Chanelle Scheepers life and biography

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Chanelle Scheepers biography

Date of birth : 1984-03-13
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Harrismith, South Africa
Nationality : South African
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-05-05
Credited as : Professional Tennis player, WTA tour, US Open

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Chanelle Scheepers is a South African professional tennis player. Her career high WTA singles ranking is 80, which she reached on January 31, 2011. Her career high doubles ranking is 102, set at July 5, 2010.

She is sponsored by Prince racquets and K-Swiss for clothing. She is coached by the husband of fellow professional Liezel Huber and trains at the Huber Tennis Ranch.


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.

In 2011 she made the 3rd round of the Australian Open.


Coached by Roger Anderson
Father is Piet; mother is Nici; brother is Jozua
Enjoys reading, shopping and watching movies.

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