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Kgothatso Montjane is playing in the Women’s Wheelchair Doubles Semi-Finals at Roland Garros (the French Open) today, alongside Japan’s Yui Kamiji.


France (09 June 2023) – Proudly South African wheelchair tennis star Kgothatso Montjane has played her way into the women’s wheelchair doubles semi-finals alongside fellow Japanese star Yui Kamiji. The pair are set to play today, the 9th of June 2023, and South Africa couldn’t be prouder!

The Limpopo-born athlete made history in 2018 and 2021 by becoming South Africa’s first black woman to reach a Wimbledon singles final. Her tennis career has been on the rise ever since and she continues to inspire at every tournament she earns her place in.

Montjane has been flying the South African flag high at the French Open. She had a successful day on the 6th of June, going up against Japan’s Manami Tanaka.

“South African’s Kgothatso Montjane began her ROLAND-GARROS campaign in remarkable fashion, delivering a flawless performance against Japanese player Manami Tanaka in their first-round match on Tuesday in Paris.

Montjane, currently ranked No. 8 in the world, needed just 49 minutes to sweep past Tanaka, who holds the seventh spot in the world rankings, 6-0, 6-0. This victory extended Montjane’s winning streak against the Japanese player to 5-0 in their head-to-head series.” – Tennis South Africa

Montjane shared on Instagram that she was gutted to be out of the singles tournament, but had set her sights on doubles and it shows!

Montjane and Kamiji regularly pair up for women’s wheelchair doubles events. They paired up at the recent US Open and while they didn’t get the results they had hoped for, they left smiling and with a firmer bond than ever. Now they are up for the semi-final against France. They will play on Court Philippe-Chatrier.

The match will be taking place at 11:00 am which is the same time for South Africa. The match should be available on Supersport via DSTV. If you are able to watch, please do so. If not, be sure to send her your cheers via social media on Instagram here or via Tennis South Africa here.

Sources: Tennis South Africa / Various – Linked Above
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