- Mokoena and Roto shine at home and abroad
- Trio of SA divers shine at United States meetings
- Late starter Mabilane goes on to share lead
- Shange takes second in last race Down Under
- Senong names final Amajita squad for Afcon in Zambia
- Sunshine Classic will see the Chase hotting up
- World Cup bronze for SA’s Zoonekynd
- Eagle-birdie finish helps Garcia to Challenge victory
- Olympian Ho and Twichell are Cape Mile champions
- Lawrie wins at Fancourt to grab a prestigous double
Montjane makes merry in Melbourne to win doubles title
- Updated: January 27, 2015
Wheelchair tennis Paralympian Kgothathatso Montjane is back from Australia with a doubles title under the belt, writes Mark Etheridge.
She competed in the Melbourne Open where she was beaten by Netherlands No1 seed Aniek van Koot, 7-6 (2) 6-4.
The doubles proved far more successful though as she teamed up with Britain’s Lucy Shuker.
In the semi-finals they overcame top-seeded Jui Kamiji of Japan and Jordanne Whiley (Britain) in three sets, 4-6 0-6 10-6. The latter combination were four-times Grand Slam champions in 2014.
In the final KG, as she is known on the circuit, beat the Netherlands/German combination of Marjolein Buis and Sabine Ellerbrock 6-4 7-6 (6).
‘I’m coming home now and my game is looking great,’ she told Road to Rio 2016. ‘I starting putting my game together and getting back to aggressive tennis which is what I enjoy but there’s still more to work to get even better and keep building up the confidence.
‘Now I think we have World Team cup qualifiers in Kenya at the end of February, then we have the US tour which will our preparation for our two big SA tournaments coming up in April.’