Kg Montjane Earns Runners-Up Wimbledon Wheelchair Doubles Medal

by | Jul 10, 2021

South Africa’s leading wheelchair tennis star, Kgothatso Montjane and partner, Lucy Shuker, put up a strong fight in the Wimbledon women’s wheelchair doubles final, ultimately earning runner-up medals in London, England.

Montjane and Shuker, who faced Dutch top seeds, Diede de Groot and Aniek van Koot, lost the first set 6-0, but looked to bounce back in the second set, eventually losing 7-6 after experience played in the path of de Groot and van Koot.

 

Montjane grabbed the headlines after making history by becoming the first South African woman to reach a Wimbledon singles and doubles final.

In 2018, South Africa’s Lucas Sithole was a runner-up alongside Dylan Alcott at the first ever men’s quads doubles event during the 2018 Wimbledon Championships.

Montjane is not done yet at Wimbledon. The four-time Momentum gsport Awards Athlete with Disability winner will look forward to proudly flying the South African flag when she faces Diede de Groot in the women’s wheelchair singles final on Sunday.

 

Social media reacted positively to Montjane’s doubles performance:

 

Photo 1 Caption: South Africa’s leading wheelchair tennis star, Kgothatso Montjane and partner, Lucy Shuker, pulled off a strong fight in the Wimbledon women’s doubles final, ultimately earning runner-up medals in London, England. Photo: Tennis South Africa (Instagram)

 

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