Saturday, 8 July 2017

Wimbledon 2017: Angelique Kerber fights back to beat Shelby Rogers

Best seed Angelique Kerber survived an alarm against American world number 70 Shelby Rogers to achieve the Wimbledon last 16.

Germany's Kerber, 29, lost a tight first set before battling back to win 4-6 7-6 (7-2) 6-4 out of an exciting fight on court two.

She will confront Spain's fourteenth seed Garbine Muguruza in the fourth round on Monday.

Kerber will lose her reality number one positioning in the event that she doesn't achieve the last.

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Muguruza, a Wimbledon finalist in 2015, fueled to a clear 6-2 6-2 triumph over Romania's Sorana Cirstea.

Second seed Simona Halep could take beat spot from Kerber by achieving the semi-finals, while Karolina Pliskova - notwithstanding her second-round exit - still has a possibility of taking it.

Two-time Grand Slam champion Kerber's frame has plunged since winning the US Open a year ago. She has neglected to win any visit titles from that point forward and sits only fifteenth in the year-to-date rankings.

In any case, the left hander, who was beaten by Serena Williams in a year ago's last, is known for her battling qualities and expected to demonstrate every one of them to beat Rogers in two hours and 17 minutes.

After Rogers won the opener with a solitary break of serve, Kerber eliminated the unforced blunders as the American's forceful style begun to deliver a larger number of slip-ups than clean victors.

Kerber fought once more from a separate in the second, winning three progressive diversions before going ahead to rule the tie-break.

The German enjoyed her seventh reprieve point to scratch a 13-minute opening diversion in the decider, at that point traded breaks again as the energy swung between the players.

Kerber thundered with help as Rogers, offering to achieve the last 16 at Wimbledon surprisingly, split a forehand long on the German's second match point.

"I think the key was toward the end that I was battling, and I was never surrendering toward the end, doesn't make a difference how the score was," Kerber said after the match.

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Muguruza, 23, has dropped down the rankings as of late subsequent to attempting to maintain the shape she appeared to win a year ago's French Open.

Be that as it may, she has hustled through the opening three adjusts in SW19, winning her matches without dropping a set.

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Cirstea, who advanced to the last 32 when adversary Bethanie Mattek-Sands endured genuine knee damage, gave little resistance.

After the 27-year-old Romanian held in the opening amusements of each set, Muguruza shaken off five progressive recreations in both to win in one hour and 10 minutes.

"I felt today I enhanced my diversion a bit contrasted with the past matches," the Spaniard said. "I'm cheerful the way I'm playing out there.

"It's incredible to achieve the second week. That is everyone's objective, to experience the main week, the primary matches, at that point the energizing part comes now as it were."

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Radwanska, Kuznetsova and Vandeweghe likewise through

Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska conquered an unsteady initially set to beat Swiss Timea Bacsinszky 3 6-4 6-1.

Radwanska, the world number 10, attempted to discover her beat however took full preferred standpoint as Bacsinszky attempted to conquer thigh damage.

Her strike looked especially solid as she achieved the last 16 for the 6th back to back year.

Wozniacki burrows profound against Kontaveit

She will next face two-time Grand Slam champion Svetlana Kuznetsova, after the Russian's effective 6-4 6-0 prevail upon Slovenia's Polona Hercog.

The Russian changed over four of six break focuses and demonstrated a solid initially fill in as she beat Hercog in a little more than 60 minutes.

American Coco Vandeweghe still can't seem to drop a set at Wimbledon subsequent to beating countryman Alison Riske 6-2 6-4 on court three.

Her next adversary, Caroline Wozniacki, secured a striking 3-6 7-6 (7-3) 6-2 triumph over Anett Kontaveit.

Wozniacki was a set down and Kontaveit served for the match in the second, however the Dane figured out how to pivot her execution and throw her rival's enormous serving amusement wobbly.


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