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Sunday, May 29, 2016

Shelby Rogers Female Breakthrough Player for French Open 2016

Unexpectedly, Shelby Rogers (#108) of the US gets the Female Breakthrough Award for this year's French Open.  

This award is given to the player ranked outside the top 100 who reaches the deepest part of the main grand slam draw.

This is only Shelby's fourth French Open and she did reach the second round in 2013.  This year, she reached the quarterfinals.

Her journey started with an upset against top player Karolina Pliskova (#19) of the Slovak Republic in the first round, 36 64 63. She followed it up with another upset on the Russian player, Elena Vesnina (#49) in the 2nd round, 64 62.

Then, the major upset happens in the third round when she shocks Petra Kvitova (#12) of the Czech Republic 60 67(3) 60.  

Shelby continues that winning streak as she shocks Irina-Camelia Begu (#28) of Romania in the fourth round 63 64, putting her in the quarterfinals of a grand slam for the first time in her career!

She is slated to meet Garbine Muguruza (#4) of Spain in the quarterfinals.  We wish her the best of luck!

Whatever happens, she will definitely break into the top 100!

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