In the women’s singles quarter-finals, South Africa’s wheelchair tennis sensation, Kgothatso Montjane, faced a formidable opponent in Japanese world No. 4 Momoko Ohtani on Thursday, 7 September 2023.
The match proved to be a challenging battle, as Montjane fought hard to stay in contention. However, Ohtani’s strong performance led to a 6-2, 6-4 victory, bringing an end to Montjane’s singles campaign at the US Open.
Undeterred by her singles loss, Montjane found herself rejuvenated and ready for redemption in the doubles event. Teaming up with her Japanese partner Yui Kamiji, the duo demonstrated exceptional chemistry and skill on the court.
Their superb coordination and aggressive playstyle proved to be a winning combination as they defeated Dana Mathewson and Manami Tanaka with a commanding score of 6-1, 6-4.
With this impressive victory, Montjane and Kamiji secured their place in the doubles final, where they will face the top-seeded pair of Diede de Groot and Jiske Griffioen.
The upcoming match promises to be a thrilling showdown as Montjane and Kamiji look to overcome the formidable challenge posed by the No. 1 seeded team.
Photo 1 Caption: South Africa’s wheelchair tennis sensation, Kgothatso Montjane, in action at the US Open. Photo: US Open