World No.93 Shelby Rogers continued her stellar marketing campaign on the ongoing US Open as she defeated No.6 seed Petra Kvitova to enter the quarterfinals within the ladies’s singles occasion.
On Sunday, US’ Rogers saved 4 match factors as she beat Kvitova 7-6(5), 3-6, 7-6(6) to make it to the quarter-finals at her house Grand Slam occasion for the primary time on the Flushing Meadows.
“Day 72 within the bubble,” Rogers joked to laughter from the media throughout her post-match press convention as per the WTA web site. “It has been a very long time right here in New York. I am joyful to be sticking round for some extra.”
“The tiebreaker, the entire match truly, was a bit of little bit of a curler coaster for each of us,” stated Rogers. “The primary set, you recognize, a tiebreak. (Kvitova) upped her stage a bit of bit within the second there. I used to be up a break within the third, she breaks again. She’s simply hitting missiles. She served unbelievable.
“To get that double-fault there within the (third-set) breaker, a bit of luck was on my aspect in the present day I feel. I simply stored attempting to hold in there and defend her balls, care for my serve there within the third after I acquired damaged. Fortunately one way or the other acquired it carried out,” she added.
Rogers will subsequent sq. off in opposition to both 2018 champion Naomi Osaka of Japan or 14th-seeded Anett Kontaveit of Estonia.
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