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Scheepers’ stellar run ends at Wimbledon

By Mark Etheridge

Our Chani Scheepers’ Wimbledon dream came to an end in London on Friday as she bowed out of the women’s doubles competition.

The Harrismith-born player had a forgettable singles campaign, going down in the first round to 11th seed Roberta Vinci of Italy.

But, teaming up with Japan’s Shuko Aoyama, she came within a match of the final at the home of tennis at SW19.

She and Aoyama went down in straight sets to the unseeded Chinese Taipei/China duo of Su-Wei Hsieh and Shuai Peng. But en route to the semi-final they notched up victories against the sixth, ninth and 16th seeds, all of which should see both players’ WTA doubles ranking rocketing on Monday.

Played on Court No1 the match went the way of the Far Eastern couple 6-4 6-3.

The action was over in an hour and nine minutes with Hsieh and Peng capitalising on all five of the break points offered to them.

They’ll now face all-Australia couple and 12th seeds Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua in the final on Sunday.