SA's Anderson in world top 40

2011-02-14 17:26

Johannesburg - Kevin Anderson’s first ATP World Tour Title at the SA Tennis Open at Montecasino has seen him reach a career high of 40 in the world.

Anderson is the seventh seed going into the ATP 500 event in Memphis this week, where he has drawn American qualifier Robert Kendrick in the first round.

Not to be out done, South African top women player, Chani Scheepers, who following her 3rd round loss at the Australian Open in January, has reached her career high ranking of 78 on the WTA Rankings.

Scheepers, in action at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, will play Russian Maria Kirilenko after she won through the qualifying draw over the weekend.

South African players are positioned as follows:


40 Kevin Anderson
143 Izak van der Merwe
162 Rik de Voest
254 Fritz Wolmarans
328 Raven Klaasen
439 Andrew Anderson
587 Nikala Scholtz
670 Gary Sacks
732 Ruan Roelofse
1055 Jean Anderson

17 Wesley Moodie
110 Rik de Voest
121 Izak van der Merwe
128 Jeff Coetzee
207 Raven Klaasen
376 Kevin Anderson
383 Andrew Anderson
416 Fritz Wolmarans
583 Ruan Roelofse
763 Jean Andersen


78 Chanelle Schepers
374 Chanel Simmonds
541 Natalie Grandin
905 Surina De Beer

43 Natalie Grandin
119 Chanelle Scheepers
463 Chanel Simmonds
675 Tegan Edwards