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Soweto Open in jeopardy

2014-01-20 20:40

The Soweto Open tennis tournament has once again been derailed because of a lack of sponsorship, it has emerged.

Simmonds to hit the gym

2013-05-12 13:52

South Africa's Chanel Simmonds will place more emphasis on building her body mass to be more competitive on the WTA Tour.

Simmonds soars in Soweto

2013-05-10 17:38

Chanel Simmonds has become the first South African to make it to the final of the women’s event at the Soweto Open.

Simmonds advances in Soweto

2013-05-08 16:59

South Africa's Chanel Simmonds advanced to the third round of the Soweto Open after beating compatriot, Natasha Fourouclas.

Simmonds cruises in Soweto

2013-05-06 16:58

Fifth seed Chanel Simmonds has hammered Ilze Hattingh in an all South African encounter at the Soweto Open.

Soweto Open likely to stay

2013-05-05 16:19

Tennis South Africa's CEO Ian Smith remains confident the Soweto Open tennis tournament will survive another year.

TSA mourns death of Drewett

2013-05-04 13:46

Tennis SA has expressed sadness at the passing of ATP president, Brad Drewett, who after a battle with motor neuron disease.

O'Brien stuns de Paula

2013-05-01 16:55

South African wild card entry Dean O’Brien caused a major upset at the Soweto Open when he defeated eighth seed Fabiano de Paula.

De Voest leads SA's charge

2013-04-29 16:10

Local favourite Rik de Voest led the way as South African players dominated the opening day of the Soweto Open.

De Voest in buoyant mood

2013-04-27 17:02

Rik De Voest is optimistic about his chances in the Soweto Open, after drawing Germany's Richard Becker in the opening round.

Chanel banks on home support

2013-04-25 16:20

SA tennis player Chanel Simmonds hopes home advantage will count in her favour when she takes part in the Soweto Open.

Prize boost for Soweto Open

2013-04-03 13:35

The Soweto Open received a welcome boost when Tennis South Africa increased the tournaments overall prize money to R1.5m.

Soweto Open seeks drawcard

2012-11-17 15:20

SA's Soweto Open is seeking a big name tennis player to add spice to the event despite an ATP ban not allowing top 50 players to feature.

SA to revamp Soweto Open

2012-10-26 18:11

Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula has said the revived Soweto Open will be bigger, better and will benefit the community.

Losing SA Open a huge loss

2011-07-19 10:45

Losing the South African Tennis Open will be felt on all levels, writes SA Davis Cup team captain John-Laffnie De Jager.

SA duo surge up ATP rankings

2011-04-18 16:15

SA's Izak van der Merwe and Rik de Voest have shot up the ATP world rankings after reaching the final of the Soweto Open.

Van der Merwe surges on

2011-04-13 17:58

SA's Izak Van der Merwe produced another solid performance as he beat England's Chris Eaton in straight sets at the Soweto Open.

Van der Merwe starts with win

2011-04-11 17:36

South Africa's Izak van der Merwe fought hard for a 7-5 7-6 victory over Daniel Cox in his first round match at the Soweto Open.

 

Simmonds soars up rankings

2013-05-13 16:15

Chanel Simmonds climbed 17 places in the latest WTA rankings, to reach a career-high ranking of 162nd in the world.

Simmonds beaten in Soweto

2013-05-11 16:17

Hungarian top seed Timea Babos came back from a set down to beat South Africa’s Chanel Simmonds in the final of the Soweto Open.

SA's Simmonds makes history

2013-05-09 16:17

Fifth-seed Chanel Simmonds has become the first South African woman to reach the semi-finals of the Soweto Open.

Easy Soweto start for Babos

2013-05-07 18:11

Hungarian top seed Timea Babos easily won her first-round match at the Soweto Open, beating Israeli Keren Shlomo.

Simmonds could face Israeli

2013-05-05 16:28

A possible quarter-final clash between Israel's Julia Glushko and South Africa's top-ranked player Chanel Simmonds looms in Soweto.

Pospisil wins Soweto Open

2013-05-04 16:22

Vasek Pospisil has won this year's Soweto Open title after his opponent, Michal Przysiezny, retired hurt in the deciding third set.

De Voest bows out in Soweto

2013-05-02 17:56

SA tennis hopeful Rik de Voest has crashed out of the Soweto Open in the quarter-final, losing to third seed Vasek Pospisil.

Roelofse falls in first round

2013-04-30 16:50

Ruan Roelofse put up a brave challenge in the opening round of the Soweto Open but went down to second seed Rajeev Ram.

De Voest targets Soweto glory

2013-04-28 16:37

After twice losing in the final, South African Davis Cup stalwart Rik De Voest will be seeking his first Soweto Open title.

Soweto Open to be televised

2013-04-26 14:25

Tennis SA has signed a deal with the SABC to broadcast the final stages of the Soweto Open starting on May 3.

De Voest to play Soweto Open

2013-04-17 13:12

SA Davis Cup player Rik De Voest has committed himself to playing at the Soweto Open, Tennis South Africa has confirmed.

Stalwarts boost Soweto Open

2013-03-14 20:50

SA's Davis Cup stalwarts Rik de Voest and Izak van der Merwe are set to enter the forthcoming Soweto Open tennis tournament.

Mazibuko eyes Soweto race

2012-11-02 16:17

Soweto Marathon champion Michael Mazibuko has said he is confident he will defend his title, despite tough competition.

Soweto Open to make a return

2012-10-26 14:20

The Soweto Open tournament, cancelled this season due to a lack of funding, will return to the Arthur Ashe Tennis Centre in 2013.

Rosy future for Soweto Open

2011-04-19 15:26

SATA CEO Ian Smith believes the Soweto Open tennis tournament has a bright future, and is gaining in momentum by the year.

Rain spoils Sowetan party

2011-04-14 21:07

With just over an hour's play possible on day four of the Soweto Open, play was postponed and later called off for the day.

De Voest cruises in Soweto

2011-04-12 19:45

South Africa's Rik de Voest comfortably dispatched compatriot Raven Klaasen 6-4 6-4 in the first-round of the Soweto Open.

SA's chance to shine in Soweto

2011-04-11 14:52

Rik de Voest and Izak van der Merwe heads a strong SA field in the Soweto Open tennis tournament starting this week.

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