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Quarter finals of Wheelchair Tennis South African Open paves the way for a possible SA final

The quarter finals of the Airports Company South Africa SA Open being held at Sun City, today served up a good mix of hope and some real excitement and proved that South Africa still has an ace up our sleeve. The star player who looks set to feature in the finals is none other than the 4th seed, 24 year-old, Kgothatso Montjane.

Montjane’s recently made headlines when she caused a major upset at the Florida Open where the unseeded South African clinched her very first big win in the opening round against Brit Jordanne Whiley. Accolades for Montjane beating her seventh seed opponent who was the only seed to fall in the first round of the women’s draw in the super series event.

Today (20 April), Montjane faced a tough competitor, Chilean Mariee Antoinette Ortz, and although one would assume the win was easy at 6-0 6-4, our golden girl had to fight for every point, with most going to deuce. “I was really unhappy with my game today! I’ll be facing the No. 1 seed tomorrow and I have to get my head around my performance,” said a frustrated Montjane.

In the semifinals tomorrow, Montjane 6th seed faces Katherina Kruger from Germany who is seeded 1st in the tournament.

Kruger played Francisco Tur from Spain but she too had a difficult game, marginally beating the Spaniard 6-4 7-6 (8).

Anything can happen tomorrow between Montjane and Kruger despite a difference of seven digits on the world tennis rankings – Montjane being the underdog. There are South Africans aplenty to cheer for Montjane but the pressure is definitely on – let’s see if she has what it takes to carry the country’s hopes on her shoulders.To read more about our South Africa's wheelchair tennis player please follow this this was allmade possible by WTSA.

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