Williams sisters coming to SA

2012-09-12 09:04
Johannesburg - International tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams will be visiting South Africa in November 2012 to launch the Breaking the Mould (BTM) campaign.

In addition to lending their support to BTM, the sisters will attend a gala dinner at Montecasino and play an exhibition tennis match at Johannesburg's Ellis Park arena.

Conceived by Octagon's MD, Qondisa Ngwenya, BTM is a campaign to catalyse, acknowledge and reward South African women who have risen above their own set of challenges and adversities to succeed and inspire. BTM aims to promote and sustain a "Breaking the Mould" culture in South Africa. 

Comprising a number of initiatives, BTM will launch the 2012 season with a series of Pop-up Colleges at six universities led by four of South Africa's current leading Mould Breakers.  South African mould breakers include Khanyi Dhlomo, MD and Founding member of Ndalo Media; Thembi Kunene, Chief Quality Assurance Officer, South African Tourism: Tourism Grading Council of South Africa and Jenna Clifford.

'We're proud and humbled'

The 2012 campaign will culminate in the arrival of the Williams sisters who will attend a coaching clinic in Soweto, a gala dinner and a televised exhibition match – the first time the sisters will meet each other in competition on African soil.  

"We're extremely excited to be coming to South Africa", says Venus Williams. "After Serena's Gold Medal at the Olympics, her win at Wimbledon and now the US Open too, I look forward to taking my younger sister on in this Exhibition Tennis Match in South Africa!"
Serena adds: "We're proud and humbled to have been chosen for the inauguration of this women's empowerment platform and we hope we can help inspire South Africa's young women to break the mould too."
Tickets for the BTM Gala Dinner is available from the BTM website. Tennis match tickets will be available through Computicket.


  • Bra Tebzaah Sibilanga - 2012-09-12 10:52

    Welcome.Eish Serena I am crazy bout you.I wanna coach you.

      shakes.tshabala - 2012-09-12 10:59

      Yeh Bra. I hope you have the STAMINA to coach that babe.

  • razz.tazz.9 - 2012-09-12 10:56

    Don't give them an intro with Zuma, he might fall in love again as usual.

  • mandla.dube.146 - 2012-09-12 11:03

    stay at home , man tennis or woman tennis ??

  • thamsanqabengu - 2012-09-12 12:50

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