South Africa’s rising tennis star Isabella Kruger has qualified for the junior main draw at Wimbledon.
The 17-year-old South African beat American Theadora Rabman, 6-0, 6-2 earlier today, in London to advance.
‘Dominant performance with utmost class. Epic’ – is how Tennis South Africa described the young tennis player’s victory.
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Kruger will now face American Sonya Macavei, in the first round. Macavei is ranked 60 in the International Tennis Federation (ITF) junior world rankings while Kruger sits at 442.
According to Tennis South Africa, this marks the first time South Africa has a representative in the girls main draw at Wimbledon in many years.
“Congratulations to Bella, her family and her coaching team at Anthony Harris Tennis Academy!”
Tennis South Africa
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Kruger follows in the footsteps of her 19-year-old sister Zoe, who is an incredible South African tennis player currently ranked 424.
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Zoe recently lost the ITF $15,000 World Tour title at the W15 Antalya in Turkey after losing to Cristina Dinu 6-3, 6-4 in the final.
She has also competed in Ilana Kloss International, an ITF $25 000 World Tour event.