SABC3 to air Williams sisters SA match

2012-10-11 12:40
Cape Town -  Venus and Serena Williams are heading to South Africa for an exhibition match at Johannesburg's Ellis Park Arena, and SABC3 has obtained the rights to air the match live on Sunday 4 November from 13:30.

This is the first time the Williams sisters will meet each other in competition on African soil. 

Risuna Mayimele Marketing Manager from SABC 3 said: "We are privileged as the national broadcaster, to be able to bring such a landmark occasion to the country. Our viewers will be able to witness history in the making as the Williams sisters are playing for the first time on South African soil."

The sisters will be in South Africa to launch Breaking the Mould, an annual Women's Empowerment Platform created by Octagon Marketing PTY Ltd (Octagon).

Gala dinner and tennis clinic

Breaking Mould seeks to introduce South African women to local and international icons who have achieved success in their various fields. National icons will be involved in teaching and mentoring young women in schools and universities for three months in a build up to the global icons arriving in South Africa.

The Williams sisters will arrive in November and take part in an exhibition match, a gala dinner and a development tennis clinic aimed at inspiring, acknowledging and rewarding South African women who have risen above their own set of challenges.

Serena claimed the US Open title in September which added to her victories earlier in the year at Wimbledon and at the 2012 London Olympics. During her career, she has won 15 Grand Slam singles titles, 13 doubles titles with Venus and two mixed doubles titles and is recognised as one of the all-time greats of the women's game.

Older sister Venus has won seven Grand Slam singles titles and two mixed doubles titles. Her achievements include five singles titles at Wimbledon.

Comments

  • Erna - 2012-10-11 13:08

    Glad to see this appears under entertainment and not sport.

  • msophiasharp - 2012-10-11 13:11

    Definitely won't be watching nor am I interested - if I wanted to watch male tennis, bring on Andy Murray or Roger Federer and Raphael Nadal....

      kristal.king.779 - 2012-10-11 14:38

      BIITCH you're not worthy of an ounce of what these women have achieved in sporting history...go watch porn or bungee jumping, bye hater troll

      MPHO.MUTHUBI - 2012-10-11 14:55

      OF COURSE, YOU'D RATHER GIVE SUPPORT AND PRAISE TO YOUR ILK, THAT'S UNDERSTANDABLE. BUT TO SAY BRING ON MURRAY AND ROGER (IMPLYING THEY ONLY ARE TENNIS PLAYERS OF NOTE)SMACKS OF BIGOTRY AND RACIAL JEALOUSY.AND YOU COULD BE A CHRISTIAN TOO, THAT'S DEMEANING AND SHAMEFUL. YOUR PREFERENCE OF THE GUYS (GREAT STARS IN THEIR OWN RIGHT,INDEED),DOES IT MEAN WOMEN TENNIS DOES NOT CUT IT FOR YOU? OR THE FACT THAT THE PLAYERS IN QUESTION ARE BLACK AND THEREFORE NOT WORTHY OF BEING WATCHED? WHAT IF THE TWO WERE WHITE AND THEIR NAMES WHERE CAPRIATI,NAVRATILOVA,SHARAPOVA? WOULD YOU HAVE THE SAME SENTIMENTS,I GUESS NOT. THAT DOES NOT SURPRISE ME BECAUSE EVEN YOUR ESTEEMED PRIME MINISTER (I MEAN MR."WE SHALL NOT SURRENDER")REFFERED TO BLACKS AS NOT WORTHY OF HAVING ANYTHING PRAISEWORTHY.EVEN HITLER'S SPECIAL CHOICE OF THE SPECIAL RACE GOT A KNOCK IN THE BERLIN OLYMPICS. I UNDERSTAND YOUR ILK, BUT I BET YOU'LL WATCH THE TWO DAMN "NIGGER BITCHES" AND YOU'LL EAT YOUR HEART OUT AS MOST OF US ENJOY TWO OF THE WORLD'S MOST TALENTED AND EXCITING PLAYERS TAKE TO THE COURT.IF YOU HAVE ANY SHAME LEFT IN YOU, YOU WILL CERTAINLY BOW AND ASK GOD TO FORGIVE YOUR BIGOTRY AND PETTY JEALOUSY!!!!I FORGIVE YOU BEFORE YOU DO.SO, FOR YOU THESE TWO ARE NOT FEMALES? SHAME!!!!!

      rashied.wilkinson - 2012-10-11 15:27

      @Mpho... lmao... no need to shout. why aren't they playing our national teams (boks & proteas) matches live????? I got nothing against them but the darn broadcaster.

      DuToitCoetzee - 2012-10-11 15:43

      O MPHO and friends. You are the racist fools. You don't get her point! She implying they are to butch for her and she would rather like to watch the pretty boys. You get it. msophiasharp = woman. Andy & Roger & Raphael = men. duh!

  • Shayne.philander - 2012-10-11 13:48

    Tickets to be won on Facebook, like the page and say who referred you. The one with the most referrals WIN!

  • leila.monroe - 2012-10-11 13:59

    Amazing! Can't wait :-) two of the best in the world competing on South African soil!!

      DuToitCoetzee - 2012-10-11 15:46

      Yes, it will be. Excellent players!

  • derk.woldendorp - 2012-10-11 14:03

    now I will pay my tv licence

  • rashied.wilkinson - 2012-10-11 15:17

    but SABC refuses to play live RUGBY (international & local) or CRICKET (the CLT20)... WTF!!!!!!!!!!

  • bayomajiyagbe - 2012-10-11 18:58

    Can smell my baby's victory over her sister already. Congrats Serena.

  • naas.viljoen.16 - 2012-10-14 12:14

    Just another reason why I don't watch SABC TV.

  • lala.kunene - 2012-11-03 02:14

    love you girls

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