South Africa’s leading women’s tennis ace, Kgothatso Montjane pulled off an impressive comeback yesterday, Thursday, 11 July, as she outshone Germany’s Sabine Ellerbrock to earn a spot in the semi-final round at Wimbledon.
The event got underway at The All England Lawn Tennis in London where the South African began her campaign. It was not an easy start for Montjane who had to fight her way back from being a set down to beat world number five Ellerbrock with a 6-7, 6-1, 6-2 score-line.
Facing World Number One, Again!
Her victory will now see her face-off against Dutch world number one, Diede de Groot on Friday, 12 July. The last time the two tennis stars met it was de Groot who walked off the court with a win, which took place last year at the same stage of the championship. However, this time around the first black South African woman to compete at Wimbledon will be looking for revenge.
Last year’s semi-final result between Montjane and de Groot:
Diede de Groot beat Kgothatso Montjane 6-1, 7-5
Photo Caption 1: South African wheelchair tennis champion, Kgothatso Montjane pictured in action in her Wimbledon quarter-final victory against Germany’s Sabine Ellerbrock. Photo: @TennisSA on Twitter