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Sickness setback for Montjane Down Under

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Paralympican Kgothatso Montjane is having a roller coaster of a year to date, writes Mark Etheridge.
Fresh from the high of claiming the Queensland Open wheelchair tennis title in Brisbane last week, Montjane finds herself somewhat  ‘down and out’ Down Under.
She told Road to Rio 2016 on Thursday. ‘It’s a very exciting start for year for me, I’m happy to have started the year like this – it will really boost my confidence…my game is getting better and better and also hoping to improve even more.’
But her second tournament of the year has seen her knocked out in the quarter-final stage of the Sydney International.
She went down 6-5 6-4 to world No2 Aniek van Koot of the Netherlands.
‘I’ve got a bout of flu so didn’t really play my best tennis because I’m sick,’ she said. ‘So now I’m going to rest and focus on doing well next week in Melbourne. I’m just going to take it one tournament at a time and hoping to really do well and have good results this year.’


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