Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The game is all about love, ladies

A poster outside the centre court of top seeded player Gael Monfils, who told the media he loves South Africa!

Dimension Data sponsored a Ladies Day at the SA TENNIS OPEN at Montecasino last week. All the ladies were instructed to wear hats and look glamorous. As you can see, they succeeded very well! As Mandisa Ntloko from Dimension Data said: "This is a game all about love", so the proceeds of the day went to the Starfish Foundation. Some of the players popped into the marquee to say hallo before their game, but sadly Gael Monfils (I love saying his name, so French!) was not one of them. Photographer Irene Athanasias was on hand to snap their pictures, though.

Basetsane Kumalo and her friend Polly Tebeila.

Two of the dancers who performed for guests.

Gerda de Sousa from Jacaranda 94.2 radio station, in a lovely fuschia jersey dress and shoes from Aldo.

Former First Lady Zanele Mbeki and Jacqui Mabu from Montecasino.

A member of the boy band Navi Redd, who sang Johnny Clegg songs, among other things.

Winner of the best hat (from Harvey Nicks in London) Noelle McKean and former Miss South Africa Amy Kleinhans-Curd.

Hot, hot, hot ... two of the players, James Cerretani and Prakesh Amrita.

Actress Nambitha Mpumlwana (in my hat!)

Miss South Africa 2010, Nicole Flint, and winner of the Best Dressed prize, Kholeka Mzondeki.

An elegant representative of government.

Zanele Mamba from the Starfish Foundation.

Caterer-to-the-stars Vicky Crease, myself and Annelize Plettenbacher of the Executive Women's Club.

A glowingly pregnant Thuli Sithole (who joked that her baby was conceived at Edith Venter's comeback party last year!) with the glamorous Zodwa Pakade.

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