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Chani into 2nd round
- Updated: August 31, 2011
Chanelle Scheepers reached the second round of the US Open for the first time with a straight-sets victory over Britain’s Anne Keothavong, 7-5 6-3, on Wednesday.
The South African, ranked 81 in women’s singles, came from 5-2 down in the first set in a gutty performance in her second appearance at Flushing Meadows.
Scheepers rattled off six games in a row to take the first set and go up in the second, before the Brit got back on the board.
Keothavong said: ‘She didn’t hit me off the court, she just didn’t miss. That’s the way she plays. She’s someone I’ve practised with quite a lot in the past. I knew what to expect, I felt like I had to try to be more aggressive.’