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Montjane goes out of French Open
- Updated: June 7, 2013
South African wheelchair tennis Olympian KG Montjane was ousted from the French Open in Paris on Thursday.
Montjane was beaten in both the singles and doubles semi-finals on Thursday after a disappointing day on the red clay of Roland Garros.
In the singles, the Limpopo player went down to second seed and world No2 Jiske Grifjoen of the Netherlands in straight sets 1-6 3-6. A rather nervous Montjane lost the opening set in less than 30 minutes. In the second set, she regrouped somewhat and fought hard but still never found the ÔÇ£grooveÔÇØ that has got her to current world No6 ranking.
The top-seeded Dutch combination of Grifjoen and Anniek van Koot then beat Montjane and her German partner, Katherina Kruger in straight sets 6-1 6-1.
ÔÇ£It wasn’t a good day for me on court todayÔÇØ admitted Montjane. ÔÇ£I really tried my best, but could never get into my playing game. I felt I had chances especially in the second set but then could not convert them, made silly mistakes and far too many unforced errors.ÔÇØ