Florianopolis - South Africa's Chanelle Scheepers advanced to the second round of the Brazil Tennis Cup after beating Adriana Perez of Venzuela on Monday.
Scheepers, currently ranked at 60 in the world and the No 4 seed here, lost the first set before rallying to a 2-6, 6-4, 6-0 civtory.
The 28-year-old Scheepers next faces Slovakia Jana Cepelova, the world No 98.
Results on Monday from the Brazil Tennis Cup at Federacao Catarinense de Tenis (seedings in parentheses):
Melinda Czink, Hungary, def. Yaroslava Shvedova (2), Kazakhstan, 2-6, 6-4, 6-2.
Chanelle Scheepers (4), South Africa, def. Adriana Perez, Venezuela, 2-6, 6-4, 6-0.
Tereza Mrdeza, Croatia, def. Sally Peers, Australia, 6-0, 6-3.
Beatriz Garcia Vidagany, Spain, def. Nina Bratchikova, Russia, 6-4, 6-2.