SA duo climb in rankings

2012-06-11 11:46
Chanelle Scheepers (Gallo)

Johannesburg - Kevin Anderson and Chanelle Scheepers, South Africa's top-ranked players, both climbed the world tennis rankings on Monday.

Anderson rose four positions to 30th after he reached the third round of the French Open in Paris. He edged past Rui Machado of Portugal in a five-set thriller in the first round before he ousted Argentine Horacio Zeballos.

The South African put up a strong fight against Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic in the third round, taking him to five sets, but was ultimately eliminated by the world No 7.

Scheepers, meanwhile, rose two places to 43rd in the women's world rankings after she reached the second round at Roland Garros.

She defeated Spaniard Laura Pous-Tio 6-4, 2-6, 6-1 in the first round, before she was eliminated by Russian Nadia Petrova, the former world No 3, in straight sets.

Read more on:    french open  |  chanelle scheepers  |  tennis

Anderson drops out of top 50

2016-10-26 11:07

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Live scoring

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Which is your favourite Grand Slam of the year?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.