Rogers wins at MUSC Health Women’s Open, Doi retires in three-hour epic
Shelby Rogers defeated Caty McNally while fifth seed Misaki Doi retired in the third set tiebreaker on the first day in Charleston.
Third seed Shelby Rogers eased into the second round of the MUSC Women’s Health Open while fifth seed Misaki Doi retired in a three-hour epic on Monday in Charleston.
World number 46 Rogers, who reached the last 16 at last week’s Volvo Car Open in Charleston, proved too good for fellow American Caty McNally winning 6-0 6-1 in just over an hour.
Doi’s match with countrywoman Nao Hibino lasted much longer, extending to three hours and nine minutes with the latter progressing in a walkover 7-5 5-7 6-6. Doi succumbed to cramps in the third set tiebreaker.
Seventh seed Lauren Davis defeated Coco Vandeweghe 7-6 (7-3) 6-4 in their All American battle while Australian sixth seed Ajla Tomljanovic cruised past Renata Zarazua 6-1 6-1 in the final match of the first day.
Eighth seed Madison Brengle also progressed in three sets past Natalia Vikhlyantseva and unseeded Dane Clara Tauson won 6-3 6-3 over Liudmila Samsonova.
A grueling battle on Court 1 comes to a close…
After 3 sets & 3+ hours of play, Misaki Doi retired during the tie break. It was a match well-played on both sides of the court.
— Volvo Car Open (@VolvoCarOpen) April 12, 2021