Scheepers beaten in Brazil
Florianopolis - Timea Babos of Hungary beat fourth-seeded Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa 6-1, 6-2 in the second round of the Brazil Tennis Cup on Wednesday.
The 133rd-ranked Babos broke the 28-year-old Scheepers's serve five times. Scheepers, ranked 60th in the world, had eight break points but converted only one of them.
American Venus Williams is the top-seeded player at the tournament. The 20th-ranked Williams is playing her first tournament since losing to Maria Sharapova in the third round of the Australian Open in January.Results from the fourth day of the WTA Brazil Cup on Wednesday (x denotes seeded player):Second round
Timea Babos, Hungary, def. Chanelle Scheepers (4), South Africa
, 6-1, 6-2.
Kristina Mladenovic (7), France, def. Tatjana Malek, Germany, 6-2, 6-1.
Monica Niculescu, Romania, def. Tereza Mrdeza, Croatia, 6-1, 6-1.
Melinda Czink, Hungary, def. Beatriz Haddad Maia, Brazil, 1-6, 6-2, 7-6 (3).
Olga Puchkova, Russia, def. Caroline Garcia, France, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3.