Tennis

Scheepers downs Schnyder

2011-04-05 08:08
Chanelle Scheepers (AP)

South Carolina - South African Chanelle Scheepers surprised 13th seeded Patty Schnyder of Switzerland 6-4, 6-4 in the opening round of the WTA Charleston tournament on Monday.

American Vania King beat No 16 seed Verna Dushevina 6-4, 7-6 (9/7) and Jill Craybas defeated fellow American Shelby Rogers 3-6, 6-2, 6-0 to reach the second round.

In other matches, Chinese 11th seed Peng Shuai trounced American qualifier Sloan Stephens 6-2, 6-1, No 12 seed Julia Goerges 7-6, 6-4 victory over Olga Govortsova and 14th-seeded Bethanie Mattek-Sands beat qualifier Alexandra Stevenson 6-2, 6-1.

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