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- England wrap up Summer Series with 2-0 win against SA
- Five more Meet records at SA Grand Prix
- Fichardt nails 15th Sunshine Tour win at Joburg Open
- SA duo struggle at Tokyo Marathon
- Le Clos leads the way at SA Grand Prix in Stellenbosch
- SA women lead but go down to England in Summer Series
- Rain delay shortens Joburg Open still further
- SA’s Van Dyk in the Tokyo mix… chasing world record
Chani comes up short in Strasbourg International
- Updated: May 24, 2013
Our top-ranked singles player, Chani Scheepers’ French campaign came to an end on Thursday, writes Mark Etheridge.
The 61st ranked player went down in the quarter-finals of the Strasbourg International.
She lost to the host nation’s Alize Cornet, going down in straight sets to the world’s 31st ranked player.
In a rain-interrupted match lasting 69 minutes, third-seeded Cornet came up trumps 6-3 6-1 to reach the semi-final.
It was a game that featured not a single ace, but Scheepers had four double faults against her name to Cornet’s one.
She had the better first service percentage (70% compared to 55%) but her second service let her down and she was only able to win 18% of points in that regard.
Next up on the calendar is the French Open which starts on Sunday.