- 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
- Championship records for Brown and relay team
- Gobel grabs share of the lead at Kyalami
- Interim coach Ellis looks to take Banyana even further
Sithole win means he’s also in an Aussie Open final
- Updated: January 24, 2014
London Paralympian Lucas Sithole, ranked No2 in the world in the wheelchair tennis quads division has roared into the Australian Open final on Friday.
This means that he’s the second South African to be involved in a final at the year’s first Grand Slam ÔÇô Raven Klaasen is already in the final of the men’s doubles.
On Friday Sithole, a triple amputee, beat local player Dylan Alcott, winning 2-6 6-2 8-6 to advance to his second career Grand Slam final.
The last round robin match between top seed David Wagner (USA) and Andy Lathorne (GBR) was still to be played on Friday. Unbeaten Wagner will go to the finals as Lapthorne has still to win a singles match at the Open after losing to Sithole 4-6 2-6 and Alcott 4-6 7-5 6-8.
In September 2013 Lucas Sithole became the first African to win a US Open Grand Slam title after defeating Wagner.