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1994 – 1996 Established reputation as one of world’s leading junior players, competing at all Grand Slam events with a highest ranking of 16 for Singles and 9 for Doubles, including 2 Junior Grand Slam Doubles Titles (US Open).

1997 – 2000 Promising initial period as a professional player, reaching career highs of 114 in Singles and 50 for Doubles, including 3rd round appearance at Wimbledon, but unable to fulfil potential due to a number of injuries.

2001 – 2002 Major operations (2 shoulder and 1 wrist) meant temporary retirement from the tour.

2003 – 2006 Return to playing full-time, but now based in the UK. Achieved 290 Singles ranking, but career progression limited by finance as this was a period of combining playing with coaching and trying to self-fund tennis. In effect, a period of part-time playing, including competing in money tournaments in UK (they help pay the bills, but aren’t for world-ranking points), so limited opportunity to fulfil playing potential.

2007 - Proper re-launch of professional career with a real understanding of what’s involved and what’s required.

2010 - Fulltime Coaching at the Kim Grant TEnnis Academy



  1. No. 1 in South Africa at Under 14, Under 16 and Under 18
  2. Played Wimbledon Girls at 15 years old
  3. Winning Under 16 World Youth Cup for South Africa
  4. Received 2 South African Top Sports Awards :-
  5. Most Promising Newcomer
  6. Best Team of the Year
  7. Won 2 US Open Junior Grand Slam Doubles Titles
  8. Highest WTA world ranking of 114 in Singles and 50 in Doubles
  9. Reached 3rd round of Wimbledon Singles (1998)
  10. Won 13 ITF Junior Titles (Singles and Doubles)
  11. Won 34 ITF Professional Titles (Singles and Doubles)
  12. Have wins over: Justine Henin, Amanda Coetzer, Lori Mcneal, Sania Mirza, Chanda Ruben,
  13. Played against Martina Hingis, Jana Novotna, Venus Williams, Serina Williams, Amelie Mauresmo, Kim Clijsters, Patty Schnyder
  14. Playing Federation Cup for South Africa (2000, 2006)