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Fri Apr 18 07:46:24 SAST 2014

Scheepers knocked out in title defence

Sapa | 20 September, 2012 12:000 Comments
Rogers Cup - Day 8
Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa returns the ball to Agnieska Radwanska of Poland during the quarterfinal at the Rogers Cup at Uniprix Stadium on August 11, 2012 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Image by: Robert Laberge / Getty Images

Defending champion Chanelle Scheepers was eliminated in the quarterfinals of the Guangzhou International Women’s Open tennis tournament in China on Thursday.

Scheepers, who won her maiden WTA title at the same tournament last year, went down 1-6, 5-7 against Polish fourth seed Urszula Radwanska, who progressed to the penultimate round.

The South African women’s number one, seeded fifth, had defeated Chinese wild-card entry Wang Qiang and Serbian Bojana Jovanovski in straight-set victories in the first two rounds.

Last season, Scheepers became the first South African woman in eight years to win a WTA title when she beat Slovak Magdalena Rybarikova in straight sets in the Guangzhou final.

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