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History will be made later this year in South African tennis when Vision View Productions (VVP), in association with Tennis South Africa (TSA), host the inaugural South African Spring Open international tournament in Johannesburg, in September.

The Spring Open is an International Tennis Federation (ITF) sanctioned event that will showcase the best of South Africa’s tennis aces, competing against both their continental and international counterparts.

The Spring Open is a first of its kind in South Africa – comprising of both a wheelchair tennis ITF Grade 2 tournament and an able-bodied ITF World Tennis Tour $15000 event – for both men and women – that will see over 200 participants, from across the world, in action.

Some of the country’s tennis aces likely to take part in this prestigious tournament include two-time grand slam champion Lucas Sithole, Wimbledon semifinalist Kgothatso Montjane and the country’s top ranked women’s player Chanel Simmonds.

The event will be held at the Ellis Park Tennis Precinct in Johannesburg from September 23-29. The historic ‘old lady of tennis’ boasts 17 courts, including an indoor facility.( Read More ) [via @SuperSportTV]

By Ian Dei

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