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Rogers reaches quarters as Tomljanovic, Davis say goodbye in Charleston

American third seed Shelby Rogers eased past qualifier Claire Liu 6-2, 6-2 to set up a quarter-final clash against Volvo Car Open runner-up Danka Kovinic

Shelby Rogers - Miami Open - 2021 AI / REUTERS / PANORAMIC

American Shelby Rogers booked her spot in the MUSC Health Women’s Open quarter-finals, but fellow seeds Ajla Tomljanovic and Lauren Davis crashed out.

Rogers moves into quarter-finals for the second week in a row

Following her third-round appearance at the Volvo Car Open, Charleston native Rogers moved through to the quarters with a win over qualifier Claire Liu 6-2, 6-2.

“I think I was due for a couple of tame matches,” said third seed Rogers, who lost to world No 1 Ashleigh Barty at last week’s Volvo Car Open. “I’ve had quite a few mental battles over the last couple of months, so it’s been nice to just take care of business in straight sets, get in and get out.”


Next up for Rogers at the WTA 250 event is in-form Montenegrin opponent Danka Kovinic, who upstaged seventh seed Davis 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 on Wednesday. Kovinic reached the final of the Volvo Car Open on Sunday.

Teenager Tauson and Japan’s Hibino also win

Australian sixth seed Tomljanovic was swept aside by Danish teenager Clara Tauson 6-1, 6-4. Tauson, who won the Lyon WTA event in early March, awaits the winner of the clash between American Christina McHale and last week’s Bogota champion Maria Camila Osorio Serrano.

Also advancing into the last eight was Japan’s Nao Hibino, who defeated Francesca Di Lorenzo 6-4, 6-3. Hibino will meet the winner of the second-round match between top seed Ons Jabeur and American Alycia Parks.

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