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Suzanie shines in the SA Showdown…and more!

Suzanie shines in the SA Showdown…and more!

Baseline Racquets loves to support and celebrate the tennis stars of South Africa. One such rising star is Suzanie Pretorius, a proud Baseline Warrior and Protea tennis player.

Suzanie is the definition of dynamite and boasts a myriad of tennis titles to date. She started playing tennis at the tender age of 7 – inspired by her brother to play. Born to play tennis, she claimed her first major title at the Kloppers Masters, at the age of 7. This was followed by an impressive run, where Suzanie became the under-10, 12, 14, 16, and 18 South African champion, respectively.

Suzanie has also proven herself to be an excellent team player. She was selected to represent South Africa as an under 12, 14, and 16 in the SA Junior team playing CAT tournaments in Africa. She also played as part of the under-18 AJC team representing South Africa, and they became the 2022 AJC champions.

She achieved her best junior world ranking of 190 on the junior ITF circuit and clinched 3 ITF titles. Now, as a senior on the tour, aged just 18, Suzanie was selected for the Billy Jean King Cup as a Protea player. This set Suzanie on the path of history, as she became the first-ever NWU University Protea player.A tremendous honour and a career highlight for Suzanie!

Recently, Suzanie competed in the 2023 SA Showdown team competition – captaining her team to victory and winning the Singles Shootout title. Deservingly so – Suzanie was awarded MVP (most valuable player) of the tournament. 

Suzanie has certainly proven that she can compete with the best – smashing every ceiling in South Africa and making her country proud. Her dream is to become a professional tennis player on the international circuit, and she is well on her way as she achieved her first WTA point in July, at a Future W $25 000 event. 

Suzanie is coached by Riaan Venter in Potchefstroom and this year her goal is to break into the top 800 WTA rankings, and next year break into the top 300 WTA rankings. We know you can do it Suzanie – hard work always pays off! 

Baseline Racquets is proud of your incredible achievements and we wish you all the best for your  bright tennis future.