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Shelby Rogers (born October 13, 1992) is an American tennis player from Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. She won the girls junior national championship at 17. Her best result as a professional came at the 2016 French Open where she reached the quarterfinals.

Shelby Rogers
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Rogers at the 2016 US Open
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceCharleston, South Carolina
Born (1992-10-13) October 13, 1992 (age 26)
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Turned pro2009
PlaysRight (two-handed backhand)
CoachMarc Lucero
Prize money$2,047,640
Singles
Career record202–168 (54.6%)
Career titles0 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 48 (January 30, 2017)
Current rankingNo. 554 (October 8, 2018)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2017)
French OpenQF (2016)
Wimbledon3R (2017)
US Open3R (2015, 2017)
Doubles
Career record52–58 (47.3%)
Career titles0 WTA, 2 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 147 (September 21, 2015)
Current rankingNo. 612 (October 8, 2018)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2015)
French Open1R (2015, 2017)
Wimbledon2R (2016)
US Open2R (2016)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
US Open1R (2014)
Team competitions
Fed Cup2–1
Last updated on: October 11, 2018.

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Personal life

Rogers followed her sister, Sabra, into tennis at the age of six. She was quickly identified by her coaches for her natural athletic ability and started competing on the national stage by the age of eleven. Home-schooled during high school, Rogers was able to focus on her tennis and quickly started receiving scholarship offers from the top schools in the U.S.[1] In 2009, she decided to forgo college and become a professional tennis player. She is good friends with fellow American players CoCo Vandeweghe and Irina Falconi.

Career

 
Rogers, 2016

Early years

In 2010, Rogers won the USTA 18s Girls National Championship to earn a wildcard into the US Open, her first appearance in the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament.[2] She lost to Peng Shuai in the first round in three sets. She lost to L. Hewett, MD in Charleston, SC in 2005.

Rogers earned another wildcard into the main draw of the 2013 French Open three years later by winning the "Har-Tru USTA Pro Circuit Wild Card Challenge". With the wildcard, she won her first career Grand Slam match over Irena Pavlovic.

She finished 2014 ranked inside the top 100 at No. 72.

2015

In 2015, Rogers played in all four Grand Slam main-draws for the first time in her career, reaching the third round at the US Open.

2016

Although she missed the Australian Open due to injury, Rogers began the year strongly by reaching her second career WTA final, losing to Francesca Schiavone at the Rio Open on clay in February.

At the French Open, she continued her success on clay by becoming the first American other than Serena Williams to reach the quarterfinals since Venus Williams in 2006.[3] Along the way, she defeated three seeded players including No. 12 Petra Kvitová. With this run, she also rose to a career-high ranking inside the top 60.

2017

Rogers started out the year with a stunning upset, 6–3, 6–1, over world No. 4 Simona Halep in the first round of the Australian Open.[4][5]

2018

After battling a knee injury for some time, Rogers underwent knee surgery in May 2018. [6] She was out of play for the rest of the season.

2019

Rogers returned to action at the Volvo Car Open in April and won her first match, defeating Evgeniya Rodina, 6-4, 6-2.[7]

WTA career finals

Singles: 2 (2 runner-ups)

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (0–2)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–2)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Jul 2014 Gastein Ladies, Austria International Clay   Andrea Petkovic 3–6, 3–6
Loss 0–2 Feb 2016 Rio Open, Brasil International Clay   Francesca Schiavone 6–2, 2–6, 2–6

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (0–1)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Apr 2015 Copa Colsanitas, Colombia International Clay   Irina Falconi   Paula Cristina Gonçalves
  Beatriz Haddad Maia
3–6, 6–3, [6–10]

ITF career finals

Singles: 7 (4–3)

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. May 4, 2010 Indian Harbour Beach, U.S. Clay   Edina Gallovits-Hall 2–6, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 1. July 10, 2012 Yakima, U.S. Hard   Samantha Crawford 6–4, 6–7(3–7), 6–3
Runner-up 2. September 25, 2012 Las Vegas, U.S. Hard   Lauren Davis 6–7(5–7), 6–2, 6–2
Winner 2. April 23, 2013 Charlottesville, U.S. Clay   Allie Kiick 6–3, 7–5
Winner 3. July 28, 2013 Lexington, U.S. Hard   Julie Coin 6–4, 7–6(7–3)
Winner 4. September 16, 2013 Albuquerque, U.S. Hard   Anna Tatishvili 6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 3. September 28, 2015 Las Vegas, U.S. Hard   Michaëlla Krajicek 3–6, 1–6

Doubles: 6 (2–4)

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (1–3)
Clay (0–2)
Grass (1–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. June 15, 2010 Mount Pleasant, U.S. Hard   Petra Rampre   Kaitlyn Christian
  Caitlin Whoriskey
6–4, 6–2
Winner 1. July 3, 2012 Denver, U.S. Hard   Marie-Ève Pelletier   Lauren Embree
  Nicole Gibbs
6–3, 3–6, [12–10]
Runner-up 2. April 23, 2013 Charlottesville, U.S. Clay   Nicole Gibbs   Nicola Slater
  CoCo Vandeweghe
6–3, 7–6(7–4)
Runner–up 3. April 14, 2014 Dothan, U.S. Hard   Olivia Rogowska   Anett Kontaveit
  Ilona Kremen
1–6, 7–5, [5–10]
Winner 2. February 7, 2016 Midland, U.S. Hard (i)   Naomi Broady   CiCi Bellis
  Ingrid Neel
2–6, 4–6
Runner–up 4. May 1, 2016 Charlottesville, U.S. Clay   Alexandra Panova   Asia Muhammad
  Taylor Townsend
6–7(4–7), 0–6

Singles performance timeline

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.
Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A Q1 Q2 1R A 2R 1R 1–3
French Open A A A 2R 1R 1R QF 3R A 7–5
Wimbledon A A A Q1 Q2 1R 1R 3R A 2–3
US Open 1R A Q2 1R 2R 3R 2R 3R A 6–6
Win–Loss 0–1 0–0 0–0 1–2 1–2 2–4 5–3 7–4 0–1 16–17
Year-end ranking 341 434 217 123 72 146 60 59 780

Wins over top-10 players

# Player Rank Event Surface Round Score SR Rank
2014
1.   Eugenie Bouchard No. 8 Montreal, Canada Hard 2R 6–0, 2–6, 6–0 113
2017
2.   Simona Halep No. 4 Australian Open, Melbourne Hard 1R 6–3, 6–1 57

References

  1. ^ "Tennis Recruiting".
  2. ^ "Getting to Know: Shelby Rogers". US Open. Retrieved 4 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Shelby Rogers' emotional run to Paris quarters". ESPN. Retrieved 29 May 2016.
  4. ^ Rothenberg, Ben (January 15, 2017). "Shelby Rogers Ousts Fourth Seed Simona Halep at Australian Open". The New York Times. Retrieved 2017-01-16.
  5. ^ Garber, Greg (January 16, 2017). "Americans Shelby Rogers, Venus Williams advance in straight sets". ESPN. Retrieved 2017-01-16.
  6. ^ Bilodeau, Kevin. "Shelby Rogers has knee surgery". Live 5 News.
  7. ^ McGrogan, Ed. "SHELBY ROGERS' LONG ROAD BACK FROM INJURY BRINGS HER HOME, VICTORIOUS". Tennis.

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