WASHINGTION: Chanelle Scheepers, whose WTA win last year in Guangzhou was the first for a South African in eight years, lost her opener 6-2, 6-1 to Magdelena Rybarikova at the Washington Open. The second-seed never really got started in the heat and humidity of the US capital as she lost serve five times in 65 minutes to Rybarikova, the world number 114 who won despite making the long haul from the WTA event in Baku, Central Asia.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 1st, 2012.
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