Kgothatso Montjane and Yui Kamiji edged out in Roland Garros Final

Defending champions SA wheelchair tennis ace Kgothatso Montjane and her regular partner Yui Kamiji narrowly missed out on securing their third Grand Slam doubles title at Roland Garros in Paris on Saturday, 8 June, 2024. Photo: ITF via Tennis South Africa

South African wheelchair tennis ace Kgothatso Montjane narrowly missed out on securing her third Grand Slam doubles title at Roland Garros in Paris on Saturday night, 8 June, 2024.

Top seeds Montjane and regular partner Yui Kamiji of Japan, the defending champions, were locked in a tight battle against the Dutch pairing of Diede de Groot and Aniek van Koot, the No 2 seeds.

While Montjane and Kamiji won the first set, and took the second to a tie-break, they ultimately fell in a 7-6 6-7 [4-10] defeat.

Earlier, Netherlands’ wheelchair tennis icon Diede de Groot claimed her fourth successive Roland Garros singles crown, defeating first-time major singles finalist Zhu Zhenzhen 4-6 6-2 6-3.

Looking ahead, de Groot will look to claim a fourth consecutive Wimbledon title, before returning to Paris to put up her Paralympic gold defence in both the singles and doubles. 


Original Content: ITF and Tennis SA, with editing by gsport

Main Photo Caption: Defending champions SA wheelchair tennis ace Kgothatso Montjane and her regular partner Yui Kamiji narrowly missed out on securing their third Grand Slam doubles title at Roland Garros in Paris on Saturday, 8 June, 2024. Photo: ITF via Tennis South Africa

Photo 2 Caption: While Montjane and Kamiji won the first set, and took the second to a tie-break, they ultimately fell in a 7-6 6-7 [4-10] defeat. Photo: ITF via Tennis South Africa

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