- Banyana get right into training regime in Reunion
- Future speedsters strut their stuff at Green Point
- Garcia tames wind to share the lead at SA Women’s Masters
- Skhosana starts his 2017 season in France
- Birkett spearheads big field for Drak Challenge
- Olympian Barrow chooses SA over Australia
- Prinsloo starts 2017 with another payday
- Junior Bok star Davids gets Blitzboks call-up
- Captain Terblanche ready to rock the Summer Series
- Bregman: SA Women’s Masters is anyone’s to win
Kevin in doubles final
- Updated: February 20, 2012
Top ranked singles player Kevin Anderson went out in the quarter-finals of the SAP Open in San Jose last week but then went almost all the way in the doubles draw, writes Mark Etheridge.
Anderson lost to defending champion Milos Raonic but teamed up with Frank Moser of Germany and the two reached the final of the doubles category.
There they gave fourth-seeds Mark Knowles and Xavier Malisse a tough go of it before going down to the Bahama/Belgium combination in three sets, 4-6 6-1 5-10. The two picked up $15,310 for their efforts.
Anderson, who starts the week ranked 36th on the ATP Tour rankings list, now moves on to Tennessee where he’ll play qualifier Robby Ginepri in round one of the ATP 500 Memphis International.
In Europe, second seeded Rik de Voest beat Monaco’s Benjamin Balleret 6-7 6-2 7-6 in round two of qualifying for the Vingtieme Open in France.
On the women’s circuit our second-ranked singles player, Chanel Simmonds, plays Aussie teenager Ashleigh Barty in the opening round of the ITF $25,000 tournament in Mildura. At the weekend Barty celebrated her first ITF tournament victory when she won the ITF $25,000 tournament in Sydney. Simmonds is seeded first for the Mildura tournament.
In the Dubai Duty Free Natalie Grandin and Vladimira Uhlirova of Czech Republic will play fourth seeds Nuria Llagostera (Spa) and Anastasia Rodianova (Aus) in round one.