The American tennis player Shelby Rogers beat the Greek María Sakkari 6-1, 6-3 after 1h12m of play in the second round of the WTA 500 in San José. The World No.45 will meet compatriot Amanda Anisimova in the quarterfinals.
Shelby Rogers He has not yet been able to find regularity in this season, in which he added quite a few defeats. However, the American remains in the Top 50 of the WTA. The most outstanding results of it occurred in libertinereaching the semi-finals, and in adelaide, making quarterfinals. In addition, he reached the third round in the WTA 1000 at Indian Wells and Miami Open, and at Roland Garros. The World No.45 returns to the tour after a month, after falling in the first round of Wimbledon.
Mary Sakkari She had a great start to the season that took her to the Top 3 of the world ranking, but it has cost her to become champion. The Greek in this 2022 reached the final of the BNP Paribas Open Indian Wells. Also, it reached the definition in the WTA 500 St. Petersburg. In addition, he made the semifinals in the W1000 from Doha and Berlinand quarterfinals in Roma y Nottingham. In his last tournament, he bowed out in the third round of Wimbledon.
Rogers lands the blow on Sakkari
In the first set Shelby Rogers she came out to play her best tennis, better adapted to the courts and used to the speed of the game. Being that Mary Sakkari debuted in the tournament, the lack of rhythm was noted. With a lot of quality, precision and aggressiveness, the American overwhelmed the Greek in all sectors to break the serve three times and close it by 6-1 after 26 minutes.
In the second set, the World No. 3 imposed more competitiveness and fought the match. However, she had to save three break point opportunities and walked the ledge. For his part, Rogers waited for his moment, knew how to sustain himself mentally and gave the surprise by 6-1, 6-3 in just 1h12m of play.