South African wheelchair tennis ace, Kgothatso Montjane, suffered a shock first-round defeat by British world No 12 Lucy Shuker at the Melbourne Open on Wednesday.

The 33-year-old Limpopo-born star fought back from one set down to bag the second set but eventually slipped to a 7-6(5) 3-6 6-0 loss in Melbourne.

Next up for Montjane is the wheelchair tennis Australian Open which gets underway next week from 29 January to 1 February at Melbourne Park.

 

 

Photo 1 Caption: South African wheelchair tennis ace, Kgothatso Montjane, in action at the Melbourne Open, losing in the first-round to British No 12 Lucy Shuker. Photo: @TennisSA (Twitter)

 

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