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Another international title for Paralympian Montjane
- Updated: January 18, 2016
By Mark Etheridge
London Paralympian Kgothatso Montjane has added another top title to her portfolio after winning the wheelchair doubles at the Apia Sydney Open at the weekend.
Montjane and teammate Sabine Ellerbrock beat fourth-seeds Kanako Domori and Yui Kamiji of Japan in straight sets 6-2 6-4.
It was a busy weekend on the courts, as Montanje explained to Road to Rio 2016: ‘I’m very happy with the doubles title… having to pull a title out of tough playing conditions wasn’t easy. Having so much rain in the tournament led to delay of matches and I ended having to play three matches (two singles and a doubles) in a row on the one day, finishing in the early morning and then having to playing another two matches which also finished early morning.
‘But I’m glad we pulled it through. The singles saw me beating the world No4 to proceed to the semi finals where I lost to the world No1 in three sets.’
Now it’s on the Melbourne Open where she’s already won her first two matches to reach the quarter-final against Kamiji.
‘In the doubles I’m partnering with Louise Hunt from Great Britain.’
After the Melbourne Open it will be on to the wheelchair section of the Australian Open, also being played in Melbourne.