Somerset West, South Africa – Petro Kruger of Somerset West is getting better with age. The senior tennis player has just completed a week at the 2014 ITF Super-Seniors World Individual Championships in Antalya, Turkey.
The ITF Seniors and Super-Seniors World Team and Individual Championships are the premier events on the ITF Seniors Circuit.
The mother of former WTA professional and South African Fed Cup player Joannette Kruger impressively won two out of three titles contested in the 70+ age group.
Kruger ended 4th in the women’s singles, losing to 4th seed Ellie Krocke of Netherlands 1-6 6-7 (5) in the 3rd/4th playoff.
However Kruger, together with Heide Orth of Germany were top seeds in the women’s doubles and beat second seeds Jacqueline Boothman (GBR)/Ellie Krocke (NED) 2-0 to lift the title.
Then in the mixed doubles, Petro teamed up with fellow South African Kobus De La Port. The third seeded South African’s won the mixed title with a walkover the fourth seeds Beverley Eddington/Lee Taylor both of Australia when Eddington had to withdraw due to injury.
“The Super-Seniors World Individual Championships are always excellent and this year they were just as great. We did have a bit of trouble with the weather but overall it was great!” said Kruger.
“I am very pleased, blessed and happy with my results. Two gold medal and a bronze was everything I could hope for!” added Kruger.