- Sheer skill as SA duo clean up on world stage
- It’s an all-SA Championship showdown in Humewood final
- Kruger best-placed SA player as Peterson leads in the wet
- High praise for SAFA from FIFA president Infantino
- Park wins play-off in Classic duel against Dlamini
- Buhai ends with a birdie to grab Glendower lead
- Amajita win warm-up match before U20 AFCON
- Levey ends 10-month drought to win at Randpark
- Porteous back to defend at Joburg Open after tough year
- Two more medals as SA finish with five in Egypt
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.’