Cape Town - South African wheelchair tennis star, Kgothatso Montjane, returned to the country on Monday where she was greeted by not only her family and friends but also by many of her fans
Montjane recently made it to the semi-finals of the wheelchair tennis event at the All England Club, eventually losing to top seed and defending champion Diede de Groot of the Netherlands, 1-6, 5-7.
Montjane was awarded a wild card into the prestigious grass-court tournament to become the first African wheelchair tennis player to ever take part in the event.
After her heroic display at Wimbledon, Montjane flew into OR Tambo where her supporters awaited her arrival
Montjane broke into tears when entering the international arrival hall on seeing the massive support gathered waiting for her return.
“This is very emotional moment for me, especially with my family and friends here. It’s such a great feeling,” said an emotional Montjane during press conference that followed her arrival.
“The past few weeks have been hectic, but the experience was incredible with participation at The All England Lawn Tennis Club being a highlight. Thank you to everyone for the love during the past few weeks,” added Montjane.
#Wheelchairtennis ace @Montjane_K broke into tears when she walked through the gates of the international arrivals terminal at OR Tambo International Airport earlier today and was greeted by a crush of fans, family, supporters and media following her @Wimbledon success. pic.twitter.com/lOJXuo7E4e— Wheelchair Tennis SA (@WCTennis) July 23, 2018