Chanelle Scheepers made her opening match on Wednesday on the hard Tournament in Baku. The South African crossed the racket against Andrea Hlavackova. It took her three rounds to find his bearings after the clay at Bad Gastien and qualified for the second round.
Seeded No. 3, Scheepers loses her input service game and conceded the first set 6/3. Broken again on her second service in the second set (2-1), the WTA 69th player returns to 3 games everywhere before the break at 4-3 to win also 6/3. Despite unconfirmed beginning of the last inning break, she remains in the game and won the game with 3/6, 6/3, 6/4.
The first WTA African lady will face for the second round of this Azerbaijan tournament, Shahar Peer of Israel, for a place in the quarterfinals.
Note the brilliant qualification to the quarterfinals of the Tunisian Ons Jabeur (18 years, global 204th) winner of the title holder Bojana Jovanovski (37th worldwide) 6/2, 7/5.