Photo: Susan MullaneChanel Simmonds (RSA)
South Africa's Chanel Simmonds, 18, is the featured player for the month of May.
Just three months short of her nineteenth birthday, Simmonds began the month in Fed Cup action, where she went unbeaten in four singles and two doubles rubbers over four ties in the Euro/Africa 3 zone.
Following a break after playing her part in four victories for her nation Simmonds returned to ITF Pro Circuit action in Korea.
Here she entered into tournaments in Goyang and Changwon where she competed in both singles and doubles events. Success came her way in both tournaments although only in singles competition where she walked away with the title at both tournaments and only dropped one set, the opening set on a tie break in the Goyang final, in the process.
Her participation in the doubles, where she was partnered by Morocco's Nadia Lalami, was ended in the quarterfinals of both tournaments on deciding set match tie breaks.