American tennis player Shelby Rogers defeated her compatriot Danielle Collins 6-7(2), 6-4, 6-1 after 2h06 minutes of play in the first round of the WTA 500 series in Charleston. The world number 44 will face Caty McNally in the second round.
Shelby Rogers He is going through a good moment, he is ranked in the Top 50 in the world and he is showing strong tennis. Last season, he did not win titles, although he achieved the definition San Jose WTA and reached the semi-finals in Hertogenbosch. In addition, he reached the quarterfinals Adelaide. His year 2023 started with qualification Adelaide 1 and Adelaide 2, another round in Australian Openenter the rooms Abu Dhabianother round in Dubai, Indian Wells and Miami.
Danielle Collins He left behind a complicated 2022, where injuries made it difficult to find regularity. Last season, however, he achieved one of the best results of his career, the final Australian Open. In addition, he reached the semi-finals San Diego WTA. Its year 2023 started with a rapid decline Adelaide 1enter the rooms Adelaide 2third round in Australian Openquick loss in Abu Dhabieighth Doha and early removal in Dubai, in the semi-finals Austindrop in Indian Wells and another wheel in Miami.
Rogers sets his terms
Shelby Rogers and Danielle Collins They met in the first round WTA 500 de Charleston.
The first four games of the match dominated the services of both, attacked the third ball and did not allow their possession to grow. After the hold, Daniell broke serve in the fifth game on his return, was able to create space and break serve. Regardless, Shelby leveled off immediately. Later advantages were not taken and they had to be determined in a draw. There, Collins took all the lights by staying strong 7-6(2) in 47 minutes.
Without going out of the game, Shelby started the second half in excellent fashion, taking risks and being accurate in his right to break and take the lead. Despite the shock, Collins was encouraged to take the initiative, also capitalizing on his opponent’s mistakes and using a drop shot to recover. However, Rogers, who had already raised his level, looked again with a right hand, showed great movement and one more break gave him 6-4 in 47 minutes.
Heading into the deciding set, Shelby’s intensity and power increased significantly and she became the match’s dominator, moving the points to the right and outplaying her compatriot. Although Collins tried to recover, Rogers played some remarkable tennis to get down 6-7(2), 6-4, 6-1 after 2h06min.