Shelby Rogers will meet Amanda Anisimova in the Second round of the WTA Charleston 2021. Rogers is currently the World no.52 on the WTA rankings and Anisimova is the World no.33.
- Tournament: WTA Charleston 2021
- Match: Shelby Rogers vs Amanda Anisimova
- Round: Second Round
- Date: 8th April, 2021
- Prize Money: $4100
- Venue: Charleston, USA
- Surface: Clay Court
Shelby Rogers vs Amanda Anisimova: Preview
Rogers has done well in the majors this season. She had reached the Quarter-finals of the US Open, and then again the fourth round of the Australian Open. She was also a Quarter-finalist at the Adelaide International that followed the Australian Open.
In the just concluded Miami Open she was beaten in the second round by Elina Svitolina 6-3 5-7 3-6. Shelby took on and beat Kristina Mladenovic, 6-4 6-3, in the first round of the Charleston event. In the second round she will face Amanda Anisimova.
Anisimova missed the whole Australian Summer after testing positive with Covid. Post that, her return to tour has not been a very successful one. She lost in the round of thirty-two in both the Dubai Open and the Miami Open. In the first round at Charleston 2021 she beat Magda Linette in three sets, 5-7 6-2 6-3.
Shelby Rogers vs Amanda Anisimova: Head-to-Head
These players have not met on the tour before, so the head to head stands at 0-0.
Shelby Rogers vs Amanda Anisimova: Prediction
The clay courts can throw up unexpected challenges for Rogers, but she does have a quarter-final appearance at the event and can hold her own. Anisimova had announced herself on the scene with a Semi-final appearance at the French Open in 2019.
Her powerful game complimented by a great return of serve is ideal for the slow clay courts. But form and confidence is with Rogers, who should edge this.
Match Prediction: Shelby Rogers will beat Amanda Anisimova in three sets.