Chani Scheepers Loses In Hong Kong


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Chani Scheepers Loses In Hong Kong

The 21-year old Slovak is ranked 53rd by the WTA, 28 places ahead of Scheepers. Cepelova is yet to win a title on the women’s tour whereas the 30-year old won what is to date her only singles title in Guangzhou back in 2011.

Scheepers was poor on her first serve winning just 43% of first serve points compared to the 73% of the Slovak, who also outscored the world number 81 62%- 40% on second serve points won at the Victoria Park Tennis Stadium.

Cepelova will play China’s Lin Zhu in the second round after the qualifier saw off Kristyna Pliskova 1-6, 6-2, 6-2 on the Hong Kong hard courts.