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.
Rogers at the 2016 US Open
|Country (sports)||United States|
|Residence||Charleston, South Carolina|
|Born||October 13, 1992|
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Plays||Right (two-handed backhand)|
|Career record||202–168 (54.59%)|
|Career titles||0 WTA, 4 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 48 (January 30, 2017)|
|Current ranking||No. 554 (October 8, 2018)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2017)|
|French Open||QF (2016)|
|US Open||3R (2015, 2017)|
|Career record||52–58 (47.27%)|
|Career titles||0 WTA, 2 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 147 (September 21, 2015)|
|Current ranking||No. 612 (October 8, 2018)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2015)|
|French Open||1R (2015, 2017)|
|US Open||2R (2016)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|US Open||1R (2014)|
|Last updated on: October 11, 2018.|
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. 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.
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. 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.
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.
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. 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.
After battling a knee injury for some time, Rogers underwent knee surgery in May 2018.  She was out of play for the rest of the season.
Rogers returned to action at the Volvo Car Open in April and won her first match, defeating Evgeniya Rodina, 6-4, 6-2.
WTA career finalsEdit
Singles: 2 (2 runner-ups)Edit
|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)Edit
|Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)|
|WTA Tour Championships (0–0)|
|Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)|
|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 finalsEdit
Singles: 7 (4–3)Edit
|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)Edit
|Runner-up||1.||June 15, 2010||Mount Pleasant, U.S.||Hard||Petra Rampre|| Kaitlyn Christian
|Winner||1.||July 3, 2012||Denver, U.S.||Hard||Marie-Ève Pelletier|| Lauren Embree
|6–3, 3–6, [12–10]|
|Runner-up||2.||April 23, 2013||Charlottesville, U.S.||Clay||Nicole Gibbs|| Nicola Slater
|Runner–up||3.||April 14, 2014||Dothan, U.S.||Hard||Olivia Rogowska|| Anett Kontaveit
|1–6, 7–5, [5–10]|
|Winner||2.||February 7, 2016||Midland, U.S.||Hard (i)||Naomi Broady|| CiCi Bellis
|Runner–up||4.||May 1, 2016||Charlottesville, U.S.||Clay||Alexandra Panova|| Asia Muhammad
Singles performance timelineEdit
|Grand Slam tournaments|
Wins over top-10 playersEdit
|1.||Eugenie Bouchard||No. 8||Montreal, Canada||Hard||2R||6–0, 2–6, 6–0||113|
|2.||Simona Halep||No. 4||Australian Open, Melbourne||Hard||1R||6–3, 6–1||57|
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- "Getting to Know: Shelby Rogers". US Open. Retrieved 4 June 2016.
- "Shelby Rogers' emotional run to Paris quarters". ESPN. Retrieved 29 May 2016.
- Rothenberg, Ben (January 15, 2017). "Shelby Rogers Ousts Fourth Seed Simona Halep at Australian Open". The New York Times. Retrieved 2017-01-16.
- Garber, Greg (January 16, 2017). "Americans Shelby Rogers, Venus Williams advance in straight sets". ESPN. Retrieved 2017-01-16.
- Bilodeau, Kevin. "Shelby Rogers has knee surgery". Live 5 News.
- McGrogan, Ed. "SHELBY ROGERS' LONG ROAD BACK FROM INJURY BRINGS HER HOME, VICTORIOUS". Tennis.