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Rogers gets a Cincinnati walkover from Anisimova

Shelby Rogers benefited from the withdrawal of Amanda Anisimova on Wednesday in Cincinnati. Rogers is through to face either Aryna Sabalenka or Anna Kalinskaya.

Shelby Rogers at the Adelaide International tennis tournament at Memorial Drive on February 23, 2021 in Adelaide, Australia. Shelby Rogers at the Adelaide International tennis tournament at Memorial Drive on February 23, 2021 in Adelaide, Australia. Credit: ICON SMI / PANORAMIC

Wildcard Shelby Rogers reached the last 16 of the Western & Southern Open after Amanda Anisimova withdrew before the match on Wednesday.

Rogers, ranked No 30, will face the winner of the match between Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka, the No 6 seed, and Russian qualifier Anna Kalinskaya next.

In the previous round of the Cincy Open, Shelby Rogers won against wildcard Sofia Kenin (6-2, 6-1).

Anisimova, ranked No 23, beat Russian Daria Kasatkina, the No 9 seed (6-4, 6-4) during the first round of the Cincy Open.

Cincinnati WTA 1000, other second-round matches and results:

  • Paula Badosa vs. Ajla Tomljanovic
  • Aryna Sabalenka vs. Anna Kalinskaya
  • Veronika Kudermetova vs. Simona Halep
  • Madison Keys vs. Jelena Ostapenko
  • Iga Swiatek (1) beat Sloane Stephens (WC): 6-4, 7-5
  • Elena Rybakina beat Garbine Muguruza (8): 6-3, 6-1
  • Emma Raducanu (10) beat Victoria Azarenka: 6-0, 6-2
  • Elise Mertens beat Karolina Pliskova (14): 7-6(3), 6-3
  • Jessica Pegula (7) beat Marta Kostyuk: 6-7(5), 6-1, 6-2
  • Marie Bouzkova vs. Alison Riske-Amritraj
  • Shuai Zhang beat Ekaterina Alexandrova: 6-3, 6-4
  • Ons Jabeur (5) beat Catherine McNally (WC): 6-3, 4-6, 7-6(7)
  • Petra Kvitova beat Sorana Cirstea: 6-2, 6-3
  • Caroline Garcia (Q) beat Maria Sakkari (4): 7-6(2), 6-7(6), 6-1
  • Anett Kontaveit (2) beat Tereza Martincova (Q): 3-6, 7-5, 6-4
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