South African top-ranked wheelchair tennis player Kgothatso (KG) Montjane drove off in a brand-new car sponsored by Audi Centre in Polokwane on Wednesday (September 12). The 32-year-old Wimbledon semi-finalist, who hails from Seshego in Limpopo, received the keys to an Audi Q2. In August, Audi Centre Polokwane came on board as a sponsor for KG.
The dealership is one of the 10 sponsors secured by the world number five following her exploits at the Wimbledon Championship in July and her great run in the US Open. Montjane is the first South African black woman in the history of tennis ever to play at Wimbledon, and reaching the semi-final was a proud achievement.
Read about KG’s R1.5 million in sponsorship here.
Montjane is arguably 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 been 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 has 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 corporates, irrespective of what sporting code they participate in. That she’s achieved what she has is really an inspiring story that no-one should ignore,” Pantsi concluded.
Whether it is used for an off-road adventure or for everyday driving in a big city, the Audi Q2 is the ultimate all-round vehicle (worth every rand of its price tag). Youthful and provocative in its styling, it has all sorts of high-tech equipment on-board.
The compact SUV is an urban-type vehicle for everyday driving and recreation, uniting a progressive design with a high level of functionality.
Read about KG’s rise to success here.
“A big thank you to Audi for this beautiful car and to Optimize Agency who have been proactively involved in helping me secure sponsors. As an athlete and a brand, I will make sure I represent the Audi brand as well as I represent myself on court. I am extremely excited and will keep working hard to attract more support,” a delighted Montjane said.