Montjane Concludes Wimbledon with Runners-Up Singles Medal

by | Jul 11, 2021

South Africa’s wheelchair tennis history maker, Kgothatso Montjane, ended her  Wimbledon campaign with a runners-up singles category medal on Sunday, 11 July 2021.

Montjane went down 6-2, 6-2 to top Dutch seed, Diede de Groot.

Today’s effort came after a gutsy performance yesterday in the women’s doubles wheelchair final where she and her partner, Lucy Shuker, lost in straight sets.

Kg Montjane Earns Runners-Up Wimbledon Wheelchair Doubles Medal

 

The 35-year-old has received widespread praise for becoming the first black South African female to feature in back-to-back finals in a Grand Slam.

Ahead of today’s singles final, social media was flooded with messages of support under the hashtag #KGMontjaneDay.

Even President Cyril Ramaphosa took to social media to wish her well.

 

Montjane has battled many challenges but in recent times has risen through outstanding performances on court which has attracted top personal sponsors.

The world No.5 will represent South Africa at next month’s Paralympics in Tokyo, which is scheduled from 24 August to 5 September.

 

Kgothatso Montjane Joins Vitality as Ambassador

 

Here’s how the rest of social media celebrated KG:

https://twitter.com/richardlehla/status/1414277825520185344?s=20

 

Photo 1 Caption: South Africa’s wheelchair tennis history maker, Kgothatso Montjane, pictured at Wimbledon. Photo: Wimbledon (Facebook)

 

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