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South Africa's Lucas Sithole won the wheelchair tennis quad doubles title at this week's Australian Open tennis tournament, his second Grand Slam title. Now he has his eye on the single's finals and then next up on his agenda is a gold medal at the Rio Olympics later this year.
World number one David Wagner defeated South Africa's world number two, Lucas Sithole, to capture the quads title in the Airports Company South Africa SA Open wheelchair tennis tournament at Ellis Park in Johannesburg on Saturday.
As South Africa celebrates 20 years of democracy, 56 men and women who made - and are continuing to make - exceptional contributions to the country will receive their National Orders, South Africa's highest civilian honour. The awards will be presented by President Jacob Zuma at a Freedom Day ceremony next Sunday.
Wheelchair tennis star Lucas Sithole is hard at work preparing for the Airports Company South Africa Gauteng Open and SA Open, where many of the world's leading players will be in action. The quad ace made history last year when he won the US Open.
South African wheelchair tennis star Lucas Sithole claimed runners-up finishes in both the quad singles and doubles at the Australian Open, becoming the first African to reach the final of both events at the first Grand Slam of the year.
A recent visit by royalty to a coaching clinic given by Wheelchair Tennis South Africa in Johannesburg served as affirmation and encouragement for the non-profit organisation's continuing efforts to develop the sport.