Kgothatso Montjane, the 5th seed of South Africa in action against Marjolein Buis (NED) in the women's quarterfinals during day 3 of the Airports Company South Africa SA Open at Ellis Park Tennis Complex on April 16, 2015 in Johannesburg.
JOHANNESBURG - South African Wimbledon debutant Kgothatso Montjane has advanced into the semi-finals, after beating German world number six, Katharina Kruger on Thursday.
She’s won her first match on her debut participation at Wimbledon 2018! That’s wheelchair tennis player Kgothatso Montjane, South Africa’s first black woman tennis player to play Wimbledon. And she beat a higher ranked opponent. Kgothatso Montjane is now into the Wimbledon semi’s pic.twitter.com/kOAlzVUUiu— cheryl roberts (@cherylroberts00) July 12, 2018
World number eight Montjane and Kruger had never met in a Grand Slam tournament before.
The last time they played each other was in the 2017 Swiss Open final in Geneva, in which Montjane won in straight sets 6-2 6-3.
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