American Shelby Rogers stunts No.1 Ashleigh Barty of Australia three sets to advance at the US Open. Shelby was beaten five times by Bart four of those matches coming this season. On Saturday night, the third round of the US Open Roger ranked No. 43 changed the game.
Roger mixed up her pace and hit moon shots. She threw in some high balls which led her to the third-set tiebreaker in which Barty had served for the match twice. Roger was left on the court shaking her head in disbelief and smiling as she defeated Barty by 6-2, 1-6,7-6 (7-5).
When Roger was asked to explain how she pulled it off she said she was not sure and couldn’t explain it. She said she made balls try to stay in this match as it can’t get any worse because she has lost to her every time and said she wanted to try something different. She was completely at a loss for words.
Roger has earlier missed the 2018 season due to knee surgery followed by a long rehab period. She was unsure she’d get back to the court again after that.