Rain Denies Players Chance To Complete Ilana Kloss International

Rain at the Ilana Kloss International (photo: Frennie Shivambu)

TSHWANE, April 10, 2022 (Tennis South Africa Press Release)

Rain hampered the conclusion of Sunday’s finals at the Ilana Kloss International at TuksTennis, University of Pretoria.

The ITF World Tennis Tour W25 event ended its eight-day event without a champion, as the remaining matches were cancelled due to bad weather conditions.

The adverse weather forced Russian second seed Valeria Savinykh and Hong Yi Cody Wong of Hong Kong to complete their semifinal clash on Sunday after their match was suspended due to rain on Saturday.

Play had been due to get underway at 9 am on Sunday, however, that start time was constantly revised with 14h00 the latest start time set by organizers before it was called off in the afternoon without a ball being struck.

The winner of the match between Savinykh and Wong was due to face Eudice Chong of Hong Kong for the title. Chong had booked her spot in the final on Saturday after a three sets victory over South Africa’s Isabella Kruger.

Chong and Wong were also due to square off with US-American pair of Anna Sinclair Rogers and Christina Rosca in the doubles final.