SA’s Montjane wows Wimbledon

Whether or not you’re a tennis fan, Kgothatso Montjane deserves a wild round of applause for becoming the first black South African woman to reach the Wimbledon singles and doubles finals. The Limpopo-born para-athlete is ranked number 1 in SA and number 5 in the world for wheelchair tennis. 🎾♿ She finished as runner-up in the singles tournament to world number 1, the Netherlands’ Diede de Groot. There was also disappointment for Montjane and her playing partner, England’s Lucy Shuker, in the doubles final. Despite the outcome, we’re in awe of the 35-year-old player: she’s made the history books and done SA proud. Kgothatso, you’re an ace!

This article appeared as part of The Wrap, 15 July 2021. Sign up to receive our weekly updates