South African top-seed Chanel Simmonds carried her SA Spring Open-winning form into the Tennis SA Tuks International as she sailed into the second round with a 6-2 6-0 victory over local junior player Cayline Le Grange in Pretoria on Wednesday, 2 October 2019.
Simmonds, who won the SA Spring Open in a thrilling finale last weekend will meet another South African junior Ntokozo Zungu on Thursday, 3 October, for a place in the quarter-final round.
While, Dutch second seeded Merel Hoedt got past countrywoman Demi Tran 4-6 6-0 6-2.
First Round Tennis SA Tuks International Results:
1-Chanel Simmonds (RSA) bt Cayline Le Grange (RSA) 6-2 6-0
2-Merel Hoedt (NED) bt Demi Tran (NED) 4-6 6-0 6-2
5-Caroline Romeo (FRA) bt Megan Basson (RSA) 7-5 6-1
7-Yvonne Neuwirth (AUT) bt Elena Jamshidi (DEN) 6-2 7-5
8-Tina Nadine Smith (AUS) bt Kristin Younes (ISR) 6-3 4-6 6-2
Lauren Cooper (USA) bt 6-Ashmitha Easwaramurthi (IND) 6-2 6-3
Maria Vittoria VivianiI (ITA) bt Amy Olivier (RSA) 6-1 6-2
Stephanie Kent (USA) bt Mbali Langa (RSA) 6-0 6-4
Photo 1 Caption: South African top-seed Chanel Simmonds cruises to the second round of the Tennis SA Tuks International after beating local junior player Cayline Le Grange 6-2 6-0 on Wednesday, 3 October 2019, in Pretoria. Photo:
With editing by gsport