Entering tennis late and knowing nothing about the sport, 35-year-old Kgothatso Montjane speaks to Athandiwe Saba about her becoming the first black woman South African player to reach the Wimbledon final, her ‘robotic’ leg, being a DJ and the love of her parents.
Tell me what it was like growing up in Ga-Mphahlele village in Limpopo.
I grew up in a very big family. My grandma has eight kids, including my mother. So obviously I used to be the only child who was born with a disability. Everyone was so overprotective of me, even though at the same time they wanted to treat me like any other person at home.