Charleston tennis has reached a brand new top. For the primary time, two native gamers shall be enjoying within the U.S. Open ladies’s qualifying event.
Teen Emma Navarro earned a wild card on Sunday with a runner-up end within the ladies 18 nationwide onerous courts in San Diego, and on Tuesday veteran professional Shelby Rogers additionally used to be awarded a wild card into qualifying through the USTA.
The qualifying event begins Aug. 19 in New York Town.
Rogers, 26, returned to the WTA Excursion in April to compete within the Volvo Automotive Open after sitting out greater than a 12 months with a knee harm. She has performed in 10 tournaments because the VCO, together with WTA Excursion qualifying tournaments in Toronto and Cincinnati the ultimate two weeks, dropping each occasions within the first spherical of qualifying.
Rogers used to be not able to make use of one among her 12 harm secure rating entries to go into the U.S. Open’s major draw because of a rule proscribing secure rating entries for Grand Slam tournaments. She performed on this 12 months’s French Open and Wimbledon.
These days ranked No. 299 on the planet, Rogers has performed in seven U.S. Opens, together with two appearances within the qualifying event. In 2015, Rogers received 3 qualifying fits after which two fits in the principle draw to achieve the spherical of 32, a spherical she additionally reached in her ultimate U.S. Open look in 2017.
San Diego’s USTA nationwide onerous courts additionally proved to be a fortunate tournament for Rogers, simply because it used to be for Navarro, because the event prepared the ground for each gamers’ first U.S. Open reports. Navarro, alternatively, participated within the 2018 Junior U.S. Open and can play in that tournament once more subsequent month.
Rogers’ first U.S. Open got here in 2010 when she used to be awarded a major draw wild card for profitable the women 18 nationwide onerous courts singles identify. She misplaced within the U.S. Open first spherical that 12 months to Shuai Peng of China in 3 units.
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