Double victories for Montjane in South Korea


South African wheelchair tennis ace Kgothatso ‘KG’ Montjane returns home from South Korea with two trophies after defeating top seed Katharine Kruger of Germany to claim the singles title just a day after collecting the doubles trophy with Kruger on the penultimate of the Busan Open. The world No10 reached the final of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) level 2 tournament without dropping a set and out-gunned her doubles partner Kruger 6-4 6-3 to record her first singles title in Busan City on Thursday. An ecstatic Montjane, who was born with a congenital birth defect – single amputation below the knee enjoyed her first two titles on her first visit to Busan City. ‘My goal is to give everything I have to be the best I can and fight to return back to the top five,’ said Montjane, who returns home on Saturday morning. Following her sterling performance, the 30-year-old from Limpopo will move to No9 in the world rankings when the ITF releases its latest rankings on Monday. Montjane joined forces with Kruger on the penultimate day of the event on Wednesday to win the doubles trophy at the Geumjeong Tennis Courts. The pair defeated second seeds Ju-Youn Park from Korea Republic and Manami Tanaka of Japan in straight sets 6-2 6-2. Picture of Montjane courtesy of Reg Caldecott