Avon joins millions of South Africans in congratulating tennis ace Kgothatso “KG” Montjane for being the first South African woman to win a French Open title since 1981.

Montjane, who is the brand ambassador of Avon, was crowned the women’s wheelchair doubles alongside partner Yui Kamiji from Japan. The pair defeated Diede de Groot and Maria Florencia Moreno 6-3, 6-2 in the double’s finals.

“As the brand behind KG, as she is affectionately known by her fans, we wish to congratulate her for her historic win. This remarkable athlete continues to re-write the history books and put South Africa on the map. In line with our brand values, we believe our people and our business have the power to beat the odds and succeed. We believed in KG, and she is reaffirming this confidence by moving mountains,” says Mafahle Mareletse, Avon Justine Managing Director for Turkey, Middle East & Africa.

This was Montjane’s sixth appearance at a grand slam final in the last four years.

Kgothatso “KG” Montjane

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