- Hartley’s Dusi buildup gathers pace
- World’s top teams head for SA
- Sunshine Ladies Tour starts fourth season in January
- Weber wins SA’s final gold medal of African Champs
- Tough going in Tongyeong for SA’s Radford
- Double gold for Venter as SA medal count reaches 59
- Winning start for Ellis as Banyana beat Egypt
- Skhosana’s promise to take SA even further forward
- It’s 50 medals for SA at African Championships
- Top-ranked Williams does the 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.’