Rogers avoids another teenage exit to advance at Indian Wells – Reuters

Oct 12 (Reuters) – Shelby Rogers rallied To say a steely 2-6 6-1 7-6 (4) victory over Canadian teenager Leylah Fernandez on Tuesday To maneuver into the quarter-finals of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells.

By no means earlier than previous the second spherical in 5 earlier visits to Indian Wells, Rogers, who turns 29 on Wednesday, gave herself an early birthday current reaching the final eight the place She Goes to Deal with Latvian Twenty fourth seed Jelena Ostapenko.

“That was an unimaginable match,” said Rogers. “She (Fernandez) has had such an unimaginable season And she or He is such a candy woman, I’ve gotten to know her Barely bit.

“It was actually about who was dictating the factors right now, who might get administration of the factors first.

“When she will get A great Take A look at a ball It is terribly strong, her forehand was unimaginable right now.”

After falling to 18-yr-previous U.S. Open winner Emma Raducanu Inside the spherical of 16 at Flushing Meadows, Rogers was decided To not be proven the Indian Wells exit by one other teenager Fernandez, who had her personal magical run in Ny Attending to her first grand slam final.

After a win over ninth seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova Inside the third spherical Fernandez hinted at one other fairytale run Inside the Southern California desert By no meanstheless it proved a mirage.

The 19-yr-previous Canadian had been poised for a romp breaking Rogers to go up 4-1 After which as quickly as extra To close out the opening set.

However Fernandez was unable To maintain that momentum into the second as Rogers took cost breaking the Twenty third seed three-occasions on Method to a 5-0 lead and leveling The rivals.

The third set started with The two gamers buying and promoting breaks but afterwards Fernandez and Rogers Wouldn’t falter sending The rivals to a tie-break gained 7-4 by the American.

Reporting by Steve Keating in Toronto. Modifying by Shri Navaratnam

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