Cara Black and Liezel Huber impress at Wimbledon (4-07-07)

ZIMBABWE’S top female tennis player Cara Black and her South African partner Liezel Huber progressed to the next round of the Wimbledon women’s doubles third round with a straight-sets victory over American Bethanie Mattek and Bryanne Stewart of Australia.
Seeded second at the third

Grand Slam of the year, Black and Huber, the 2005 Wimbledon doubles champions, posted a straight-foward 6-3, 6-3 victory over Mattek and Stewart in their rain-interrupted second round tie.
Mattek and Stewart were unseeded.
To reach the second round at the All England Club, Black and Huber, who are vying for their second Grand Slam title of the year after their success at the Australian Open in January, laboured to beat the unseeded French pair of Severine Bremond and Nathalie Dechy 7-6 (7-4), 6-3 in the opening round at the weekend.
Up next for Black and Huber, who already have four doubles titles under their belts this year, are the winners of the other second round match between Americans Jill Craybas and Laura Granville and the pair of Russia’s Elena Dementieva and Italy’s Flavia Pennetta.

ZIMBABWE Volleyball Association will be sending teams for the World Cup qualifiers to be held in Durban, South Africa on 24 September.
The World Cup will be held in Germany next year.
“The highlight in our calendar is the World Cup qualifiers towards the end of the year but we have a number of interesting activities,” said ZVA president Fredrick Ndlovu.
Zimbabwe is also expected to participate in the qualifiers for the Olympics at the end of December. The Olympic Games will be held in Beijing, China next year and qualifiers for team and individuals’ events have begun.
On the local scene, Ndlovu said the Zimbabwe National Youth Games to be held in Hwange next month, where all provinces are expected to participate, would be among the highlights.
Also on the cards is the Olympic Solidarity Programme Level One Coaching Course to be held from 27 August to 7 September. The International Volleyball Association (IVF) will sponsor this event.
A stakeholders’ meeting to review the constitution will be held next weekend. All provincial associations are expected to be represented.
These developments come after the ZVA successfully held and completed the international referees’ course that was held on 20-27 May.
Zimbabwe sent two representative sides to the Zone Six All-Africa Games qualifiers in Namibia in March but could not make it to Algeria.

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