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Shelby Rogers (born October 13, 1992) is an American tennis player from Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. She won the Girls 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 27)
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Turned pro2009
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachMarc Lucero
Prize money$2,251,876
Singles
Career record208–179 (53.7%)
Career titles0 WTA, 5 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 48 (January 30, 2017)
Current rankingNo. 299 (August 26, 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2017)
French OpenQF (2016)
Wimbledon3R (2017)
US Open3R (2015, 2017)
Doubles
Career record54–62 (46.6%)
Career titles2 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 101 (January 9, 2017)
Current rankingNo. 333 (August 26, 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2015)
French Open2R (2019)
Wimbledon2R (2016)
US Open2R (2016)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
US Open1R (2014)
Team competitions
Fed Cup2–1
Last updated on: September 9, 2019.

Personal lifeEdit

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.

CareerEdit

 
Rogers, 2016

Early yearsEdit

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 wild card 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 wild card, she won her first career Grand Slam match over Irena Pavlovic.

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

2015Edit

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

2016Edit

Although she missed the Australian Open due to injury, Rogers began the year strongly by reaching her second career final on the WTA Tour, 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.

2017Edit

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]

2018Edit

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.

2019Edit

She 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 finalsEdit

Singles: 2 (2 runner-ups)Edit

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (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)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (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 Circuit finalsEdit

Singles: 9 (5 titles, 4 runner–ups)Edit

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000-$80,000 tournaments
$50,000-$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (4–3)
Clay (1–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 May 2010 ITF Indian Harbour Beach, United States 50,000 Clay   Edina Gallovits-Hall 2–6, 6–3, 6–4
Win 1–1 Jul 2012 ITF Yakima, United States 50,000 Hard   Samantha Crawford 6–4, 6–7(3), 6–3
Loss 1–2 Sep 2012 ITF Las Vegas, Untied States 50,000 Hard   Lauren Davis 6–7(5), 6–2, 6–2
Win 2–2 Apr 2013 ITF Charlottesville, Untied States 50,000 Clay   Allie Kiick 6–3, 7–5
Win 3–2 Jul 2013 ITF Lexington, Untied States 50,000 Hard   Julie Coin 6–4, 7–6(3)
Win 4–2 Sep 2013 ITF Albuquerque, United States 75,000 Hard   Anna Tatishvili 6–2, 6–3
Loss 4–3 Sep 2015 ITF Las Vegas, United States 50,000 Hard   Michaëlla Krajicek 3–6, 1–6
Win 5–3 Sep 2019 ITF Templeton, United States 60,000 Hard   CoCo Vandeweghe 4–6, 6–2, 6–3
Loss 5–4 Oct 2019 ITC Macon, United States 80,000 Hard   Katerina Stewart 7–6(7–2), 3–6, 2–6

Doubles: 6 (2 titles, 4 runner–ups)Edit

$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)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Jun 2010 ITF Mount Pleasant, United States 10,000 Hard   Petra Rampre   Kaitlyn Christian
  Caitlin Whoriskey
6–4, 6–2
Win 1–1 Jul 2012 ITF Denver, United States 50,000 Hard   Marie-Ève Pelletier   Lauren Embree
  Nicole Gibbs
6–3, 3–6, [12–10]
Loss 1–2 Apr 2013 ITF Charlottesville, United States 50,000 Clay   Nicole Gibbs   Nicola Slater
  CoCo Vandeweghe
6–3, 7–6(4)
Loss 1–3 Apr 2014 ITF Dothan, United States 50,000 Hard   Olivia Rogowska   Anett Kontaveit
  Ilona Kremen
1–6, 7–5, [5–10]
Win 2–3 Feb 2016 ITF Midland, United States 50,000 Hard (i)   Naomi Broady   CiCi Bellis
  Ingrid Neel
2–6, 4–6
Loss 2–4 May 2016 ITF Charlottesville, United States 50,000 Clay   Alexandra Panova   Asia Muhammad
  Taylor Townsend
6–7(4), 0–6

Singles performance timelineEdit

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 2019 W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A Q1 Q2 1R A 2R 1R A 1–3
French Open A A A 2R 1R 1R QF 3R A 2R 8–6
Wimbledon A A A Q1 Q2 1R 1R 3R A 1R 2–4
US Open 1R A Q2 1R 2R 3R 2R 3R A Q1 6–6
Win–Loss 0–1 0–0 0–0 1–2 1–2 2–4 5–3 7–4 0–1 1–2 17–19
Year-end ranking 341 434 217 123 72 146 60 59 780

Wins over top-10 playersEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  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.

External linksEdit

Shelby Rogers at the International Tennis Federation – Junior profile