Chanelle Scheepers

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Chanelle Scheepers
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Country  South Africa
Residence Boca Raton, Florida, United States
Born (1984-03-13) 13 March 1984 (age 30)
Harrismith, South Africa
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Turned pro 2000
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,546,974
Singles
Career record 385–290
Career titles 1 WTA, 12 ITF
Highest ranking No. 37 (10 October 2011)
Current ranking No. 75 (9 September 2013)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (2011)
French Open 4R (2010)
Wimbledon 1R (2010, 2011, 2013)
US Open 3R (2011)
Doubles
Career record 219–157
Career titles 1 WTA, 20 ITF
Highest ranking No. 82 (10 June 2013)
Current ranking No. 83 (24 June 2013)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (2013)
French Open 1R (2011)
Wimbledon SF (2013)
US Open 2R ([2012)
Last updated on: 24 June 2013.

Chanelle Scheepers (/ʃəˈnɛl ˈskɛpərz/; born 13 March 1984, in Harrismith) is a South African professional tennis player. Her career high WTA singles ranking is No. 37, which she reached on 10 October 2011. Her career high doubles ranking is 82, set on 10 June 2013.

She is sponsored by Babolat racquets and K-Swiss for clothing. She is coached by Roger Anderson.

Career[edit]

Scheepers turned pro in 2000 and played two ITF events.

In 2001 She reach 4 finals in the ITF level and won all with 3 of them coming from Durban, South Africa a local tournament and one in the United States.

In 2002, she reached 3 ITF finals winning one in Mackay, Australia and losing in the other two in Liechtenstein and Switzerland.

In 2003, she played her first Tour level event in the Mondial Australian Women's Hardcourts and won her first main draw tour level match after getting through the Qualifying draw over Samantha Stosur but lost to Tathiana Garbin in the next round. She then had a 19 match losing streak in the Qualifying draws of Tour Level and ITF events and Main Draw of ITF events.

2004 was a better year for Scheepers, she returned playing in the ITF events where she won 4 titles 2 in Benin City, Nigeria and 2 in Pretoria, South Africa. She also reached 4 other finals in Torre del Greco and Taranto both in Italy, in Pétange, Luxembourg and Lagos, Nigeria.

In 2005 Scheepers once again started playing in the Qualifying draw of Tour Level events but she didn't produce results as she only reached 1 semifinals and 1 quarterfinals in ITf events.

2006, was not a better year for Scheepers despite returning to the ITF Circuit as she only reached 2 Semifinals and 1 Quarterfinals.

In 2007 Scheepers won her first ITF titles in 3 years as she won 2 titles in Lagos, Nigeria and Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States.

2008, Scheepers form went down as she only reached 1 Semifinals and 2 Quarterfinals.

2009, was a breakthrough year for the African player as she made her Grand Slam main draw debut getting through the Qualifying draw in the 2009 Australian Open and 2009 French Open. She also made 4 Main draw wins and won a title in Irapuato, Mexico

In 2010 Scheepers continued to play in the Tour level events and her diffidence paid off as she reached her first Main Draw Quarterfinals in the 2010 Malaysian Open losing to Japanese Ayumi Morita 6–3, 7–5. She then won in the ITF event of Fort Walton Beach, United States. In the 2010 French Open after coming through the Qualifying Draw, she won her first Grand Slam Main Draw match over Frenchwoman Mathilde Johansson 6–2, 6–4. She then continued her surprising form by upsetting both Gisela Dulko 3–6, 6–3, 7–5 and Akgul Amanmuradova 6–3, 6–3. She then lost to World No.5 Elena Dementieva 6–1, 6–3. As a result of this performance she was awarded a wildcard into the main draw of Wimbledon, where she lost in the first round to ninth seed and eventual quarter-finalist Li Na.

In 2011 she made the 3rd round of the Australian Open. Following modest results for much of the rest of the year, Scheepers reached the 3rd round of the US Open, where she even held match points against Francesca Schiavone before losing the match in 3 sets. Following that, she won her first WTA single titles at Guangzhou, China as the 7th seed defeating the 8th seed Magdaléna Rybáriková of Slovakia 6–2, 6–2 in the final. Chanelle achieved her career-high singles rank of World No. 37 following the tournament. On 13 July 2012, Scheepers lost to Serena Williams in the Stanford Classic.(6-4, 6-0).[1]

In July 2012, She reached the second round of Mercury Insurance Open 2012, Carlsbad losing to Varvara Lepchenko, 4-6 2-6.[2]

At The 2013 Wimbledon Championships, she teamed with Shuko Aoyama to advance to the semi-finals in women's doubles.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Scheepers married Roger Anderson, her former coach, on 10 November 2012, in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands.[4]

WTA career finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (1 title)[edit]

Winner
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Tier II / Premier (0–0)
Tier III, IV & V / International (1–0)
Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 24 September 2011 Guangzhou International Women's Open, Guangzhou, China Hard Slovakia Magdaléna Rybáriková 6–2, 6–2

Doubles: 5 (1 title, 4 runners-up)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Tier II / Premier (0–0)
Tier III, IV & V / International (1–4)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 18 October 2009 HP Open, Osaka, Japan Hard United States Abigail Spears United States Lisa Raymond
Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung
2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. 3 August 2012 Citi Open, Washington, D.C., United States Hard United States Irina Falconi Japan Shuko Aoyama
Chinese Taipei Chang Kai-chen
5-7, 2-6
Winner 1. 25 May 2013 Internationaux de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France Clay (red) Japan Kimiko Date-Krumm Zimbabwe Cara Black
New Zealand Marina Erakovic
6-4, 3-4, [14-12]
Runner-up 3. 22 February 2014 Rio Open, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Clay Sweden Johanna Larsson Romania Irina-Camelia Begu
Argentina María Irigoyen
2-6, 0-6
Runner-up 4. 12 April 2014 Copa Colsanitas, Bogotà, Colombia Clay United States Vania King Spain Lara Arruabarrena
France Caroline Garcia
6–7(5–7), 4–6

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 SR W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open LQ A LQ A A A 1R LQ 3R 1R 1R 1R 0 / 5 2–5
French Open LQ A LQ A A LQ 1R 4R 2R 2R 1R 0 / 5 5–5
Wimbledon LQ A LQ A A A LQ 1R 1R 1R 1R 0 / 4 0–4
US Open LQ A LQ A LQ LQ LQ 1R 3R 1R 2R 0 / 4 3–4
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–2 3–3 5–4 1–4 1–4 0–1 0 / 18 10–18

Doubles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 SR W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open 1R 2R 1R 0 / 3 1–3
French Open 1R 1R 0 / 2 0–2
Wimbledon 3R 2R 2R SF 0 / 4 8–4
US Open 1R 1R 2R 1R 0 / 4 1–4
Win–Loss 2–2 1–3 2–3 5–4 0–1 0 / 13 10–13

ITF Circuit wins[edit]

ITF Singles Finals 18 (12-6)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Titles by surface
Hard (1–1)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 3 June 2001 South Africa Durban 1 Hard South Africa Lara Van Looyen 4–6, 6–3, 7–6(3)
Winner 2. 18 June 2001 South Africa Durban 2 Hard France Mathilde Johansson 6–4, 6–3
Winner 3. 21 July 2001 United States Evansville, Indiana Hard United States Kristen Schlukebir 6–1, 6–3
Runner-Up 1. 10 June 2002 Liechtenstein Vaduz Clay Switzerland Myriam Casanova 1-6, 3-6
Runner-Up 2. 17 June 2002 Switzerland Lenzerheide Clay Czech Republic Eva Birnerová 5-7, 4-6
Winner 4. 14 Octomber 2002 Australia Mackay Hard Australia Amanda Grahame 7-6 (6) 7-5
Winner 5. 22 February 2004 Nigeria Benin City 1 Hard India Meghha Vakaria 6–1, 6–3
Winner 6. 29 February 2004 Nigeria Benin City 2 Hard Austria Susanne Aigner 6–1, 4–6, 6–4
Runner-Up 3. 5 April 2004 Italy Torre del Greco Clay Finland Emma Laine 6-3, 4-6, 0-6
Runner-Up 4. 17 June 2004 Luxembourg Pétange Clay Slovakia Stanislava Hrozenská 7-6(12), 1-6, 4-6
Runner-Up 5. 10 Octomber 2004 Nigeria Lagos 2 Hard India Sania Mirza 6-4, 6-7, 5-7
Winner 7. 22 November 2004 South Africa Pretoria 2 Hard South Africa Lizaan Du Plessis 6–1, 6–3
Winner 8. 28 November 2004 South Africa Pretoria 2 Hard Norway Karoline Borgersen 6–1, 6–3
Runner-Up 6. 4 June 2007 United States Hilton Head Hard United States Angela Haynes 6-3, 2-6, 4-6
Winner 9. 11 June 2007 United States Allentown Hard United States Angela Haynes 6–2, 2–6, 6–1
Winner 10. 17 December 2007 Nigeria Lagos Hard Slovakia Zuzana Kučová 6–2, 6–0
Runner-Up 6. 26 January 2009 United States Laguna nigel Hard United States Alexa Glatch 1-6, 0-6
Winner 11. 16 March 2009 Mexico Irapuato Hard Russia Natalia Rizhonkova 6–1, 7–5
Winner 12. 15 March 2010 United States Fort Walton Beach Hard Australia Sophie Ferguson 7–5, 7–5

Doubles winner (20)[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sleepy Serena reaches Stanford semis". The Times Of India. 14 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Bartoli Outlasts King, Chan's Ninth & Biggest". Retrieved 2012-07-22. 
  3. ^ "UPDATE 1-Tennis-Wimbledon women's doubles semifinal results". Reuters. 5 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Scheepers ties the knot". Sport24. 11 November 2012. Retrieved 27 January 2013. 

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