Scheepers denies retiring

Cape Town - South African women’s tennis player Chanelle Scheepers has denied reports that she retired from the professional game.

Scheepers, 31, will not play at next week’s Grand Slam event at Wimbledon due to an ankle injury.

She recently assisted women’s player, Alison Riske, at the French Open and will again be by the American’s side at Wimbledon.

It led to reports that Scheepers had retired from the professional game to focus solely on coaching, but she insisted on Friday that it was not the case.

Scheepers is currently ranked 124 on the WTA rankings and last participated at the Family Cup clay event in Charleston in April.

Scheepers will play World Team Tennis in America in July and will decide on her playing future then.

Scheepers’ highest ranking was No 37 in the world and she won one singles title on the WTA tour - the Guangzhou International Women's Open in China in 2011.

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