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South African Roots Still Run Deep in Federer and Anderson

Federer and Anderson

In spite of the fact that Kevin Anderson wants to become an American citizen and Roger Federer represents Switzerland, these two top tennis stars both have South African blood running strongly through their veins. Kevin Anderson Kevin Anderson started playing tennis professionally in South Africa at a tender age of just 17. Born in Johannesburg, he spent most of his ... Read More »

Australian Open All-Williams Final: The Dream

Australian Open

By TOKELO MARTIN MOKHESI  The Williams sisters keep making tennis history. Nearly two decades after Venus Williams first beat her younger sister Serena in the Australian Open in 1998, the professional sibling rivalry continues as they are set to face each other in their ninth grand slam finals on Saturday. It will be the 28th time in their legendary tennis careers ... Read More »

Serena Williams: Playing Tennis While Black

Serena Williams

By MANDISI MAJAVU Early this month, Serena Williams wrote an article for TIME magazine announcing that she has decided to end her 14-year boycott of the Indian Wells tennis tournament. The last time she played at the tournament in 2001, she was subjected to racial abuse. She recounts the whole incident in chapter four of her autobiography, My life: Queen of the court. According ... Read More »