Lowcountry Native Shelby Rogers Takes Down #1 Seed

April 6, 2017, 9:41 am EST | Share:

DANIEL ISLAND, SC (WTAT-TV) — Homegrown athlete Shelby Rogers is moving forward at Volvo Car Open on Daniel Island!

The Lowcountry native and former ball girl at the former Family Circle Tennis Center knocked off number one seed in the tournament Madison Keys on stadium court.

Rogers lost in the first set but then took off and won the second set 6-to-1. She had several impressive shots throughout the match.

“We finished before the rain most importantly, but I felt like I played a lot better tonight,” said Rogers following her win. “I came out and tried to be aggressive, she (Madison Keys) is a very confident player, super strong, powerful, but I did what I needed to do and it worked!”

She went on to say that she’s had some great wins against top players. “I feel like I rose to the occasion pretty well. It’s not easy in front of your home crowd, but it is so special having my friends and family here. It’s pretty incredible and I am so happy that I get to come back and play another match.”

Rogers will play against Naomi Osaka tonight after 7:00pm.