The London Olympics, coming to you in

The London Paralympics, coming to you in

Chani takes on Maria

Email This Post Email This Post or Print This Post Print This Post
Wednesday February 8, 2012

Chani Scheepers moved confidently into the second round of the GEF Suez Open in Paris on Wednesday, writes Mark Etheridge.

Our top-ranked women’s player at No44 on the WTA rankings, Scheepers wasn’t unduly troubled. She beat Slovenia’s Polona Hercog in straight sets, 6-2 6-2.

Playing on court one, the recently engaged Scheepers, needed just 1hr 11min to wrap things up, breaking her opponent on five occasions.

It was a good win for her, as Hercog is currently ranked six places higher and the victory will be a confidence booster.

And confidence will be something she needs as she comes up against the formidable Maria Sharapova in the second round on Thursday. Sharapova, a finalist in the Australian Open last month, had a first round bye at this tournament.

The two players have yet to play each other and it will be a great experience for Scheepers to test herself against the hard-hitting and even harder grunting Russian.



Proud Partners to the South African
Olympic Team - London 2012


Olympic Partners

  • SASCOC
  • Sports – gov

Leave your comment

Road to LONDON 2012

100 full-colour pages packed with news and features for South Africa's Olympic community. Available at Exclusive books, CNA, sports retailers and Airport book stores at R29.95. To read the free online version by clicking on the cover below.
  • RTLN_0411

Back issues

Limited quantities of previous Road to LONDON 2012 (SASCOC’s official quarterly magazine) are available for distribution to appropriate sport related events. Contact for more information.

Copyright 2011 | | Developed by osOutsource | Designed by Carthage