Canada Makes History at Billie Jean King Cup, USA and Italy Win Big

Laylah Fernandez adding a point for Canada, beating Magda Linette 6-2; 6-3 and also securing her 12th win in her last thirteen matches at the tournament. With the results of Fernandez’s teammates Marina Stakusic and the doubles pairing of Eugenie Bouchard and Gabriela Dabrowksi, Canada has reached the semi-finals of the Billie Jean King Cup for the first time in 35 years, at the Estadio de la Cartuja in Seville, Spain on Thursday, 9 November 2023. Photo: Team Canada on X

It was an action packed day at the Billie Jean King Cup on Thursday, Canada made history reaching the semi-finals of the competition for the first time since 1988, Italy were victorious against Germany, as Australia got back to winning ways and USA were dominant against Switzerland.

Chanel Keeps SA’s Swagger Intact

Chanel Simmonds is on course to win both the singles and doubles titles at the Women’s Soweto Open. Simmonds, who won the double title with Magda Linette of Poland yesterday, will face top seed Timea Babos of Hungary in the women’s singles final.

Simmonds Makes South African Tennis History

Chanel Simmonds makes SA history after defeating no. 2 seed Julia Glushko in straight sets on Thursday, to become the first SA woman to contest the Soweto Open semi-finals, her match against fourth-seed Nadiya Kichenok starting 10:30am at the Arthur Ashe Tennis Complex in Jabavu on Friday

Soweto Open Action Hots Up for QF Berths

All seeds unscathed through $50,000 Soweto Tennis Open Round 1, as South Africans Madrie le Roux, tournament fifth-seed Chanel Simmonds and Natasha Fourouclas all on court for Day 3 action at the Arthur Ashe Tennis Complex in Jabavu, Soweto.

SA Players Start Soweto Open Well

Chanel Simmonds, Madrie le Roux and Natasha Fourouclas through the first round as the $50,000 Soweto Tennis Open starts well for SA at the Arthur Ashe Complex in Jabavu