Wheelchair tennis player becomes 1st black woman from SA to play Wimbledon

Wheelchair tennis player becomes 1st black woman from SA to play Wimbledon

Kgothatso Montjane made history by becoming South Africa’s first female black tennis player to go to Wimbledon.

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On Wednesday, social media user Cheryl Roberts shared Montjane’s great achievement on her Twitter account.

“Stop Press! First photograph of South Africa’s first black woman tennis player Kgothatso Montjane to ever play at Wimbledon. Wheelchair tennis player, Kgothatso ranked 7th in the world, arrived in London today. She is now at Wimbledon, practicing for her debut match tomorrow,” the post read.

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According to a report by The South African, Montjane received a wild card into the draw and will play against her doubles partner‚ Germany’s Katharina Kruger.

Montjane said it was a dream come true for her to play alongside the world’s best tennis players in the prestigious tournament.

Briefly.co.za learned the 32-year-old suffers from Amniotic Band Syndrome‚ a condition that halted the proper development of some of her fingers and her legs.

South Africans took to social media to praise Montjane, wishing her the best of luck at Wimbledon.

Nicola Spurr wrote, “Oh wow! Good luck Kgothatso! Will be rooting for you!”

She even received a shout out from the South African president, Cyril Ramaphosa.

As Briefly.co.za reported earlier, Anderson beat Roger Federer in a match which is sure to become a Wimbledon classic.

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