Sequel to the defense of her Swiss title, Wheelchair tennis star Kgothatso Montjane on the 12th of July, 2018 became the first black South African woman to compete at Wimbledon and defeated Katharina Kruger of Germany 6-3 2-6 6-1 in the quarterfinals of the ladies wheelchair singles.
32-year-old Kgothatso Montjane from Seshego in Limpopo received a wildcard into the draw and is now ranked world number eight (No 8). She was up against her 28-year-old doubles partner Kruger who is currently ranked world number six (No 6).
Going into the match, the South African was seen as an underdog against the German but she went ahead to surprise the world by defeating the Katharina Kruger. She wrapped up the match after only 80 minutes.
In her statement “I am very happy that I won today’s match against Katharina Kruger, it was a nerve-racking match and got me very shaky when I lost the second set.”
“After the second set loss, I managed to get my momentum back and dominated the set to finally close it 6-1. I am extremely excited about the way I am playing at the moment and I am just letting this sink in then will focus on the next match.”