Wesley Botton
Chief sports writer
3 minute read
18 Nov 2019
9:42 am

Women in Sport: Dusty Nomzamo might produce SA’s very own Serena

Wesley Botton

Sinazo Solani once received two rackets to play with, but knew nothing about tennis. Now she's on the cusp of a professional career.

Sinazo Solani.

When she first picked up a tennis racket in her youth, Sinazo Solani didn't even know the rules of the sport. Now, more than a decade later, she hopes to launch a professional career and ultimately provide similar opportunities to youngsters in disadvantaged communities as those she received herself. Born and raised in Nomzamo township in Cape Town, Solani's mother received a couple of rackets from her employer when she was a child, which were passed on to her daughters. "We had two rackets and I used to play on the street with my sister," she says, recalling her introduction...