South African top wheelchair tennis ace and world number 7, Kgothatso Montjane, is among a list of stars opting to skip this year’s US Open. The 2020 Momentum gsport Awards Athlete with Disability finalist says due to Covid-19 it is unsafe for her to travel.
Overnight play in Flushing Meadows, New York, saw the exit of the Liezel Huber / Sania Mirza team at the 2006 US Open, after being overpowered 3-6 6-3 7-5 by the 6th-seeded Kveta Peschke and Francesca Schiavone.
South Africa’s surviving women’s competitor in the Flushing Meadows grand slam, Liezel Huber, progressed to the third round with partner Sania Mirza.
Liezel Huber opened her account overnight at the 2006 US Open in Flushing Meadows, New York, when she and doubles parner Indian Sania Mirza defeated their first round opponents, American pair Angela Haynes and Neha Uberio 6-4 6-0.
With two South African women entered for play in the 2006 US Open, the annual grand slam already has a women’s singles qualifier victim in Natalie Grandin.