There’s nothing that warms our hearts more than seeing a fellow South African thrive in the international scene, and one such South African is Kgothatso Montjane. Not only is the immensely talented Montjane making waves in the tennis world, but she’s hoping her new platform will inspire a new generation of wheelchair-bound tennis players in South Africa, reports Good Things Guy.
The inspirational athlete beat out Japan’s Momoko Ohtani to grab her place at the Wimbledon Finals, reports News24. Born in Limpopo, she’s currently ranked number one in South Africa and number five in the world – how incredible is that? Even more impressive is the fact that she is South Africa’s first black woman to reach the Wimbledon singles final.
Even more impressive than her need to inspire her fellow South Africans is her appearance in two Grand Slam finals at the Wimbledon Championships.
“I am just so happy to have made my first ever Grand Slam singles final,” said Montjane after her match.
The trailblazer will meet world number 1, Diede de Groot, from the Netherlands, in the final match on Saturday.