Rogers beats Anisimova to set up Kudermetova clash in San Jose semis
Shelby Rogers won against Amanda Anisimova 6-4, 6-4 on Friday to score her third consecutive win against her younger countrywoman
American Shelby Rogers scored a straight sets win over countrywoman Amanda Anisimova on Friday to advance to the semi-finals of the San Jose Open.
Rogers needed one hour and 21 minutes to defeat Anisimova 6-4, 6-4. It was her third win in as many meetings against her younger compatriot but her first in straight sets.
The 29-year-old Rogers, now the only American left in the draw, hit 14 winners as compared to only 3 unforced errors in the match as compared to Anisimova’s 16 winners and 29 unforced errors.
Shelby Rogers and Veronika Kudermetova are tied at 1-1 in head-to-head
Shelby Rogers, who has not lost a set this week in San Jose, will next meet Russian Veronika Kudermetova, who defeated Ons Jabeur in another quarter-final earlier today.
Saturday’s meeting will be the third between the two players, who have split their previous two clashes – Kudermetova won their Miami clash earlier this year in straight sets while Rogers won their meeting in Adelaide in 2021.
San Jose WTA 500, other quarter-final results (San Jose State University Tennis Center, hard, USD 757.900, most recent results first):
- Paula Badosa (2) beat Coco Gauff (6): 7-6 (4), 6-2
- Veronika Kudermetova beat Ons Jabeur (3): 7-6 (5), 6-2
- Daria Kasatkina (7) beat Aryna Sabalenka (4): 4-6, 7-5, 6-0