Kgothatso Montjane wins 2021 SA Spring Open
South African wheelchair tennis star Kotatsu Monjan became SA spring open The second champion to win a dominant victory over the former world number one in the Netherlands Jiske Griffioen In the women’s final on Saturday.
The Limpopo-born star defeated the second seed in the Netherlands with 6-1 and 6-4 wins to repeat the 2019 win at the Ellis Park Tennis Court in Johannesburg.
Montjan enjoyed the doubles victory as the South African-Netherlands pair defeated Mariska Veres and Mabel Manquere 6-1, 6-0 to win the doubles against Griffioen on Friday.
“I think I played really well. The second set was very solid and really composed,” said Montjan.
“The second set started very well. It might have been better, but obviously tennis is a nervous game and how you react to it is the most important part and I’m fine. I think I said.
“It feels great to win the first title of the year and do it at home. I think it’s more special. I’m grateful for the opportunity to come here and compete in my hometown.
“I’m glad to be here to keep the title and take part in this amazing tournament.”
Meanwhile, SA top seed Donald Ranfadi had no problems in the quad singles final with his compatriot Danny Moramonyan.
Ranfadi overwhelmed the second seeded Mora Monyan 6-1, 6-0 in just 70 minutes, winning the singles trophy and winning the quad singles title.
“I’m happy. It’s been a while. I’m glad I finally won the tournament at home,” said Ranfadi.
In the men’s final, SA Paralympic star Evans Maripa played against Spain’s top seed Martin de la Puente, and Spain’s world No. 11 started as a favorite.
However, Mario was the one who got the start of the victory by winning the first set 6-3.
Mario declined, gave up consecutive breaks, paved the way for Derapente’s first title, 2021, and won the broken heart Mario 3-6, 7-6 (2), 6-1.
Men’s and women’s finalists were confirmed at Ellis Park on Saturday after several sparkling semi-final clashes.
Dutch fourth-seeded Richèl Hogenkamp fought second-seeded Tessa Andrian Jafitrimo 6-3, 7-6 (3), 6-4 against unseeded Russian Arina Charaeva. Set the final clash at the women’s event.
In the men’s tournament, Greece’s Mikhail Perborakis defeated Zimbabwe’s defending champion and second-seeded Benjamin Rock 6-4, 7-6 (4). Pervolarakis will face last week’s Jozi Open champion Alastair Gray of the United Kingdom in a men’s trophy.
1-Martin de La Puente (ESP) bt 3-Evans Maripa (RSA) 3-6, 7-6 (2), 6-1
woman1- Kgothatso Montjane (RSA) bt 2-Jiske Griffioen (NED) 6-4, 6-4 Quads
1- Donald Ranfadi (RSA) bt2-Danny Mohlamonyane (RSA) 6-1, 6-0
1-Martin de La Puente (ESP) / Alwande Sikhosana (RSA) bt2-Evans Maripa (RSA) / Leon Els (RSA)
1- Kgothatso Montjane (RSA) / Jiske Griffioen (ESP) bt 2-Mariska Venter (RSA) / Mabel Mankgele (RSA) 6-0, 6-1
Danny Mohlamonyane / Ronewa Mudzanani (RSA) bt Michael Mahlanya / Nkosanye Nkosi (RSA) 6-0, 6-0
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4-Michail Pervolarakis (GRE) bt 2-Benjamin Rock (ZIM) 6-4, 7-6 (4)
Alastair Gray (GBR) bt 6-Mateus Alves (BRA) 6-4, 3-6
Alina Charaeva (RUS) bt Eva Vedder (NED) 7-5, 6-4
4-Richel Rogenkamp (NED) bt 2-Tessah Andrianjafitrimo (FRA) 6-3, 7-6 (3), 6-4
Kgothatso Montjane defeats Jiske Griffioen to win second SA Spring Open title
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