South Africa’s most successful wheelchair tennis player Kgothatso Montjane is just a day away from taking part in her season-ending tournaments in Europe.
“It is always a great feeling to end the year on a high note, so I will play my best in Europe with a hope for better results,” said Montjane.
After a great performance finishing as a singles finalist and clinching her doubles title at the recent PTR Wheelchair Tennis Champs in the United States, Kg is now both hoping to wrap up the year on a high note.
“I have had enough time to rest and put more work on court since my last tournament early October, so I have prepared well for the challenge,” added Montjane.
The country’s leading women’s player Montjane will begin her excursion at the Bath Indoor Tournament in Bath, Great Britain. The International Tennis Federation (ITF) level 1 event which forms part of the UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis Tour will take place from 15–19 November.
After the ITF 1 event, Montjane will move on to the Prague Cup – an ITF level 2 tournament which takes place in Prague, Czech Republic from November 23–27.
The Limpopo star will be hoping to build on her stunning performance at last year’s event, where she reached the finals.
The 30-year-old Montjane was denied the singles title last year in Prague by world number 7 Dutch woman Diede De Groot in the women’s final.
Participation in events like these is made possible by the game sponsor, Airports Company South Africa who has been the major sponsor of Wheelchair Tennis South Africa (WTSA) for the past eleven years.
Photo 1 caption: Kgothatso Montjane (RSA) started 2016 in the best fashion, claiming the 2016 Apia Sydney Open Women’s Doubles title with Great Britain’s Sabine Ellerbrock (right), and is intent on finishing the year in style during her participation at the Bath Indoor Tournament in Great Britain, and the ITF level 2 Prague Cup in Prague, Czech Republic. Photo: Supplied
With editing by gsport