Guangzhou Gallery: Chani's Shining Moment
South Africa's Chanelle Scheepers was in top form for her very first WTA final in Guangzhou.
Published September 24, 2011 12:00
Magdalena Rybarikova had won both of her previous WTA finals, but her third would be more difficult.
Chanelle Scheepers won four straight three-setters to reach her first WTA final and was on her game.
Chanelle Scheepers scored a 62 62 win over Magdalena Rybarikova for her first WTA title in Guangzhou.
Chanelle Scheepers became the first South African to win a WTA title since Amanda Coetzer in 2003.
Hsieh Su-Wei and Zheng Saisai beat Han Xinyun and Chan Chin-Wei, 62 61, to capture the doubles title.