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16 January 2019 9:02 AM In-form Kvitova steams into Australian Open Round 3

Melbourne - Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova cruised into the Australian Open third round on Wednesday, with her vanquished opponent Irina-Camelia Begu tipping the Czech eighth seed for the title. Kvitova never looked troubled as she downed Begu 6-1, 6-3 in 69 minutes. "If you're gonna play like that you're gonna win it," the Romanian said as she congratulated 385

16 January 2019 6:00 AM Anderson suffers shock Australian Open defeat

Melbourne - South Africa's Kevin Anderson was upset by unseeded American Frances Tiafoe in the Australian Open second round on Wednesday. The 20-year-old Tiafoe, who is ranked 39th on the ATP Tour rankings, shocked the fifth-seeded Anderson 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, 7-5. Anderson had gone into the match holding a 3-0 head-to-head advantage against Tiafoe and was looking 357

15 January 2019 5:24 PM SA PRO14 derby promises 'clash of the 9's'

Cape Town - They may not be the biggest guys on the field when the Southern Kings take on the Cheetahs in the PRO14 Round 11 match on Friday, but an exciting battle can be expected between the scrumhalves from both teams in the South African derby. Two of the most experienced men from either side happen to be playing in the No9 position - Sarel Pretorius 356

15 January 2019 9:14 AM Svitolina fires into Australian Open Round 2

Melbourne - Big-serving sixth seed Elina Svitolina blasted into the Australian Open second round with a 6-1, 6-2 win over qualifier Viktorija Golubic on Tuesday. Svitolina, who scored the biggest win of her career in clinching the WTA Tour Finals in Singapore in October, fired down nine aces to power past her Swiss opponent in just over an hour. The Ukrainian 106

14 January 2019 12:33 PM Kvitova coasts into Australian Open Round 2

Melbourne - Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova strolled into the Australian Open second round with a straight sets win over Magdelena Rybarikova of Slovakia on Monday. The Czech eighth seed struggled with her serve early in the match before finding her rhythm for a 6-3, 6-2 victory. The 28-year-old has been in strong form leading into the season-opening 109

14 January 2019 11:16 AM Proteas jump to 2nd in ICC Test rankings

Cape Town - The Proteas have overtaken New Zealand and England to take second position in the ICC Test rankings. This comes after South Africa defeated Pakistan by 107 runs in the final Test at the Wanderers on Monday to complete a 3-0 clean sweep at home. South Africa gained four points to reach 110, two points above England in the list led by India 122

14 January 2019 11:02 AM Anderson relieved to beat Melbourne heat

Melbourne - South African tennis star Kevin Anderson was relieved to come through his first round encounter in hot conditions at the Australian Open on Monday. Anderson, the fifth seed at the year’s first Grand Slam, saw off tricky Frenchman Adrian Mannarino 6-3, 5-7, 6-2, 6-1 in two hours and 53 minutes. Anderson, who has reached the fourth round at Melbourne 74

14 January 2019 10:06 AM Proteas whitewash Pakistan after Wanderers win

Cape Town - The Proteas have secured a series whitewash against Pakistan by winning the third Test at the Wanderers on Monday morning by 107 runs. Starting the day needing 228 runs with seven wickets in hand, Pakistan were blown away once more by the Proteas speedsters with Duanne Olivier (3/74) and Kagiso Rabada (3/75) doing the bulk of the damage as the hosts 82

14 January 2019 10:05 AM Wozniacki fires into Oz Open 2nd round

Melbourne - Defending champion Caroline Wozniacki's bid to retain her Australian Open crown began with a convincing 6-3, 6-4 win over Alison Van Uytvanck of Belgium on Monday. The third seed won her maiden Slam at Melbourne Park last year and is bidding to become the first woman to defend the title since Victoria Azarenka in 2013. The Dane comfortably 59

12 January 2019 8:52 PM AmaZulu, Highlands Park share the spoils

Umlazi - AmaZulu failed to make their home advantage count as they played to a goalless draw with Highlands Park in the Absa Premiership on Saturday evening. Usuthu and the Lions of the North both went into the encounter at King Goodwill Zwelithini Stadium having scored five goals in their previous three games, but that scoring touch was sadly missing 64