Geneva - South African women's leading wheelchair tennis ace Kgothatso
Montjane put up a sizzling performance enroute to claiming her third Swiss Open
title after beating Germany's Katharina Kruger in the women's final in Geneva,
Switzerland on Saturday.
the world No 8 who had clinched the title in 2013 and 2015 eased past world No 9 Kruger in a stunning 6-2 6-3 victory to record her third singles title
victory extended her lead in the head-to-head series against the German 12-5
including a straight set victory earlier this year in the final of the Busan
Open in Korea Republic.
her victory, the 31-year old from Limpopo said, she was very pleased with her
performance but was all praise for the support from her family and friends.
so excited about my performance," she said.
"This is magical. It was
everything coming together like magic, the whole week was fantastic and hoping
to do better for the rest of my upcoming tournaments in Europe.
last week I won the Joburg Open and here I have another Swiss Open title
in the bag, it always feels great to finish a winner," commented Montjane.
"My hard work on court and the great support from my family and friends helps me
every day to keep pushing."
and partner Macarena Cabrillana from Chile lost their doubles final to
Charlotte Famin from France and Dutchwoman Michaela Spaanstra 4-6 2-6.
men's tournament, South African world No 12 Evans Maripa impressed when he
edged out former world No 9 Dutchman Tom Egberink 6-3 3-6 7-6(4) in the
quarter-final but the strong-hitting 26-year-old went down to Takashi Sanada
from Japan in a hard fought 6-7(5) 3-6.
Montjane and Maripa will move to Berlin in Germany for the German Open, an
International Tennis Federation (ITF) level 2 tournament starting from July 19 - 23.