- 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
- Successful comeback from injury as Anel grabs fourth
- Dednam duo win 10th SA doubles title
- Corbett leads the way as SA tally grows to 35
Chanel heads home
- Updated: November 10, 2011
Our second-ranked women’s singles player, Chanel Simmonds heads home from the United States in the next few days after a mixed bag of results, writes Mark Etheridge.
The final tournament of her latest trip, was the Phoenix leg of the ITF women’s circuit and Simmonds went down in the first round of the $75,000 event.
Currently celebrating her highest WTA Tour ranking of 209, she went out to the tournament’s third seed, as tournament third seed, Mandy Minella won 7-6 6-4.
Sumning up her fortunes, the Kempton Park teenager told Road to London 2012: “I lost first round in South Carolina, but then reached quarters in doubles. In Puerto Rico I lost second round but I won the doubles tournament. Then In Dallas I lost second round in singles and reached quarters of doubles.”
For her victory in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, Simmonds teamed up with Ajla Tomljanovic of Croatia to beat the US duo of Victoria Duval and Alexandra Kiick 6-3 6-1 in the final.