
- Opening round of 70 puts Williams in front
- Big medal haul for SA at Junior Commonwealth Games
Rik, Chanelle exit Wimbledon
- Updated: June 23, 2010
Davis Cup player Rik de Voest and French Open success story Chanelle Scheepers joined South African compatriot Kevin Anderson on the sidelines at Wimbledon on Tuesday.
Our highest ranked player, Anderson went down to Russian seventh-seed Nikolay Davydenko in a marathon five-setter on Monday.
On Tuesday De Voest lost a four-set first round encounter to Germany’s Julian Reister. Currently ranked 257th in the world, Milan-born De Voest at least had the satisfaction of winning a set as he lost 4-6 5-7 6-3 2-6.
Scheepers, who exceeded all expectations to reach the fourth round of the French Open at Roland Garros, fell at the first hurdle on this occasion.
She was up against ninth seed Li Na and the South African went down 7-6 (5) 6-2 to the Chinese ace.
When the draw was announced it was thought that De Voest’s all-court game would suit him well on the slick grass of Wimbledon and give him his first grand slam win in more than three years.
But it was not to be and De Voest has probably had enough of German opponents, at least for now. He got into the main draw at Wimbledon after beating another two Germans in qualifying.
South African hopes of success now lie with Wesley Moodie in the men’s doubles category.