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Shelby Rogers advances to 3rd round at Wimbledon

Courtesy: USTA Courtesy: USTA
LONDON (WCSC) -

Two days picking up her first ever win at Wimbledon, Shelby Rogers advanced to the 3rd round at the major pulling off an upset of 32nd ranked Lucie Safarova 6-7, 6-4, 6-3 on Thursday at the All England Club.

The Lowcountry native used 8 aces on the day to pick up her 2nd win in 3 days. 

"It's really nice" Rogers told Live 5 News via Skype after her match. "I've struggled on the grass a little bit in the past so it's really nice to get my first few wins here."

Her next match though will be one of the toughest she's ever faced in a major. Rogers will take on the top seed and #1 ranked player in the world Angelique Kerber in the 3rd round on Saturday. 

"I definitely will take some confidence from this win today" Rogers said. "I thought I served great today and returned well towards the end and those are the two most important things on grass." 

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