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Brand new wheels for tennis ace Montjane

South Africa’s top-ranked wheelchair tennis player Kgothatso Montjane drove away in a brand new sponsored car in Polokwane on Wednesday.

The 32-year-old Wimbledon semi-finalist who hails from Seshego, Limpopo received the keys to an Audi Q2 following last month’s announcement of the vehicle sponsorship by the dealership.

The dealership is one of 10 sponsors secured by the world No 5, following her exploits at the Wimbledon Championship in July and her great run in last week’s 2018 US Open in New York.

As it stands today, Montjane is the first South African black woman in the history of tennis to play at Wimbledon and reach the semi-finals.

Montjane has arguably proven to be the best wheelchair tennis player in the country and will no doubt keep attracting big brands for years to come, if she performs the way she has this season.

‘As Audi Centre Polokwane, we were inspired by the story and journey of this great woman,’ said dealer principal Thembinkosi Pantsi.

‘KG’s determination to excel against all odds have inspired us to partner with her.

‘We saw in her a great ambassador of discipline, focus, hard work and dedication. We strongly believe that great athletes like her deserve the support from corporate irrespective of what sporting code one is in. The mere fact that she achieved what she has achieved is really an inspiring story that no one should ignore,’ added Pantsi.

‘A big thank you to Audi for this beautiful car and to Optimize Agency who have been proactively involved in helping me secure sponsors including Audi. As an athlete and as a brand I will make sure I represent your brand as good as I represent myself on court,’ said Montjane.

‘I am extremely excited and will keep working hard to attract more support,’ added Montjane.

Photo: South Africa’s top-ranked wheelchair tennis ace Kgothatso Montjane during the car handover