Chanelle Scheepers

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Chanelle Scheepers
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Country (sports)  South Africa
Residence Boca Raton, Florida, United States
Born (1984-03-13) 13 March 1984 (age 32)
Harrismith, South Africa
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Turned pro 2000
Retired April 2015
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,949,415
Singles
Career record 436–346
Career titles 1 WTA, 12 ITF
Highest ranking No. 37 (10 October 2011)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (2011)
French Open 4R (2010)
Wimbledon 2R (2014)
US Open 3R (2011)
Doubles
Career record 240–186
Career titles 1 WTA, 20 ITF
Highest ranking No. 42 (10 April 2014)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (2013, 2015)
French Open 1R (2011)
Wimbledon SF (2013)
US Open 2R (2012)

Chanelle Scheepers (/ʃəˈnɛl ˈskɛpərz/ born 13 March 1984) is a retired South African professional tennis player.

Scheepers has won one singles and one doubles title on the WTA tour, as well as twelve singles and twenty doubles titles on the ITF tour in her career. On 10 October 2011, she reached her best singles ranking of world number 37. On 10 April 2014, she peaked at world number 42 in the doubles rankings.

Career[edit]

Scheepers turned pro in 2000 and played two ITF events.

In 2001 She reached 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 four titles; two in Benin City, Nigeria and two in Pretoria, South Africa. She also reached four 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 one semifinals and one quarterfinals in ITF events.

2006, was not a better year for Scheepers despite returning to the ITF Circuit as she only reached two semifinals and a quarterfinal.

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

2008, Scheepers form went down as she only reached one semifinals and two quarterfinals.

2009, was a breakthrough year for the South 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 four 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. 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 in straight sets. She then continued her form by upsetting both Gisela Dulko and Akgul Amanmuradova. She lost to World No.5 Elena Dementieva in the fourth round in two sets. 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.g On 13 July 2012, Scheepers lost to Serena Williams in the Stanford Classic.

In July 2012, she reached the second round of Mercury Insurance Open 2012, Carlsbad losing to Varvara Lepchenko.[1]

At The 2013 Wimbledon Championships, she teamed with Shuko Aoyama to advance to the semi-finals in women's doubles.[2]

In 2015 after The Family Cup in Charleston she retired from the WTA tour and is now coaching American tennis player, Alison Riske.[3]

Personal life[edit]

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

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

WTA career finals[edit]

Singles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)[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 (1–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 24 September 2011 Guangzhou International Women's Open, Guangzhou, China Hard Slovakia Magdaléna Rybáriková 6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 1. 20 July 2014 Swedish Open, Båstad, Sweden Clay Germany Mona Barthel 3–6, 6–7(3–7)

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, Bogotá, 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 1R 0 / 6 5–6
Wimbledon LQ A LQ A A A LQ 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 0 / 5 1–5
US Open LQ A LQ A LQ LQ LQ 1R 3R 1R 2R 1R 0 / 5 3–5
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–2 3–3 5–4 1–4 1–4 1–4 0 / 21 11–21

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 1R 0 / 3 0–3
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 0–2 0 / 14 10–14

ITF finals[edit]

Singles: 18 (12–6)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 27 May 2001 Durban, South Africa Hard South Africa Lara Van Looyen 7–5, 6–2
Winner 2. 3 June 2001 Durban, South Africa Hard South Africa Lara Van Looyen 4–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–3)
Winner 3. 21 July 2001 Evansville, United States Hard United States Kristen Schlukebir 6–1, 6–3
Runner-Up 1. 10 June 2002 Vaduz, Liechtenstein Clay Switzerland Myriam Casanova 1–6, 3–6
Runner-Up 2. 17 June 2002 Lenzerheide, Switzerland Clay Czech Republic Eva Birnerová 5–7, 4–6
Winner 4. 14 October 2002 Mackay, Australia Hard Australia Amanda Grahame 7–6(8–6) 7–5
Winner 5. 22 February 2004 Benin City, Nigeria Hard India Meghha Vakaria 6–1, 6–3
Winner 6. 29 February 2004 Benin City, Nigeria Hard Austria Susanne Aigner 6–1, 4–6, 6–4
Runner-Up 3. 5 April 2004 Torre del Greco, Italy Clay Finland Emma Laine 6–3, 4–6, 0–6
Runner-Up 4. 17 June 2004 Pétange, Luxembourg Clay Slovakia Stanislava Hrozenská 7–6(14–12), 1–6, 4–6
Runner-Up 5. 10 October 2004 Lagos, Nigeria Hard India Sania Mirza 6–4, 6–7, 5–7
Winner 7. 22 November 2004 Pretoria, South Africa Hard South Africa Lizaan Du Plessis 6–1, 6–3
Winner 8. 28 November 2004 Pretoria, South Africa Hard Norway Karoline Borgersen 6–1, 6–3
Runner-Up 6. 4 June 2007 Hilton Head, United States Hard United States Angela Haynes 6–3, 2–6, 4–6
Winner 9. 11 June 2007 Allentown, United States Hard United States Angela Haynes 6–2, 2–6, 6–1
Winner 10. 17 December 2007 Lagos, Nigeria Hard Slovakia Zuzana Kučová 6–2, 6–0
Runner-Up 6. 26 January 2009 Laguna nigel, United States Hard United States Alexa Glatch 1–6, 0–6
Winner 11. 16 March 2009 Irapuato, Mexico Hard Russia Natalia Rizhonkova 6–1, 7–5
Winner 12. 15 March 2010 Fort Walton Beach, United States Hard Australia Sophie Ferguson 7–5, 7–5

Doubles: 36 (20–16)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
Runner-up 1. 11 June 2000 Pretoria, South Africa Hard South Africa Carien Venter South Africa Natalie Grandin
South Africa Nicole Rencken
6–7(4–7), 2–6
Winner 2. 3 June 2001 Durban, South Africa Hard South Africa Lara Van Rooyen South Africa Maretha Van Niekerk
South Africa Karin Vermeulen
7–6(7–2), 6–0
Winner 3. 10 June 2001 Durban, South Africa Hard South Africa Lara Van Rooyen Brazil Marcela Evangelista
Brazil Leticia Sobral
6–2, 6–2
Winner 4. 24 June 2001 Algiers, Algeria Clay South Africa Karin Vermeulen Moldova Evghenia Ablovatchi
Slovakia Lenka Tvarošková
7–6(7–2), 6–4
Winner 5. 1 July 2001 Algiers, Algeria Clay South Africa Karin Vermeulen Germany Isabel Collischonn
Germany Marnie Mahler
7–5, 6–2
Runner-up 6. 25 Nov 2002 Mount Gambier, Australia Hard United Kingdom O'Donoghue, JaneJane O'Donoghue Australia Dominikovic, DaniellaDaniella Dominikovic
Australia Dominikovic, EvieEvie Dominikovic
w/o
Winner 7. 30 March 2003 Rabat, Morocco Clay Austria Daniela Klemenschits Sweden Helena Ejeson
Sweden Helena Norfeldt
6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 8. 28 February 2004 Benin City, Nigeria Hard Austria Jennifer Schmidt Czech Republic Zuzana Cerna
Germany Franziska Etzel
0–6, 7–5, 3–6
Winner 9. 7 March 2004 Benin City, Nigeria Hard Jamaica Alanna Broderick Czech Republic Zuzana Cerna
Germany Franziska Etzel
6–2, 6–2
Winner 10. 11 April 2004 Torre del Greco, Italy Clay Netherlands Jolanda Mens Netherlands Michelle Gerards
Netherlands Marielle Hoogland
6–3, 6–0
Runner-up 11. 9 October 2004 Lagos, Nigeria Hard South Africa Surina De Beer New Zealand Shelley Stephens
India Sania Mirza
1–6, 4–6
Winner 12. 16 October 2004 Lagos, Nigeria Hard South Africa Surina De Beer New Zealand Shelley Stephens
India Sania Mirza
6–0, 6–0
Winner 13. 3 December 2004 Pretoria, South Africa Hard United Kingdom Melissa Berry Norway Karoline Borgersen
Netherlands Leonie Mekel
6–2, 3–6, 7–5
Winner 14. 15 January 2006 Tampa, United States Hard United States Aleke Tsoubanos Chinese Taipei Chan Chin-Wei
Chinese Taipei Hsu Wen-hsin
3–6, 7–6(7–4), 6–3
Runner–up 15. 22 Jan 2006 Fort Walton Beach, United States Hard Slovakia Zuzana Kučová Canada Maureen Drake
Czech Republic Vladimíra Uhlířová
6–2, 4–6, 5–7
Runner-up 16. 5 March 2006 Clearwater, United States Hard South Africa Natalie Grandin Republic of Ireland Kelly Liggan
Lithuania Lina Stančiūtė
3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 17. 9 April 2006 Pelham, United States Clay United States Tiffany Dabek United States Tetiana Luzhanska
Indonesia Romana Tedjakusuma
4–6, 1–6
Winner 18. 23 May 2006 Grado, Italy Clay United States Tiffany Dabek France Mailyne Andrieux
Croatia Nika Ožegović
6–4, 4–6, 7–6
Winner 19. 12 June 2006 Gorizia, Italy Clay Argentina Soledad Esperón Spain Matilde Muñoz Gonzalves
Spain Sílvia Soler Espinosa
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 20. 8 October 2006 Troy, United States Hard United States Neha Uberoi Australia Nicole Kriz
New Zealand Leanne Baker
7–6(7–1), 5–7, 3–6
Runner-up 21. 29 October 2006 Augusta, United States Hard United States Neha Uberoi Australia Nicole Kriz
New Zealand Leanne Baker
6–7(3–7), 1–6
Runner-up 22. 31 October 2006 Mexico City, Mexico Hard Brazil Maria Fernanda Alves Argentina María José Argeri
Brazil Leticia Sobral
3–6, 5–7
Winner 23. 6 March 2007 Toluca, Mexico Hard United States Courtney Nagle Argentina María Irigoyen
Argentina Andrea Benítez
6–2, 1–6, 6–2
Runner-up 24. 13 March 2007 Mérida, Mexico Hard United States Robin Stephenson Brazil Maria Fernanda Alves
Argentina Maria Vanina Garcia Sokol
3–6, 2–6
Winner 25. 20 March 2007 Coatzacoalcos, Mexico Hard United States Robin Stephenson Latvia Līga Dekmeijere
United States Story Tweedie-Yates
6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 26. 29 April 2007 Sea Island, United States Clay Romania Anda Perianu United States Raquel Kops-Jones
United States Lilia Osterloh
5–7, 3–6
Winner 27. 13 October 2007 Saltillo, Mexico Hard Argentina Soledad Esperón Belgium Debbrich Feys
Netherlands Leonie Mekel
6–0, 6–4
Winner 28. 20 October 2007 San Luis Potosí, Mexico Hard Belgium Debbrich Feys Uruguay Estefanía Craciún
Argentina Betina Jozami
6–1, 6–4
Winner 29. 15 December 2007 Lagos, Nigeria Hard South Africa Kelly Anderson France Iryna Brémond
Romania Ágnes Szatmári
0–6, 6–3, [10–8]
Winner 30. 22 December 2007 Lagos, Nigeria Hard South Africa Kelly Anderson France Iryna Brémond
Romania Ágnes Szatmári
1–6, 6–3, [10–6]
Runner–up 31. 21 March 2008 Noida, India Hard South Africa Kelly Anderson Serbia Teodora Mirčić
Slovakia Lenka Tvarošková
2–6, 7–6 (9–7) , [6–10]
Runner–up 32. 18 May 2008 Saint-Gaudens, France Clay France Aurélie Védy Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei
Canada Marie-Ève Pelletier
4–6, 0–6
Runner–up 33. 21 March 2009 Irapuato, Mexico Hard Argentina Soledad Esperón Argentina Jorgelina Cravero
Argentina Veronica Spiegel
1–6, 0–6
Winner 34. 17 May 2009 Saint-Gaudens, France Clay Japan Rika Fujiwara Japan Kimiko Date-Krumm
China Sun Tiantian
7–5, 6–4
Winner 35. 20 March 2010 Fort Walton Beach, United States Hard Sweden Johanna Larsson United States Christina Fusano
United States Courtney Nagle
2–6, 7–6, [10–7]
Runner-up 36. 1 November 2010 Grapevine, United States Hard United States Julie Ditty United States Ahsha Rolle
United States Mashona Washington
7–5, 2–6, 2–6

References[edit]

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

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