Tarryn-Leigh De Souza memorial tourney may go ghetto
THE parents of late tennis star Tarryn-Leigh De Souza are considering having some games in this year’s edition of the tournament that is played annually in her honour, staged in the western suburbs of Bulawayo.
US-BASED Zimbabwe Davis Cup team payer Benjamin Lock ensured Zimbabwe avoided an embarrassing whitewash on home soil after Bosnia-Herzegovina’s Nerman Fatic retired due to illness in the last Euro-Africa Group II dead rubber match at Harare Sports Club yesterday.
WAYNE Black might have surprised some by his decision to come out of retirement at the age of 41, but could well be the joker in the pack for the Zimbabwe Davis Cup team in their 2015 Euro-Africa Zone Group II tie against Bosnia-Herzegovina starting on Friday.
BOSNIA and Herzegovina have named four-member Davis Cup team set to face Zimbabwe in a 2015 Euro-Africa Zone Group II tie set for March 6 to 8 on the hard outdoor courts at Harare Sports Club.
ZIMBABWE’S Rufaro Chirewa capped off a successful week in East Africa after winning the doubles title at the International Tennis Federation (ITF) 18 and under circuit on the outdoor clay courts at the Nairobi Club in Kenya on Saturday.
THE sprucing up of Harare Sports Club in preparation for the Euro-Africa Zone Group II Zimbabwe match against Bosnia-Herzegovina in March has started, Tennis Zimbabwe (TZ) president Regis Bhunu said yesterday.
ZIMBABWE tennis star Wayne Black who retired a decade ago is back in the courts and is set to be part of the Zimbabwe Davis Cup team in March.
ZIMBABWE’S Cara Black and her partner Saisai Zheng from China crashed out in the first round of the Australian Open women’s doubles event, suffering a shock straight-set defeat at the hands of Canada’s Gabriela Dabrowski Alicja Rosolska from Poland yesterday.
ZIMBABWEAN junior tennis players found the going tough at this year’s edition of the Southern African Junior Championship held in Botswana, finishing a disappointing fourth at the zonal qualifiers for the prestigious African Junior Championships (AJC) to be held in Tunisia in March.
CARA Black’s preparations for next week’s Australian Open were dealt a major blow after retiring from her first round match due to illness at the Hobart International yesterday.
ZIMBABWE’S number one tennis player Takanyi Garanganga has spoken of his delight after being honoured by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) for his role in the country’s promotion to 2015 Davis Cup Europe-Africa Zone Group II.
EIGHT tennis players from Bulawayo left yesterday to take part in the New Winners tournament which starts at Harare Sports Club this morning.
AFTER a fruitful week in Senegal where he won the Dakar Open doubles title and reached the singles final, Zimbabwe’s number one tennis player Takanyi Garanganga will be hoping to continue his fine form when he takes part at the Togo Open in Lome this week.
TEAM Zimbabwe grabbed yet another gold medal at the ongoing African Union Sports Council Region 5 Under-20 Youth Games yesterday morning courtesy of the men’s tennis doubles team, as the hosts moved to second behind early pacesetters South Africa on the medal count.
ZIMBABWE’S top female tennis player Valeria Bhunu came short in her quest for a gold medal after suffering a 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 loss to South African Katie Poluta in the women’s singles tennis final at the African Union Sports Council Region 5 Under-20 Youth Games at the Bulawayo Athletic Club yesterday.
ZIMBABWE’s leading female tennis player Valeria Bhunu has made it to the final of the tennis competition at the 2014 African Union Sports Council Region 5 Under-20 Youth Games after outclassing South Africa’s Caitlin Herb in the semi-final at Bulawayo Athletic Club (BAC) yesterday.
ZIMBABWEAN tennis ace Takanyi Garanganga looks set to face a Bosnia/Herzegovina tennis player Aldin Setkic at the Dakar Open in Senegal this week in preparation for the 2015 Davis Cup Europe/Africa Zone Group II showdown against the eastern European country next year.
TENNIS Zimbabwe is expected to unveil a budget of over $100 000 required to successfully host their 2015 Europe/Africa Zone Group II tie against Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Britain’s Andy Murray believes he is on course to get back among the elite competing for Grand Slam titles.
Zimbabwe’s Cara Black and Sania Mirza of India teamed up to win the doubles title at the WTA Finals in Singapore yesterday.
Serena Williams beat Romania’s Simona Halep to win the season-ending Women’s Tennis Assosiation (WTA) Tour Finals for the third year in a row on the event’s debut in Singapore.
ZIMBABWEAN tennis player Mark Fynn finally gave local tennis fans something to smile about after reaching the quarter-finals of the doubles competition at the ongoing NetOne Futures Tournament at Harare Sports Club yesterday.
WORLD number one Serena Williams has criticised Russian Tennis Federation president Shamil Tarpischev for making “sexist, racist and bullying” comments about her and sister Venus.
ZIMBABWEAN tennis players will be hoping for better fortunes during this week’s NetOne Futures Tournament after a disappointing outing at last week’s Twenty-Third Century Systems Futures Tournament.
ZIMBABWE’S hopes at the ongoing Twenty Third Century Systems Futures Tournament were brought to an abrupt end after the two remaining hopefuls Mark Fynn and Tinashe Chikanda were knocked out in the second round of the singles competition at Harare Sports Club yesterday.
ZIMBABWEAN tennis players will have a rare opportunity to earn crucial world ranking points on home soil when they serve off in the main draw for the 23rd Century Systems Futures Tournament at Harare Sports Club’s hard outdoor courts this morning.
Andy Murray produced a convincing display to beat Jerzy Janowicz 7-5, 6-2 in the second round of the Shanghai Masters in China.
ZIMBABWE is ready to host two International Tennis Federation (ITF) Futures tournaments that start next Monday to October 26 at Harare Sports Club.