Seventh-seeded Chanelle Scheepers, a 29-year-old South African, rallied to hand 20-year-old Daniel Island product Shelby Rogers a 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 loss on Wednesday in the round of 16 at $235,000 Strasbourg International tennis tournament in Strasbourg, France.
Scheepers, ranked 61st in the world, saved seven of 10 break points in the one-hour and 52-minute match to end the 188th-ranked Rogers’ string of four consecutive wins. Rogers now will shift to Paris where she owns a wild card in the main draw of the French Open, which starts on Sunday.
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