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Scheepers steamrollered by top seed Serena at Wimbledon

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Less than one hour out on Court No 1 and there was only one winner in the second round singles clash between our Chani Scheepers and No 1 seed Serena Williams in Wimbledon action on Wednesday, writes Mark Etheridge.

And it wasn’t a result that went the way of the 30-year-old South African as Williams wrapped up the encounter in just 49 minutes.

Scheepers won one game per set as the powerful American steamrollered her way into the third round

She fired down eight aces in total with the South African not managing one of her own.

Fastest serve of the match was an 185km/h rocket by Williams who won 83% of points up for grabs on her first service.

She hit 26 winners to Scheepers’ five and set up a third round match-up with 25th seed Alize Cornet of France.

Scheepers still has Wimbledon action to look forward to as she’s teamed up with Russia’s Vera Dushevina in the women’s doubles.

Meanwhile Australian Open doubles finalist Raven Klaasen is through to the second round with American partner Eric Butorac.

The tournament’s 13th seeds needed four sets to get the better of unseeded United States pairing of Ryan Harrison and Kevin King, 6-4 3-6 6-1 6-4.


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