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R10k bonus for Klaasen

2014-02-05 16:01
Raven Klaasen (Getty Images)
Cape Town - South African doubles ace Raven Klaasen received a welcome bonus cheque from his sponsors after reaching the Australian Open final.

Klaasen and his American partner, Eric Butorac, made it all the way to the final of the year's first Grand Slam in Melbourne, before losing 6-3, 6-3 to Poland's Lukasz Kubot and Sweden's Robert Lindstedt.

Klaasen and Butorac had accounted for four seeded pairings on their way to the final, including a memorable success over top seeds and world number one-ranked Americans, Bob and Mike Bryan.

Klaasen earned A$130 000 (R1.3m) for reaching the final.

Upon his return to South Africa, his sponsors, Koolcon, decided to give him an extra R10 000 for his efforts.

Presenting Klaasen (far left) with his bonus cheque are Johan Koolen (Group Managing Director: Koolcon) and Kevin Wright far right (Group marketing Manager: Koolcon). The presentation was made at Irene Country Club after the Davis Cup staged there between South Africa and Monaco. (Reg Caldecott)

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