Chanelle Scheepers took 90 minutes to brush aside Germany’s Mona Barthel 6-1 4-6 6-1 in their 1st Round clash at Eastbourne.
The South African overwhelmed her opponent with exceptional movement and approaching the net in the opening set.
However, the talented Barthel turned the tables in the second set to square matters by forcing Scheepers to play defensively, primarily pinned to the baseline.
With a third and final set served up, the crowd were expecting a real ding-dong battle. But this petered out into a one-sided affair with Scheepers returning to her formidable best to overpower and outwit the talented Barthel,