NEW YORK – South African wheelchair tennis ace Kgothatso Montjane reached a Grand Slam women’s doubles final for the first time at the US Open on Friday.
Montjane and doubles partner Sabine Ellerbrock of Germany eliminated second seeds Marjolein Buis of the Netherlands and American Dana Mathewson.
The 33-year-old South African and Ellerbrock, dominated Buis and Mathewson 6-1 in the opening set, but the Dutch-American duo rebounded to take the second set 6-4.
However, Montjane and Ellerbrock regained control in the deciding set, taking it 10-6, to secure a place in the final at Flushing Meadow.
On Saturday, the South African-German pair will face Dutch top-seeds Diede de Groot and Aniek van Koot in the final.