The dream lives on for Shelby Rogers. The unheralded American stormed into the quarterfinals of the 2016 French Open with a comprehensive straight-sets victory over Irina-Camelia Begu on Sunday. The 23-year-old will look to continue her fairy tale run later today when she takes on fourth seed Garbine Muguruza in a mouth-watering last eight clash.
Read on below for an in-depth breakdown of this matchup and while you’re at it, you can check out our preview of the much-anticipated showdown between Andy Murray and Richard Gasquet.
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Garbiñe Muguruza vs. Shelby Rogers Preview
Where: Roland Garros, Paris
When: Wednesday, June 1
TV Broadcast: Tennis Channel
Betting on Garbiñe Muguruza (-600)
Next up for Muguruza is a quarterfinal clash with Shelby Rogers. This will be the first meeting between Kvitova and Rogers in the WTA Tour. For Muguruza to defeat Rogers, she needs to get a grip of her game and lessen her miscues. She committed a whopping 30 unforced errors in the straight-sets win against Kuznetsova. Muguruza has recorded an incredible 107 unforced errors over her first four matches in this year’s French Open.
Muguruza is 8-2 in her last 10 matches.
Betting on Shelby Rogers (+400)
Shelby Rogers moved into the quarterfinals of the 2016 French Open with a resounding 6-3, 6-4 win over Irina-Camelia Begu on Sunday. It was a fantastic performance by the 108th-ranked Rogers who needed just one hour and 20 minutes to record the straight-sets victory. With the win, Rogers reached the last eight at Roland Garros for the first time in her career.
Providing the impetus for Rogers’ victory was her excellent return. She converted five of her seven break point chances against Begu. Rogers also found some success in her occasional forays to the net, winning four of her six points there. She has now won 64 percent (23-of-36) of her net points in this tournament thus far.
For Rogers to continue her giant-killing ways today, she needs to find ways to limit her miscues. She’s averaging 22.3 unforced errors over her first four matches in this tournament thus far. That’s trouble against Muguruza who rifled in 37 winners in her fourth-round victory against Kuznetsova.
Rogers is 7-3 in her last 10 matches.
Muguruza (-600) ekes past Rogers in three tough sets.
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