Saturday, September 24, 2011

Scheepers wins her first title

Photo courtesy of Daniel Ward
Chanelle Scheepers won her first WTA title today when she defeated Magdalena Rybarikova 6-4, 6-2  in the final of the Guangzhou International Women's Open. Scheepers was seeded 7th and Rybarikova was seeded 8th.

Scheepers, who upset number 1 seed Maria Kirilenko in the semifinals, is the first South African woman to win a WTA singles title since Amanda Coetzer won the event in Acapulco in 2003.

The doubles title went to Hsieh Su-Wei and Zheng Saisai. They defeated Chan Chin-Wei and Han Xinyun 6-2, 6-1.


Daniel said...

What a great photo! Haha...

Don't you want an 'official photographer' for your blog next FCC? I'm ready to get credentialed :)

Diane said...

I wish :)