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Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open: Rogers reaches last eight

Shelby Rogers benefited from the abandonment of Anett Kontaveit (4-6, 6-3, 4-1) on Wednesday.

Shelby Rogers at the 2022 BNP Paribas Open Shelby Rogers at the 2022 BNP Paribas Open Image Credit: AI/ Reuters/ Panoramic
Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open •Round of 16 • completed
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American qualifier Shelby Rogers reached the last eight of the Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open when Estonian Anett Kontaveit, the No 7 seed, retired on Wednesday evening.

Rogers, ranked No 46, led 4-6, 6-3, 4-1 when Kontaveit, ranked No 18, pulled out.

The American will play Swiss Belinda Bencic, the second seed, next.

Ahead of her victory, Shelby Rogers defeated Canadian qualifier Leylah Fernandez (6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-1). The Estonian edged out Chinese Shuai Zhang (4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-4).

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