Masite on cloud nine

YOUNG tennis player Christine Masite says she will cherish memories of her recent trip to the US.

YOUNG tennis player Christine Masite says she will cherish memories of her recent trip to the US.

Masite, Jacobus Hernus Pieters, Madrie le Roux and Jody Alan Claassen were guests of tennis legend Billy Jean King.

"Spending time with Billy Jean King was very special. She is the greatest woman tennis player of all time but I must admit though that we were nervous around her," said Masite, 18, who was born in Alexandra.

"The trip was made even more special when we met tennis players like Stanislas Wawrinka and Nicolay Davydenko. We also went to the stadium to watch the Williams sisters (Venus and Serena) playing, as well as Rafael Nadal."

Pieters said he was happy to be there even though he did not meet his favourite player, Andy Roddick.

"I learned a lot just watching the players in action," he said.

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