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Shelby Rogers Claims US Open Wild Card

July 29, 2013 01:16 PM
Shelby Rogers
Shelby Rogers of Daniel Island, SC has earned a main draw wild card into the 2013 US Open. This year, the USTA awarded one women’s singles main draw wild card into the US Open to the American who earned the most WTA Tour Ranking points at two of three $50,000 USTA Pro Circuit hard-court events in Yakima, Wash., Portland, Ore., and Lexington, Ky. Rogers earned a combined 102 points with her best two results, winning the title in Lexington July 28 and reaching the semifinals in Portland.
 
Rogers also earned a main-draw wild card into the 2013 French Open by winning the Har-Tru USTA Pro Circuit Wild Card Challenge; in Paris, she defeated Irena Pavlovic in the first round to win her first-ever Grand Slam main draw match.Last year, Rogers made a run to the final of the $50,000 USTA Pro Circuit event in Las Vegas and claimed the singles title in Yakima with a victory over US Open girls’ champion Samantha Crawford.
 
As a junior player, Rogers won the USTA Girls’ 18s National Championships to earn a wild card into the main draw of the 2010 US Open for her first appearance in a Grand Slam (in the either main draw or the juniors). She trains at the USTA National Training Center – Headquarters in Boca Raton, Fla., and is ranked No. 143 in the world.
 
 
 

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