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Scheepers loses at Wimbledon

2012-06-26 15:25

Johannesburg - South African women's tennis No 1 Chanelle Scheepers, was dumped out of the first round of Wimbledon 7-6, (7/5) 7-6, (7/5) by Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan on Tuesday.

Despite a close contest against the Kazakh, Scheepers was unable to win the crucial points and lost both sets in tie-breaks.

Scheepers matched Schevdova in every department, most notably with first-service points won, with the pair both winning 63 percent of their points.

Scheepers even shaded her opponent in total points won, winning 96 to Shvedova's 95.

The 28-year-old Scheepers has never made it past the first round of the grass-court event, after three appearances at Wimbledon.

Sport24

Comments
  • shakes.tshabala - 2012-06-26 17:52

    Sorry Chanelle, it seems the Wimbledon's stage is too big for you. Three first round defeats in three years speaks for itself.

  • Boereroo - 2012-06-27 05:39

    I'm backing Sam Stosur

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