- More teams for reverse Test series against India
- Trim Hoffman looks to have what it takes to win in Durban
- Ngoepe is South Africa’s first Gift to the Major League!
- Amajita fine-tune World Cup preparations in Netherlands
- Haig celebrates comeback with fourth IGT Tour victory
- Sixth-time lucky as Van Rensburg finally savours SA title
- Is mighty Manyonga the world’s first nine-metre man?
- Mistry tames the nerves to nail victory at Wanderers
- SA boys bring back Nations Cup gold from Czech Republic
- Van Dyk fourth and motivated after exciting mass finish in London
Ace duo hit the road
- Updated: October 14, 2011
Two of our top 10 ranked tennis players leave this week in search of more international experience and success, writes Mark Etheridge.
Chanelle Simmonds and Natasha Fourouclas recently returned after a spell in Indonesia where they played two $25,000 ITF tournaments in Garuda and Palambang.
Simmonds reached the final in Garuda where she lost to Belgium’s Tammy Hendler. The two then teamed up to win the doubles division of the next tournament in Palambang.
In the singles competition in Palambang, Simmonds knocked countryman Fourouclas out in the opening round and went on to make the quarter-finals.
The two East Rand players now head in different directions for their next tournaments. Simmonds heads west for four tournaments in the United States while Fouroulas stays in Africa but jets of to Nigeria for two tournaments.