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Chanelle Scheepers

Chanelle Scheepers
File:Flickr - Carine06 - Chanelle Scheepers.jpg
Country 23x15px South Africa
Residence Boca Raton, Florida, United States
Born (1984-03-13) 13 March 1984 (age 36)
Harrismith, South Africa
Height Script error: No such module "convert".
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 37 (10 October 2011)
Current ranking 116 (11 May 2015)
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 42 (10 April 2014)
Current ranking 213 (11 May 2015)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (2013, 2015)
French Open 1R (2011)
Wimbledon SF (2013)
US Open 2R (2012)
Last updated on: 11 May 2015.

Chanelle Scheepers (/ʃəˈnɛl ˈskɛpərz/ born 13 March 1984 in Harrismith) 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

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.g On 13 July 2012, Scheepers lost to Serena Williams in the Stanford Classic.(6-4, 6-0)

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

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

Singles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)

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 Championship Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 24 September 2011 Guangzhou International Women's Open, Guangzhou, China Hard 23x15px Magdaléna Rybáriková 6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 1. 20 July 2014 Swedish Open, Båstad, Sweden Clay 23x15px Mona Barthel 3–6, 6–7(3–7)

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

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 23x15px Abigail Spears 23x15px Lisa Raymond
23x15px Chuang Chia-jung
2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. 3 August 2012 Citi Open, Washington, D.C., United States Hard 23x15px Irina Falconi Template:Country data JPN Shuko Aoyama
23x15px Chang Kai-chen
5-7, 2-6
Winner 1. 25 May 2013 Internationaux de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France Clay (red) Template:Country data JPN Kimiko Date-Krumm 23x15px Cara Black
23x15px Marina Erakovic
6-4, 3-4, [14-12]
Runner-up 3. 22 February 2014 Rio Open, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Clay 23x15px Johanna Larsson 23x15px Irina-Camelia Begu
23x15px María Irigoyen
2-6, 0-6
Runner-up 4. 12 April 2014 Copa Colsanitas, Bogotà, Colombia Clay 23x15px Vania King 23x15px Lara Arruabarrena
23x15px Caroline Garcia
6–7(5–7), 4–6

Singles performance timeline

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

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

Singles: 18 (12-6)

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 27 May 2001 Durban, South Africa Hard 23x15px Lara Van Looyen 7-5 6-2
Winner 2. 3 June 2001 Durban, South Africa Hard 23x15px Lara Van Looyen 4-6 6-3 7-6 (3)
Winner 3. 21 July 2001 Evansville, United States Hard 23x15px Kristen Schlukebir 6–1, 6–3
Runner-Up 1. 10 June 2002 Vaduz, Liechtenstein Clay 23x16px Myriam Casanova 1-6, 3-6
Runner-Up 2. 17 June 2002 Lenzerheide, Switzerland Clay 23x15px Eva Birnerová 5-7, 4-6
Winner 4. 14 October 2002 Mackay, Australia Hard 23x15px Amanda Grahame 7-6 (6) 7-5
Winner 5. 22 February 2004 Benin City, Nigeria Hard Template:Country data IND Meghha Vakaria 6–1, 6–3
Winner 6. 29 February 2004 Benin City, Nigeria Hard 23x15px Susanne Aigner 6–1, 4–6, 6–4
Runner-Up 3. 5 April 2004 Torre del Greco, Italy Clay 23x15px Emma Laine 6-3, 4-6, 0-6
Runner-Up 4. 17 June 2004 Pétange, Luxembourg Clay 23x15px Stanislava Hrozenská 7-6(12), 1-6, 4-6
Runner-Up 5. 10 October 2004 Lagos, Nigeria Hard Template:Country data IND Sania Mirza 6-4, 6-7, 5-7
Winner 7. 22 November 2004 Pretoria, South Africa Hard 23x15px Lizaan Du Plessis 6–1, 6–3
Winner 8. 28 November 2004 Pretoria, South Africa Hard 23x15px Karoline Borgersen 6–1, 6–3
Runner-Up 6. 4 June 2007 Hilton Head, United States Hard 23x15px Angela Haynes 6-3, 2-6, 4-6
Winner 9. 11 June 2007 Allentown, United States Hard 23x15px Angela Haynes 6–2, 2–6, 6–1
Winner 10. 17 December 2007 Lagos, Nigeria Hard 23x15px Zuzana Kučová 6–2, 6–0
Runner-Up 6. 26 January 2009 Laguna nigel, United States Hard 23x15px Alexa Glatch 1-6, 0-6
Winner 11. 16 March 2009 Irapuato, Mexico Hard 23x15px Natalia Rizhonkova 6–1, 7–5
Winner 12. 15 March 2010 Fort Walton Beach, United States Hard 23x15px Sophie Ferguson 7–5, 7–5

Doubles: 36 (20-16)

$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 23x15px Pretoria, South Africa Hard 23x15px Carien Venter 23x15px Natalie Grandin
23x15px Nicole Rencken
6-7 (4) 2-6
Winner 2. 3 June 2001 23x15px Durban, South Africa Hard 23x15px Lara Van Rooyen 23x15px Maretha Van Niekerk
23x15px Karin Vermeulen
7-6 (2) 6-0
Winner 3. 10 June 2001 23x15px Durban, South Africa Hard 23x15px Lara Van Rooyen 23x15px Marcela Evangelista
23x15px Leticia Sobral
6-2 6-2
Winner 4. 24 June 2001 23x15px Algiers, Algeria Clay 23x15px Karin Vermeulen 23x15px Evghenia Ablovatchi
23x15px Lenka Tvaroskova
7-6 (2) 6-4
Winner 5. 1 July 2001 23x15px Algiers, Algeria Clay 23x15px Karin Vermeulen 23x15px Isabel Collischonn
23x15px Marnie Mahler
7-5 6-2
Runner-up 6. 25 Nov 2002 23x15px Mount Gambier, Australia Hard 23x15px O'Donoghue, JaneJane O'Donoghue 23x15px Dominikovic, DaniellaDaniella Dominikovic
23x15px Dominikovic, EvieEvie Dominikovic
w/o
Winner 7. 30 March 2003 23x15px Rabat, Morocco Clay 23x15px Daniela Klemenschits 23x15px Helena Ejeson
23x15px Helena Norfeldt
6-3 6-2
Runner-up 8. 28 February 2004 23x15px Benin City, Nigeria Hard 23x15px Jennifer Schmidt 23x15px Zuzana Cerna
23x15px Franziska Etzel
0-6 7-5 3-6
Winner 9. 7 March 2004 23x15px Benin City, Nigeria Hard Template:Country data JAM Alanna Broderick 23x15px Zuzana Cerna
23x15px Franziska Etzel
6-2 6-2
Winner 10. 11 April 2004 23x15px Torre del Greco, Italy Clay 23x15px Jolanda Mens 23x15px Michelle Gerards
23x15px Marielle Hoogland
6-3 6-0
Runner-up 11. 9 October 2004 23x15px Lagos, Nigeria Hard 23x15px Surina de Beer 23x15px Shelley Stephens
Template:Country data IND Sania Mirza
1–6, 4–6
Winner 12. 16 October 2004 23x15px Lagos, Nigeria Hard 23x15px Surina de Beer 23x15px Shelley Stephens
Template:Country data IND Sania Mirza
6-0 6-0
Winner 13. 3 December 2004 23x15px Pretoria, South Africa Hard 23x15px Melissa Berry 23x15px Karoline Borgersen
23x15px Leonie Mekel
6-2 3-6 7-5
Winner 14. 15 January 2006 23x15px Tampa, United States Hard 23x15px Aleke Tsoubanos 23x15px Chan Chin-Wei
23x15px Hsu Wen-hsin
3-6 7-6 (4) 6-3
Runner–up 15. 22 Jan 2006 23x15px Fort Walton Beach, United States Hard 23x15px Zuzana Kučová 23x15px Maureen Drake
23x15px Vladimira Uhlirova
6-2 4-6 5-7
Runner-up 16. 5 March 2006 23x15px Clearwater, United States Hard 23x15px Natalie Grandin
  1. REDIRECT Template:Country data Republic of Ireland Kelly Liggan
    23x15px Lina Stanciute
3-6 1-6
Runner-up 17. 9 April 2006 23x15px Pelham, United States Clay 23x15px Tiffany Dabek 23x15px Tetiana Luzhanska
  1. REDIRECT Template:Country data Indonesia Romana Tedjakusuma
4-6 1-6
Winner 18. 23 May 2006 23x15px Grado, Italy Clay 23x15px Tiffany Dabek 23x15px Mailyne Andrieux
23x15px Nika Ožegović
6-4 4-6 7-6
Winner 19. 12 June 2006 23x15px Gorizia, Italy Clay 23x15px Soledad Esperón 23x15px Matilde Muñoz Gonzalves
23x15px Silvia Soler Espinosa
6-4 6-3
Runner-up 20. 8 October 2006 23x15px Troy, United States Hard 23x15px Neha Uberoi 23x15px Nicole Kriz
23x15px Leanne Baker
7-6 (1) 5-7 3-6
Runner-up 21. 29 October 2006 23x15px Augusta, United States Hard 23x15px Neha Uberoi 23x15px Nicole Kriz
23x15px Leanne Baker
6-7 (3) 1-6
Runner-up 22. 31 October 2006 23x15px Mexico City, Mexico Hard 23x15px Maria Fernanda Alves 23x15px Maria Jose Argeri
23x15px Leticia Sobral
3-6, 5-7
Winner 23. 6 March 2007 23x15px Toluca, Mexico Hard 23x15px Courtney Nagle 23x15px Maria Irigoyen
23x15px Andrea Benitez
6-2 1-6 6-2
Runner-up 24. 13 March 2007 23x15px Mérida, Mexico Hard 23x15px Robin Stephenson 23x15px Maria Fernanda Alves
23x15px Maria Vanina Garcia Sokol
3-6, 2-6
Winner 25. 20 March 2007 23x15px Coatzacoalcos, Mexico Hard 23x15px Robin Stephenson 23x15px Liga Dekmeijere
23x15px Story Tweedie-Yates
6-2 6-2
Runner-up 26. 29 April 2007 23x15px Sea Island, United States Clay 23x15px Anda Perianu 23x15px Raquel Kops-Jones
23x15px Lilia Osterloh
5-7 3-6
Winner 27. 13 October 2007 23x15px Saltillo, Mexico Hard 23x15px Soledad Esperón 23x15px Debbrich Feys
23x15px Leonie Mekel
6-0 6-4
Winner 28. 20 October 2007 23x15px San Luis Potosi, Mexico Hard 23x15px Debbrich Feys 23x15px Estefania Craciun
23x15px Betina Jozami
6-1 6-4
Winner 29. 15 December 2007 23x15px Lagos, Nigeria Hard 23x15px Kelly Anderson 23x15px Iryna Brémond
23x15px Agnes Szatmari
0–6 6–3 [10–8]
Winner 30. 22 December 2007 23x15px Lagos, Nigeria Hard 23x15px Kelly Anderson 23x15px Iryna Brémond
23x15px Agnes Szatmari
1–6 6–3 [10–6]
Runner–up 31. 21 March 2008 Template:Country data IND Noida, India Hard 23x15px Kelly Anderson 23x15px Teodora Mirčić
23x15px Lenka Tvarošková
2–6 7–6 (9–7) [6–10]
Runner–up 32. 18 May 2008 23x15px Saint-Gaudens, France Clay 23x15px Aurélie Védy 23x15px Hsieh Su-wei
23x15px Marie-Ève Pelletier
4-6 0-6
Runner–up 33. 21 March 2009 23x15px Irapuato, Mexico Hard 23x15px Soledad Esperón 23x15px Jorgelina Cravero
23x15px Veronica Spiegel
1-6 0-6
Winner 34. 17 May 2009 23x15px Saint-Gaudens, France Clay Template:Country data JPN Rika Fujiwara Template:Country data JPN Kimiko Date-Krumm
23x15px Tiantian Sun
7-5 6-4
Winner 35. 20 March 2010 23x15px Fort Walton Beach, United States Hard 23x15px Johanna Larsson 23x15px Christina Fusano
23x15px Courtney Nagle
2–6, 7–6, [10–7]
Runner-up 36. 1 November 2010 23x15px Grapevine, United States Hard 23x15px Julie Ditty 23x15px Ahsha Rolle
23x15px Mashona Washington
7-5, 2-6, 2-6

References

  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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