WTA MUSC Health Women’s Open 2021: Shelby Rogers vs Claire Liu-Preview, Head to Head and Prediction for Charleston 2

Third seed Shelby Rogers will lock horns with qualifier Claire Liu in the Second round of the Charleston 2.

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Shelby Rogers and Claire Liu
Shelby Rogers and Claire Liu

Shelby Rogers will take on Claire Liu in the Second round of the WTA MUSC Health Women’s Open 2021. Rogers is currently the World no.46 on the WTA rankings and Liu is the World no.189. 

Match Details

  • Tournament: WTA MUSC Health Women’s Open 2021
  • Match: Shelby Rogers vs Claire Liu
  • Round: Second Round
  • Date: 14th April, 2021
  • PrizeMoney: $ 4,000
  • Venue: Charleston, USA
  • Surface: Clay Court

Shelby Rogers vs Claire Liu: Match Preview

Shelby Rogers
Shelby Rogers

Rogers has had a decent run since the return of the tour post pandemic. She reached the Quarter-finals of the US Open and the fourth-round of the Australian Open. She had another Quarter-final appearance at the Adelaide International.

In the Charleston Open, she came up against eventual champion Ash Barty in the round of sixteen, and went down fighting in three sets 6-7 6-4 4-6. At the Charleston 2 she has started well, blitzing Caty McNally in two sets, 6-0 6-1. Her opponent in the second round is Claire Liu.

Liu is an upcoming twenty year old American Tennis player, who has till now mostly played in the ITF’s. She qualified for the main draw by coming through the qualifying rounds. In the first round, she beat Australian Storm Sanders in three rounds, 7-5 4-6 6-0. 

 Shelby Rogers vs Claire Liu: Head-to-Head

Claire Liu
Claire Liu

These two layers have not yet faced each other on the tour, so the head to head is 0-0. 

 Shelby Rogers vs Claire Liu: Prediction

Shelby Rogers
Shelby Rogers

Rogers has not yet won a WTA Title, but she is playing at home and is hungry for success so this might be her best chance of winning her maiden title. Rogers is a former Quarter-finalist on clay, and there is no denying or doubting her talent on this surface. Liu will have to do something extraordinary to get anything out of this match. 

Match Prediction: Shelby Rogers will beat Claire Liu in straight sets. 

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