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Montjane moves to 6th in world rankings

South Africa’s wheelchair tennis ace Kgothatso Montjane has moved up two places to 6th position in the International Tennis Federation (ITF) rankings released on Monday.

The 32-year-old Montjane had an incredible run on her debut at Wimbledon last week, where she made it to the semifinal before losing to Dutch world number 1 Diede de Groot.

Montjane reached the semifinal round at The All England Lawn Tennis Club after edging out former world number 6 Katharina Kruger from Germany last week Thursday.

The Limpopo-born star claimed an impressive 6-3 2-6 6-1 victory against the 28-year-old German enroute to the semifinal round.

The South African star started the season at No 8 in the ITF Rankings after two months of not competing earlier this year.

South African World Singles Rankings: Women Previous Current

8 6 Kgothatso Montjane
43 48 Mariska Venter

Men Previous Current

18 19 Evans Maripa
203 349 Leon Els

Quads Previous Current

6 6 Lucas Sithole

Boys Previous Current

9 19 Alwande Skhosana
29 32 Mpho Mhlongo

Girls Previous Current

16 15 Nosipho Hlatswayo


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